Marco Perez is an independent small business consultant through Relife Strategies, focusing on microbusiness training and coaching of underrepresented communities in entrepreneurship; primarily for minorities, women, and people in low-wealth areas. He has mentored over 100 companies personally through his work and partnership with LAUNCH Chattanooga. He makes additional contributions as Board member of the Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises (which focuses providing quality affordable housing) and La Paz Chattanooga (which focuses on educating, advocating for the Latinx community). He has always been excited to be a part of the energy in Chattanooga that brings all communities to the table. A native Costa Rican, Marco moved to Chattanooga with his wife and three daughters in 2011.