Our Team

Matt Yerkes

Matt Yerkes

Executive Director

Matt Yerkes is the founder of Cultivate, providing coaching and workspace for startups.

Mesha Whitman

Mesha Whitman

Community Manager

Mesha is the Community Manager that overseas Member support and events.

Rick Hulse

Rick Hulse

Board Member

Rick Hulse is a Partner with TTG, LLC, a voice, data, mobile, and cybersecurity services firm based

Gary Ross

Gary Ross

Board Member

Gary Ross is a CEO experienced in leading the growth of software, technology and service businesses

Kristy Campbell

Kristy Campbell

Board Member

Kristy has spent her 20+ year career working with – and within – tech startups to help them

Kyle Rausch

Kyle Rausch

Board Member

Development Director – City of Grove City

Michael Lanese

Michael Lanese

Board Member

Mike Lanese is co-founder and CEO of OnSeen, Inc, a software company that provides a Command

Allen Houk

Allen Houk

Board Member

Allen Houk, CPA, CMA is an accomplished Certified Public Accountant and small business advisor.

Jason Hipsher

Jason Hipsher

Board Member

Jason Hipsher, an operations executive turned consultant and strategic advisor, has over 20 years

Larry Pliskin

Larry Pliskin

Board Member

Experienced health care, operations, and compliance leader with strong business acumen.

Theresa Byers

Theresa Byers

Board Member

Theresa Byers has been the President & CEO of the Pickerington Area Chamber since 2014.

Don Walters

Don Walters

Board Member

Business & Community Relations - City of Grove City