Meet The Team

Jasmin Smith, Owner/Director, Founder of the Business Boutique Training Center

Jasmin brings to the business over 12 years of verifiable business development experience with a focus on community revitalization, minority owned business development, and strategic and financial planning in Alaska's most diverse urban and rural communities. She is a proud parent of twins, Mountain View Community Council President, and all around Alaska business advocate. She prides herself on the ability to connect the dots and provide valuable light bulb moments to clients in need. You may reach Jasmin at

Amy Alston, Administrative and Special Projects Coordinator, an Alabama native who recently graduated from Alaska Career College with an associates degree in business accounting. She enjoys music, spending time with her son and giving back to the community. She is your go to person for all things administrative, rentals, and billing. Contact Amy at

Mercedes Cahill, Events Coordinator, Born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. Graduated from Alaska Career College with Associates Degree in Business 2012. Graduated From Colorado Technical University with Bachelors Degree in Business Management in 2016. Loves scary movies, spicy food and Spending time with my Family. If you are interested in any of our events contact Mercedes at

Amarin Pokrivnak, Training and Testing Coordinator, is a lifelong Alaska and member of the Kuskokwim and Calista native corporations. She has over 10 years of experience working in the small business development field and educating youth about the importance of owning a business and financial Independence through training and community involvement. She is also a business owner and avid craftswoman who can make anything. You can contact Amarin at

Samantha-Lynn Heglin, Community Outreach and Client Relations Coordinator, Lifelong Alaskan from Kodiak moved to Anchorage to further her experience and expand relations. She is passionate about helping and assisting individuals and businesses to reach their mass potential and improve our wonderful states quality of life. Samantha will happily meet with any individual interested in working with us or even if you just want more information on what we offer she will provide you with what you need to know and where to go next! So come say hello or email her at


For general inquiries, please contact:
The Business Boutique
410 Denali Street
Anchorage, AK 99501