David Hirschberg, PhD
Founder & CEO
Head Scientist and Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma; Science and Technology advisor supporting the Joint Program Executive Office and Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC, US Army RDECOM).
Dr. Hirschberg is the visionary founder and leader of RAIN. A Tacoma native, he created RAIN to drive BioTech jobs and companies in Tacoma. His vast network of scientific collaborators extend across the US and to nations around the world.
Mandy Galuszka, MS Ed
M.Ed. from Walden University.
Mandy graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Biology and has taught high school and middle school science for 13 years. She collaborates with local educational organizations to perform STEAM outreach for local schools.
University of Oregon.
Rebekah was an HR & Account manager for a national finance company and started a successful bookstore in Illinois that she sold prior to joining the RAIN team. She manages all RAIN finances, our FoodLab, and many other business team functions.
Chief Operations Officer
BA (Finance, Summa) at UW Tacoma.
Dane earned Summa Cum Laude and "Most likely to be a CEO" at the Milgard School of Business where he earned a BBA with a focus in finance, and a minor global engagement through the UWT Global Honors program. Dane was the recipient of the 2018 Rising Star Award from the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce.
Head of Facilities and Engineering
Chief Executive Officer of Footprint Bioscience.
Josh graduated from Evergreen State College in BioChemistry. He has started several companies and currently runs a botanical company. He serves many roles at RAIN, including research in plant cell lines, management of interns, and can fix everything that breaks.
Judy Nguyen, PhD
Head of Scientific Research
PhD (BCMB, Neuroscience) from John Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Nguyen is a molecular biologist with an interest in developing detection methods for health- or environmentally-related targets. She previously worked to characterize a novel gene using mutational analysis and investigated previously uncharacterized behavior by glia cells in the nervous system. Dr. Nguyen works to expand the life sciences capabilities for the region and to provide scientific opportunities for students and military members and their families.
Kristine Grace, DDS, MS, MBA
Director of Marketing
Director of Marketing at IntellaHealth, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Medical Teams Intl, Entrepreneur.
After completing a Masters degree in Cellular Biology and residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kristine went to private practice in Pierce County for 18 years. She retired after completing a MBA and started several companies. She is passionate to grow BioTech in her hometown of Tacoma.