President and Director of ISU Research Park
Sanders has an extensive professional background that includes working in local government, association management, business development and higher education.
Rick and his wife Calli have lived in Ames since 2003 after stops in Alabama, Montana and Maine. They are the proud parents of 3 adult children. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, ISU sporting events and quiet time on the deck.
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Chief Relationship Officer (CRO) – Director of Campus & Business Engagement
A proud ISU graduate, she returned to Ames after previously living in Missouri, Vermont, California, Washington, Germany, and England. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, riding her bike, teaching and practicing yoga, and attending sporting events.
Manager of Facilities Services
Michele has seen the ISU Research Park grow from two buildings to the current expansion. She is excited to see the continued growth as the park reaches new heights.
When she’s not at work, Michele enjoys being active. She also enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones.
The majority of Becky’s working career has been spent in executive support roles in a variety of industries; Insurance, Agriculture, and City and State Education. Becky started at Iowa State in 2000 at the College of Veterinarian Medicine. She also worked at the Ames Community School District for 9 years. In 2013 she returned to Iowa State in the President’s office and transitioned over to EDIR which lead her to her current role with the Research Park in 2019.
Growing up in South Dakota and having lived in Minnesota, Illinois and Kansas, Becky and her husband Shane have lived in Ames since 2000. They have 2 adult children and 1 grandchild. They love spending time with family and friends and being at their cabin in Northern Minnesota.
Marty Noe started with the ISURP in fall of 2020 as the Building Services Maintenance Technician. Marty served 12 years in the National Guard. His service in the military has equipped him for his position at the Research Park. Marty’s background is in manufacturing and maintenance.
When Marty is not at the Research Park, he spends time with his kids and perfecting his craft woodworking in Gilbert, Iowa.
He is a proud Ames native and ISU alumni with experience in operations, procurement, property management, contracting, and project management. Kyle enjoys golfing, spending time with his wife and newborn daughter, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones.
Bethany is an ISU Alumni and Ames native who recently joined the Research Park team as an Administrative Assistant. A passion for helping others succeed has led her through ten years of customer centric roles in a variety of industries; Agriculture, E-commerce, hospitality, technology and healthcare. Bethany has previously enjoyed being an active member of employee engagement groups and is looking forward to bringing her enthusiasm to ISURP.
After adventuring in Colorado for 4 years, Bethany returned to her Ames roots in 2020. Over the years, she has treasured her time assisting her father with his local businesses. In Bethany’s free time, she enjoys hiking, participating in Bike MS, traveling, skiing and spending time with her 4 nieces.
Lehr is from Fort Dodge, Iowa. She is a member of the University Swim and Dive Team. Aside from swimming, Lehr has been a member of The Student Athlete Advisory Committee since her freshman year, and this year she serves as President. In her free time, Lehr enjoys hanging out with friends or riding her bike.
Sarah is looking forward to helping plan events for the Research Park and to grow her skills during her final year at Iowa State.
Eric was born and raised in Ames, Iowa, and has been a member of the Ames community for all of his life. He is looking forward to working with and learning from all of the great people at the ISU Research Park.
Leyla is from Ankeny, Iowa. On-campus, she is a leader for the campus ministry Salt Company. In her free time, Leyla enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and hanging out with her friends. She is excited to join the community at the Research Park and develop her knowledge and experience by working alongside staff and the other interns.
Casey lives in Ames, Iowa. He is involved with the Salt Company and plans on joining the Sports Business Club and the Golf Club. Casey enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with friends. He is looking forward to building new relationships along with developing skills to help him in his future career.