Years ago, I returned to Tacoma with a dream of starting a life science incubator that would educate students, grow jobs, and turn out start-up companies for our region. RAIN is the recognition of that dream. My strength is in creating innovative spaces where people can collaborate develop skills and invent useful tools. RAIN is about rapid prototyping of ideas, demonstration of technology to investors and solutions to local problems. RAIN is about fundamental work from the bottom up. We want to be Tacoma’s hometown innovation center, a proving ground for technical expertise. We are developing human capital for the community.
Director of Operations, Ms. Reche is an accomplished operations specialist who is focused on developing RAIN as it grows from a small non-profit to a Research and Development hub for Tacoma. She is a dedicated manager with excellent organizational and financial skills who is focused on diversity and inclusion in building equity in scientific opportunities for local youth.
Community Outreach Specialist, Mr. Penn is an accomplished advocate for the Tacoma community and brings to RAIN a strong background in communications, information technology, and audio-visual production and development. He is a musician, singer songwriter and producer and has taught classes on these topics.