Company Information

Cari Lyn Vinci

Cari Lyn Vinci, Founder of InVINCIble Enterprises, is a serial entrepreneur with 35+ years of business experience in career coaching, sales, training and franchising. She co-authored PLAYBOOK for Teens & created the award winning Playbook for Teens – STE@M™ Mentoring Program. Vinci provides Professional Development Training for educators & youth leaders to implement the STE@M™ Mentoring Program in schools throughout California.

The National Association of Women Business Owners honored Vinci with the 2016 Vision Award for Outstanding Women Leaders. The award is for ”A woman who runs an organization where her vision provides meaningful opportunities for women.”  Woodland School Board & Yolo County Office of Education recognized Vinci’s Program with 2016 Program Excellence Awards.

Vinci won the Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business Award,” the Dale Carnegie Presentation Award & was the first women to be named UNICO Person of the Year.

In addition to serving on the Sacramento WITI Board for STEM Mentoring, Vinci serves on the Leadership Council for CA Million Women Mentors, is advisor to the Leroy Green Entrepreneur Charter School & the Women Veterans Alliance. Vinci is a graduate of The Ohio State University, completed Velocity Capitol’s Entrepreneurial Showcase and was selected for the Inaugural cohort of Entrepreneurs at The Glue Factory.

A frequent speaker on STEM & Mentoring, Vinci has spoken to Congressman Garamendi’s Women’s Advisory committee on Mentoring and advised Assemblywoman Bonilla’s California Assembly Select Committee on STEM Education for Women & Girls. Vinci has presented at WITI, the Global Women’s Entrepreneur Conference, Solano County Office of Education STEAM Initiative, Soaring For Success at the Aerospace Museum, Expanding Your Horizons, The NorCal Science & Engineering Faire, The Maker Faire, the Small Business Sector at the Community College Chancellor’s Office & the California Department of Education. 2017 events include presentations at Educating for Careers, The California Association of Middle School Principals, The California Association of Secondary School Principals & The California Charter School Conference.

Prior to InVINCIble, Cari owned FranNet West, where she coached individuals to become business owners. She has hired, created training programs and managed over 700 salespeople. She wrote a book on Meeting Management, founded Team da Vinci, a Commercial Division for Keller Williams Real Estate, owned a Special Event company and created FESTA BELLA! A Beautiful Italian Festival that attracted 20,000 individuals to the one-day event.

When not working, Cari enjoys time with family, travel, theatre, jazz, films, entertaining friends, volunteering, wine tasting, painting, festivals, reading, yoga, long weekends & spoiling her adorable cockapoo, Cosmo Italiano.

Contact: (916) 220-2830

The InVINCIble Team

Tyler Orion

Technology Business Advisor

During Orion's career in technology business development, defense conversion, manufacturing process improvement, public policy and business incubation, she has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs define and launch their companies. She has enabled major educational organizations, including CONNECT in San Diego, to produce critical program content allowing them to serve thousands of new and emerging enterprises. Orion currently serves on the Boards of the CONNECT Foundation and Association, the MIT Enterprise Forum Executive Committee and the CDC Small Business Finance Board and Executive Committee.

Gordon Fowler

Marketing / PR Advisor

Gordon Fowler is a PR/Marketing Guru responsible for messaging. He is a Technology Expert in Generational motivations & communications. Gordon launched 3fold in 2004 with a crystal clear vision: to lead a team of talented and hardworking individuals to help clients connect with their audience, build brand equity, and become leaders in their industries and markets – all while contributing to and building vibrant communities. When it comes to market positioning, partnership strategy and regional trends, Gordon is the go-to expert – not just for our team, but anywhere. He has worked with big name brands and firms across the country, and brings the same expertise and enthusiasm to each 3fold client and project. 

Gordon currently sits on the board of the Los Rios Community College Foundation, is an active board member at City Year, and also serves on several other nonprofit boards and advisory committees. We won’t tell you how many years he has under his belt, but it’s impressive, especially for one so young and handsome.

Carleen MacKay Futurist

Futurist, Workforce Expert, Advisor

Frequently described as the voice of the emergent workforce, Carleen MacKay is an established author, national keynoter, and demographer, and multi-­‐ generational, multi-­‐sector subject matter expert on the subject of the 21st century US workforce. MacKay has written 4 books on the workforce.  A fifth book -­‐ WORK – a multigenerational guide to working in the U.S. in the 21st century, is scheduled for release by Kelly Services/Career Partners in 2015. She is co-­‐author of PLAYBOOK for Teens.

Carol Ritberger PhD

Personality and Behavioral Advisor

Carol Ritberger is an author, radio host and an innovative leader in the fields of personality behavioral psychology and behavioral medicine. Her books include What Color Is Your Personality? Love…What’s Personality Got to Do with It? Managing People…What’s Personality Got to Do with It? and Healing Happens with Your Help..Understanding the Hidden Meaning behind Illness. All of her books have received international acclaim and are published in numerous languages. Her books, What Color Is Your Personality? and Managing People…What’s Personality Got to Do With It? are used as educational text books throughout the world both at high school and university levels.

She is the co-­‐founder of the Ritberger Media Group and the creator of the Ritberger Personality Method™ and the Personality Color Indicator PCI™, an assessment that has over 30 years of research behind it. Carol’s work began with the commitment to help people better understand themselves and those they interact with at work and home, to improve their professional performance, to determine career opportunities, and to succeed in their relationships. Over the years, this commitment evolved into a passion for teaching people how to reduce stress, improve their health and sustain an overall sense of well-­‐being using the understanding of personality as the foundation.​​​​​​​

Melissa Washington

LinkedIn Advisor

As GSO Global Corporate Events Manager for LinkedIn, Melissa creates once in a lifetime experiences! Her commitment to quality starts with involvement in site selection, hotel negotiations, contracting, budgeting, vendor selection, registration, food and beverage selection, program implementation, onsite management and post event analysis. Big believer in sustainability and cost savings. As Owner of SmartNet Strategies, Melissa teaches LinkedIn (how to use this platform for job seeking, recruiting, selling, researching, and collaborating) and Networking (experience with building online and offline relationships).

Michele Nash-­Hoff

Manufacturing Advisor

Michele is founder and president of ElectroFab Sales, a sales agency specializing in helping manufacturers select the right processes for their products since 1985. Michele is currently a director on the board of the American Jobs Alliance and the board of the San Diego Inventors Forum.  She is Chair of the California chapter of the Coalition for a Prosperous America. She also helps startup companies as a mentor for CONNECT's Springboard program. She is the author of four books, the latest being Rebuild Manufacturing - the key to American Prosperity.


News & Events

  • Mentoring + "Career Sweet Spot" = More Girls in CTE & STE@M™ careers
  • Educators Peek into the Future at JSPAC
  • Strong Workforce Champion
  • The Change of Work in America (12/28/2017)
  • The Ruby Award
  • Why STE@M™, Why Mentoring, Why Start Early, Why Girls?
  • Best Four Women Awards (03/2017)
  • Students Say Yes (11/22/2013)
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Our Future STE@M™ Super Stars
  • Yolo County Award of Excellence
  • 2020 - What Will It Look Like (12/28/2017)
  • YMCA Host STE@M™ Training
  • Splotlight on Steering Committee Member (11/01/2017)
  • Our Future STE@M™ Super Stars (03/21/2017)
  • School Board Award (05/02/2016)
  • SMUD Sponsors Art Institute Content (11/21/2013)
  • Girls Can Do Anything
  • Girls Inspired By STEM MasterMind
  • Follow Your DREAMS and the Money Will Come. True or False. (12/28/2017)
  • Chancellor's Office Sponsors Fresno Educators
  • STE@M™ Mentoring Training at Shasta College (07/2017)
  • Our Future STE@M™ Super Stars (03/15/2017)
  • STE@M™ Mentoring Program (01/21/2016)
  • Art Institute Students Compete In Design (10/09/2013)
  • MERCED Educators Motivate Students
  • Doing What Matters Sponsors