Get to know the faces and stories of the staff members!
Zach Barricklow is an award-winning entrepreneur and strategist whose work spans twenty years across Fortune 500 consulting, international development, non-profit, and higher education. Zach has a degree in management and philosophy from Hope College, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organizational change at the University of Southern California. Zach is passionate about equitable community economic development. He is an advocate for leveraging education, employer partnerships, and entrepreneurship as tools to foster inclusive wealth.
LeClair Boone, a former 15-year educator, made the career transition into tech through a Software Engineering Program by one of our partners, Per Scholas. LeClair has Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership and Spanish, several years of business experience, and has found her niche in technical curriculum alignment to lay the groundwork for establishing a solid pipeline of technical talent. LeClair is passionate about introducing youth and adults to careers in technology and strengthening technical education connections from pre-K to industry.
Caitlin brings 15-years of experience in the North Carolina High Country, and is a veteran of several non- and for-profits. She earned the Duke Nonprofit Management Certificate and has found a new love for this nonprofit focused in the world of tech.
Caitlin grew up in Charlotte, but earned her BS in sociology, with a concentration in family development, from App State in Boone – and simply didn’t leave! She adores the Northwest NC location and plans to raise her family here!
Caitlin is passionate about connecting people. Her first instinct in all situations is to connect people and programs that will improve their overall quality of life. She is very active in the Wilkes/Ashe/Alleghany area, and has extensive experience, having successfully built relationships with parents, staff, and supporting students in need!
She considers her position at NC Tech Paths the perfect fit for her background!