Marquita is a known figure in Oregon’s entrepreneurial and startup community. She has extensive experience working with local companies, both pre and post-investment, through her work at PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment), where she served as the Community & Program Manager. PIE is a long-standing accelerator for technology-based startups in Portland, with a focus on manufactured products, SaaS, and CPG, via BUILT Oregon partnership. In July 2022, Marquita joined the BFM Fund as a Principal on the Portfolio Management Team, ensuring investments are resourced and can capitalize on relationships made in the industry. Since joining the Board, Marquita has also joined the TPN Finance and Executive committee and was involved in planning efforts for The Pathfinder Network’s 30th Anniversary celebration.