Meet The Team

Chelsea Phillips | Director of Innevation

As the Director of Innevation, Chelsea oversees the management and day to day operation of The Innevation Center. As part of her role, she strives to create opportunities for local startups, entrepreneurs, investors, educators and government agencies to collaborate and form lasting and beneficial relationships that will move the community forward. Chelsea provides leadership and focus to advance The Innevation Center’s mission of boosting and diversifying the Nevada economy.

Chelsea received her B.S. from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2010. Prior to joining Switch, she worked for the Republican National Committee and the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington DC. Chelsea enjoys spending her free time with family and traveling to new places. She is passionate about creating an innovative and collaborative environment for local businesses, small and large, to flourish.

Nicole Bautz | Innevation Manager

Nicole manages the preparation and execution of all meetings and events that occur at The Innevation Center while simultaneously providing on-site support so that all events run seamlessly. Nicole also serves as the Media Manager, driving content promotion and strategy across all social networks.

Nicole received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University at Buffalo. Prior to joining Switch, Nicole worked for an A/V distribution company managing over fifty vendor marketing budgets, plans, and campaigns. She is passionate about effective communication and putting on outstanding events.

Rosario Rios | Collaboration Coordinator