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.

OUR TEAM

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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.

 
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Heather Gregory - Owner & Executive Director

Heather Gregory is a community organizer and entrepreneur with a background in nonprofit management, operations, administration, event planning, and program development. Heather has served as the Director of Stoke since January 2017. Prior to that she was the 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. Heather has a BS in Architecture from the University of Texas in Austin.

 
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Laci Kettavong - Marketing & Community Coordinator

Laci Kettavong joined Stoke in August 2018. She is a writer and educator with a background in technical writing, content strategy, web usability, marketing, and sustainability reporting and consulting.

Laci earned an MA in Professional and Technical Communication and an MA in Philosophy, concentrated in environmental ethics, from the University of North Texas. She lives in Denton and works on website content projects outside of work at Stoke and as an adjunct professor.