Karen Listens to City Residents

Karen Habitzreuther will be recording what she learns from Fairfax City residents during her campaign for City Council.

I will be having numerous meet and greets over the next two months. I would be pleased if you can join me. I will be recording here what I hear from you and adding more as more meetings take place!

Sean Mallon

AVP for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Office of the Provost, George Mason University

The scope of Mallon’s position at Mason includes identifying, assisting, and encouraging entrepreneurial activity within the Mason community.

New businesses that gain market acceptance also could attract federal funding and outside capital investment, Mallon says. He wants "Mason entrepreneurs to be able to compete on a national and international level,”

Mallon plans to serve as a connection between Mason and the business community.When there is a startup that’s far enough along,  Mallon can reach out to angel investors.

Ankur Mittal

Computer Science student, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University
Technology Project Coordinator, Mason Small Business Development Center

Neil Agate

Software Technology Executive & Entrepreneur, Four Gates LLC
Co-founder, Capitol Polo Club

Focus: Health-related startups{ Healthcare IT / Collaboration / Software / Equestrian Sports Polo / Technology

Four Gates, LLC is a Business and Technology Services firm. We assists our clients in addressing complex problems by focusing on both business and technology related issues. By doing this we are able to develop solutions that are not only technically feasible but also address underlying business issues. We deliver our services through two integrated divisions, Technology Services and Business Services.

 

Daniel Drummond

Councilmember, Fairfax City Council, Fairfax, VA
Director of Communications
, Certified Financial Planners Board, Washington, DC

Currently serving from February 2017 until mid-September 2017 as an appointment to fill a portion of a term. Previously, I was first elected in May 2008 and re-elected in 2010 and 2012. Did not run for re-election in 2014.

Phimolwan (Aung) Shepelev

Assistant Director, Mason Small Business Development Center, Mason Enterprise Center at Geroge Mason University

Aung Shepelev coordinates services that generate over $9 million in capital formation, 25 new business starts, 200 new jobs, and 650 retained jobs per year.

Aung has  a thorough knowledge and hand-on experience with Mason Small Business Development Center and strong experience in project management, customer service, and operation control.

Aung has a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University.

Nicole Geller

Member, Board of Trustees, George Mason University Foundation, Inc.
Private Investor, Strategic Growth for Successful Exits at Wiljax LLC

Helping companies gain clarity and focus in their strategic growth to realize a successful exit. Ensuring strategic plans are integrated throughout the enterprise, from hiring to BD, to fully transform and align an organization to meet its desired goals.

When do you wish to exit? How much time is needed to prepare for an exit? What is of value to potential buyers? Understanding these different factors can drive real economic value to the seller. Are you maximizing your firm's selling potential?

Spencer Graves

Student, George Mason University
Business Development, Iron Goat

The MIX is the perfect environment for the creation and growth of ideas, and I am overjoyed to get to share my skills and talents with the George Mason community. I have always loved making things and the MIX helps me both growing my own ideas as well as helping others ideas to grow.

Interests:
3D printing & Modeling; Carpentry/Contruction & Fabrication; Electronics & Microcontrollers

Kristine Mosuela

Graduate student, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Virginia Tech
Entrepreneurial Leader, Cric (Mason SEAP)

John Casey

Managing Director, Venture Mentors
Former Director, Mason Small Business Development Center

Karl Grover

Analytics and Advisory, BRAND reservoir, Baltimore area
Mentor, Mason Summer Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program

Benjamin Pratt

Pastoral counselor, a speaker, a scholar, and a writer.
Fairfax City resident

Andrea Nunez Justiniano

Business Student,  George Mason University
Member, Cric team, Mason SEAP

Tri Nguyen

Computer Science Student, George Mason University
Team Member, Cric (Mason SEAP)

Jenn Pence

Computer Science Student, George Mason University
Team Member, Cric (Mason SEAP)

Todd Gillette

Future Technical Leader, Northrop Grumman
Curator, Neuroscience Knowledge Network (NKN), The Open Network (ON)
PhD, Neurscience, George Mason University

Thomas Harvey

Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University
CTO, Firesight AR

Aram Zucker-Scharff

Full Stack Developer, Salon Media Group, Inc.
Lead Developer, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
President, Air Networks

Jim McLean

Instructional Technologist / Visual Media Specialist, Information Technology Services (ITS), George Mason University
Owner and Principal Photographer, Jim McLean Photography

Eric L. Olson

Community Engagement and Support, ORCID
Project Director, National Science Communication Institute
Mason Alum

Interests: Scholarly Communication, Science Communication,

Meredith Cary

Clinical Health Psychologist, practicing in Washington DC
Administrator, Open Network
Lead Curator, Insomnia Hub
Curator, Mason-Fairfax Hub

Scott Joy

Director and Network Administrator, Open Network Alliance
Lead Curator, Mason Neighborhood Hub
CEO, Air Networks

 

Interests:  Catalyzing Innovation, Tech Entrepreneurship, Healthy and Sustainable Communities

Karen Habitzreuther

Candidate, Member, Fairfax City Council

Former Senior Joint Staff/Combatant Command Desk Officer, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch, Public Health Division, Defense Health Agency

Roberto Vargas

Double Major, Economics and Environmental and Sustainability Studies, George Mason University
President, GMU Organic Gardening Association
Staff, Mason Office of Sustainability

As President of GMU Organic Gardening Association, Robero is working to expand gardening on campus

Roberto works with Doni Nolan in both the Presidents’ Park Greenhouse and Innovation Food Forest and manages the Potomac Heights Garden.

Roberto is passionate about working towards food justice in marginalized communities and educating students on the importance of learning to grow their own food

Jennifer Passey

Jennifer Passey is a candidate for the Fairfax City Council Special Election on September 12, 2017.  She served on the City’s Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and continues to be an active member of the community.

 

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