Aaron X. Mikulich - Design
Aaron has a BFA in Graphic Design from Colorado State University and has been designing websites and UI/UX for custom software applications for over 17 years. He spends his free time with his wife and two kids as well as collecting vinyl records, riding his vintage Vespa, skateboarding, and drawing.
Adam Yacko - Systems Administrator
Adam has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. Prior to joining Novus, Adam worked as a Help Desk analyst in the real estate industry where he worked his way up into a Systems Administrator position. In his spare time, Adam enjoys traveling with his wife, watching movies, reading and completing projects around the house.
Alvaro Borjas - Receiving Clerk
Alvaro joined the shipping team in July 2013. Prior to working at Novus, Alvaro was a Shipping Manager for Colorado’s largest E-bay firm. Alvaro brings with him multiple years of related experience. His leisure pursuits include martial arts, basketball, football and hiking. He and his wife are excited to welcome their newest child into the world and are very eager to meet her.
Anna Schauble - Senior Accountant
Anna has a BA in Business from the University of Puget Sound. Prior to working at Novus, she worked at headquarters for a large beauty supply chain in Denton, TX. Married with three kids (all boys), she is busy outside of work watching whatever sport her kids are currently playing, camping, reading, and making more boxes of mac and cheese and bowls of cereal than she ever imagined!
Bradley Jones - Professional Research Assistant
Bradley attended Colorado State University where he received a BS in Biochemistry and a MS in Neuroscience. Bradley is an avid sports fan and loves to watch and play all sports. In his free time he enjoys the great outdoors, if the Broncos are not playing.
Brandon Kelton - Software Development Manager
Over the past 18 years I have worked for two separate companies and, for each, have taken departmental needs and converted them into software solutions that have saved and made companies millions of dollars through automation and information management. I have a tenacity for visualizing a system, seeking out modern methods of implementation and developing an organic solution. When I started with Novus Biologicals, I saw a need for automating product input and management, inclusive of manipulating images in mass and uploading and updating products in mass. This resulted in the Product Central interface. I am currently leading the Littleton internal systems development team in Project Aero, the reimagining of Product Central. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, going to the movies, playing with my dogs and taking road trips.
Chandra Gottschling - Product Director
Chandra has a BS in Biology with a Minor in Economics from the University of New Mexico. She has been with Novus since 2005 working as a Research Associate, Project Manager and Product Director. Chandra enjoys reading, snowboarding, camping, and spending time with her family.
Cheryl Ward – Salesforce Administrator
Cheryl is from Colorado, where she received her B.A. from U of Colorado at Boulder. She also studied at the Universitaet Regensburg in Germany where she received her Master’s certificate in Germanic language and history. In her free time, she is an avid weight lifter and book nerd. Oh, and I bleed ORANGE AND BLUE.
Ching Li – Senior Technical Support Representative
Ching holds a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry. He has worked at many academic and biotech institutes such as Yale University School of Medicine, USA and National Chen Kung University College of Medicine, Taiwan, and biotech institutes in the States and abroad over 25 years. After moving to Denver a few years ago, he had worked as a freelance representative for a language interpretation and translation service for local hospitals and clinics before joining Novus. Ching enjoys cooking and baking at home in his leisure time.
Chris Hutton - Systems Administrator
Chris is from Laramie, Wyoming where he worked for the University of Wyoming as a Computer Support Specialist. He specialized in Desktop Support and worked on the the Databases. In his free time, he enjoys tinkering with his car and drag racing at Bandimere. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. He is also a Bronco and Avalanche fan.
David Sedan-Bradley - Domestic Shipping
David has six years experience in the shipping/receiving industry. In his free time he enjoys all things outdoors, softball, soccer, golf and pretty much anything that keeps him active.
David Walden - Operations Executive (Novus Europe)
David has been in the customer service industry for the last 15 years working in the prestige market. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and making furniture.
Dianne Hernandez - Research Associate
Dianne graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Prior to joining Novus Biologicals, Dianne was an intern at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine studying the autophagy pathway. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the violin and spending time with her family.
Dustin Poage - System Developer
Dustin was born and raised in Littleton, CO and currently resides in Parker with his wife and two boys. He attended DeVry University in Westminster and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and Technology at the top of his class with Cum Laude status. He developed an autonomous Go Kart for his senior project. While working at Accelerated Data Systems, Inc. he gained extensive experience with SQL and application development. The development he was involved in included maintaining, enhancing, and creating new applications for Debt Collection. He also streamlined the ability for collectors to intelligently pursue accounts by integrating TransUnion and Experian web services into their legacy and management applications. Dustin also automated several processes utilizing multiple languages and databases to alleviate various workloads for other individuals within the company. Dustin’s hobbies include BMX Racing, Freestyle jumping, attending concerts, block parties with friends and family, and enhancing his car.
Gary Mack - Laboratory Manager
Gary has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Novus team Gary worked in protein diagnostics in Boulder and in biological product production in Denver. When not in the lab, Gary can be found soaking up the Colorado sunshine.
Grace Li – SRM Associate
Grace received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining SRM team full time, she worked part-time in Customer Service. She enjoys listening music from different countries and languages, wheel-throwing porcelain, watching forensic/anthropology shows, reading tons of romance novels, and cuddling my family rabbit Chico.
Greg Forney - Junior Web Developer
Greg has a bachelor’s of science in biochemistry and a certificate of entrepreneurship and innovation from Purdue University. Prior to Novus, he carried out cell culture studies in a cancer research lab for 2 years. Additionally Greg competed in several business plan and entrepreneurship competitions at Purdue, taking second place at their annual Elevator Pitch Competition in 2013. He is passionate about applying scientific literacy to business projects. Outside of the office, Greg enjoys rock climbing, SCUBA diving, snowboarding, and cooking.
Janet Whiting - Purchasing Specialist
Janet is currently working toward receiving her Bachelors in Business Administration with a minor in marketing from Regis University. Janet also works part-time as a realtor. Previously, she worked for a graphics company in Fort Collins, CO. She likes to spend her free time with friends and family, hiking with her dog, snowboarding, and traveling.
Jill Jenkins - Research Associate
Jill received a BS in Biology with a minor in Molecular Biology from New Mexico State University. Prior to coming to Novus, she worked in customer service, but always had a love of science. In her spare time she likes to play tennis, hike, listen to live music, read a good book or play with her dog Shay and cat Finnegan.
Julie Nishida - Accountant I
Julie has a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish from Colorado State University. She joined the staff at Novus Biologicals in 2008. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her husband, three kids, and two dogs, and loves traveling.
Kelsey Haynes - Technical Customer Service Representative
Kelsey recently graduated with a BS in Biology from NDNU and moved to Denver shortly after. In her spare time she loves backpacking, climbing, snowboarding and watching hockey.
Kendra Repstine - Financial Report Manager
Kendra joined the Novus team in 2001. Kendra has attended courses at Arapahoe Community College in pursuit of her accounting degree. She worked in early childhood education before joining Novus. In her spare time, Kendra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching Bronco games and traveling.
Kim Mesman - Marketing Manager/Graphic Design
Kim holds a BFA in Graphic Design and a Minor in Business Management from Louisiana Tech University. Prior to joining Novus in 2005, Kim was a freelancer and designer for various companies in the U.S. Born and raised in the south, she is a die hard New Orleans Saint/LSU fan and loves anything outdoors, sports, traveling, beaches, vintage shopping, transforming old furniture, pomeranians, fleur de lis, happy hours and pretty much any creative hobby available.
Lisa Ikariyama - Search Engine Marketing
Lisa holds her BA in Business Administration from Colorado State University. In her spare time she loves to read, bake, travel and enjoy the Colorado outdoors.
Meggie Buckley - International Customer Service Representative
Meggie joined Novus in 2006 to handle customer service relationships. Prior to joining Novus Meggie lived in San Diego working for a pharmaceutical company. Meggie has attended courses at Metro State University. In her spare time Meggie enjoys going to Bronco games and traveling.
Monica LaHaye - Licensing Manager
Monica has a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining Novus, Monica worked as a Licensing Coordinator at a biotechnology company in California. In her spare time, Monica enjoys snowboarding, hiking, traveling and cooking.
Nicole Widmer - Accounting Manager
Nicole has a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish from the University of Denver. Prior to working at Novus, she was an accountant and financial analyst in the real estate industry. In her spare time she enjoys camping, snowboarding, rock climbing, reading, crafts, and completely spoiling her niece.
Paul Spear - Product Manager
Paul earned his doctoral degree from Dartmouth College in Immunology where he studied adoptive T cell immunotherapy for cancer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Cornell University. Prior to Novus, Paul held a life sciences sales position, working directly with customers for over 2 years. Outside of Novus, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, including eight brothers and sisters and twenty eight nieces and nephews. He a basketball enthusiast, poet, and lover of all things Southern.
Sam Garcia - Technical Support Team Lead
Sam has a BA in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to working at Novus, she was a research assistant at a small biological company. Outside of work, Sam enjoys dancing, hiking, writing and listening to music, and photography.
Samantha Bowers - Quality Assurance Analyst
Samantha is a transplant from New England and graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After college Samantha worked in two High Throughput Screening labs, University of Colorado – Denver AMC and New York University. In both roles, Samantha contributed to novel cellular-based High Throughput and High Content screens by supporting researchers in assay development, liquid handling robotics, data management and statistical analysis. Outside of work Samantha enjoys hiking with her two dogs, practicing yoga, cooking delicious food, and trying new restaurants.
Slagjana Ikonomovski – Marketing Specialist (Novus Canada)
Slagjana holds a BS in Biology majoring in Biochemistry and Physiology. She has international account management experience in the biotech industry. Outside of work she enjoys raising her family and spending time with friends.
Subhash Gangar - Product Marketing Specialist
Subhash earned his PhD degree in experimental cancer biology and toxicology from Panjab University Chandigarh (India), and then he did his post-doctoral training at School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Denver. Outside of Novus, he enjoys reading, music/movies, cooking and outdoor activities with his beloved wife Asha and little princess Sashi. As a die-hard fan of Men in Blue (Team India), he loves to watch ODIs and T20 international cricket.
Terri Howard - Customer Service
Prior to Novus, Terri worked in a Veterinary office for 8 years and intermittently in Customer Service/data entry for 14 years. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her dogs, cats, birds and horses. She is also a Denver Broncos fan and enjoys walking, keeping active and laughing.
Tim Collamore - Systems Analyst
Tim graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 2010 with a BA in Business. His favorite activities are playing basketball and golf, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and family. He also loves rooting for all Denver sports teams.
Todd Young - Shipping Manager
Todd has 12 years experience in regional operations in regards to distribution and transportation. In his spare time Todd enjoys playing basketball, softball and golf. Todd also enjoys jeeping with his family.
Trent Richardson - Supplier Relationship Team Lead
Trent was born and raised in California and attended Colorado State University where he received a BS in Biological Sciences. Prior to coming to Novus, he worked for several years in an infectious disease screening laboratory for the human organ and tissue donation community. Outside of work, Trent enjoys homebrewing, skiing, photography, surfing and his newfound hobby of scuba diving.
Wendy Johnson - Marketing Assistant
Wendy joined Novus Biologicals in 2007 and has B.A.s in Business Administration and Accounting from Augustana College, IL. Wendy loves the Colorado mountains and spends her free time enjoying all sports with her family.
Zach Brooks - Web Developer
Zach has been developing websites since high school. Starting with a fascination with HTML, he branched out quickly in more robust programming languages. In his free time he enjoys reading, drawing, cooking and spending time with friends.