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Faisal Shah

Faisal is the founder of MarkMonitor, an online brand protection company whose products include a full suite of solutions, including anti-counterfeiting & anti-piracy products as well as domain registration solutions. The company was started in Boise in 1999 and was sold to Thomson Reuters in September 2012. Faisal is also the founder of First to File Inc, a patent document management system that was acquired by CPA Global in February 2013. In July 2011, Faisal started AppDetex, a mobile app brand protection company that currently has 9 employees.

Faisal is a former law partner with the Los Angeles office of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now known as Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman), one of the nation’s largest law firms. He has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from

b|launched Junior

Krissa Wrigley

Wrigley & Assoc., University of Phoenix, CWI
Jr. Mentor for Timberline High School

Krissa has spent the better part of 13 years in economic development in Idaho and Oregon from business start-up and entrepreneurship to business expansion and retention to business attraction. Her education includes a PhD in Sociology and a Masters in Economics. She serves on the Boards for Girls in Tech Boise, Go Lead Idaho and Sustainable Community Connections and is involved with TechBoise Open Coffee Club and Kickstand.

Wyatt Werner

Boise Classic Movies
Jr. Mentor Centennial High School

Wyatt is a Swiss Army knife. He has co-founded a handful of startup companies, advised many others, and co-founded Ignite Boise. He’s currently doing Boise Classic Movies. He’s worked as a business developer for a tech startup, boosting its customer base five-fold; as a grant administrator in a premier cancer research center; and as a counselor in a residential juvenile correction facility. He has a BA in philosophy and an MBA in innovation management. He gardens. He cooks. He makes beer. He takes photos. He raises chickens. He reads poetry. He builds websites. He wears Jack Purcells.

Nate McIntyre

Follow and Fund
Jr. BYP Liasion at Centennial High School

Nate has a passion for tech innovation and an entrepreneurial itch, making him the perfect fit for the software development team at TSheets. A data-minded strategic thinker interested in building solutions that last and that people love, he is always on the search for new ways to go the distance. He particularly enjoys diving into new technologies—as well as diving for lacrosse shots. Nate holds a B.S. in Information Technology from Western Governors University. In his spare time, he officiates youth, high school, and collegiate level lacrosse in the Treasure Valley area.

Lee Flynn

Follow and Fund
Jr. BYP Liasion at Boise High School

Lee Flynn is currently responsible for efforts on state and federal policy issues that affect people age 50+ in Idaho for AARP. Lobbyist in Idaho State Legislature. She is also the co-founder and owner of a tech startup created from the first b|launched program to support students in achieving their educational goals. Follow and Fund will launch soon--stay tuned!

Sam Cramer

Follow and Fund
Jr. BYP Liasion at Timberline High School

Raino Zoller

pSiFlow Technology Inc & Jr. Mentor for Boise High School

Raino Zoller is currently President & CEO of pSiFlow Technology Inc. and previously held positions at Hewlett-Packard, Pro Clarity and Microsoft. He has also been actively involved in Kickstand and the Boise Angel Fund.

Mike Markley

Aquent Technology
Jr. BYP Liaision Timberline/Bishop Kelly

Alina Vaynberg

Bodybuilding.com
Jr. BYP Liasion Centennial/Boise High

Marta Wilson

Bishop Kelly
School Advisor

Marta Watson worked many years as a senior financial management analyst for the State of Idaho prior to joining the faculty at Bishop Kelly High School. This rich work experience has proven valuable in teaching economics. In 1980, Mrs. Watson earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and History as well as a minor in Spanish.

She spent one year in an economics doctoral program at the University of Notre Dame and later completed a Masters of Business Administration with an Economics emphasis from Boise State University. For the next several years she worked for the state of Idaho analyzing and forecasting budgets. Mrs.Watson had always known that she wanted to teach economics and in 2000 received a Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with Secondary Certification. After earning this degree Mrs.Watson taught macroeconomics at the university and recognized that there was a critical need for better economic education at the high school level.

In 2001, Marta began teaching a dynamic and comprehensive economics course at Bishop Kelly where both she and her students have been nationally recognized. She also teaches Psychology and World History. Mrs.Watson says that she really loves history and economics and has found that both subjects are often hard for students to appreciate. Her goal is to provide a safe environment where students can explore ideas and learn not only the specifics, but also come to love these subjects. Her hope is that students will understand the story of how the world has come to be what it is, and also enable them to be successful in college and beyond with a good understanding of economics and decision-making.

In addition to teaching Mrs. Watson is the head Ski Team coach as well as the advisor for the Dead Economists Society which works to earn money to lend through microloan programs in developing nations. Marta also serves on the BK finance committee. While away from school, Marta loves to ski, fish, backpack, camp, travel, garden, cook, remodel, read and anything that involves family.

Heather Marr

Boise High
School Advisor

Lori Lodge

Timberline
School Advisor

Jeanne Paseman

Centennial
School Advisor