Carter Crockett, Ph.D., Director
Carter grew up in Paso Robles, California, and spends a lot of time practicing, studying, writing and teaching entrepreneurship. Carter is a practitioner at heart, one that is passionate about virtuous ventures and prefers to lead by example. His most recent start-up is Karisimbi Business Partners, a socially-motivated management consulting firm based in Rwanda. At Gordon, Carter serves as Founding Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, where his primary responsibility is to identify future founders and transform ideas into new ventures.
Stephanie Antoncci, Program Manager and Director of Elevate
Stephanie serves as both the Program Manager for the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership during the school year and the Director of Elevate Leadership Lab during the summer. She grew up in Central Asia, but most recently calls Wenham, MA her home. If you ask her, she says that she stumbled upon entreprenurship and fell in love with unconventional methods before knowing what it was called. Faciltating oppurtunities for students to learn how to utilize their strengths, work collaboratively, and develop as thought leaders and change makers is what excites her most about her job. When she’s not making spreadsheets and daydreaming about how to grow the many programs that CEL puts on, you might find her riding her moped around the North Shore or planning her next trip abroad.
Isabel Packevicz, Intern, Program Coordinator
Isabel grew up as a global nomad of sorts, floating between cities in China, America and occasionally Thailand. She is in the process of completing a Biblical Studies major, but her interests range all over the map. She loves the silliness and laughter that comes alongside the process of creation, and has a passion for involving all people in the therapeutic process of creating something new. She believes strongly in the idea that relationships are the best bridge builders, and her desire to help people understand and know one another through relationship and connection is something she hopes to bring to the position of Program Coordinator with CEL. She also has a fierce passion for Environmental Advocacy and has a dream of one day owning a permaculture farm where she can spend her days playing with chickens and singing to baby carrots.
Anna Yeo, Intern, Adversiting and Marketing
Bringing her strong belief in the power of good design, Anna Yeo works with CEL to bring consistent branding and innovative concepts to the table. She is a senior design student from Northern Virginia and Taiwan and has served as a leader for Gordon's International Students, the Student Design Agency, and has experienced some of the challenges working (and living) in another culture. She’s passionate about the change startups can make when cultural context and humility are active. After Gordon, she dreams of working for design firms, attending graduate school, and flying overseas to join a nonprofit organization in their journey.
Carter Reynolds, Intern, Social Media
Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Carter is excited to use his love of photography and people to help the CEL team continue to thrive this year as it's Social Media Intern. A recent transfer student, Carter grew up with his three siblings in a small town on the shoreline of Connecticut, participating actively in competitive athletic programs. Originally recruited to Trinity College for lacrosse, he has followed the call to finish his Political Science degree at Gordon. Over the past few years, Carter has found himself balancing jobs between the corporate world and the outdoor guiding industry. The merging of his enthusiasm for the outdoors and entreprenuership can be summarized in one word: adventure. He loves to capture beautiful images and share them with the world in hopes of encouraging others to explore more and challenge themselves in beautiful, new settings, whether that be the top of a mountain or a risk-it-all start up.
Katie Figueroa, Teaching Assistant
Katie grew up in Carmel, New York with her entrepreneurial-minded parents and three siblings. She is currently a Senior at Gordon College working towards a degree in Communication Arts with a minor in Business Administration. She has a passion for trying and learning new things, long walks on the beach (see photo to the right), and the education system in America. She aspires to work in education to make sure children have outlets to be creative while continuing to learn. Katie has enjoyed being a part of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership by participating in the Social Venture Challenge, attending Open Coffee, and most recently, attending Praxis Academy; a five-day immersive learning experience focused on the intersection of theology, culture, and entrepreneurship. Katie is very excited to take on a new role this year and serve as the Teacher’s Assistant for CEL courses.