Scotty Strachan attended CIMER training in 2019 and is a trained research scientist in a new program development role (as "Director of Cyberinfrastructure") at the University of Nevada, Reno. Besides maintaining his own research agenda in Great Basin ecohydrology and mountain climate science, he is building from the ground-up a program of institutional research technology support (or, "cyberinfrastructure"). This program will bring administrative faculty, staff, research faculty, and students together across colleges and disciplines to change how technology is used to accelerate research at our school. Breaking these barriers can start with effective mentoring, facilitation, and workforce development, so aligning efforts with the University's Graduate School's new mentoring program is only natural. Scotty was often placed into mentoring roles for undergrad and graduate students as part of his previous research scientist and lab manager career, and has seen the difference between proactive mentoring and its absence. Scotty would like to bring mentoring facilitation back into both the IT department admin faculty ranks as well as the science and engineering college faculty populations, with whom he often work on proposals and research projects.