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New Mexico Small Business Development Center
Building New Mexico's Economy One Business At A Time




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"Building New Mexico's Economy One Business at a Time."

Whether you are currently a small business owner or looking into entrepreneurship, the Small Business Development Center at the University of New Mexico-Gallup (SBDC) can help you climb and manage the ladder of success. The SBDC offers FREE one-on-one consulting, training courses, and government procurement assistance for northwestern New Mexico businesses. The SBDC would also like to highlight that all client information is strictly confidential.

Contact Information:
106 W. Hwy. 66
Gallup, NM 87301
PH: (505) 722-2220


2013 Success Client: Silent Hawk Environmental LLC
2013 Success Client: Silent Hawk Environmental LLC
Namjoo & Jayden Hastiin-Nez, Owners of Silent Hawk Environmental LLC
Namjoo & Jayden Hastiin-Nez, Owners of Silent Hawk Environmental LLC
Namjoo and Jayden Hastiin-Nez founded silent Hawk Environmental LLC in 2012. Their mission is to contract with companies that manage Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) posing a risk to personnel and property. UXO is the term used to describe military munitions such as bombs, rockets, missiles, grenades, and landmines that were deployed or launched but did not function or detonate as intended. Unexploded Ordnance exists worldwide in all conflict regions; in the United States these can date back as far as the civil war. The heaviest concentration is found on active and inactive bases that include ammunition depots, firing and training ranges.

There is rapid growth in the Munitions Response programs worldwide, however, Silent Hawk Environmental is presently focusing on UXO and munitions debris in New Mexico, but is working on plans to expand nationwide. Silent Hawk Environmental LLC is currently subcontracting with a major contractor to remove UXO and munitions debris from the Fort Wingate Army Depot, Gallup NM. After the cleanup, the land will be returned to the previous owner with a further transfer designated to the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo of Zuni.

Silent Hawk Environmental faces risks both out in the field and in the business world. The training, experience and certifications achieved by Jayden help him to navigate the risks that are faced when dealing with UXO material in the field. “Handling the risks that are faced in planning and starting this business project would not have been possible if it weren’t for the help, guidance and leadership of the Gallup SBDC and Dan Sanchez. He helped us plan, prepare and manage our business from a dream into reality. Mr. Sanchez basically helped us each and every step of the way…right up to the bombing range gates, that’s where he steps back!”

~Silent Hawk Environmental will be honored in Santa Fe during the NMSBDC Legislative Day at the State Capitol on February 11, 2014.



The Gallup SBDC office also recommends the following resources:

University of New Mexico-Gallup Branch,(505) 863-7500
Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation,(505) 722-2980
Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce,(505) 722-2228
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at UNM , (505) 277-2216
Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments , (505) 722-4327
The Navajo Nation Office of Economic Development , (928) 871-6544
Eastern Agency Regional Business Development Office (505) 905-6400
City of Gallup , (505) 863-1255
American Indian Chamber of Commerce ,(505) 766-9545
N.M. Department of Veteran Services
Gallup Business Improvement District Office (505) 722-4430

For more information on any of our events, please call the Gallup SBDC office:
505)722-2220 or email us at

University of New Mexico-Gallup
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

106 West Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301
(505) 722-2220
(505) 863-6006 fax
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, M-F

Dan Sanchez, Director
Marcia Silversmith, Administrative Assistant II

**The Gallup SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration**
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