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The Founders

David Lippes

An active developer, entrepreneur, angel investor and corporate advisor, David Lippes is known for innovation and fresh vision within industries that have strong potential for economic, human and community impact.

Lippes personally brings more than 25 years of experience in finance—from public and private equity to mergers and acquisitions—to each Boost project. His hands-on approach to private financing means his clients spend less time worrying about funding and more time crafting futures.

Lippes founded TiLite, a Washington-based company that brought independent mobility to wheelchair users. Lippes grew TiLite into a multinational company. In 2000, he co-founded, an online retailer that today is the largest for durable medical equipment in the U.S. He serves on the for-profit boards for Carbitex, Inc., J. Bookwalter Winery, and Adam Lippes, LLC. Lippes also serves as a trustee of the Kadlec Regional Medical Center and is Chair of the Kadlec Foundation.

LinkedIn: David Lippes

John Crook

As a career hospitality entrepreneur and Real Estate broker, John Crook is committed to creating better living spaces for corporate clients, students, and families.

Crook founded Paragon Corporate Housing in 1996 in Richland, Washington to serve relocating families and business travelers. Since then, the company has expanded operations to four Northwest states, making an unprecedented name for itself in hospitality with a network of affiliate providers throughout the U.S. In 2008, Paragon Equity Management was formed to serve third-party commercial and residential property owners.

John has served as Board Chair of GO Furnished Housing Providers and the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the boards of the Mid-Columbia Symphony, Visit Tri-Cities, the Kadlec Foundation, and the Three Rivers Community Foundation.

LinkedIn: John Crook