About KIC


To cultivate an innovative business ecosystem inspired by mountain town living. Our mission is based on four foundational pillars:

  1. Mentorship: Create connection and economic synergies by leveraging the local intellectual capital to provide world class consulting services to growing companies
  2. Capital Solutions:  Match angel investors and other funding sources with the needs of growing companies.
  3. Community Building: Inspire innovation and career mobility within the majestic natural setting of the Ketchum/Sun Valley community
  4. Education: Provide programs and events that inspire, inform, educate and promote long-term growth, success and work/life balance


KIC is the epicenter of connection and support for existing and startup businesses in the Sun Valley region, renowned throughout the country as a beacon for work/life balance.text here...



Meet the KIC Leadership Team

Kathryn Kemp Guylay, CEO
Entrepreneur, Author
Make Everything Fun  

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Leigh Barer, Associate Director
PR & Communications Expert
Barer Communications  

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Rick LeFaivre, Chairman of the Board
40 years of accomplishment as a computer scientist, professor, R&D executive, venture investor

Cheryl Allaire, Esq., Secretary
Partner, Mathieu, Ranum & Allaire, PLLC

Kim Leone Castellano, Events Committee Chair
Founder and Chief Inventor at Fashion First Aid

Cece Gassner, Development Committee Chair
Division of Research and Economic Development
Director, Economic Development, Boise State University

Christy Anna Gerber, Mentorship Committee Chair
Executive Coach 

Tatyana Gray, Capital Solutions Committee Chair
Founder, SHOOTessa.com

Courtney Hamilton
Ketchum City Council Member
Home Energy Auditor & Office Manager, John Reuter Greenworks

Jan Hegewald, Community Outreach Chair
Resource Development Manager, College of Business – Western Governors University

Gary Lipton
Ketchum URA Board Member
Owner, Lipton Fine Arts

Christopher Mullen, Marketing Chair
Marketing Consultant, Idaho Mountain Express

Matt Wellner, Treasurer

CFO Marketron Broadcast Solutions

Dan Vallimarescu, Friends of the KIC
& National Outreach Chair
Advisory Board Chair, BUILD NYC; Advisor, BusinessAdvising.org