Woman facing workspace challenges, launches site to share with others

Montessa Young, works at computer Wednesday, in her new business in Nyssa called “Launch.” Open for about a month, Young also wants to help and give space to others in business or wanting to start a business.

NYSSA — Need a stronger internet connection? Need more space to work than there is at home? Working for a company but do not need to be at the office?

Montessa Young, of Nyssa, has started a business which address those very issues, and wants to share her workspace in downtown Nyssa with people who need the same thing.

“Launch” is in the middle of the 100 block of Nyssa, next to Marilynn’s Pickets and Patchwork, and where Young is a curriculum director for a company in San Francisco.

“I’ve always like working remotely,” she said.

However, while doing so she found that Wi-fi did not offer the good internet connect she needed, and working out of a back bedroom did not provide adequate space.

There is a room where people can meet clients and enough space for them to hold classes as well as conduct marketing and sales, she said.

Young’s name may be familiar, as she taught at Nyssa Middle School, was a University of Idaho Extension educator, working in the Weiser officer, for five years and was a curriculum developer for Treasure Valley Community College, before starting her business.

And, she is still doing that, developing curriculum on how to build websites and apps and while she works a full 40 hours, those hours are flexible to allow her to be involved in the sons’ activities and on the family dairy farm southwest of Nyssa.

Her office hours are flexible too, as clients, if needed, can have 24-hour access of the office if needed. Young offers daily rates for use of the office, as well as a monthly rate.

One thing she has continued from her time working at the Extension Service is Lego robotics. She is in the process of forming a team for Lego League competition.

Larry Meyer is a news reporter at The Argus Observer. He can be reached at (541) 823-4813 or by emailing larrym@argusobserver.com. To comment on this story, go to www.argusobserver.com.

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