Maryland Small Business Development Center

Northern Staff

Serving Baltimore, Carroll, Harford & Cecil Counties in Maryland


Amy Wallace Yingling

Amy Wallace Yingling

Regional Director

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Amy Wallace Yingling has over 10 years of experience in strategic marketing, competitive intelligence, and consumer market research. Through the use of qualitative and quantitative research, she has aided 14 Fortune 100/500 companies in sales development, change management and executive decision making. Recently, Amy has been working with multiple small business ventures with revenues from $250K to $8M to develop strategic marketing initiatives. A Maryland native, Amy holds two degrees from the University of Baltimore, a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in marketing and an M.B.A with a focus in leadership.

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Darren Peyton

Darren Peyton

Business Consultant, Carroll County

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Darren Peyton has over 20 years experience in hospitality and customer service management in the USA and Europe. Darren graduated with honors from Towson University receiving a B.S in finance/economics. Recently, he graduated at the top of his class from Aalborg University in Denmark receiving a Masters in innovation/entrepreneurship. He is also an AASBC Accredited Small Business Consultant.

Ryan Del Gallo

Ryan Del Gallo

Business Consultant, Cecil County

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Ryan Del Gallo serves as the Business Consultant for Cecil and Harford Counties, as well as the Technology Consultant for the Northern Region of Maryland. Ryan holds a B.S. from the Wilmington University College of Business and continues to complete an MBA in Finance & Technology Management. Throughout his career, Ryan has worked with the U.S. Army and has consulted businesses ranging from startups to $10M firms. Ryan serves on the board of Cecil Business Resource Partners, Harford’s Business Edge, and is the Advisor for Business Computing & Applied Technology at Harford Community College. Ryan is a Master Accredited Small Business Consultant, Certified Grant Writer, and a Certified Business Plan Advisor.

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