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The Center For Entrepreneurship



Director of The Center for Entrepreneurship


Phone: (801) 856-0592

Karin Palle thrives on wearing many hats and unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit. Since high school, she created and supported a variety of businesses, including co-founding Rico Mexican Market & Catering, which started from a bag of beans at the Farmers' Market.

Karin’s passion for providing resources to help small business owners grow and flourish led her to start Advanced Business Consulting, become a Business Advisor for the local and national Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programs, sit on the Board of the Vest Pocket Business Coalition, and lead the Women's Networking Group as Executive

Director. Currently, in addition to her work with Westminster’s Center for Entrepreneurship, she is the Growth and Strategic Operations Director for Prestman Auto and Image Studios


Karin earned her undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Utah, where she focused on human resource management and marketing. She passionately believes that building and nourishing relationships and having access to resources are the keys to personal and professional growth. She is excited to oversee this year's Opportunity Quest competition, and to organize and facilitate the Lectures in Entrepreneurship series. She also looks forward to creating new relationships with Westminster students, faculty, business leaders, and community supporters in her new role.


johnnie V Ethington

Executive Director of Opportunity Quest & Lectures in Entrepreneurship + Marketing Coordinator for The Center for Entrepreneurship

Phone: (307) 413-5864

Johnnie V Ethington grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and is now in her fourth and final year at Westminster College. She began working as the Marketing Coordinator for The Center until she was recently promoted to Executive Director of Event Planning at The Center including Opportunity Quest and Lectures in Entrepreneurship. She is studying Business Management with a minor in Spanish, inspired by her time abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Johnnie is currently interning as an event staff at Impact Hub and hopes to continue helping Start-up businesses in the future. 


Miguel Villa

Assistant Director of Opportunity Quest



Phone: (802)-793-0010

Miguel traveled to Westminster from Vermont in 2012 to pursue a degree in business and experience a new and different part of the country than he was used to. Miguel is currently finishing his last year at Westminster and plans to graduate in the spring with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Miguel aspires for a career as a professional consultant, focusing on helping companies increase their social and environmental responsibilities as a business strategy. He became Director of Opportunity Quest business completion in order to work directly with students trying to fulfill their entrepreneurial endeavors. Miguel hopes to succeed in helping students find the resources and encouragement to help them be successful.


Center for Entrepreneurship

(801) 832-2658
Gore 101, 102 and 103