Zachary Dresser was born and raised in West Newbury, Massachusetts and is a senior pursuing a major in Finance and a minor in Social Justice Leadership. With strong, professional role models growing up, Dresser aspired to be involved in Finance at a very young age. He has worked at EBSCO Information Services for two years in both the Accounting and Customer Success departments. He looks forward to seeing the continued growth of his real-world business skills in the Rines Angel Fund.
Devin McMahon is a member of the Class of 2019 of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with an option in Marketing. Originally from East Hampstead, NH, and with a history of social entrepreneurship, McMahon is excited to be delving further into the NH and greater New England entrepreneurial ecosystem as a member of the Rines Angel Fund.
Aidan Kittredge (Co-Director of Marketing and Membership) of Hampton, New Hampshire is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and dual minors in Business Administration and Political Science. Her interest in business and entrepreneurship stems from founding her own non-profit organization, Dress 4 School Success. Aidan started the organization at the age of 12 and now serves on the board of directors. Aidan comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and hopes to carry on their legacy through involvement in the Rines Angel Fund.
Michael McCarthy (Director of Operations) is from Bow, New Hampshire. He is a senior studying business administration with options in finance and international business. Last summer, he interned at Fidelity Capital Markets on the securities lending desk. During his junior year, he spent a semester studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary. He loves tracking many different types of investment opportunities, and hopes to one day do so professionally—whether it be for a business or for individuals. Mike joined the Rines Angel Fund to develop the skill of determining smart investments, and it has been a great opportunity to learn outside of a traditional classroom setting.
Nicholas Stuart (Director of External Relations) is a junior from Bow, NH who is pursuing a major in Finance within the Peter T. Paul College of Business. There, he is a brother UNH’s co-ed professional business fraternity and an ambassador to Dean Merrill-Sands. He has a passion for ideas and innovation, which led him to become a Stanford University Innovation Fellow. Nick has previously worked at an Internet of Things Security Startup and recently under the UNH Foundation’s Committee on Investor Responsibility. He currently supports the General Partners of the Millworks Fund Series II, a Manchester, NH investment fund committed to strengthening New Hampshire's startup community. Nick joined the Rines Angel Fund to learn more about what it takes to scale creative idea into a profitable and socially conscious business.
Travis Hurley (Co-Director of Marketing and Membership) is a Junior Business Administration student from Hampton, NH. He is seeking a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing and is interested in pursuing a career in sales or marketing post-graduation. Over the Summer, he worked for Private Jet Services Group as a Sales Intern where he gained a peaked interest in the private aviation industry. He currently serves as the Marketing Manager for Lifesize Wraps, LLC. This company performs high quality vehicle wrap installations both commercially and privately out of their location in Manchester, NH. His time in college has been molded by his two years spent in Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity. He currently enjoys serving as their Marketing Committee Head, a position he has held since January. Last semester, he collaborated with students to found the UNH Cryptocurrency Club. This organization aims to increase awareness and knowledge of the globally disruptive capabilities of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
Jennifer Lueke (Head Principal) is a senior Business Administration major with focuses in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies. She is originally from Danvers, Massachusetts and has been in the Fund since the fall of 2016. Joining Rines for her meant finding her passion for the entrepreneurial space in the Seacoast and beyond. After interning for two local startups and serving as the liaison between a Portsmouth angel group and the Fund, she hopes to further expand her experience after graduation and continue to develop start-up companies and help them grow. Jennifer is a Principal in the Fund and is also a Peer Advisor, Dean's Ambassador, and VP of Membership for Alpha Kappa Psi.
Sean Hickey is a senior from Milton, Massachusetts where he is pursuing a degree in Business Administration focusing in Accounting with a minor in Leadership at the University of New Hampshire. Sean has been a member of the Rines Angel Fund since the beginning of his sophomore year and is currently the Head Principal. On campus, Sean is the Head Peer Advisor for the Paul College FIRE Program, Vice President of Alpha Kappa Psi, and serves as an ambassador to Dean Merrill-Sands. Last summer, Sean interned at PwC in their Asset Management Assurance practice. Upon graduation, Sean has accepted a full-time position in their Asset Management Assurance Practice.
Trevor Deane is a junior from Nashua, New Hampshire, pursuing dual degrees in Economics and Political Science. He is driven by his interests in innovation and societal progress. This past summer, he worked as a Portfolio Analyst Intern for ROC USA, Capital, a Concord-based nonprofit that converts manufactured home communities into cooperatives. As a member of the Fund, he has gained valuable perspective on New Hampshire’s developing entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the essential tools businesses need to scale and succeed. He plans to attend law school after the completion of his undergraduate studies.
Jessica Lavallee is from Keene, NH and is currently in her senior year at UNH. Jessica is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Information Systems. Jessica worked as a Claims Intern at Liberty Mutual during Summer 2017 and works as a Technical Support Engineer at LinkeDrive, a Boston tech start-up. Jessica’s next opportunity will be participating in Liberty Mutual’s Analyst Development Program Internship in Boston during summer 2018. Jessica plans to continue gaining invaluable professional experience from her coursework, internships, and as a member of the Fund. Jessica is looking forward to learning more about early stage investments and the research and analytics that support angel investment decisions.
Amanda Lee is a junior from Bedford, New Hampshire. She is pursuing a major in Business Administration with an option in Accounting and a minor in International Affairs. She is spending this year studying abroad in Paris, France and Sydney, Australia. Amanda is excited to continue learning more about angel investing and the different companies in the New England area.
Ky Duyen “Nina” Nguyen is ethnically Vietnamese, born in Moscow, Russia. She is a member of the Class of 2020 pursuing a Business Administration degree with concentrations in Finance and Information Systems. Having lived in both developed and developing countries, witnessing societal challenges firsthand, she recognizes the significance of social entrepreneurship for economic development. She joined the Fund to gain insight on how businesses can succeed in pursuit of helping others and is looking forward to further expanding her knowledge of early stage investments.
Matthew Ross is a junior enrolled at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in both Accounting and Finance. Matt resides in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For the past year, he has worked as an Economic Development Intern for the Town of Exeter, New Hampshire. While working for the Town of Exeter, he constructed many reports which have been used for identifying areas, from both macro and micro perspectives, in which the town, its property owners, and its properties can grow and prosper. Upon graduation, Matt plans to obtain his CPA, with a potential move to a consulting role later in his life. Matt joined the Rines Angel Fund to explore and develop skills in the fields of angel and venture capital investments and to better understand the mindsets and strategies of entrepreneurs seeking funding for growth opportunities.
Jordan Sardo is a sophomore from Glastonbury, Connecticut. He is pursuing a dual degree in Economics and Finance through the Peter T. Paul College of Business. Jordan strives to utilize his various interests and enthusiasm for angel investing to further the Fund and continue to learn about the quickly growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition to the Fund, Jordan is a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi, and is involved in Trash 2 Treasure, an initiative with the mission of assisting students, UNH and the local community in reducing waste. Being a new associate, he is excited to see where the Fund will take him in his first year.
Colin Small is a junior from Los Altos, California. He is currently studying computer science in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Colin hopes to bring technical experience to discussions, decisions, and research of the Fund. From Silicon Valley, Colin is excited to be involved in the private equity space prevalent in his home region and aspires to bring home experience working from a VC’s perspective.
Dylan Wheeler is a junior Hamel Scholar from Bow, New Hampshire, and is pursuing Information Technology and Philosophy degrees with a focus in Business Administration. He founded Triumph Software LLC his freshman year and launched a professional development logging tool, Loggit, that serves over 400 educators across New Hampshire and tracks over 15,000 hours of professional development. Through university programs like the i2Passport and the Holloway Competition in addition to internship experience at Oracle Corporation, Dylan has embraced the entrepreneurial mindset and continuously strives to craft better software. He looks forward to using his background in technology to help the Fund make strategic investments in startups.
Christin Badylak-Reals, from Plymouth, NH, is an entrepreneurially-spirited mechanical engineering senior and University Innovation Fellow. She is passionate about communicating climate change mitigation solutions and has done so through internships with National Grid, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Christin joined the Rines Angel Fund eager to understand private equity investing and further develop her real-world business skills. She hopes to inspire other women to take charge of their financial independence.
Rebecca Bailey is a senior from Brunswick, Maine. She is majoring in Business Administration with options in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies. Rebecca is also the secretary of Alpha Kappa Psi, UNH's co-ed business fraternity and is an Ambassador for Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands. This past summer, she interned as a Client Strategist for The VIA Agency, an advertising agency in Portland, ME. She hopes to continue analyzing markets through the Rines Fund and aspires to pursue her own business venture focused on sustainability.
Samantha Carlen is a junior from Amherst, New Hampshire pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. This upcoming summer, she is joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, MA as a Core Tax intern. As a second year associate in the Rines Angel Fund, Samantha is thrilled to be working alongside so many motivated and like-minded individuals to make an impact on the start-up culture of New Hampshire and the Northeast.
Zachary Doss is a rising junior in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, where he is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. Originally from Hopkinton, MA, he currently serves as the Chapter Historian and Recruitment Chair for Tau Kappa Epsilon, and looks to utilize the leadership skills he gained from these experiences in the field of accountancy. Zach has interest in working for a professional services firm upon graduation, pursuing a career as a CPA. Zach joined the Rines Angel Fund because he is intrigued by the passion associated with start-ups and building up something that is your own, and was eager to learn about what differentiates a successful start-up from its competition
Annie Henry is a junior pursuing a business administration degree focused in international business and economics. During her time studying at Paul College she has discovered a passion for economics and business development. She hopes to apply this passion in a global career geared towards environmental or social innovation. Her involvement in the Rines Angel Fund has helped open her eyes to the excitement of the start-up world, which she wishes to get involved in after she graduates. Annie hopes to someday own her own business or found a non-profit organization.
Liz Lahti is from Lunenburg, MA. She is going into her senior year studying Environmental Engineering. She studied abroad to Newcastle, Australia in her junior year. Liz has worked for a Amec Foster Wheeler, a consulting company, and Cianbro working as a project engineer on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. She continues her 4th Year doing research under Dr. Malley. Liz aspires to own her own business in the engineering sector and hopes to bring a different perspective to The Fund.
Chris Leondires is a Senior studying Accounting and Finance. He is from Atkinson, New Hampshire and is currently in his second year with the Fund. In addition to the Fund, Chris works as a Research Analyst Intern at Technology Business Research and serves as the Vice President of his fraternity, Sigma Beta. He hopes to work at a public accounting firm upon graduation and eventually get involved with investment property. Chris enjoys the Fund for the invaluable real-world experience it offers and is excited to apply his knowledge and interests to potential investments opportunities.
Will McConville is a senior from London, Ontario, pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a focus in both Finance and Accounting. Outside of Will's involvement in the Fund, he is a member of the UNH Alpine Ski Team, and a Paul College Peer Advisor. Beyond his athletic and academic passions, Will enjoys engaging in campus intramurals and community service through the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Will recently completed an internship with EY, in their Toronto office’s Assurance division. He joined the Fund to further explore his interests in finance and entrepreneurial innovation, alongside a diverse collection of motivated peers.
Steven McKeen is from Westford Massachusetts. He is a sophomore pursing a degree in economics and business administration with an option in marketing. Last summer he worked in Alaska at a hotel. Working in Alaska taught him how to be more resourceful and how to work around problems. In the future, he wants to work in marketing consulting. Through the Rines Fund, he wishes to gain an insight into small businesses and how they grow and capture markets.
Jamie Nelson is a junior Business Administration student with a focus in Entrepreneurial studies and dual minor in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. Growing up in Deerfield NH, he started an Ice-cream boat business in middle school that he continues to operate today. He also founded a light construction and landscape business that has led to his current roll as Construction Manager for Sunrise Meadow Senior Housing. During his Sophomore year at UNH, Jamie was Chairman of The UNH Entrepreneurship Club. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors, running, skiing and biking. Jamie joined the Rines Angel Fund to learn more about the key components to funding a viable start-up.
Rachel Yee is originally from Brewster, New York. She is a member of the Class of 2020 and is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Rachel plans to participate in undergraduate research during her time at UNH. She considers herself to be a meticulous and motivated individual who values innovation and opportunity. Rachel is interested in the emerging biotechnology industry and is aiming to immerse herself within it post-graduation. She joined the Rines Angel Fund in hopes to gain insight and hands on experience about start-up culture, entrepreneurship, investment processes and private equity.