Stoke is a workspace for startups, entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers, small businesses, and tech-enabled companies located in the ❤️of Denton, TX. It’s where ambition, technology, and a shared desire to impact our community come together. Yes, we're a coworking space, but what we offer is so much more.
Marshall Culpepper - Owner/Mentor
Marshall is the co-founder of both Kubos, a satellite software startup in downtown Denton, and Techmill, a nonprofit organization for Denton tech builders. As the original organizer of the Denton Jelly, LittleDOCC, and Bootstrap Denton, Culpepper is an active member of the Denton Community, mentoring students and local entrepreneurs about writing software and building startups.
Heather Gregory - Director
Heather Gregory is a community organizer and entrepreneur with a background in nonprofit management, small business operations, marketing, event planning, program development, and design.
Heather has served as the Director of Stoke since January 2017. Prior to that she was the Community Coordinator and then Director of SCRAP Denton, a Project Manager at a full-service marketing agency, and the creator and owner of a food cart in Portland, Oregon. She is founder of Denton’s Mini Maker Faire which had its first event in 2015.
Heather has a BS in Architecture from the University of Texas in Austin. She lives in Gainesville with her husband and their daughter where she is pursuing her next entrepreneurial venture as a flower farmer/florist.
Clay Thomas - Marketing Coordinator
Clay creates and manages all the digital strategy for our coworking space. He’s a mixture of digital marketer and web designer, handling both the technical and aesthetic aspects of Stoke's online efforts. He's worked with startups, small businesses, agencies and corporations alike, giving him a unique perspective on the different stages of business.