About Us

CoLab is a shared office, or coworking, space in Pawtuxet Village (Cranston, Rhode Island) for people to connect and develop their careers and their lives. The CoLab community is intended to provide an uplifting and professional atmosphere for remote workers, start-ups and small businesses.

Our Founder, Dave Counts (pictured above), is an entrepreneur and remote worker himself. Having been a member of coworking spaces in the past, as a contract programmer and app developer, he has always seen the value of having a community around you while you work.

General Manager Joanna Read is an artist, yoga teacher, adventure guide, and life coach whose mission is to inspire and connect individuals and build stronger communities through shared exploration, creativity, mindfulness, and connection with nature. Joanna made the leap to full time entrepreneur in 2018 after a decade of working in the nonprofit sector; the last five with the Rhode Island Foundation's Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program.

In addition to planning and organizing events, managing social media and member cultivation, and uplifting the community with her contagious positive energy at CoLab; Joanna works one-on-one with individuals around the world as a life coach, leading beginner-friendly outdoor adventure expeditions, and teaching mindfulness and resiliency techniques to corporate teams across New England.

CoLab Community Manager Jake Heffern is a digital marketing consultant with over 15 years of professional experience in the real estate, sports, retail, restaurant, entertainment and legal industries. In that role, Jake helps small businesses to increase their public profile and/or business prospects, and he looks forward to helping many others achieve their professional goals in the future.

At CoLab, Jake is focused on increasing our profile throughout the state, building a strong member community, and planning events in our amazing waterfront event room. When he’s not in front of a computer, you’ll probably find Jake on a local basketball court playing, coaching or training.


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CoLab Coworking in Pawtuxet Village

2206 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905

Tel. 401-473-0431

[email protected]