Just Keep Smiling
Karyn is the first smile that will greet you when you arrive. With a keen sense of organization, Karyn helps us turn our ideas into action by keeping the team running smoothly. She is a firm believer that patience pays off and receives deep satisfaction from taking care of our clients.
She is a graduate of Rogers State University and in addition to her responsibilities at the Innovation Center, Karyn is the mother of two and a proud wife of bronze star recipient SFC Krause.
David has over 15 years of experience in market management, business development, sales, sales strategy and operations. He has owned five businesses from concept to exit strategy.
David received a Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. As an undergraduate, he dual majored in Business Management and Economics and holds a Bachelors of Art in both from North Carolina State University. He is a Certified Project Manager through Stanford University.
David has two sons and actively participates in their school and band related events. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement and the Community Corps Council.
Speaking the Language of Small Business
Cyndi has an innate skill for connecting with others and speaks the language of small business owners with clarity and precision. A previous business owner herself, she brings with her a wealth of first-hand experience in management, business development, and operations.
Cyndi serves as our Business Development Specialist where she is instrumental in serving small businesses as a part of the Rogers State University SBDC. Cyndi holds a B.S. in Marketing from Northeastern State University and serves as an active member on the Locust Grove School Board, SPICE, and Owasso Children’s Home.
Marcus joined the Innovation Center in 2011. Prior to that, he performed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work at his business and for the U. S. Forest Service. He has experience in GIS analysis, research, graphic design, photography, marketing, and business operations. His main responsibilities include GIS mapping and analysis, market research, and design and production of publications. Marcus received his Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Spatial Analysis in the fields of geography, mathematics, and statistics from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Geography from Stephen F. Austin and has coursework in computer science and programming. In addition to his work at the Innovation Center, Marcus is involved with a local fraternal group and other non-profit organizations.