Trevor was on the founding team of MaternOhio Management Services, a physician practices Management Organization, and subsequently spent 15 years in senior IT management roles with several leading healthcare organizations, including the OSU Wexner Medical Center. He has a BA from Boston University and a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from The Ohio State University. Trevor has a passion for creating a sustainable food system and with formal culinary training, he enjoys keeping his knife skills sharp with any opportunity to cook. More recently, Trevor was a 2015 Alumni of both the MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp at MIT and the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania. Trevor loves building relationships, connecting people, and working with excellent teams to solve big problems through entrepreneurship. He is always excited to share his insight and experience while continuing to learn always from the amazing ventures at Blackstone LaunchPad, 406 Labs.
Landon is in the Financial Engineering program at MSU. He is originally from Boise, Idaho where he was first introduced to the ideas of entrepreneurship and what it looks like to be a leader. Following in the footsteps of his father, an acclaimed entrepreneur in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Landon has found his love for innovation through the eyes of an engineer. Landon is heavily involved on campus where he works closely with the Financial Engineering Department to create growth opportunities for other students in the program. Landon is excited to be a part of the LaunchPad and to utilize the creative networking space to meet other people who are passionate about what they do.
Andrew moved out to Bozeman from Connecticut to go to MSU and take advantage of the local outdoor pursuits in the area. In college Andrew caught the entrepreneurship bug which ultimately led him to a passion for technology and software development, releasing several games and apps on the app store. Upon graduating, Andrew ventured out into the professional world as a software developer, but left that world early to travel back to Montana to work on smaller startups and part time consulting and helping entrepreneurs at the Blackstone Launchpad. Andrew is currently working on building great audio production tools at his startup Vaytricks. If he is not on his computer working you can find him skiing the cold smoke at Bridger Bowl.
Ray is pursuing a degree in Accounting here at MSU and has recently added a minor
in Data Science to complement it. Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of both of
his parents, he is excited to apply his skills and enthusiasm to the Launchpad, MSU,
and his own ventures. Originally from Seattle Washington, Ray has always been connected
to Montana through both sides of his family and is thrilled to be living here full
time. He is passionate about all things outdoors, architecture, and sustainability,
as well as being a huge fan of live music. In his 3rd year at the launchpad, he hopes
to continue to engage and ignite the innovative minds of MSU through calculated and
coaching as well as captivating and stimulating events and activities.
Izzie is a junior in MSU’s graphic design program, and has been doing design work since high school. She grew up in the Seattle area, where she was first exposed to a culture of art and design and fell in love with it. She specializes in logo design; Izzie loves the idea of being a part of building a brand’s identity and helping the business-owner showcase a little bit of their personality in their logo. Izzie hopes to work as a freelance logo designer and own an apparel brand or boutique in the future, so she’s excited to be interning at the Launchpad and learning about the business side of things! In her free time, Izzie enjoys photography, reading, and spending time with her roommates.
Kari is a current senior studying Mechanical Engineering at MSU. She is originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington, where she started hiking, biking, and skiing. Since moving to Montana in 2019, she has been involved with entrepreneurship, student clubs, and extracurricular projects around campus. Kari is a founding member of Telepathy Labs, which develops novel suspension systems and mountain bikes. This start-up has helped fuel her passion for sustainable engineering design. She has also worked on numerous transportation access projects in Montana and Idaho. Kari is excited to share the LaunchPad's resources with every current and future entrepreneur in the MSU community.
Tashi is a senior studying marketing and minoring in finance at the college of business. She was born in Nepal where magnificent mountains surrounded her. In 2014 she moved to Bozeman, Montana and fell in love with this State. She loves to travel, ski, hike, climb and anything outdoors. While taking core classes at MSU she was led to studying business marketing and eventually minoring in finance. She has enjoyed all of her marketing focused classes and the projects that came with it. Over the years her interest in marketing has grown and she is excited to see where this chapter will lead her. She is stoked to be part of the Blackstone Launchpad team and looking forward to utilizing all the skills and knowledge she has garnered.