Ignite Your Idea!


IGNITE provides expertise, training, and resources to Muskingum, Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, and Perry counties.
Bring us your product idea and our business coaches can guide you through the process of getting it out into the market
and turning it into a business. Contact us today to start your business journey!

Our Team

Get to Know Us

The IGNITE initiative is driven by exceptional team of local experts with expertise in various areas.
Meet some of our passionate and talented professionals right here.

Get to Know Us

Chamber President
Muskingum Chamber of Commerce

Dean of Workforce Development

Zane State College

Ariana Ulloa-Olavarrieta

Executive Coach

Ariana specializes in consulting with new and small businesses. With 15 years of experience in running her own business and helping other entrepreneurs, Ariana has a talent for spotting marketplace holes waiting to be filled. Let Ariana shape your company’s future.

Matt Abbott

Executive Director

Muskingum Port Authority

Dana Matz

Lolly Ravak

Loan Fund Administrator


Nathaniel Berger

Associate Director

Need outside-the-box insights and solutions to develop your community, business, or product? With more than 15 years in product prototyping and development, launching makerspaces, and supporting entrepreneurhsip we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Carol Humphreys


Foodworks Alliance

Tracey Porter


LIGHTS Regional Innovation Network

(740) 593-2439

Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs
Circle Drive, The Ridges, Athens OH 45701

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