Team

Meet the Group

Ignister is powered by a council of advisors from across the state, fueling the forward momentum with their collective expertise and knowledge. In collaboration with our partner organizations, this group is dedicated to the sustainable development of tech opportunity, accessible to all Kansans. 

Nick Poels
Nick Poels

Program Manager, Ignister

Marquetta Atkins
Marquetta Atkins

Director, Camp Destination Innovation

Erin Christensen
Erin Christensen

Program Manager, KC Tech Council

Jennifer Mahin
Jennifer Mahin

K-5 STEM Teacher,
USD 109 - Republic County

Corey Mohn
Corey Mohn

Director, Blue Valley CAPS

Lindsey Patterson Smith
Lindsey Patterson Smith

Director, Patterson Family Foundation

Steve Riat
Steve Riat

Director of Sales, Nex-Tech

Ashley Scheideman
Ashley Scheideman

Director, FlagshipKansas.Tech

Mark Torline
Mark Torline

Director, WSU Center for Entrepreneurship

Michelle Weigand
Michelle Weigand

Chief Transportation Officer, Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus operated by Honeywell

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