Mentors are independent parties and not affiliated with Dunce Labs. Mentors are not vetted or screened, but Dunce Labs will facilitate introductions with the following people, who might serve as good mentors or job shadow hosts for students. Dunce Labs is not responsible for any activities or interactions with mentors or their businesses.
Tier 1: Mentor- Work with a mentor via email or over the phone. If your schedules allow it, you can meet in person for coffee too!
Tier 2: Sensei- Shadow your mentor at work for a day or two!
Tier 3: Yoda- This is the level that you are allowed to intern for your mentor!
Introducing, Dunce Mentors
John Bigda (Tier 1 Mentor) – Project Professional
Matthew McIver (Tier 2 Sensei) – Creative Partner
Dennis Sponer (Tier 1 Mentor) – Founder of ScripNet
Jeramie Lu ( Tier 1 Mentor) – Owner/ Photographer
Dr. Donny Newsome (Tier 2 Sensei) & Dr. Kendra Newsome (Tier 1 Mentor) – Owners
Lisa Godenick (Tier 3 Yoda) – Graduate Assistant in Public Health at UNR
Chris Boline (Tier 2 Sensei) – Account Executive for Reno Bighorns
Ian Anderson (Tier 1 Mentor) – President
Grace Whited (Tier 1 Mentor) Realtor
Nellie Davis (Tier 2 Sensei) – Owner
Bryton Lewis ( Tier 1 Mentor) – Financial Advisor at Neddenriep Financial
Amber Sallaberry (Tier 1 Mentor) – GM
Elisa Cafferata (Tier 2 Sensei) – President & CEO of Planned Parenthood
Jake Mestre (Tier 3 Yoda) – Coordinator, Innovator and Transformation at UNR
Mary Alber ( Tier 1 Mentor) – Community Organizer for Education Initiatives
Colleen Sievers (Tier 1 Mentor) – Project Manager
Cal Lewis (Tier 2 Sensei) – Realtor at Harcourts NV1
Josh Halen (Tier 2 Sensei) – Attorney at Laxalt & Nomura, Ltd.
Kylie Rowe (Tier 3 Yoda) – Director, Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship
Erik Fong (Tier 1 Mentor) – Principal Architect, MBA Architecture and Interior Design
Reid Riker (Tier 2 Sensei) – CPA/Accountant
Susanne Martin (Tier 1 Mentor) – Assistant Professor at UNR
Christine Niho (Tier 2 Mentor) – Occupational Therapist/ Hand Therapist
Aubrie Bates (Tier 1 Mentor) – Founder of The Trident Network
Jose Quiroga (Tier 1 Mentor) – Financial Aid Advisor at UNR
Nathaniel Benjamin (Tier 1 Mentor) – Artist