Alex Evers
Director, Business and Entrepreneurial Services


Alex has hands-on experience buying, building and selling his own businesses. He is passionate about using what he has learned to coach entrepreneurs to thrive no matter where they are in their journey. Some of his accomplishments include serving on the board of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce for four years, graduating from Leadership Stillwater, and being named a Top 10 Leader Under 40. His commitment to both professional excellence and community betterment drives his coaching approach, ensuring entrepreneurs receive expert guidance grounded in real-world experience.

Brad Rickelman
Assistant Director, Business and Entrepreneurial Services


Brad assists new businesses and incubator clients through educational programming and one-on-one consulting in product development and marketing. He recruits new client companies, mentors startups, serves as a community liaison, and teaches entrepreneurship courses. Brad’s background is in product management and B2B marketing.

Erica Pereira
Business and Entrepreneurship Support Specialist


Erica’s goal is to help small businesses and start-ups flourish. After a career in retail and hospitality spanning over two decades, Erica has expertise in customer satisfaction, people operations, profit and loss analysis, and action planning. She has a Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma State University as well as a Certified Professional credential through the Society for Human Resource Management.