Team Stuart Rose Founder Stuart Rose founded The BioScience Center in Albuquerque in 2012. A serial entrepreneur with more than four decades in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and the host of more than 20 startups developing vaccines, medical devices and research tools, Stuart was looking to create something unique and different in Albuquerque and to capitalize on our burgeoning biotech industries. In 2014, he opened FatPipe ABQ as a privately funded collaborative work space providing amazing internet bandwidth speeds, program and training for entrepreneurs, and his advice and guidance to any startup that asks for it. Stuart’s approach to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem is unique. He believes the private sector needs to take the lead and has proven so by investing in our city’s startup culture. Lisa J. Adkins COO & Director Lisa J. Adkins has worked in IT most of her career and has experience founding and running her own businesses. It is her mastery of all things IT, and her connections in Albuquerque and around the country that make her an effective advocate for women in tech and small business owners in NM. Lisa is an award-winning IT professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University. Lisa serves as COO & Director of FatPipe ABQ, a collaborative workspace for startups and small businesses; and The BioScience Center, a New Mexico incubator/accelerator for startups in life sciences and biotech. An entrepreneur herself, Lisa is also co-founder and owner of Ingenuity Software Labs, Inc., a team of expert designers, developers, quality assurance technicians and subject matter experts that design and build custom software. Lisa serves on the board of the New Mexico Technology Council and on the Advisory Board of the New Mexico Foreign Investment Center. Lisa also sits at the Leadership Table of Albuquerque’s City Alive Initiative and is co-chair of its Business Development and Commercialization table. She is a mother, a coach and mentor, an avid runner and an outspoken advocate for small business in New Mexico. As an active member and leader in the technology community, she is passionate about creating work environments in which professionals can succeed while loving their jobs and maintaining health, wellness and balance in their lives. Misty Witt Assistant Director Misty Witt serves as Assistant Director and Director of Finance for FatPipe NM and The BioScience Center. Misty has experience in banking, finance, data entry and extensive experience in customer service related fields. Misty has her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from University of Phoenix. As a New Mexico resident since 2010, she is an active member of the community in Albuquerque and in the East Mountains. She is dedicated to the success of FatPipe NM and The BioScience Center, as well as her success in the community, her career, her education, and as a mother. Misty strives to be an example to other young women who are working mothers navigating a career and pursuing additional education. Laura Jepsen Office Manager Laura Jepsen is our office manager and the person who keeps us all organized. She was born and raised in NM and comes to us with over 10 years experience in office administration. She is responsible for care and feeding of tenants at multiple sites, handles our digital media advertising, coordinates events, and helps all the staff keep things moving smoothly! Claudia Baluarte Social Media Manager Claudia is our Social Media Manager, managing all of our social media and digital marketing accounts. Claudia came to our team originally as a Facebook intern and we loved her so much, we offered her a fulltime job after the internship. From Peru, Claudia enables us to communicate in multiple languages, features our members and tenants in many posts and brings a world of experience from her education and worldly views. Andrea Amestoy Office Administrator Andrea is the newest member of our team and is used to working in fast-paced environments. She brings a wealth of experience with her administrative and technical skillset. She’s also a personal trainer and keeps us on our toes, keeping her kettlebell under her desk and ready to burn some calories any time of day.