Advisory Board

The Angel Advisory Board assists the Venture College Directors with admissions, short- and long-term student entrepreneur mentoring and investment allocation. The other responsibilities of the Angel Advisory Board include:

  • Identifying internship opportunities.
  • Listening to students make presentations and compete for resources.
  • Attending and bringing friends to Venture College events.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of program and recommending improvements.

Advisory Board:

David Arkoosh
Arkoosh Law Offices

Eric Breon
Vacasa Rentals

Denise Dunlap
Director, TeCenter, Boise State University, and Boise State alumna

Bill Drake
Chairman, Drake Cooper Advertising Agency

Jim Everett
CEO, Treasure Valley Family YMCA

Jonathon Fishman
Rimot Support (Entrepreneur)

Patricia Forbes
Community nonprofit leader

John Fordenwalt
CEO, Baseline Systems

John Hale
Partner, KPMG

Steve Hardesty
Partner, Perkins Coie Law

Joel Hickman
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center; Former Regional President, US Bank; Boise State University alumnus

Jefferson Jewell
Caprock Group; Former President, Blackfin Technology

Kriss Kirchhoff
Angel Investor, entrepreneur

Amy Leopard
Angel Investor, China trade consultant

Amy Moll
Dean, College of Engineering, Boise State University

Rich Raimondi
President, Bishop Kelly High School/Idaho Tech Council

Kris Robinson
Executive Vice President, PromoShop, Inc.

Tara Russell
CEO, Create Common Good

John Michael Schert
Visiting Artist and Social Entrepreneur, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Founding Executive Director, Trey McIntyre Project

Steve Simpson
Angel Investor, retired CEO, Extended Systems