Our People

Your dream team!

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative’s staff is made up of world-class entrepreneurs, leaders, visionaries, startup community champions, educators, and builders. We’re an organization that creates a variety of initiatives: accelerators, coworking spaces, educational programs, and much, much more. This team is well-equipped to do it, too: we’ve built our companies from scratch and won national and international acclaim for rapid growth and corporate culture. We’ve traveled the world to study (and help create) the very best startup communities, innovation methods, and educational models.

Interested in joining us?

Jessica Abdoney

Marketing Coordinator

Craig Barkley

DeltaV Software Developer Instructor

Matthew Barnhart

Marketing Specialist

Jessica Bertling

UI/UX Developer

Kaitlin Byers

Capital Access Manager - Kiva Iowa

Keith Dahlby

Software Architect

Samantha dahlby

Director of K-12 Education

Andy Fiedler

DeltaV Admissions Officer | K-12 Education Administrator

John Foster

Vault Community Manager

Mike Heaton

Director of Development

Aaron Horn

Executive Director

Jourdan McChesney

Events Coordinator

Rob Merritt

Director of Communication

Alison Mohr

Assistant K-12 Education Director

Molly Monk

Grants and Proposals Specialist

Jennifer Murphy

Director of Innovation Services

Robbie Nesmith

Software Developer

Alex Taylor

Accelerator Managing Director

Stacey Teltser

DeltaV Instructor

David Tominsky

Chief Relationship Officer

Our Board

NewBoCo, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has a board comprised of some of the state’s best-known entrepreneurs, builders, and community firestarters.

Mike Anderson

Senior Director, Central Engineering Services, Mission Systems, Collins Aerospace
Cedar Rapids, IA

Joy Briscoe

Talent Acquisition and Outreach Specialist, Waterloo Schools & Career Center
Waterloo, IA

Erica Cole

Founder, No Limbits
Iowa City, IA

Bill Daly

Board Vice Chair Attorney, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll
Cedar Rapids, IA

Ben Dillon

Board Treasurer Founder, Iowa Startup Accelerator | Chief Strategy Office and Partner, Geonetric
Cedar Rapids, IA

Eric Englemann

Board Chair | Founder of Geonetric | General Partner at ISA Ventures
Cedar Rapids, IA

Samantha Hofer

Principal Engineering Manager, Collins Aerospace
Cedar Rapids, IA

Wendy Nielsen

First Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Cedar Rapids, IA

Geoff Wood

Board Secretary | Founder, Gravitate
Des Moines, IA

Stacy Van Gorp

Cofounder, See What I Mean
Cedar Falls, IA