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Staff Pages

  • TechHelp Executive Director, Steve Hatten

    Steve Hatten

    TechHelp Executive Director - Boise State COBE

    Steve Hatten is the Executive Director of TechHelp based at Boise State University. Steve served as a Manufacturing Specialist and the New Product Development Manager for TechHelp since 2000.

  • Catherine is a Food Processing Specialist with TechHelp and Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho School of Food Science. She has expertise in food manufacturing, process engineering, product optimization, food safety, and sensory and consumer science. She has worked in both the retail sector and the foodservice sector, so she can help you meet the needs of your customer(s).

    Catherine Cantley

    Food Processing Specialist - University of Idaho Extension & School of Food Science

    Catherine Cantley is an experienced Senior Research and Development manager with demonstrated expertise in food manufacturing, process engineering, product optimization, food safety, and sensory and consumer science. She has worked in both the retail sector and the foodservice sector, so she can flex readily to help your company meet the needs of your customer(s).

  • Janna Hamlett

    Food Processing Specialist - University of Idaho Extension & School of Food Science

    Janna brings a wealth of qualifications, expertise, and experience to her position as a Food Processing Specialist at TechHelp. Most recently, Janna worked as an Assistant Professor at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.

  • Jolene Cram of TechHelp

    Jolene Cram

    Food Safety Project Manager - Idaho/Washington/Montana

    Jolene Cram is the Food Safety Project Manager for a multi-state initiative of the MEP National Network, of which the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) is a part.

  • Dave O'Connell

    David O’Connell

    Manufacturing Specialist & OE Team Leader - Idaho State University College of Business - Pocatello

    David O’Connell is TechHelp’s Manufacturing Specialist in Eastern Idaho based at the Idaho State University College of Business.

  • Gregg Lynde

    Gregg Lynde

    Manufacturing Specialist - Boise State COBE

    Gregg Lynde is TechHelp’s Manufacturing Specialist in Southwest Idaho who is based at the Boise State University College of Business and Economics.

  • Gene Hamacher

    Manufacturing Specialist - U of I Research Park, Post Falls

    Gene Hamacher is a Techhelp Manufacturing Specialist based at the University of Idaho Research Center in Post Falls.

  • Jane Hokanson

    Support Specialist - U of I at Boise State COBE

    Jane brings over 13 years of combined business communications and office operations experience to TechHelp. Her focus has been on business technology, management, and office operations.

  • Grey Beaudry New Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Grey Beaudry

    New Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    We were tremendously excited to see Grey return to the NPD Lab as a full-time NPD Specialist in August of 2019. He was a stellar and multi-talented performer during his years working at the lab as a student employee. He returns to TechHelp as a seasoned veteran of industry with even deeper knowledge and more wide-ranging capabilities that he will put to work for Idaho companies.

  • Steve Yano - New Product Development Specialist with TechHelp and Boise State University

    Steve Yano

    New Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    TechHelp was thrilled to have a person of the caliber of Steve Yano join the New Product Development Team at Boise State in January of 2020. Steve has a proven track record in all facets of new product development in a wide range of technologies, market applications, and corporate settings.

  • Dylan Rolleigh Consumer Product Development Engineer - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Dylan Rolleigh

    Consumer Product Development Engineer - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Dylan joined the TechHelp Team at the Boise State New Product Development Lab in May 2018.  Dylan recently worked at Shaw Mountain Technology, a tech startup developing a micropump powered by a magnetic shape memory material. SMT is exploring applications in “lab-on-a-chip” technology and controlled microfluidics for research and lab work. Dylan focused on R&D of the pump and establishing scalable manufacturing processes.

  • Caleb Picklesimer Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Caleb Picklesimer

    Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Caleb has always been drawn to automation and product development. He enjoyed the opportunity to put his ideas to work at his first job that dealt with designing products and helping with automation. That job helped prepare him for his current position as a Design Specialist with TechHelp’s New Product Development Team at Boise State.

  • Jordan Lundgren Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Jordan Lundgren

    Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Jordan joined the TechHelp team at the Boise State New Product Development lab in January 2019. Jordan draws from a wide range of industry experience, some of which include 3D printing, CAD design, and drafting.  We are excited to have his unique blend of skills and ability to provide solutions for our product development team.

  • Joshua Byers Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Joshua Byers

    Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Josh joined the TechHelp team at the Boise State New Product Development Lab in November 2019. He expects to graduate in fall 2021 with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. Josh has gained industry experience through internships at HP Inc. and Rekluse Motorsports. He enjoys projects that combine mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science.

  • Zachariah Vandeventer Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Zachariah Vandeventer

    Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Zachariah joined TechHelp NPD Team at Boise State in late 2019. He arrived with solid experience in education and industry. Most recently,  Zach worked as a Peer Educator for Mechanics of Materials at Boise State where he worked alongside a Professor to help educate fellow engineering students.

  • Kai Lansdell Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Kai Lansdell

    Consumer Product Development Specialist - NPD Lab - Boise State COEN

    Kai joined the TechHelp New Product Development Team in January of 2020.  His personal interests and activities include surfing, downhill longboarding, cliff jumping/diving, and building/modifying electric longboards and rideables.

  • Jennifer Buel

    Office Manager - Boise State COBE

    Jennifer enjoys working as a collaborative team member to achieve TechHelp’s mission to make a meaningful impact in innovation and manufacturing in the state of Idaho.

  • Business Manager, Robert Buel

    Robert Buel

    HQ Business Operations Manager - Boise State COBE

    Robert Buel joined TechHelp in November 2012 as the department’s Business Operations Manager. He enjoys assisting clients in reaching goals and objectives related to sales and productivity, profitability and industry penetration

  • Bill Mullane

    Marketing Manager & New Product & Market Development - Boise State COBE

    Bill’s primary goal is to make Idaho manufacturers, processors and inventors aware of TechHelp services and workshops they can use to improve their global competitiveness.

  • Rafaela Azevedo

    Graduate Assistant - Boise State COBE

    Rafaela Azevedo joined the TechHelp team in August of 2019 as a graduate assistant. Rafaela is an MBA student at Boise State and will work with TechHelp while she completes her MBA.

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