Meet Our Team

Aly Rajah
Community Manager

Aly has a B.S. in Psychology and Social Action and for four years pursued a career in behavior therapy. Finding that field somewhat lonely despite being rewarding, she moved more into office and admin roles to suit her people-person personality and work with a team. Aly is all about making people smile and giving them a better day than they expected. An animal lover, Aly makes full use of The Satellite’s pet-friendly policies by bringing her awesome Husky, Nikki, to work with her every day.

Ann Mejia
Community Manager

Earning an international Business degree and years of living in countries outside of the United States fueled Ann’s passion for adventure and all things new and challenging— be they foods, customs, or languages. Now back in Sunnyvale, where she grew up, she hopes to share her local roots with those now pursuing their dreams in her hometown and bring the benefits of her business and travel background to all her neighbors.

Nikki
Office Dog

We are a dog-friendly office space and Nikki is our resident office dog. Having a tough day at work? Not only do office dogs help with productivity, they help relieve stress in the workplace. We encourage all of our members to bring their dogs, as long as your dog gets along with other people and dogs, we love to have them roam the office. Our members keep their office doors open to invite the occasional pop-in visit.

Jay Smith
I.T. Manager

Jay keeps the tech world of The Satellite humming, from broadband to data networks to cloud infrastructure to videoconferences and VoIP phones. Raised in Chicago, he started a small computer company years ago, learning on the job. He’s run IT for motorhome dealerships and dabbled in the logging industry.

Ken Meshke
Director of Facilities

Co-founder and successful entrepreneur with over 27 years experience in operations, engineering, manufacturing and sales and commercial real estate investment, development and construction.

Barbara Sprenger
Chief Executive Officer

Barbara has 23 years experience in starting, managing & growing profitable companies. She founded an engineering & manufacturing company, taking it international & selling the company to an Ohio-based multinational. She has a strong background in real estate investment & green building. Barbara holds a BA with highest honors in Economics & Master of Public Policy degree. Her passion is in building & supporting community.