Denise is a proven leader and problem solver with a history of taking on the most 'impossible' projects and driving them to successful conclusions.
She is passionate, tenacious, and highly creative when it comes to achieving results with limited resources.
Denise actively seeks opportunities where she can make a significant, positive difference, and prefers to work with organizations that provide products or services that do the same.
TECenter Office & Company Client Facilities Manager
As the “Building Queen” of the Boise State TECenter, Marissa wears many hats while keeping the TECenter’s 38,000 square foot facility standing. She helps our acceleration clients get moved in, she addresses all facility issues and requests and keeps the phones and networks running like clockwork. She handles everything from keys to snake wrangling. She played a critical role in managing the building and keeping operations going during TECenter’s $1 million dollar renovation in 2012 which added more than 10,000 square feet of new office space for growing startup businesses.
Before she became a TECenter snake wrangler, she worked at Hewlett Packard testing (or breaking) printers for quality assurance. At home she is a full-time dance, soccer, and basketball mom who loves to spend time with her family.
Marketing and Program Manager
Will is an Idaho native who is deeply involved in the Boise startup economy. Currently, he serves as the screening committee chair for the Treasure Valley Angel Fund and Boise Angel Alliance. Will is a true generalist with experience in customer service, marketing, sales, software product management, and budgeting/projections. He believes strongly that the Idaho startup economy is poised for growth in the very near future and is excited to be working at the TECenter with Denise and Marissa.
Will holds a B.A. from the College of Idaho, a M.F.A. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and a M.B.A. from Northwest Nazarene University.
In his free time you can catch Will on the ski slopes, travelling, reading the latest/greatest fiction or business books (not mutually exclusive), or making a fool out of himself to get smiles out of his wife and daughter.