Our Team

Our Team

Marissa Harkness


Marissa graduated with her Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in May 2021. Her dream to start a business began at a young age and was reinforced in design classes offered through the university. She earned a leadership position as a student assistant where Marissa mentored freshman engineers. She also worked in a Swallowing Disorders and Salivary Bioscience research lab. Additionally, Marissa is an active member in the Discovery to Product (D2P) programs offered for start-up entrepreneurs.

Samantha Harkness


Samantha is currently a senior studying biomedical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is also pursuing a Master's in Technological Entrepreneurship. Additionally, she represents her school on the varsity soccer team. Her desire to begin her own business started at a very young age, when she and her sister started a babysitting business called “Sister Sitters”. The teamwork, leadership, dedication and hard work she learned from her experiences led her to graduating as valedictorian of her high school class.

Dylan Harkness

Junior Engineer

Dylan Harkness is a junior at Plainfield South High School. He is currently ranked number one in his class of over 575 students. Dylan plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign. He has always wanted to invent something to ease the lives of others and now with Pill Skills he is achieving his goal.

Monica & Chris Harkness


Monica and Chris are high school sweethearts. Monica is a kindergarten teacher who graduated from Saint Xavier University. Chris graduated from University of Illinois - Chicago as a mechanical engineer and is now working in the rail industry. They have always wanted to start a business, but never made it a priority until now. They are both excited at the chance to mentor and invest in their children’s dreams.

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