Trail Guides

Whether you’re launching a new business, navigating a legal dispute, or simply have questions about the entrepreneurial landscape, our network of experienced mentors is here to help!

We understand that entrepreneurial challenges can be complex and overwhelming, which is why we’re thrilled to offer this service to Trailhead members, entirely free of charge. Our mentors are seasoned professionals with expertise spanning various fields, and they are dedicated to supporting Trailhead members in their journey towards success.

Date and Time

Office Hour Dates and Times Vary by Mentor
30 minute sessions

Location

Trailhead Boise
500 South 8th Street
Boise, ID, 83702

1. Browse Our Available Mentors: Take your time to review our mentors’ profiles and find the perfect match for your needs.

2. Schedule a Session: Simply click the “View Availability” button on your chosen mentor’s profile to book a mentorship session that suits your availability.

3. Connect and Learn: Meet with your mentor at Trailhead, discuss your challenges, and receive valuable insights to help you advance in your entrepreneurial journey.

Entrepreneurship + Leadership
Legal + Compliance
Technology + Health Tech
Operations + Business Management
Marketing + Brand Development
Finance + Investment
Human Resources
Entrepreneurship + Leadership
Entrepreneurship + Leadership
Legal + Compliance
Technology + Health Tech
Operations + Business Management
Marketing + Brand Development
Finance + Investment
Human Resources

Jacob Grinwis

Director of Operations at Trailhead, Adjunct Professor at Boise State University

Industry: Entrepreneurship, Non-Profits, Education
Areas of Expertise:
Business Management, Entrepreneurial Support, Community Engagement, Education, and Information Technologies Management.

Office Hours: Third Wednesday of Each Month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Biography: Jacob Grinwis, Director of Operations at Trailhead and Adjunct Professor at Boise State University, holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Business Economics.

Passionate about fostering Boise’s entrepreneurial community, he dedicates himself to making a positive impact in the city’s growing ecosystem. Beyond Trailhead, Jacob contributes as a member of the advisory council at Par Terre Winery, leveraging his business expertise and teaching information technologies management to undergraduates at Boise State University.

Mentor Coming Soon!

Industry: Legal & Compliance
Areas of Expertise:
Employment Law, Privacy Regulations, Litigation Support, Compliance Management, Risk Assessment

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Perkins Coie LLP

Law Firm

Industry: Legal Services
Areas of Expertise:
Corporate and General Business Needs, Commercial and Government Contracts, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Finance—Private and Public, Regulatory, Intellectual Property Protection and Defense, Labor and Employment, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate.

Office Hours: First Thursday of Each Month from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Biography: Perkins Coie is proud to be part of the flourishing business landscape in Boise and its vibrant entrepreneurial community. We are excited to offer our attorneys’ time for Office Hours mentorship sessions, where they will be available to provide valuable guidance and support to the entrepreneurial community. Whether you’re looking for advice on business strategies, legal complexities, or entrepreneurship, our team is here to assist you in reaching your goals and achieving success.

Annika Kalac

Marketing & Member Manager at Trailhead

Industry: Marketing
Areas of Expertise:
Social media marketing, email marketing, graphic design, visual storytelling

Office Hours: First Wednesday of Each Month from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Biography: I have a 5 years of experience in marketing and graphic design – from brand design and development to social media campaigns, creating intentional, people-driven marketing and brand assets is something I’m passionate about.

Mentor Coming Soon!

Industry: Marketing
Areas of Expertise:
Brand Development, Market Research, Advertising, Influencer Partnerships, Marketing Analytics

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Janessa White

CEO of Simply Eloped

Industry: Events & Weddings
Areas of Expertise:
Events, Weddings, Company Culture, Management, Leadership

Office Hours: First Friday of Each Month from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Biography: Janessa is the Co-founder and CEO of Simply Eloped, the largest elopement company in the world. Her business has been around for 7 years and she’s made every mistake under the sun, but is as happy as a clam doing what she does. She is passionate about her biz and team, but also on fire for helping other entrepreneurs bring their visions to life (without making all of the mistakes she has). If you ever have a question, feel free to reach out to her @ ceojanessa on instagram and tiktok.

Mentor Coming Soon!

Industry: Entrepreneurship & Leadership
Areas of Expertise:
Innovation Management, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Change Management, Mentorship

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In Time Tec – Sean Fuller

Industry: Software & Technology

Areas of Expertise:
Information Technologies Management, Software Development, Startup Growth Strategies, Product Innovation, Tech Leadership

Office Hours:
Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Biography: I have dedicated the last four years to my role at In Time Tec, where I’ve found immense satisfaction in tackling the intricate challenges of software development. My journey into the world of programming was ignited when I assembled my first computer from individual components. Despite initial struggles with boot-up issues, I embraced the opportunity to delve into error troubleshooting. This experience not only strengthened my resilience but also fueled my passion for problem-solving and navigating the intricacies of computer systems.
At In Time Tec, I am excited to collaborate with my colleagues, leveraging my expertise to pair individuals seeking mentorship with the most fitting mentors. This endeavor reflects my commitment to fostering growth and collaboration within the dynamic field of software development.

Mentor Coming Soon!

Industry: Technology & Biotech
Areas of Expertise:
Medical Research, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Development, Healthcare Innovation, Regulatory Compliance

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Industry: Finance & Investment
Areas of Expertise:
Accounting, Market Analysis, Angel Investing, Risk Management, Portfolio Diversification

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Mentor Coming Soon!

Industry: Finance & Investment
Areas of Expertise:
Financial Planning, Investment Strategies, Venture Capital, Fundraising, Wealth Management

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Mentor Coming Soon!

Industry: Human Resources & Organizational Development
Areas of Expertise:
Talent Acquisition, HR Strategy, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, Organizational Culture

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Mentor Coming Soon!

Industry: Human Resources & Organizational Development
Areas of Expertise:
Training & Development, HR Compliance, Diversity & Inclusion, Conflict Resolution, HR Technology

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Disclaimer: The mentorship program at Trailhead is designed to offer guidance and general information to our members. While our mentors are seasoned professionals, their advice and insights are not intended to replace professional legal, financial, or business counsel. Engaging with a mentor does not establish a client-mentor relationship, guarantee specific outcomes, or constitute formal advice.

By participating in the mentorship program, you acknowledge that Trailhead, its mentors, and affiliates are not liable for any errors, omissions, or consequences that may result from your reliance on the information and guidance provided during mentorship sessions. It is essential to consult with appropriate professionals for tailored advice regarding your specific circumstances.

Furthermore, Trailhead disclaims responsibility for any legal matters or issues that may arise as a result of your mentorship interactions. You agree to hold Trailhead and its mentors harmless from any claims or liabilities associated with such matters or issues. Always consult with qualified experts for advice related to legal, financial, and business decisions.

Your success is important to us, and our mentorship program is designed to support your journey. However, it’s vital to seek independent professional advice for your specific needs and circumstances.