BI is led by Workforce Programs Manager, Jade Schnauber. Herself a summer 2018 Berkshire Intern, Jade now oversees all aspects of the BI and BE program and is the chief architect of the workforce programs. She resides in Pittsfield, MA and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
The program was founded by Lever’s Executive Director Jeffrey Thomas. Jeffrey has served as an adjunct professor at Williams College since 2006 and has worked with hundreds of Williams students interested in entrepreneurship. Since its 2014 launch, Lever has hosted more than 40 paid student interns, most of whom were supervised by Jeffrey.
Avril supports fundraising, grant development, Lever events, and Lever workforce programs. A Berkshire County native and a recent graduate, Avril holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut State University.