June Clougher: Director
June is the Director of Jump Start Incubator, which provides mentoring and guidance to business startups. The incubator cultivates viable business concepts, offers a foundation of support during clients’ critical initial periods, accelerates the commercialization of those businesses and provides access to office space and meeting facilities. The incubator is a project of Berks County Community Foundation and the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center. June earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Albright College and her MBA from St. Joseph’s University. She has more than 25 years of experience as a controller and chief financial officer for a variety of businesses ranging from manufacturing and construction to banking, logistics and retail. She and her husband also started Edwards Landscape & Nursery almost two decades ago and the business is still growing today. June understands what businesses need to be successful. She has also been active in the community. For instance, she is a former board member at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry and at Berks Women in Crisis, where she also served as board president. She is also a former treasurer of the Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce.
Carolan Gehret: English Education Graduate Assistant
I am definitely working my way backwards in life. I owned and operated a luncheonette in Reading for 17 years until the very strong urge to return to school hit me. I went back full time in 2008 and graduated in 2011 with a bachelors in Secondary Education with a concentration in English. I have been substitute teaching for the last two years in addition to being a logistics coordinator at a company that I worked for all through school. I started going to graduate school last fall and decided that I needed to make a change and concentrate on my masters full time. I am single but spend a lot of time with my sister and her four children. They keep me very busy and entertained. In my spare time I like to read and enjoy activities with my family. I love school and work so I am very excited to be on board with Jump Start Incubator.
Wyatt Haupt: Videography Intern
Biography coming soon.