Our Team

Come together now

Amazing things can happen when everyone comes together under one roof.

We have a team of entrepreneurs, innovators and problem solvers on hand to help serve clients. Together with partners and resource orgs we serve startups and small businesses throughout southwest Missouri.

Inside a former poultry processing plant in downtown Springfield lies something special.

A business incubator, training center, support network and more.

The efactory opened its doors in March of 2013 with one goal in mind: to serve entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout southwest Missouri. Today our services cover all the bases – everything from office space for growing companies to custom trainings for businesses.

The efactory is proud to be part of the IDEA Commons district, Missouri State University's vision for an urban innovation park.

Rachel Anderson

Director, efactory

Matthew Bowie

Operations Assistant

Lance Coffman

Regional Business Consultant

Brad Davidson

Technology Consultant

Melisa Hamilton


Tara Horton

Training Coordinator

Chrystal Irons

Director, SBTDC & MDI

Peggy Kahre

Accounting Specialist

Arianna Kopplin

Training Assistant

Jacob Kovarik

Graduate Assistant - Regional

Corbin Oliver

Graduate Assistant - Business Projects

Mindy O'Leary

Training Assistant

Paige Oxendine

Program Coordinator

Bethany Schenck

Graduate Assistant - Research

Sandra Smart

Regional Business Consultant

Mikayla Widhalm

Graduate Assistant - Marketing


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