OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL AND INNOVATION COACHES

Meet your coaches, the ones who will open the front door with a smile, offer a warm beverage, and a place to sit down… for a moment. Then they will get to work with you, exploring and structuring your dreams, at your side as you take every step on your journey.

Andrew Trexler – Bedford County

Hello. My name is Andrew Trexler.

I like to consider myself a pretty lucky guy.

I spent my  younger years in Blair county and my high-school years in Claysburg, PA.  I have been a tinkerer and experimenter my entire life.  Growing up,  if I met anything that grabbed my interest, I would tear it apart, figure out how it worked, then try to make a better version of it.

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Andrew Trexler

atrexler@bcda.org

814-623-4816

Start-up Business Coach – Bedford County

Bedford County Development Association

Rick Lasek – Blair County

I am the Manager of Loan Servicing and Entrepreneurial Development at the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation.  With more than 13 years of commercial banking and economic development experience, I am here to help get your ideas to the market.

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Rich Lasek

richl@abcdcorp.org

814-944-6113

Entrepreneur and Innovation Coach – Blair County

Altoona Blair County Development Corporation

Jose Otero – Cambria County

Born in Mexico City and raised in sunny San Diego, California, I had a wonderful childhood. Growing up in a diverse community that offered many opportunities at a young age allowed for me to experience the American dream from early on in life. I’ve lived in a variety of areas, but am glad to now call Johnstown, Pa home.

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Jose Otero

jotero@jari.com

814-535-8675

Entrepreneur and Innovation Coach – Cambria County

JARI (Johnstown Area Regional Industries)

Debra Clark – Huntingdon and Fulton Counties

Hello everyone, I’m Debra and I can’t wait to meet and help all of you turn your ideas into successful businesses!

Here’s a little background on me and how I became an Entrepreneur Coach.  I grew up in rural central Pennsylvania and after college I chose to make Huntingdon County my home.

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Debra Clark

dclark@hcbi.com

814-506-8287

Entrepreneur and Innovation Coach-Huntingdon & Fulton Counties

HCBI (Huntingdon County Business & Industry)

Daniel Parsi – Somerset County

Greetings from the Alleghenies!

My name is Daniel J. Parisi and I am a lifelong resident of Somerset County, I am thrilled to join Startup Alleghenies.  I consider myself extremely fortunate to now live and work where I grew up—a region overflowing with opportunity, resources, and talent.

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Daniel Parisi

startup@co.somerset.pa.us

814-445-1400 ext. 1569

Entrepreneur and Innovation Coach – Somerset County

Somerset County Government