Mentor & Volunteer Opportunities



INCubator Board of Advisors

  • Jennifer McGrath, D95 Educational Foundation
  • Dan Migacz, A.M. Woodland Outdoor Design
  • John Sfire, The Fidelity Group
  • Sean Thomas, Fresh Stack Burger Co.
  • Sherrise Trotz, Sage Elite Studios and Sage Leadership Academy

INCubator Mentors & Coaches

  • Steve Anichini, Culvers
  • Lisa Ballotti, AXT Corp.
  • Julianna Buck, ECHO
  • Dave Carlson, Hatch Product Development
  • Alyssa Cukierski, Alyssa Cukierski LLC
  • Rachel de Boer, YKK
  • Rick Derr, Learning Express Toys
  • Malvina De Salvo, INMR LLC
  • Mike Frosch, Personal Safeguards Group LLC
  • Phil Guerrero, PMG Wealth Management
  • Marty Jalove, Master Happiness LLC
  • Indra Josephs, Matthys/Josephs Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Michelle Kusel, Uncharted Learning
  • Kimbra Leedy, TreeHouse Foods
  • Don Malin, Medline Industries, LP
  • Jimmy McDermott, Transeo
  • George Maroudas, PMG Wealth Management
  • Greg Molnar, Google
  • Lauren Nagys, Smalley
  • Mitul Patel, MP Consulting
  • Amber Ravenscroft, The Edventure Group
  • Vas Russis, Buckley Fine Law
  • Megan Schulz, ECHO
  • John Trumbull, ConnectAndSell Inc.
  • Jim Vaselopulos, Rafti Advisors
  • Yelena Veksler, Network Distribution
  • Adam Weingarten, Alzheimer's Association


Mentor & Volunteer Opportunities

‚ÄčOur program is always looking for committed community members, engaging business leaders, and enthusiastic entrepreneurs to help guide and mentor our students through the process of developing and implementing their business plans. Volunteers can serve in one of two ways:


Serving as a coach is a one-time, three-to-four day presentation on a specific business topic, such as marketing, social media, finance, law, or technology. A coach is an industry professional who will partner with the classroom teacher for the 3-4 days to offer instruction. Lesson plans are provided but coaches are encouraged to share their own expertise.


A mentor stays with their student team throughout the year. It is the most thrilling experience for our volunteers. Mentors guide their student teams to help develop the business. Mentors meet with their team during the school day at least two times each month. Mentors are expected to commit to a weekly check-in meeting (in person or remotely if necessary) with their team throughout the school year.

Board of Advisors

The volunteer board is comprised of entrepreneurs and seasoned business professionals that provide teams a strategic point of view. Importantly, they serve as the judges for determining the value of the team’s MVP funds at mid-year and they assess the team’s pitch at the end of the year and determine which teams deserve seed funds.

All mentors and coaches must go through a background check provided by D95.

Click here to complete the LZHS INCubator Volunteer Form

If you are interested in volunteering for our INCubator program at LZHS, please contact Beth Slaughter at or complete the form above.