Deborah Engel

Deborah Engel

I am a…. Connector. Marketer. Entrepreneur. Mom.

I stepped away from my VP job at an entertainment PR firm in 2012 to launch Work and Play, one of the first spaces in the world to combine coworking with childcare.

I bought a building, navigated the zoning variance process, managed a gut renovation, facilitated state licensure for a new childcare facility and grew our suburban coworking business so quickly that we expanded to a second location after 18 months.

I love building relationships, collaborating with visionaries, making connections and creating new business opportunities. I delight in meeting people with ideas, and helping new entrepreneurs define and realize their vision.

Owning a modern and fresh workspace that also provides flexible childcare to families trying to make life work has led to new interests in economic development, real estate development and state politics that I am eager to explore.

Expanding Work and Play through new locations or via new partnerships is always on my mind.

I look forward to learning more about you and how we might best work together.