Aaron X. Mikulich - Web Designer
Aaron has a BFA 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, 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.
Agueda Ruiz - Customer Service Assistant (Novus Europe)
Agueda graduated "late" in life in linguistics and has always worked with languages, in customer service among other areas. In addition to her passion for languages, she is fond of all forms of art, including poetry, music, painting, dance, film and theatre. She enjoys traveling, reading and discussing social and human relationships with friends, as well as aerobics, biking, eating out and going to the park.
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.
Amanda Navarrete–Santos - Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Amanda joined Novus Biologicals in July 2013 with over 10 years’ experience in Office Management and Executive Administrative roles. She prides herself on giving the highest level of support and reliability to her superiors and co- workers. Away from Novus, Amanda spends most her time enjoying her family life as a mother and wife. Aside from that, she also puts her Cosmetology license to good use.
Amelia Zommer - Research Assistant
Amelia is a University of Denver alum, obtaining a BS in Biological Sciences with minors in Psychology and Chemistry in 2009, as well as a MS in Developmental Biology in 2011. Aside from molecular biology research, Amelia is also passionate about conservation biology and species preservation. Outside of lab she enjoys volunteering at the Denver Zoo, practicing yoga, snowboarding, baking, and spending time outside.
Amy Chamberlain-Torres - Director of Commercial Operations – APAC
Amy has an MBA from Daniels College of Business and a BS in Biology from the University of Denver. Amy’s career at Novus began in the lab and most recently included the position of Director of Marketing. Amy is an avid traveler, having spent 15 months circumnavigating the globe with her husband. In her spare time, Amy loves being with family and friends, cooking, hiking and SCUBA diving.
Andrew Cosgrove - Scientific Technical Support Specialist
Andrew was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan and earned his B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan and his M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from Loyola University Chicago. He spent two years as a flow cytometry technician in Boston between schooling. In his free time, Andrew enjoys snowboarding, skiing, playing soccer and baseball and spending time with his pet rat, Ratty Mayonnaise.
Ben Mantle - European Business Development Executive (Novus Europe)
Ben has a BSc in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin. He has academic molecular and cell biology research experience from Leeds and Bradford Universities, as well as more targeted work within medical device R&D, biotech research and pharma drug discovery. Outside of work he is interested in computing and technology, but to relax and unwind likes music, ju jitsu and cycling.
Bill Merritt - Technical Sales Specialist
Bill graduated from Santa Clara University in 2010 with a BS in Bioengineering. He also enjoys spending time in the mountains during the winter skiing and telemark skiing. He likes rooting for all Denver sports teams, watching movies, listening to music, mountain biking, and traveling; as well as long strolls on the beach at sunset.
Braden Waddle - Data Integrity Specialist
Braden has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to joining Novus, he was a Quality Assurance Technician for a company that manufactures electrical wire. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing poker, pool and basketball, as well as listening to music and reading. He also likes to watch movies and is a huge sports fan, especially football and basketball (March Madness is the best time of year!). His favorite teams are the Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets.
Brandon Kelton - Lead Internal Software Engineer
Brandon Kelton has extensive experience in database and application development and technical support. Prior to Novus, he worked for medical hardware and software supplier McKesson where he designed and developed a training, risk, and quality management application now used throughout the company. He is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Outside of work he enjoys going out with friends, watching the new Battlestar Galactica, spending time with family, going to movies, and playing with his dogs.
Cade Bertrand - Strategic Relationship Management Associate
Cade is a CU Boulder Alumni with a degree in biochemistry and molecular/cellular biology. Prior to coming on board here at Novus, he spent 3 years with an environmental lab in Boulder, an environmental remediation firm in Golden and a hazardous waste firm in Denver. He has a passion for home brewing, skiing, mountain biking, and all things sustainable.
Candace Sotwick - Director of Marketing
Candace brings to Novus over 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the Lifescience and biotech industry. She has a degree in Medical Technology from Harper College and a BA in Business from Northeastern Illinois University. In her spare time Candace enjoys spending time with her family and playing tennis, hiking, swimming and just being in the beautiful Colorado out of doors.
Celina McDuffee - Office Administrator (Novus Canada)
Celina was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. She has been an Administrative Assistant for over 7 years in the legal industry and holds a diploma in Travel/Tourism. Celina brings with her a vast knowledge of office administration and event planning. On her days off, Celina enjoys spending time with her family traveling, camping, fishing and geocaching. Celina also has a love for music, movies and making monster toys from her home.
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.
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.
Corey Collins - Marketing Assistant
Corey graduated in 2011 from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a BS of Business Administration in Marketing. Corey played college baseball and is an avid sports fan. Off the field and in his spare time Corey enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time with family and friends.
Daniella Riley - Customer Services Assistant (Novus Europe)
Daniella graduated from Sussex University (UK) in July 2011 with a BSc in Psychology and has developed a love of neuroscience. Her interests outside of work/academia are playing the clarinet, karate, kickboxing, traveling, and spending time with friends at her village pub!
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 Stegemeier - Marketing Manager
David has a BS in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry from Santa Clara University. Prior to joining Novus, he worked as a technical support representative for a small biological company. In his free time, David enjoys living life to its fullest.
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.
Debbie Sayers - Accountant I (Novus Europe)
Debbie has been working within accounts for the past 25 years. The main core of her career was spent with a company in London spanning 18 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children walking, bike rides and going to the cinema.
Emily Jimmerson - Software Engineer
Emily holds a degree in computer science with minors in biology and anthropology. Prior to joining Novus, she worked in the financial services industry as a software engineer, but she has always loved biology. The move to Novus combines the best of both fields, and biotech has been a great fit. Emily enjoys spending time with her dog, singing, taekwondo, kick boxing and skydiving.
Emma Easthope - Technical Support Specialist (Novus Europe)
Emma holds a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Kent and has worked for a diverse range of biotech companies over the past 12 years, including Millennium Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca and Cellzome. Emma is an experienced cell biologist, and is keen to use her scientific knowledge to provide excellent technical support to Novus customers. In her spare time Emma enjoys cooking, hiking, reading and is a Norwich City football fan.
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.
Geoff Loadman - Accounting Manager
Geoff was born in London, England. He graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance. Geoff lived in the Cayman Islands for 2.5 years, before moving to the US in 2008. Outside of work, Geoff enjoys all sports and everything else Colorado has to offer.
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.
Joanna Szulimowski - Regional Manager (Novus Canada)
Joanna has an MSc in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Western Ontario. After graduate school she moved to the US and worked as a research scientist at Rutgers University for several years. She is excited to be back in Canada and working at Novus. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, doing anything outdoors and traveling.
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.
Kelsey Stockbridge - International Shipping Specialist
Kelsey has just returned to Denver from Arizona and is excited to be a part of the Novus family once again. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband, family and friends. She is eager to get back up to the Rockies to enjoy the scenery and fresh mountain air.
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.
Laurence Lamarcq - European Business Development and Marketing Manager (Novus Europe)
Laurence holds a Ph.D. in Medical and Biological Engineering from the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble in France as well as a BSc and MSc in Cell and Molecular Biology from the same University. She completed 2 post-doctoral studies in the USA, at the University of Hawaii and at the University of California San Francisco. She worked for Clontech (TakaraBio) as an R&D Scientist in the Genomics and Cell Biology teams and as a Product Manager both in Mountain View, California and later in Paris, France. She also worked as a Technical Support Specialist for Ambion in Cambridge, UK and as a Key Account Manager for Roche Diagnostics. She loves traveling, outdoor activities with her 9 year old son and riding her YZF 600 Thundercat motorbike.
Lena Auerbach - Customer Service Advisor (Novus Europe)
Lena was born and raised just outside the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Upon meeting her British better half she decided to move to the UK in August 2008. She has held a variety of administrative and customer service positions across a wide range of industry sectors. She has just recently started her career with Novus, joining the Cambridge team in August 2012. Outside of work Lena enjoys reading, baking, traveling and going back to visit family and friends in Denmark.
Lindsey Buffy - Project Accountant
Lindsey started her career in Accounting with Novus Biologicals. Previous to starting at Novus in 2007, she was working for Arapahoe county Probations as a Case Aid. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, traveling, and trying out new restaurants.
Lisa Ikariyama - Search Engine Marketing Specialist
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.
Malorie Conroy - Accountant I
Malorie graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She has been working with Novus since 2006 and started full time in 2013. In her free time, Malorie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching sports and coaching cheerleading.
Margaret Romero - SRM Associate
Prior to joining Novus, Margaret spent 17 years with a local Telecom company specializing in Advertising. Margaret enjoys spending time with her family and the outdoors, specifically her native Colorado mountains.
Matthew Dunn - Customer Support/Operations Assistant (Novus Europe)
Matthew recently completed his college education gaining grades in Psychology, Philosophy and English literature. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, mountaineering, watching films and traveling.
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 - Accountant II
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.
Rachel Giesler - Director of Customer and Technical Service
Rachel has a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She joined Novus in 2008 as an intern while completing her MBA at the University of Denver. Following graduation she joined the Novus team full-time. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Samantha Brock - Professional Research Assistant
Samantha graduated from the University of Denver in June of 2013 with a BS in molecular biology and minors in chemistry, medical physics, and psychology. She is originally from Tampa, Florida and moved to Denver in order to attend college. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, and going on runs. Prior to working at Novus, she worked in an academic lab conducting research on ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases along with working several different customer service jobs.
Sam Garcia - Scientific Technical Support Specialist
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.
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.
Solmaz Alizadeh - Technical Customer Service Specialist (Novus Canada)
Solmaz has an MSc in Pharmacology from University of Toronto and a master’s in Biophysics from Tehran University. She immigrated to Canada almost nine years ago and has been living in Toronto since then. Prior to Novus, she worked as the research coordinator at Mount Sinai Hospital. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with friends.
Stephanie Sargent - Professional Research Assistant
Stephanie graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Biology with minors in Chemistry, Mathematics and Medical Physics. She grew up in Durango, Colorado and moved to Denver to attend school. She previously worked in an academic research lab studying the effects of miRNA regulation on synaptic plasticity and long term memory formation. In her spare time Stephanie likes to run, hike, camp, backpack and rock climb.
Subhash Gangar - Antibody Development Associate
Subhash received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences with focus on Experimental Cancer Biology from Panjab University Chandigarh (India) and then he did post-doctoral training at Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver. Besides attending professional development programs, in his free time, he enjoys reading, movies/documentaries and outdoor activities with his beloved wife as well as his one year old princess Sashi.
Terri Howard - Order Entry Clerk
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 - ERP Operations Specialist
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.
Tom Maslanik - Product Manager
Tom has a BA in biochemistry, an MS and a PhD in Integrative Physiology, and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining Novus, Tom has held various research related positions in academia and at both large and small pharmaceutical companies. In his spare time, Tom can usually be found spending time with his family and friends enjoying the Colorado outdoors.
Uzma Qureshi - Strategic Relationship Management Associate
Uzma holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to Novus, Uzma worked for National Jewish Health and University Hospital as a Student Research Assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, walking and spending time with family and friends.
Vickie Conroy - Accounting Assistant
Prior to joining Novus Biologicals, Vickie spent 13 years as a life and health insurance underwriter for Western Farm Bureau. After having children she worked part-time as an Educational Assistant for Douglas County School Districts for 11 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, playing golf and watching sports.
Wendy Johnson - Marketing Assistant
Wendy has a BA 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 - IT Manager
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.