KCSourceLink Staff

Michael S. Carmona

Michael S. CarmonaNetwork Builder

As the face of KCSourceLink, Michael is a champion of Kansas City’s successful entrepreneurial network. He uses his skills in collaboration, organization and connecting people to bolster resources and build networks.

Having spent more than a decade working with small businesses, Michael has deep experience working with underserved communities. He leverages civic engagement, relationship building and community partnerships to advance entrepreneurship across the region and further develop one of the most well-connected entrepreneur ecosystems in the country.

Man with a (business) plan; the go-to person for KC entrepreneurship (and a good music playlist)


Chante Keller KCSourceLink

Chanté Keller, Network Navigator

Chanté Keller knows someone you should meet. A natural facilitator and listener who has a knack for tending to the heart of the community, Chanté helps people in Kansas City navigate the waters of entrepreneurship by connecting them to the right resource at the right time.

If you need a hand in growing your business or just a shoulder to lean on (or maybe a good laugh), she’s ready to help.

Pro community organizer, master facilitator, comedy connoisseur


Jameilla Robinson, Network Navigator

Jameilla is an entrepreneur and trailblazer who creates opportunities, products and services to support her community. She enjoys sharing her knowledge, experience and wisdom with entrepreneurs and offers services to help them meet their needs and goals. She is committed to using her business savvy to help Kansas City become America’s most entrepreneurial city.

Future corporate lawyer, visionary, serial and social entrepreneur, fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs


David Cawthon of KCSourceLink

David Cawthon, Sr. Editor

David Cawthon captures the pulse of communities with compelling and dynamic storytelling. A recovering journalist, he taps his years of reporting, writing and editing to share the stories of Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community and the more than 240 resources that help grow small businesses in the metro.

Know of a great KC business story? David wants to hear about it.

Narrative nerd, word wrangler, entrepreneurial empath


Ayleen Bashir

Ayleen Bashir, Graphic Designer

Ayleen crafts stunning designs that elevate the KCSourceLink brand as well as fun and helpful resources that benefit the KC entrepreneurial community. The University of Missouri – Kansas City graphic design alumna touches many notable client-facing projects, such as the KCSourceLink Resource Rail, community billboards, data reports, video, photography and more.

Creative problem solver, master mapmaker, design dynamo


Joey Medellin of KCSourceLink

Joey Medellin, Network Coordinator

As one of the longest-tenured associates of KCSourceLink, Joey Medellin has helped the organization grow from its modest roots into the central hub for entrepreneurship that it is today. Joey juggles multiple balls and never lets one drop. She manages all the administrative details for the organization, from financials to human resources to grant reporting to everything in between, creating a seamless work environment.

Ensures every detail is accounted for; numbers whisperer


Andrea Brito, Community-Based Network Navigator

Andrea Brito, Community-Based Network Navigator

As a Community-Based Network Navigator, Andrea recognizes the importance of community connections. As an entrepreneur herself, she knows starting a new business can be daunting, but also knows anything is possible with the courage to follow your dreams and the right connections. Andrea believes the power of community and connections can turn ideas into reality.

Networking queen. Has never met a stranger, just a friend she hasn’t spoken to yet.


Maria Meyers of KCSourceLink

Maria Meyers, Executive Director

Maria Meyers is an entrepreneur in her own right, building SourceLink and KCSourceLink from the ground up. Maria shares her expertise with other communities through speaking engagements, journal articles and blog posts.

Maria has a unique ability to encourage and enable collaboration, leading from behind and ensuring that everyone around her has tools for success. Throughout her career she has pulled off the seemingly impossible, such as turning an abandoned train station into a metro hub, commercializing technology out of a university and into the nonprofit sector and rallying a community around gaps in capital for entrepreneurs.

Thought leader in building entrepreneurial communities; inspirational and wicked smart.

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