This is Your Team

The inventRight team is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the invention process during your program.
We have over two decades helping inventors patent, design and license their inventions.
We believe your success is our success!

The Founders

Stephen Key

Stephen Key

Co-Founder | Glenbrook, NV

Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor, renowned intellectual property strategist, lifelong entrepreneur, author, speaker, and columnist. The dozens of concepts he has brought to market have retailed in Walmart, 7-E…

Andrew Krauss

Andrew Krauss

Co-Founder | Henderson, NV

Andrew Krauss is an expert on licensing products ideas for passive income. He has been helping creative people bring their concepts to market with less risk and more success for nearly 20 years as a cofounder of inventRight.

The Award Winning Team

Terry O'Mara

Terry O'Mara

Manager of Coaching Services | Albuquerque, NM

Terry O’Mara has always been creative. He remembers drawing on the slats of his older brother’s bunk bed when he was just a kid. (Later on, he got the go-ahead to ‘customize’ the walls o…

Paul Sorenson

Paul Sorenson

Senior Coach & Chief Negotiator | Smithfield, UT

Paul Sorenson has been an entrepreneur practically his whole life, especially since graduating college. Owning and running multiple businesses in different industries, i…

Scott Putnam

Scott Putnam

Coach, Dubuque, IA

Scott Putnam is an adventurous fun-loving family man who brings with him a wide range of experience as a student of business marketing, store manager, world traveler, expat, collegiate educator, a…

April Mitchell

April Mitchell

Coach | Oceanside, CA

April Mitchell is a successful entrepreneur who is passionate about natural health and wellness to help others feel their best. A lifelong learner, she was a teacher before focusing on raising her four…

Ryan Diez

Ryan Diez

Coach | Santa Clarita, CA

Ryan Diez is a lifelong inventor whose hand-held dog-washing device, The Woof Washer 360, went viral in 2015 after he found a licensee. After years of stops and starts, he’s eager to share his hard-w…

Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer

Coach | Denver, CO

Matthew has been working with his hands his entire life. As a child, he remembers driving his parents nuts over the holidays because he was driven by curiosity and couldn’t wait to tear apart his presen…

Kirk Hyust

Kirk Hyust

Coach | Canton, OH

Kirk has been a building contractor for more than 25 years. He has always been an inventor, but it wasn’t until 2014 that he decided to dedicate himself to bringing his ideas for new products to life…

Brad Kons

Brad Kons

Coach | Cincinnati, OH

Brad learned how products are sold at retail living in the South working for large companies and leaned into his creative side by teaching himself how to design websites. He is married to his high school sweetheart…

Les Williams

Les Williams

Coach | Norcross, GA

Les Williams licensed a food placemat that makes it easier for babies to feed themselves to First Years, a baby products company in business for more than 70 years, with his wife Arin, his inventing partner…

Courtney Laschkewitsch

Courtney Laschkewitsch

Coach | Santa Cruz, CA

Courtney is an award-winning entrepreneur and successful inventor who licensed four product ideas to a company that specializes in outfitting…

Heather Christensen

Heather Christensen

Customer Service Manager | Salt Lake City, UT

Heather Christensen had zero intentions of looking for additional employment, but when she heard inventRight was hiring, she leapt at the opportunity…

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison

LinkedIn Licensing Expert / SmartPitch Creator | Bainbridge Island - Pacific Northwest

I’m a lifelong entrepreneur with diverse experience working in product development, project management, digital m…

Dana Knowles

Dana Knowles

Advisor | Washington, DC

Hitting bottom was the best gift I could have received. Homeless to radiating a message of reinventing ourselves “No Matter What!”. Inspirational Speaker and Product Developer.
Chris Van Hyning

Chris Van Hyning

Customer Service Assistant Manager | Calimesa, CA

Christine Champenois is an entrepreneur at heart and a community builder through and through. In her small Southern California town, she…

Keanu Alfaro

Keanu Alfaro

Customer Service / Marketing | San Diego, CA

After majoring in sociology as an undergraduate and studying business for his master’s degree, Keanu worked for his local county government doing bu…

Talia Afoa

Talia Afoa

Customer Service Manager | Wilmington, NC

Talia is passionate about big ideas that improve our personal lives, companies, and communities. Before joining the inventRight team, she built brands wi…

Sylvia Pomazak

Sylvia Pomazak

Advisor | Chicago, IL

Between working fulltime, maintaining her own private practice, and raising her two young sons in the suburbs of Chicago, Sylvia found time to license her first idea earlie…

Jeff Houston

Jeff Houston

Director of Business Development | Austin, TX

With a bachelors of science from the University of Oregon specializing in chemistry and physics as well as a minor in business administrat…

Lynnsie Whitaker

Lynnsie Whitaker

Senior Manager, Design Studio Program | San Diego, CA

Before she began heading up inventRight Design Studio, Lynnsie Whitaker was a fulltime utility and design patent illustrator for…

Madeleine Key

Madeleine Key

Marketing | South Lake Tahoe, CA

Madeleine began writing about open innovation, product development, and entrepreneurship for inventRight way back in 2007. Articles she has authored have ap… 

James Shehan

James Shehan

Manager of Computer and Information Systems, Graphic/Web Design & Accounting | Denair, CA

James Shehan has been an indispensable member of the inventRight tea…

David Solheim

David Solheim

Website/SEO Manager | Rigby, ID

David started working on technology when he was eight years old and built his first computer. Ever since that amazing moment, he has been building websites since he was…

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