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NewBoco Staff

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

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Anthony Betters Jr.

Community Engagement Manager

Kaitlin Byers

Capital Access Manager - Kiva Iowa

Diane Cockrell

Assistant Director of Development

Keith Dahlby

Software Architect

Samantha dahlby

Director of K–12 Education

Jessica Faber

UI/UX Developer

Andy Fiedler

K–12 Student Program Coordinator

Jourdan McChesney

Director of Events

Alison Mohr

Assistant K–12 Education Director

Robbie Nesmith

Software Developer

Melissa Silver

DeltaV Director of Student Services

Alex Taylor

Managing Director of ISA Services

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.

Joy Briscoe

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

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

Don Frazer

Founder, Frazer Consulting, LLC
Waukee, IA

Samantha Hofer

Principal Engineering Manager, Collins Aerospace
Cedar Rapids, IA

Aaron Horn

Board Secretary | Chief Information Officer, Benchmark, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA

Gina Rooney

The Wellmark Foundation
Ankeny, IA