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, Harford County

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Ryan Del Gallo serves as the Business Consultant for Harford County as well as the Advanced Technology Consultant/Defense Technology Specialist for the Maryland SBDC. Throughout his career, Ryan has provided services for the U.S. Army, Fortune 500 companies, and has consulted small businesses ranging from startups to $20M firms. Ryan is a serial entrepreneur, holds an MBA from the Wilmington University College of Business, serves on multiple community boards, and is a Master Accredited Small Business Consultant, Certified Grant Writer, and Certified Business Plan Advisor.


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