iSPI staff.


a small but mighty team.

creating a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem

Trish Schlobohm serves as Business Incubation Program Coordinator at Innovate Springfield, which means she wears all the hats. She grew up in nearby Petersburg but spent most of the last two decades in Portland, OR before returning to Central Illinois in 2017. While living in Oregon, she earned an undergraduate degree in Organismal Biology and a Master of Science Teaching degree, both from Portland State University. She is delighted to be working for an organization that has such a clearly positive impact on the local community, due to its mission to support local entrepreneurs and increase equity. When not at work doing the job she adores at Innovate Springfield, Trish spends her time   cooking, gardening, birding, hiking, hanging with family, co-leading her daughter's Girl Scout troop, mastering her fermentation skills, and otherwise doing her best to live a life full of gratitude and creativity. Returning to Springfield has been a joy - especially the opportunity to participate in the vibrant and dedicated downtown Springfield community and support local economic development.
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all images graciously provided by the talented, Patrick Russell.