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Meet the Mentors at the Entrepreneurship and Career Development Center

The Mentors at the Entrepreneurship and Career Development Center generously share their time and expertise with the Marietta College community. They engage in a variety of enriching activities, including guest lecturing in classes, leading workshops and events, serving as competition judges, and providing personalized one-on-one support to help students prepare for competitions and advance their careers.

If you would like to become a mentor in our program, please send us an email.

The Mentors

 

Bret Allphin, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Bret Allphin ’01

Director of Community Development, Sixmo City Services

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Douglas Ankrom, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Douglas Ankrom ’97

Controller
Marietta College
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Sarah Arnold, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Sarah Arnold

Director of Marketing & Communications, OhioSE and Owner at Clutch Collective MOV

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Tyler Baltzell ’15

Lead Account Executive @ LinkedIn | Marketing & Advertising Expert

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Allison Barnes, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Allison Barnes ‘22

Entrepreneur, Owner, and Artist, Art on the Move Studio

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Nathaniel Berger, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Nathaniel Berger

Director, Impact Enterprise Team, Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Service

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Nathalia Black, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Nathalia Black '16

Regional Sales Manager at Henry Schein

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Michael Bond, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Michael Bond

Founder & CEO of Spoken

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Christopher Burk, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Christopher Burk

Client Services Manager at Pickering Associates, Inc.

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Nikki Butler

Nikki Butler ’99

Artist and Founder, Nikki Butler Design

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David Corey

David A. Corey ’97

President and Founder,  CORE Medical
President and Founder, HIS WAY Transportation
President and Co-Founder, Hydroshield of Columbus

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Louise Cruz, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Louise Cruz RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian
Reiki Master, Practitioner, and Teacher
Founder and Owner, Life Balance Healing

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Greg Duskey, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Greg Duskey

Project Manager, Contraxx Furniture

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Caroline Eells, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Caroline Eells

Owner & Lead Designer, Passiflora Studio

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Cheryl Ferrebee ’00

President, Brand Marketing Strategist at Tgg Brand Marketing + Design, Inc.

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Michael Fleak

Vice President Business Development, Williamstown Bank

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Eric Gibson

Co-owner, Sugar Butte Farms

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Elizabeth Godfrey, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Elizabeth Godfrey ’09

Senior Content Manager, OffWhite Marketing

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Douglas Greene, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Douglas Greene ’62

Investor, Entrepreneur, and Entrepreneurial Lecturer at Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Julie Harding, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Julie Harding

Founder, Forever Caroline

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Micalyn Harris '02, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Micalyn Harris ’02

Director of Business Development at 
Offenberger & White, Inc.

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Alex Hogan ’18

President, 3 Promise Labor Services

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David Hood '11, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

David Hood ’11

President, Hood Systems LLC         
Director of Operations, A Preferred Women's Health Center

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Dexter Hughes '10, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Dexter Hughes “10

Vice President, Commercial Banker, Peoples Bank

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Stephen Hunter, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Stephen Hunter ’08

Vice President, Innovation and Incubator Operations, Highmark Health         
Healthcare Economics Professor and Advisor, AlphaLab Health

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Julie Jeffries ’93

Founder, Not Your Momma's Vegetables

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Kristopher Justice

Lawyer, Theisenbrock

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Faith Knutsen, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Faith Knutsen

Director, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Ohio University Voinovich School

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Christian Long, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Christian Long ’15

Auditor I at Perry & Associates, CPAs

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Scott Long, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Scott Long ’93

Publisher, Ante Up Poker Media LLC
Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Quoz Creative LLC

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Kim Luft, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Kim Luft

Edward Jones Financial Advisor

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John Martin

Former CEO/Founder Optimum Companies
Co-Founder Vines on Hillside
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Kristin Meeks, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Kristin Meeks ’04

Owner of WV Social Media Consultants

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Steve Mercil, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Steve Mercil

Fund Development Officer
Appalachian Investors Alliance

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Robert metz

Robert Metz ’90

Chief Global Strategy Officer at MAPay, LLC.

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Patrick Moran ’18, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Patrick Moran ’18

President, Royse Partners Limited  

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Wendy Keenan Myers '92, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Wendy Keenan Myers ’92

CEO at Ask The Landlady
CEO and Founder, Mitcham Group Apartments

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Alex Nourse, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Alex Nourse ’15

AVP Sr. Branch Manager at PNC Bank

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Amy Parsons-White 

Sustainability Manager Marshall University

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Josiah Partin

CEO at The Valley List

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Rocky Peck

Rocky Peck ’88

Owner, Rocky Peck Sales & Marketing LLC

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Jared Perry, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Jared Perry

Principal & CEO, Sixmo Companies

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Chris Pfeiffer, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Chris Pfeiffer

President/CEO at Danser, Inc.

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Lindsey Kerr Piersol

Executive Director
Wood County Development Authority
& Parkersburg-Wood County Area Development Corporation

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Paula (King) Pitasky, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Paula (King) Pitasky ’96

Owner and President at Encompass Marketing

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Stephanie Plant

Local Sales Manager/ Digital Sales Manager WTAP

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Brian Roach '89, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Brian Roach ’89

Owner, ABF Roofing & Restoration, LLC
Business & Marketing Director at Alexander Body & Fender

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Tres Ross, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Tres Ross ’97

Executive Director at The Ross Foundation

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Jesse C. Roush, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Jesse C. Roush

Executive Director, Southeastern Ohio Port Authority

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Suzanne Schultz

Owner at Canvas Fine Arts

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Andrea Shirey

Andrea Shirey

CEO, One Nine Design 

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Larry Sloter, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Larry Sloter ’02

Owner at Busy Bee Restaurant LLC.

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Angie Stocklin, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Angie Stocklin

Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Purdue University; Angel Investor; Mentor

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Amanda Sutphil, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Amanda Sutphin

Regional Talent Coordinator at 
Ohio Southeast Economic Development

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Sean Sward, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Sean Sward

Co-Founder and President at Platinum Companies

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Shawn Taylor, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Shawn Taylor ’02

Senior Vice President at Peoples Bank

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Jeremy Turner, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Jeremy Turner

Coach, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Founder at EPIC Mission Inc.
Business Development Officer, Appalachian Investors Alliance

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Jeff Welch, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Jeff Welch ’77

Owner, RBIWELCH Accounting LLC

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Carrie White

Carrie J. White, J.D., Ed.D.

Co-Founder, Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Experts, LLC (E3)

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Bill White

William B. White

CEO, Offenberger & White, Inc., OffWhite Marketing

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julie wilkes

Julie Wilkes ' 98

North American Well-Being & Resiliency Lead & Global Health Faculty;
Motivational Speaker; Author; Entrepreneur

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Bill Wilkinson

Owner at Mid-Ohio Valley Employment (MOVE)

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Mike Williams, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Mike Williams

President/Owner at iTech/Advance Alarm Tech

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Mike Workman

Founder, CONTRAXX Furniture

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Steve Wynne '07

Manager of Client Arrangements, North America
McKinsey & Company

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Tao Wu, an entrepreneurship mentor at Marietta College

Tao Wu

Chief Operation Officer
SAI Tech

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Linn Yost

Founding Member AOMC at Appalachian Ohio Manufacturers' Coalition

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