Jeff Scheur

Jeff Scheur

Founder and CEO

After teaching high school English for 8 years and grading 15,000 papers, Jeff created NoRedInk to help his students improve their writing skills. A National Board Certified Teacher, former debate director, and speaker on education innovation, he is intent on improving the feedback loop in classrooms and empowering students to become skilled, creative, and confident writers. He holds an MA in Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a BA from Oberlin College.

Dui Toledo

Dui Toledo

CTO

Dui is responsible for overseeing Business Operations, People and Engineering, as well as leading and setting the company's technical vision. He has worked in a number of industries in the past 16 years, including telecom, healthcare, and security. As a non-native English speaker, it amuses him that "steak" is pronounced like "stake" and not like "streak" without the "r."

Steve Gardner

Steve Gardner

VP of Sales & Customer Success

Steve leads our Partnerships and Customer Success teams. He has extensive experience working with high-growth edtech companies in executive roles. Prior to joining NoRedInk, he was the SVP of Sales, Marketing and Support at Scientific Learning, VP of Sales at Learning.com, President and CEO of Apta, and founder of NovaNet. Steve is energized by bringing products to market that help improve student outcomes. Steve has a BA from Williams College and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Rebecca Sanchez

Rebecca Sanchez

VP of Product

Rebecca oversees Product, Design, Growth, and Curriculum at NoRedInk. She has spent the past 16 years building products that help millions of students become better readers, writers, and communicators. Before joining NoRedInk, Rebecca led development for IXL Learning's Spanish and ELA products. Prior to that, she developed applications and digital media for educational publishers. She holds a BA from Pomona College.

Blake Thomas

Blake Thomas

Director of Engineering

Blake draws on nearly two decades of experience in engineering to support the work, growth, and accomplishments of the exceptional engineers, team leads, and managers he has the privilege of working with. Blake studied mathematics at the University of Chicago, which leads Blake's partner to believe he is at least minimally qualified to sum rubrics for her ELA students' assignments. Joke's on her, and in retaliation, he regularly uses the ampersand in direct contravention of the MLA.

Stephanie Wye

Stephanie Wye

Head of Curriculum

Stephanie works with the Curriculum Team to make NoRedInk's content rigorous and engaging. Before joining NoRedInk, she taught middle school English in Madrid and created literacy curriculum and assessments for a charter network in New York City. She holds a BA in Linguistics and Spanish from Georgetown University and an EdM in Language and Literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Stephanie is delighted by regional variations in language like "wait in line" versus "wait on line."

Connor Ashenbrucker

Connor Ashenbrucker

Director of Customer Success

Connor grew up in rural California, cutting firewood and hanging with his hilarious family. He holds a BA from Brown and an MEd from Stanford, and he's a trusty tutor with Reading Partners. Before joining NoRedInk, Connor managed The School Fund, a startup crowdfunding site serving students in high-poverty regions of the world. He sometimes sacrifices syntax for the allures of alliteration.

Richard Feldman

Richard Feldman

Head of Technology

Richard helps create NoRedInk's user interface. Prior to NoRedInk, Richard architected a data visualization framework for high-throughput genomic sequencing, built a long-form writing web app that could be brought up and used offline, and worked for three other startups—two of which he co-founded. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA, both from Washington University in St. Louis. He nods approvingly when grocery store express checkouts are labeled "10 items or fewer" instead of "10 items or less."

Jon Katz

Jon Katz

Director of Product Management

Jon helps the product team solve the most important needs of our users. Jon has spent 15 years building products. Prior to NoRedInk, he led product teams at Wikipedia that focused on increasing global readership and simplifying the editing experience so that anyone can contribute to Wikipedia. Jon is consistently embarrassed for the English language when he has to explain spelling rules to his children.

Emile Bjerkholt

Emile Bjerkholt

Chief of Staff

Emile works on strategic planning, keeps NoRedInk's leadership team focused and aligned, and tackles cross-functional special projects. Prior to NoRedInk, Emile was a principal at Kingfish Group and previously worked as a strategy consultant at Kaiser Associates. Emile holds a BA from Brown University and was a founding member of his high school's Etymology Club.

Stacey Adams

Stacey Adams

Lead Product Designer

Stacey works on making NoRedInk more intuitive and delightful to use. In the process, she is also relearning all the grammar rules she used to know when she wrote commentaries for NPR at Youth Radio. Prior to NoRedInk, Stacey designed and developed mobile and Facebook games at Zynga and created virtual gifts and themes on LiveJournal. Stacey sighs every time she opens a fashion resale app and sees the abundance of items containing "sequence," "heals," and/or "razor back."

Ben Dansby

Ben Dansby

Product Designer

Ben, or "Dansby" as he's known in some circles, helps design the NoRedInk experience, figuring out ways to make the site easier to use, nicer to look at, and more laden with great features for teachers and students. He's worked as a designer in FinTech and as a freelancer across industries from healthcare to robotics. Ben's a pretty good speller but is a firm believer in the mutability of language.

Tillie McInnis

Tillie McInnis

Lead Growth Product Manager

Tillie leads NoRedInk’s Product Growth team to grow the number of students and teachers using NoRedInk and help users get the most out of their experience. Tillie previously worked in product growth for social change organizations and companies, finding new and creative ways to engage people to create change. She loves hiking and hanging with dogs, and she will never say no to a dance party. One of her favorite writing challenges is writing a six word story.

Elise Gaasenbeek

Elise Gaasenbeek

Growth Product Manager

Coming soon!

Max Hoffman

Max Hoffman

Product Manager

Max helps set the roadmap for what new features we will be building to help support teachers and students. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Vassar and a BE in Electrical Engineering from Dartmouth. Deciding that he was more interested in building products than designing circuits, he went directly into product management within the Edtech industry. An avid reader of all things sci-fi and fantasy, he often gets corrected for pronouncing words incorrectly that he learned from books.

Anshuman Girdhar

Anshuman Girdhar

Product Manager

Ansh ensures that the pain points and needs of students, teachers, and admins are addressed through NoRedInk and its integrations with various LMS. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a short stint as a software engineer, he discovered that he’d add better value by being the voice of the user. He enjoys creating music, cooking, hiking, and working out during his free time.

Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson

Senior Product Manager

Stuart works with brilliant folks from all over NoRedInk to make sure we're designing and building solutions that meet the needs of educators and students. After graduating from BYU, Stuart came to Phoenix, Arizona, as a Teach for America corps member, teaching special education and earning a master's degree from ASU. He taught for four years before transitioning into edtech, where he's been since 2016. Stuart is a big fan of Oxford commas and Oxford collars alike.

Eman Mehrez

Eman Mehrez

Product Manager

Eman helps to keep students, teachers and admins focused on what really matters. Working with the integrations teams, she makes sure NoRedInk users have easy access to all the information they need without having to juggle and context-change between different LMS. Prior to NoRedInk, Eman led the integrations initiatives at Unito.io, helping users stay focused, aligned, and efficient. In her free time, Eman enjoys spending time with her dog, reading historical fiction books, and experimenting with vegan recipes.

Natalie Chapman

Natalie Chapman

Manager, Curriculum Team

Natalie works with the Curriculum Team to develop engaging content for students. Before joining NoRedInk, Natalie taught middle school English in Washington, DC, for six years. She holds a BA in Social Studies from Harvard and a MEd in General and Special Education from Lesley University. Natalie giggles when affected by the ineffective use of "affect" and "effect."

Lauren McGarry

Lauren McGarry

Curriculum Specialist

Lauren helps the Curriculum team create delightful educational materials. She studied linguistics at Georgetown University and the University of California, Santa Cruz. In graduate school, Lauren worked as a teaching assistant and helped students deepen their understanding of sound, meaning, and grammar. She then spent several years designing elementary-level ELA content for another education technology site. Lauren is not sure there is any way to get others to care as much as she does about compound words, but she tries anyway.

Sam Cooper

Sam Cooper

Curriculum Specialist

Originally from the UK, Sam taught English in Spain and Germany before becoming a curriculum designer at NoRedInk. Sam holds a BA in German and Linguistics from the University of Oxford and a postgraduate diploma in TESOL. As a linguist, Sam loves spotting increasingly subtle differences between US and UK English.

Dave Borrelli

Dave Borrelli

Manager, Curriculum Team

Dave craves beautiful writing and believes every student can create it. Before joining NoRedInk, Dave taught English at Berkeley High School for eight years and ran a middle-school summer program in Oakland. He earned his BA in English and Italian Literature from Stanford and his EdM in Teaching and Curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dave loves mixed metaphors, so he spends each day rolling up his sleeves and diving headfirst into curriculum design.

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Curriculum Specialist

Anna works with the Curriculum Team to design engaging content for students. Before joining NoRedInk, she taught at an elementary school in Austin, TX. She has designed curriculum in a variety of non-traditional learning capacities over the years and spent time as an outdoor education facilitator. She holds a BA in Spanish from Hamilton College and an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. Anna loves hyperboles more than anything, but it's taken her an eternity to think of a good one to share here.

Allison Hamilton

Allison Hamilton

Curriculum Specialist

Before joining the Curriculum team, Allison taught AP Research, AP Literature, and a handful of other high school English courses. She also created ELA curriculum for two charter networks, worked as a freelance writer and editor, and spent two years in Prague teaching English as a foreign language. Allison earned her BA in English Literature and Religious Studies from Rockhurst University in Kansas City and her Master’s in Secondary English Education from Regis University in Denver. Though she currently lives in Brooklyn, she never misses an opportunity to use a folksy, midwestern aphorism like “you can’t get blood from a turnip” or “better not look a gift horse in the mouth.”

Katina Vradelis

Katina Vradelis

Curriculum Specialist

Katina helps the Curriculum team work their curriculum magic! Before NoRedInk, she spent several years at another edtech company; before that, she studied linguistics at the University of Chicago and worked with a delightful bunch of gifted teens. She loves especially apt eggcorns (preying mantis) and rebracketings (but that's a whole nother story).

Sean Cannon

Sean Cannon

Manager of Customer Support

Sean leads the customer support team as they support NoRedInk’s teachers, students, and parents. Before joining NoRedInk, Sean spent four years leading customer support teams at Illuminate Education. Sean loves spending time with his wife and teenage daughters, reading, hiking, gaming, and telling dad jokes. He is quick to remind everyone that they care at least a little bit when they say “I could care less” instead of “I couldn't care less.”

Eris Grant

Eris Grant

Customer Support Specialist

A lover of language and culture, Eris works with the Support team assisting NoRedInk's teachers, students, and parents. Prior to joining NoRedInk, Eris worked in support for a financial tech company. When she's not working, you can find her chasing her three dogs around the dog park, hiking, or crafting. Eris enjoys sneaking Japanese words into English and explaining the grammatical differences between the two.

Brittany Delos Reyes

Brittany Delos Reyes

Customer Support Specialist

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Brittany is a creative, critical thinker who never leaves the house without a healthy dose of curiosity in hand. With a passion for software and communication, Brittany is a part of the Customer Support team, assisting NoRedInk’s teachers, students, and parents. Before joining NoRedInk, Brittany worked in escalations and operations support for various financial tech companies. When she’s not working, Brittany enjoys gaming, attending art classes, and talking about her geriatric cat.

Carrie Rodusky

Carrie Rodusky

Customer Success Specialist

Carrie enjoyed 23 years in the classroom, mostly as an ELA teacher in the middle grades. She first joined NoRedInk as a part-time virtual trainer, and she really fell in love with supporting and helping teachers and admins. She is excited to now be on the Customer Success team, where she can continue to make an impact in the future of education. Carrie is an enthusiastic reader and lover of writing, but as her former students will tell you, don't ever ask her to spell "onomatopoeia." Phew! That was hard.

Dawn Glass

Dawn Glass

Customer Success Specialist

Dawn works supports educators in successfully using NoRedInk. Before joining NoRedInk, Dawn was an elementary school teacher. Writing was always her favorite subject to teach, even though she also thinks it's the hardest subject to teach! While teaching, Dawn led reading and writing technology initiatives at her local school. This sparked her interest in learning about how beneficial edtech programs can be for students, especially special education students. Later, Dawn worked for an edtech company helping educators implement new technology. Dawn enjoys it when students ask for advice, so that she can advise them on commonly misused words like "advise" and "advice."

Bob Green

Bob Green

Customer Integrations Specialist

Bob is responsible for the integration of NoRedInk into other platforms. Prior to joining NoRedInk, Bob held various roles in the edtech world and was most recently a data analyst at Illuminate Education. When he's not working in the world of integrations, Bob enjoys roller coasters, steam engines, and attempting to play hockey. Bob's wife is a 7th grade math teacher, and together they have three cats and two dogs. Bob is quick with a reference to movie or television show for almost any situation, much to the annoyance of his wife.

Alec Munro

Alec Munro

QA Manager

As a big believer in the empowering value of technology, Alec has spent over 20 years learning to build systems that deliver great experiences. These days, he's convinced that looking after the people using those systems has to be the starting point for any such effort. He is frequently vexed by how many homophones and homographs "right" has.

Alexander Roy

Alexander Roy

QA Analyst

Alexander writes and edits content and performs technical quality assurance for the site. He has a BA from Wesleyan, where he won awards in creative writing and taught chess to elementary schoolers. The best typo he has ever seen is "hot hair balloon," and he’ll ruthlessly insert a "had" if he catches you using simple past instead of past perfect.

Kristine Horn

Kristine Horn

Accessibility Lead

A tech-savvy lover of systems and games, Kristine has a BA in Spanish and Graphic Design and a certificate in Instructional Design and Technology. Prior to joining NoRedInk, Kristine worked in tech support and institutional research & assessment at an undergraduate college. Before stepping into her current role, Kristine led NoRedInk’s customer support team and worked on the QA team, giving her a deep understanding of both the inner workings of the product and the end user experience. Kristine is endlessly amused that syntactically ambiguous sentences like "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Derek Blankenship

Derek Blankenship

QA Engineer

Derek builds automations to ensure consistent quality for our students and teachers. Before NoRedInk, Derek worked in finance, healthcare, and education. He also studied English, Mandarin, and computer science at Whittier College. In his free time, Derek likes to read nonfiction books, play city-building video games, grow food, and cook brownies. Derek is caught in a never-ending battle against acronyms, also known as NEBAA.

Tim Ruble

Tim Ruble

QA Analyst

As a QA analyst, Tim's job is to make sure bugs and issues are getting resolved, but also to check that new features are being implemented without causing other problems. Before NoRedInk Tim worked as a QA engineer at a local company, where he was able to develop his skills but was also in charge of setting up and building out automation testing. Outside of work, Tim enjoys hanging out with his animals, playing games with his friends, and improving his body and mind. He can't help but admire truly terrible dad jokes (specifically puns).

Anastasia Shibanova

Anastasia Shibanova

QA Engineer

Coming soon!

Mike Steder

Mike Steder

Engineering Manager

When he's not herding cats, turning wooden bowls, or painting miniatures, Mike works on scaling NoRedInk to reach more students and teachers via data analysis and experimentation. With over 20 years in software development, working across multiple industries such as climate research, crowdsourced design, electronic payment, and music rhythm games, he's excited to help teachers and students with NoRedInk. Long long ago, Mike was a member of his high school beat poetry team.

Anita Nuthi

Anita Nuthi

Engineering Manager

Anita is an engineering manager and team lead for one of our feature teams. Prior to joining NoRedInk, she worked in various industries including process control, telecommunications, broadband over power lines, and event management. Anita is working on breaking her habit of writing extra long sentences joined with lots of commas, semicolons, and colons.

Faraaz Ismail

Faraaz Ismail

Engineering Manager

Faraaz focuses on team execution and individual growth for a couple of engineering teams. Previously, he worked in the health insurance, climate & logistics, and email startup spaces. Outside of work, he spoils his cat and dabbles in a variety of activities: improv, crafting, board games, and many more! He is fascinated by how people remember the large number of special rules in the English language.

Collin Doering

Collin Doering

Engineering Manager

Collin is an engineering manager and team lead who has a passion for working on projects and at companies that align with "social good". He currently works with multiple teams. Prior to joining at NoRedInk, Collin worked in the computer security and healthcare industries. He is also a long-time, avid computing hobbyist with interests spanning infrastructure, hardware, security, Free Software, functional programming and package management (Guix/Nix) and, in the very distant past, the Java ecosystem. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, including two young sons, as well as go outside for various activities, including hiking, biking, snowboarding, and boating.

Kristen Riley

Kristen Riley

Engineering Manager

Coming soon!

Jinnah Ali-Clarke

Jinnah Ali-Clarke

Engineer

Jinnah is a Toronto-located engineer with a background in mathematics and physics and a deep-seated love for functional programming. He eats functors and monad transformers for breakfast, but don't let that fool you—he still can't multiply 3-digit numbers in his head. At NoRedInk, he works to help other engineers do their thing as effortlessly as possible, as well as making sure that the servers are well fed and groomed. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering with new technologies and making fruit preserves (which are then often incorporated by his wife into tasty baked goods).

Antoine Dauguet

Antoine Dauguet

Engineer

Antoine is a self-taught software engineer with a strong attraction to static typing. This path that led him to functional programming, which aligns perfectly with his quest to give more importance to sleep. Having learned a bit of Thai and Lebanese Arabic, he is fascinated by how languages can appear entirely different, yet have unexpected similarities. Antoine lives in France with his family. When he is not working, he is probably spending time with his wife and kids, hiking and enjoying nature around his beautiful village, or playing board games.

Luiz Oliveira

Luiz Oliveira

Engineer

Luiz lives a life of choosing what not to do—there are so many things he thinks are cool. Some of his interests are computer science, games, education, and music. Luiz has worked with game development and web development, and now he's glad to use his abilities to contribute to education. Luiz has a YouTube channel where he teaches game development (in Portuguese) and a fairly active TikTok account (also in Portuguese). Oh boy, writing is hard! It's a good thing NoRedInk is helping people with that.

Ilias Van Peer

Ilias Van Peer

Engineer

Ilias has been an Elm aficionado for years. Spiralling down to the extreme end of backend development, he now tries to keep our servers happy. Ilias often finds himself flabbergasted by the etymology of common and uncommon words.

Mariano Coca

Mariano Coca

Engineer

Mariano has over 15 years of history working in the computer software industry, working on open-source humanitarian and public health software projects before joining NoRedInk. Mariano, who lives in Buenos Aires, loves open spaces, waterskiing, and playing the piano. He graduated as an electro-mechanic technician and software engineer and loves to know how things work. He enjoys designing solutions to all sorts of problems. Known to many colleagues for his broad interests and knowledge, Mariano is currently learning how to build by doing. He's the chief architect and general contractor for the house he's designing and building for his family.

Mfon Eti-mfon

Mfon Eti-mfon

Engineer

Mfon loves building things and explaining how they work to people. He's committed to transferring the skills and knowledge from his problem solving journey to his local community so that the people who look up to him can grow to have more and better opportunities than he's had. In his spare time, he's either building solutions with friends from his local LGBTQ+ community or exploring how to teach physics to his nephews and nieces using the game of soccer.

Liz Krane

Liz Krane

Engineer

Liz writes code at NoRedInk, building features that help teachers teach and learners learn! Previously, she founded (and still runs) Learn Teach Code, now one of the largest tech meetups in Southern California with over 10,000 members. Her current hobbies include playing piano, learning to love math, and juggling! She also enjoys long strolls through "garden-path sentences" that trick our brains into parsing different meanings from the same structure. One favorite: "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana."

Micah Hahn

Micah Hahn

Engineer

Micah is the only member of his family that did not become a teacher; he simply loves programming too much. So, as a happy compromise, he writes software to help teachers foster students’ writing skills at NoRedInk. Micah is passionate about functional programming and enjoys ambiguous grammar in English, but most definitely not in programming languages. Micah and his wife reside in beautiful Astoria, Queens.

Christoph Hermann

Christoph Hermann

Engineer

Stöffel builds jetpacks and build question types in Elm. He is an engineering manager who is enthusiastic to help his team grow. He's worked as a web developer, mainframe programmer, and karate teacher. Stöffel lives in Switzerland with his family.

Tessa Kelly

Tessa Kelly

Engineer

Tessa loves solving problems and addressing new challenges in code. Before joining NoRedInk’s engineering team, Tessa spent her time thinking about curricula, learning, and engagement in the context of teaching web development. She holds a BA in Mathematics from New York University, where she also minored in History and in Middle Eastern Studies. Tessa is a passionate advocate for the Oxford comma.

Juliano Solanho

Juliano Solanho

Engineer

Juliano lives in Brazil and loves cooking singing cats and the importance of commas. Their work is making sure our servers are happy as NoRedInk grows. They're a Recurse Center alum who loves new approaches to education.

Brian Hicks

Brian Hicks

Engineer

Brian wants to make good software that helps people. He often finds himself thinking about the difference between countable and uncountable nouns.

Charlie Hanley

Charlie Hanley

Engineer

Charlie helps build the machinery that powers NoRedInk. A functional programming enthusiast, he strives to write code that is simple, readable, and reliably correct. He previously worked in the domains of supply chain analysis and policy research.

Casey Webb

Casey Webb

Engineer

Casey builds levers and pulls them to see what happens. Prior to NoRedInk, he built learning and compliance management software for the legal industry and contributed to the KnockoutJS community. When not at work, he can be found in the garden with his dogs or the local aquarium shop. He's fascinated by jargon as a concept and the way niche communities have their own vocabularies.

Lindsay Wardell

Lindsay Wardell

Engineer

Lindsay is a fan of both programming and natural languages, and she loves sharing that knowledge with everyone around her. During her time at This Dot Labs, she worked with the team from the Wikimedia foundation on Abstract Wikipedia to help bridge the knowledge gap for less supported languages. She also loves talking with people about their journeys and participates in a number of programming-related podcasts. Lindsay has a BS in Software Development from Western Governors University.

Juan Edi

Juan Edi

Engineering Manager

Juan worked on open source humanitarian and public health software projects before joining NoRedInk. He was also a TA at Concurrency and Programming Paradigms classes in Buenos Aires and loves helping teachers and students for a living. Although usually an even-tempered fellow, he's quite fond of quotation marks and dies a little inside when people use them for emphasis.

Caique Figueiredo

Caique Figueiredo

Engineer

Caique is a tooling and infrastructure engineer. He was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and he is deeply proud of his heritage as a nordestino. Caique loves the relationship between natural language, programming languages, and mathematics. This frequently makes him think about how language may have an intrinsic power that surpasses everything we've built with logic and math. When he's not working, Caique can never get enough of beaches, surfing and karaoke!

Brian Carroll

Brian Carroll

Engineer

Brian lives in Ireland, and he's been working in technology for over 20 years. These days, he helps to make sure our site is able to welcome more and more students while we continue making it better and better. Some day, he hopes to be able to spell the word "Quetzalcoatlus" correctly without looking it up.

Mandla Moyo

Mandla Moyo

Engineer

Mandla is an engineer who's passionate about making things people love to use. Having worked in the past with trains, airports, and even robots, he’s enjoying the opportunity to now help students learn and grow!

Matt Lagarenne

Matt Lagarenne

Engineer

Matt enjoys figuring out the best ways to connect NoRedInk with the rest of the world. Before joining the team, he spoke F# at Jet.com and Walmart, building internal tools to help merchants save the customer money. When he isn't writing code, he's constructing circuits and crafting cocktails. He also volunteers time producing community theater and hanging out at his local makerspace.

Nuno Ferreira

Nuno Ferreira

Engineer

Nuno comes from Portugal, met his Serbian wife in England, and lives in Slovenia. He's spent the last few years learning and enjoying functional programming. Outside of work hours, he's passionate about everything DIY, sports and music. He loves cacti, octopuses and correct pluralization.

Arthur Jordão

Arthur Jordão

Engineer

Arthur was born and raised in Osasco, Brazil. He is a huge fan of hot dogs, and thinks that Osasco has the best hot dog in the world. He loves to work out, run, and play a lot of chess. He really likes functional programming languages and has already worked a lot with Clojure (and some parentheses). Now, he is excited to learn a lot of Elm and Haskell.

Juan Wajnerman

Juan Wajnerman

Engineer

Juan (aka Waj) has spent more than 20 years telling computers what to do. He enjoys solving problems and performance issues, bringing software ideas to life, and working on the Crystal programming language. He loves traveling, especially on airplanes. Maybe one day, he will learn to play the piano.

Brian Cardiff

Brian Cardiff

Engineer

Before joining NoRedInk, Brian worked on maintaining the Crystal programming language and on open source humanitarian and public health software projects. He was also a TA in computer science for 10 years. He likes UX, visualizations, formal methods, and knowing how things work. He can hardly work with swing, jazz and blues music on; he would rather dance to it.

Edson Rios

Edson Rios

Engineer

Edson is an IT worker whose primary job is to prepare data for analytical or operational use cases. He loves working with data, detecting patterns, and finding interesting things. He likes numbers and talking about probability and sees divinity as probability playing on our side. He studied physics and was headed towards data science, but probability took him into data engineering. At the company offsite, he learned that "fun" is not the same as "funny."

Celso Bonutti

Celso Bonutti

Engineer

Celso likes to write useless software to learn important lessons about how to write useful ones. When not working, he's usually learning how to program with his cat/mentor Canjica. He's very fond of puns, and it makes him a bit sad to remember they almost always get lost in translation.

Ary Borenszweig

Ary Borenszweig

Engineer

Ary cares about simplicity, usability and performance. This led him to create the Crystal programming language, which he currently develops in his free time. He enjoys learning spoken languages. As his first language is Spanish, he had to work hard to learn that there's no implicit subject in English. Is very important that you remember this!

Alex Perkins

Alex Perkins

Engineer

Alex loves writing well tested code that we can deploy without a care in the world. Before joining NoRedInk's engineering team writing UI code, he was doing largely the same thing in the world of advertising technology. He'll never get tired of hearing students react favorably to a change we've made at NoRedInk. His favorite thing about the current linguistic moment is that people are willing to make grammar serve them and not the other way around.

Erik Feeley

Erik Feeley

Engineer

Coming soon!

Godric Dolphine

Godric Dolphine

Engineer

Coming soon!

Charbel Rami

Charbel Rami

Engineer

Coming soon!

Jingrong Cheng

Jingrong Cheng

Data Analyst

Jingrong is a data analyst on the Data and Growth team. Prior to joining NoRedInk, she worked in various channels of the financial industry. As a non-native English speaker, Jingrong has always found it fascinating how various different languages express the same content.

Wes Adams

Wes Adams

Engineer

Wes checks the data for ways to improve NoRedInk's product. Before joining NoRedInk, Wes worked in chemical engineering for a biodiesel plant as well as process engineering and data analysis for a logistics company. He likes to cause confusion by pointing out several of the words that don't follow the rule "i before e except after c," like "their neighbor weighs eight veils." He is happy that spell-check helped him with this biography.

Paige Pollara

Paige Pollara

Head of Professional Learning

Paige works to make sure teachers and administrators get the support they need when using NoRedInk Premium. Before joining NoRedInk, Paige worked as an English teacher in the KIPP charter network; before that, she was a Teach For America corps member in Eastern North Carolina. She holds a BA in English from The University of Arizona. She adores exotic punctuation marks and thinks the interrobang should make a comeback.

Paige Whitlock

Paige Whitlock

Literacy Director in Residence

Paige works across NoRedInk teams to support the needs of end users—students, teachers, and administrators. Having taught middle and high school ELA in seven states and supervised ELA at the school and district level, Paige understands the difficult job of teaching literacy skills to secondary students. She holds a BA in English from Drake University, an MEd in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. Using inverted syntax, Paige enjoys.

Heather Otto

Heather Otto

Manager, Professional Learning

Heather ensures that teachers can use NoRedInk to deliver high-quality writing instruction to all students. Before joining NoRedInk, Heather worked as an instructional coach and English teacher. She holds a BA in Political Science and History from The Ohio State University and an MA in Special Education from Dominican University. Heather loves to read sci-fi and fantasy, and she is known to drink coffee at all hours of the day. Exclamation marks are her favorite punctuation, but she has to stop herself from using them too often!

Maggie Hagan-Brayton

Maggie Hagan-Brayton

Professional Learning Specialist

Maggie supports teachers and schools as they implement NoRedInk. Before joining the NoRedInk team, she taught ELA to English Learners at a high school in Boston, ESL to adults in Boston, and English to adolescents and adults in Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. She holds a BA in Sociology from The George Washington University. In her free time, she loves traveling, dancing salsa, learning languages, and teaching English on TikTok. She is a big proponent of translanguaging, and she and her partner (a native Spanish speaker) generally converse in Spanglish.

Ray Todd

Ray Todd

Professional Learning Specialist

Ray loves making teachers’ and administrators’ lives easier. Before joining NoRedInk, Ray taught middle and high school English in Philadelphia, Austin, and most recently Richmond, Virginia, where they served as a teacher-leader at the campus and district levels. As an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, Ray studied creative writing and ethnomusicology, and they earned their M.S. Ed. in Secondary Education from the same institution. Ray is a sucker for playful language and delights in students’ brave, inventive rule-bending in writing!

Emily Lin

Emily Lin

Professional Learning Specialist

Coming from teaching ELA in urban charter schools, Emily is excited to work with teachers, admins, and districts on implementing NoRedInk in their classrooms to help students everywhere strengthen their voices and opinions. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature, Chinese, and Linguistics from Georgetown University and a M.A.T. from Relay Graduate School of Education. Emily loves thinking about translation and discovering ways to say "let's eat" in different languages.

Liz Jaskolski

Liz Jaskolski

Professional Learning Specialist

Liz is passionate about helping teachers support their students to become stronger, more confident writers. Before joining NoRedInk, Liz taught middle school ELA in the Bay Area. Most recently, Liz piloted and founded the first school-wide Intervention Program for KIPP: Norcal at Excelencia Community Prep. The systems and programs she created are now used throughout the Bay Area. She holds a BA in Psychology from St. John's University in Queens, NY, and a Master's in Education with a focus on literacy from Loyola Marymount University. In her free time, Liz enjoys hiking and camping with her family.

Taylor Brock

Taylor Brock

Professional Learning Specialist

Taylor believes that teachers are the closest thing we have to superheroes and loves helping to make their work more impactful by supporting their implementation of NoRedInk Premium. Before joining NoRedInk, Taylor spent five years building collaborative learning communities in San Antonio high schools as a science and English teacher. In her free time, Taylor teaches yoga, fosters dogs, and explores new recipes. Her favorite punctuation mark is the ellipsis for its . . . mysterious flair.

Ashley Moore

Ashley Moore

Training Specialist

Ashley helps teachers effectively utilize NoRedInk in their classrooms. Prior to joining the NoRedInk team, she taught seventh-grade ELAR for six years in the Dallas area, where she also used NoRedInk to help her students practice their grammar and writing skills. Before becoming an English teacher, she worked as an Early Intervention Specialist helping 0-3 year olds develop their speech and fine and gross motor skills through play therapy. Ashley has a BA in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Texas. She believes Teddy, her yorkie rescue, is the cutest dog on the planet! Using appositives and hyperbolic phrases, like in the previous sentence, brings her joy.

Rebecca Balestieri

Rebecca Balestieri

Training Specialist

Rebecca is thrilled to support teachers and administrators in helping them integrate NoRedInk in their classrooms and grow their students’ writing potential. Before joining NoRedInk, Rebecca taught upper-elementary students in Daly City, California, where she also worked as her school’s Site Technology Integration Resource Teacher. She holds a BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine, as well as a TEFL certificate from teaching English in Italy. Rebecca loves reading, creative writing, and going for walks with her hyperactive golden retriever. Her favorite punctuation mark is a toss-up between the em dash and the semicolon—although the em dash might be winning!

Nick Giammaria

Nick Giammaria

Manager, Customer Success

Nick attended Dartmouth College, where he discovered a passion for language during a semester in Italy. After graduating, he continued studying languages while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Haiti and Armenia. Nick holds an MEd from Smith and taught middle school before working at a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring high school students from low-income backgrounds. Nick thinks teaching idioms to his two young children is the cat's pajamas.

Heather Lanham

Heather Lanham

Manager, Customer Success

Heather helps schools and districts make the most of their partnerships with NoRedInk! Prior to joining the team, she was a middle school teacher for seven years and later worked to support school districts implementing instructional software. Heather is enthusiastic about English instruction because the language doesn’t always make sense; if it did, a catastrophe could be an apostrophe with fur!

Anjali Rajpara

Anjali Rajpara

Manager, Customer Success

Anjali helps schools and districts fully utilize their NoRedInk subscriptions. Prior to joining the team, she worked as an analyst and account manager at Gartner; before that, she held internships at the Department of Education and the Brookings Institution. Anjali graduated from George Washington University with a BA in International Affairs and always cringes when she hears the incorrect usage of "less" vs. "fewer."

Danielle Needham

Danielle Needham

Customer Success Manager

Danielle helps schools and districts find value in their NoRedInk premium subscriptions. Prior to joining NoRedInk, she led customer support operations for a high school digital ticketing company. If Danielle's not working, you can either find her at her local gym trying to PR her Olympic lifts or chasing after her toddler. Danielle lives in Atlanta with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She slightly squints when someone confuses “you're” with “your.”

Stephanie Misko

Stephanie Misko

Customer Success Manager

At NoRedInk, Steph is passionate about supporting teachers because they are the most hardworking people on the planet. Before joining NoRedInk, Steph worked as a high school English teacher. She holds a BA in English Literature from Penn State and an MA in Teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill. In her free time, Steph enjoys being outside, playing the piano, and reading anything from literary fiction to Llama Llama Red Pajama (a great work of art, according to her daughter). And she relishes the rebellious feeling of starting a sentence with a coordinating conjunction!

Kerry Offterdinger

Kerry Offterdinger

Customer Success Manager

Kerry ensures that all of her partner schools and districts utilize their NoRedInk Premium accounts to their fullest potential. Before joining NoRedInk, Kerry was an elementary school teacher and more recently worked to spread her love of blended learning in the southern United States. While she currently resides in Texas with her husband and two young children, she was once an avid beachgoer as she earned her degree in early childhood education at Coastal Carolina University. Kerry would like to remind everybody that a preposition is not the best part of speech to end a sentence with.

Lindley Parris

Lindley Parris

Customer Success Manager

Lindley comes from a long line of grammar enthusiasts. Prior to joining NoRedInk, she got to work with inspiring administrators and teachers across the country supporting their use of edtech in the classroom, which built on her background as an elementary school teacher in middle Georgia. Educational folks are her people and she is interested in helping Premium users make the most of NoRedInk in their classrooms and schools. Lindley earned a BS in Early Childhood Education – Holistic Child from Mercer University and a MEd in Early Childhood Education from GCSU. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her fiancé and their dog, enjoys running in her free time and always has a song in her head! Lindley would like to remind everyone there is a big difference in asking if they "can" or if they "may" do things.

Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez

Customer Success Manager

Diana ensures that educators have the best experience while using NoRedInk Premium. Student advocacy has always been a passion for Diana. She began her career as a bilingual and dual language teacher in Texas. Prior to NoRedInk, she specialized in implementations for an edtech company that supports English language learners. She loves writing snail mail, puppies, and University of Texas football!

Jon Lemke

Jon Lemke

Customer Success Manager

Jon works to ensure schools can efficiently and successfully use NoRedInk to teach writing. He has spent his entire career in K-12 education, most recently as the program director for a national literacy nonprofit supporting under-resourced public schools. Jon graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in psychology and business administration. When he's not working, Jon enjoys backpacking, playing golf, reading science fiction, and urging others to use the Oxford comma.

Emily Shank

Emily Shank

Customer Success Manager

As a customer success manager, Emily partners closely with schools and districts to make the most of their NoRedInk Premium accounts. After leaving her fourth-grade classroom, Emily initially entered the world of edtech as an instructional and multimedia designer for K-12 online and blended learning programs. Now in a customer-facing role, Emily has a passion for building relationships with districts and schools and providing outstanding service. She brings a genuine enthusiasm and appreciation for grammar and punctuation to NoRedInk. She hopes that enthusiasm is contagious so that people always remember to use commas in the sentence “Emily loves eating, her dog, and her cat.”

Nicole LoGatto

Nicole LoGatto

Customer Success Manager

Nicole has a unique and dynamic background in the arts. Before joining NoRedInk, she studied creative writing for TV and film at Marist College and long held a career in the entertainment industry, with an emphasis on music and media licensing. Although work was always exciting, her passion for children’s educational development fueled her to start a career in education technology. Nicole is delighted to be helping schools and districts enjoy great results with their NoRedInk subscriptions. When she is not helping her accounts, Nicole is enjoying the outdoors by biking, swimming, hiking, and shopping farmer’s markets with her family in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley. She enjoys hearing regional dialect in conversation, and is always interested in knowing if you drink “coke,” “soda,” or “pop”, wear “tennis shoes” or sneakers,” and take the “highway” or “freeway” to work.

Lindsay Perla

Lindsay Perla

Customer Success Manager

Lindsay partners with districts to ensure continued growth and success with NRI year over year. She is fascinated by the ever-evolving discussion and changing pace technology plays within school districts. Lindsay is passionate about ensuring our partners receive outstanding service. Her customer success mantra is based on Sir James Dyson's concept, "I just think things should work properly." For Lindsay, it's "I just think customers should receive exceptional service." Prior to NRI, Lindsay worked with district administrators to share a broad selection of edtech tools, from curriculum mapping to SIS platforms.

Rebecca Rethwisch

Rebecca Rethwisch

Customer Success Manager

Rebecca is delighted to help teachers and school districts provide valuable writing instruction to all students with NoRedInk! Before joining the team, Rebecca pursued a Fulbright grant to teach English at a Brazilian university. Rebecca also has classroom experience as an elementary paraeducator in the States, and she spent the past few years working for a tech startup focused on building out Africa’s tech ecosystem. Having lived in three different countries outside of the U.S., Rebecca is particularly interested in how diverse idioms are across languages.

Kelly Rickert

Kelly Rickert

Customer Operations Specialist

Kelly works as a specialist in customer operations. Before this, she taught first and second grade and developed place-based curricular units. She also coached soccer for first and second graders! Kelly has an MEd from the University of Michigan and a BA in Anthropology and Religious Studies from the University of Rochester. When she was in the classroom, she loved seeing phonetically correct creeaytiv spellings and the buzz of a classroom learning about onomatopoeia.

Kevin Busch

Kevin Busch

Customer Success Manager

Kevin helps schools and districts fully utilize their NoRedInk subscriptions. Prior to joining the team, he worked as a middle school English teacher, instructional leader, and principal in Chicago, Boston, and Dallas. Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia and earned his MA in Teaching from Dominican University. Kevin lives in Dallas with his wonderful wife and bouncing baby boy who loves dinosaurs—his favorite is the thesaurus.

Nick Andreotta

Nick Andreotta

Customer Success

Nick's passion for education sparked after working with college students who were still struggling academically and unable to reach their full potential. At NoRedInk, Nick collaborates with schools and districts to ensure students unlock the power of grammar and writing skills early in order to achieve their goals. Prior to NoRedInk, Nick was a senior manager of sales at Scientific Learning. Nick has a BA from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree from Northeastern University. In his spare time, you will find him spending time with his wife and family, cooking, taking photos, or playing yo-yo/Kendama.

Jill Albracht

Jill Albracht

Customer Success Manager

Jill enjoys helping schools, districts, and educators use NoRedInk to the fullest extent and loves partnering to find ways to help students grow and learn. Jill has extensive experience in edtech companies and was previously a middle and high school English teacher. In her spare time, you can find her cheering for her favorite sports teams, hanging out with extended family, gardening, cooking and having fun raising her toddler son. She lives in Sonoma, CA, with her son, husband, and dog, and finds joy in utilizing the ellipsis even when it may be grammatically incorrect . . .

Ruth Park

Ruth Park

Customer Success Manager

Ruth supports schools and districts with the goal of finding value in NoRedInk. She has spent her entire career in education, working as a CSM for various edtech companies and also teaching at the elementary level. When Ruth is not customer successing, you can find her with her pups at the dog park, in the kitchen trying out a new recipe, or laughing with her husband at a comedy show. She hopes to make a positive impact in the world by working with NoRedInk because she knows punctuation saves lives! “Lets eat grandma!”

Arielle Suggs

Arielle Suggs

Renewals Specialist

As a member of the Customer Success team, Arielle helps with processing renewals for small schools. She started her career as an elementary school teacher in Maryland. Prior to NoRedInk, she worked in renewals for an edtech company that supports teachers with vocabulary instruction. When she's not at work, she enjoys tutoring elementary school students in reading, trying new restaurants, and playing with her chihuahua.

Chandani Thiessen

Chandani Thiessen

Customer Success Manager

As a customer success manager, Chandani helps schools utilize their NoRedInk Premium accounts to their fullest potential. She enjoys creating partnerships with teachers and school districts that help bring valuable literary instruction to students. Prior to joining the team, Chandani worked as an elementary teacher and Starbucks store manager, building meaningful relationships with her students, customers, and local community. Chandani loves to study different languages and cultures. In fact, she took three semesters of Russian courses in college after learning the Cyrillic alphabet and Russian basics on her own! When Chandani’s not at work, she enjoys going on walks, trying new restaurants, and traveling with her family. Chandani loves to let her excitement show, and is often guilty of overusing the exclamation point!!!

Angela Mekosh

Angela Mekosh

Head of Talent Acquistion

Angela leads talent acquisition at NoRedInk, helping all teams to reach their recruiting and staffing goals. Prior to coming to NoRedInk, Angela worked in various capacities in the tech space for companies large and small. Going way, way back, Angela was a social studies and English teacher for middle and high school students, which is another reason NoRedInk's mission is so close to home for her. When not geeking out on all things talent acquisition and HR, you can find Angela reading, cooking new recipes, exploring New York City, and dreaming about living in Barcelona. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and their dog, Duke Ellington.

Renee Lane

Renee Lane

Senior Recruiter

Renee is a senior recruiter who has been in talent acquisition for over 13 years. Her career began in the staffing industry, and she has been working as a corporate recruiter for the past three years. She has a twenty-pound cat named Snuggles. She loves to sing and also has a passion for film acting.

Marnée Richardson

Marnée Richardson

Senior Recruiter

Coming soon!

Tacy Reading

Tacy Reading

Recruiter

Tacy is a recruiter who has been in the edtech industry for five years. Prior to finding her enthusiasm for recruiting, she spent time in the public policy, legal, and education fields. Tacy hold a MA focused in modern U.S. history from Southern Illinois University and a BA in History and Political Science from Gonzaga University. For the record, she is Team Oxford Comma.

Christi Saia

Christi Saia

Senior Recruiter

Christi is a people connector and coffee enthusiast who brings over 10 years of experience in talent acquisition. When she's not looking for unicorns and purple squirrels, you can find her at a wakeboard competition or on the lake with her family. The misuse of "there", "they're", and "their" makes her eye twitch.

Laura Conte

Laura Conte

Sourcer

Coming soon!

Melanie Stidworthy

Melanie Stidworthy

Recruiting Coordinator

Melanie is the magic behind the scenes for candidate interviews! As an east coast transplant, Melanie loves discovering the differences between the two coasts (although she really misses pizza and pork roll). When she's not busy scheduling interviews, you can find her hiking with her dog!

MP Bausch

MP Bausch

People Operations Generalist

MP does a little bit of everything to keep operations running smoothly. With a passion for helping people, funky glasses, cats, and getting stuff done, she's found a wonderful community at NoRedInk. She gets a little excited when she uses semicolons in sentences; it's the little things in life.

Casey Maas

Casey Maas

Partnerships

As a member of the Partnerships team, Casey helps schools and districts level up with NoRedInk Premium. Casey grew up as a renegade in her early years, often pushing the limits of the household rule "no books at the table." She graduated from Scripps College with a BA in Psychology and a deep appreciation for liberal arts education. Casey loves cronuts, skiing, and the Oxford comma.

Marilyn Roubal

Marilyn Roubal

Partnerships

Coming soon!

Michael Ting

Michael Ting

Partnerships

Michael leads the Sales Development team at NoRedInk. Prior to joining the team, he was a Sales Development Team lead for a consumer loyalty startup and a Sales Team Lead for a healthcare IT staffing firm. He graduated with a BS in Political Science from Santa Clara University. Michael moonlights as a Slam poet/Spoken Word Artist and loathes the 3-minute time penalty, as well as hyphen errors.

Mike Stanczak

Mike Stanczak

Partnerships

Mike is a field account executive for the Northwest. Before arriving at NRI, he spent seven years in the K-12 space, selling everything from onsite PD to adaptive learning platforms. His favorite language issue is "cutting the fluff" to find yourself with a concise sentence.

Sheryl Colaur

Sheryl Colaur

Partnerships

Sheryl is passionate about helping students learn and has dedicated her career to spreading the word around literacy solutions and quality instruction! Sheryl works with schools and districts as they explore and adopt NoRedInk Premium. A classically trained singer, Sheryl entered the classroom as a K-6 music teacher. Over the last decade, she has worked as an account executive for a large children's literature publisher, a writing technology company, and a professional development and coaching provider focused on Birth-Five programming. Sheryl loves silly children's books and ridiculous songs, and her newest addition to the library is "The Dinky Donkey"!

Holly Koob

Holly Koob

Manager, Partnerships

Holly helps schools and districts understand the value of upgrading to Premium. She also helps to lead the partnerships team to meet even more needs across the country. Prior to becoming a NoRedInker, she spent 15 years at other ed tech companies, leading teams and helping thousands of students across the country in reading, language and cognitive skill development. In her free time, she loves coaching her daughter's club soccer, playing piano, reading, cheering her son on in mountain biking, playing soccer herself, and spending time with her two giant dogs.

Caleb Lush

Caleb Lush

Manager, Partnerships

Caleb focuses on building relationships with schools and districts qualified for our Premium program. Before this, he worked in sales at Yelp, taught English and grammar for three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, and sailed the high seas as a deckhand on a luxury yacht in Central America. He holds a BA from the California Maritime Academy in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs and is always aware of how people use "further" vs. "farther."

Summer Sinsigalli

Summer Sinsigalli

Partnerships

Summer works on the Partnerships team, where she strives to develop relationships with districts and schools on their path toward Premium. After graduating with a BA in Sociology from CU Boulder, she took off and traveled through South America. Her journey led her to Nicaragua, where she worked as a program coordinator for a nonprofit. Summer is a sucker for alliteration, especially when it comes to sounds synonymous with her home city, Santa Cruz!

Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee

Partnerships

Cindy spent her formative years in Taiwan and moved to the US when she was 18 to attend Purdue University. Growing up overseas has helped her appreciate the challenges of learning and perfecting a language, so she's excited to share how NoRedInk can help students like her. Before joining NoRedInk, Cindy spent eight years at JPMorgan Chase providing the best solutions for her clients' needs. She's excited to do the same for teachers at NoRedInk. Cindy chuckles when she can spot grammar errors that she used to make!

Angela Toney

Angela Toney

Partnerships

Angela contributes to our Partnerships team. She has historically worked with schools and districts in the areas of differentiated literacy instruction, whole child/healthy school initiatives, and learning management technology. She is thrilled to be part of a team with a laser focus on student growth and success, which aligns with her core belief of education as the great equalizer. Angela spends her free time playing with her six-year-old, lifting weights, hiking, and reading dystopian fiction. In her daily life, she uses more idioms than you can shake a stick at.

Shaheen Khal

Shaheen Khal

Partnerships

Shaheen works on the Partnerships team and is focused on building relationships with schools and guiding them toward the benefits of NoRedInk Premium. After graduating from Long Beach State with a degree in communication studies and rhetoric, he worked with the U.S. military as a civilian contractor, training thousands of enlisted men and women on how to handle complex social situations. He performs stand-up comedy in his free time, loves being outdoors, and celebrates whenever "effect" and "affect" are used correctly.

Jackie Hunt

Jackie Hunt

Partnerships

Jackie works with our Partnerships team to help schools and students share her love of the written word through NoRedInk Premium. Before joining NoRedInk, Jackie graduated from LSU with a degree in creative writing and French (her preferred spelling of go is "geaux"). She then taught students both English and French until she moved into edtech solutions, which she has worked in for the last several years. Jackie spends her time chasing her son Brees and daughter Callie around the house, talking with her husband, and relishing any quiet moments. When she does have time to write, she likes to break a language rule every once in a while. Actually, she kind of loves it!

Denise Stegall

Denise Stegall

Partnerships

Denise works on the Partnerships team, where she helps schools and districts upgrade to NoRedInk Premium. Before joining NoRedInk, she worked in sales and management for another edtech company. She developed a passion for writing when she worked as an editor and reporter at a news radio station in college. She holds an MA in Audiology from the University of North Texas. She is amazed how often people confuse "your" and "you're."

Caroline Bass

Caroline Bass

Partnerships

Caroline is on the Partnerships team, where she is passionate about sharing how NoRedInk will help students succeed. As a mom to three kids, she understands how challenging it can be to teach grammar and writing to secondary students and how technology can play a powerful role in their learning process. Her kids know the value of a strong thesis and to never confuse “your” with “you’re”! Prior to NoRedInk, she worked for Scientific Learning for two decades, helping struggling readers improve their language and reading skills. Caroline is fluent in Hebrew, a cat mom to two rescue cats, and an avid reader. She is also a trained doula (labor coach assistant) and works on developing herbal remedies for her family and friends in her spare time.

Eileen Brumfield

Eileen Brumfield

Partnerships

Eileen joined NoRedInk as a school partnerships representative in 2019. Prior to becoming a NoRedInker, she spent five years at Learning A-Z, where she led the New Business Development team for the United States. Her love of motivating people has kept her career focused on servant leadership and the growth of others. She cherishes her free time with her husband of 20 years, her son, and their beloved pittie. She also leads a team at her church, adores architecture, loves designing interior spaces, and revels in the hot AZ sun. #itsadryheat

Andrew Lopez

Andrew Lopez

Partnerships

Andrew is responsible for helping school districts using NoRedInk develop a path to Premium and reach their maximum potential. Before NoRedInk, he worked for Scientific Learning for eight years, partnering with school districts to help their lowest performing learners reach their reading and academic potential across multiple subject areas. His favorite language issue is phonics and phonemic awareness. Helping his own kids understand how speech can be segmented, or broken into small sounds, and how these sounds can be put together puts a smile on his face every time they "get it" and learn.

Rachel McPhail

Rachel McPhail

Partnerships

Rachel works on the Partnerships team, where she helps teachers and students by introducing them to the amazing benefits of NoRedInk Premium. She has been in the edtech industry for roughly ten years, helping students become better readers and writers. Misplaced modifiers are one of her favorite grammatical errors because they can be good comic relief.

Kimberley Vibes

Kimberley Vibes

Partnerships

Kim is an inside account executive. Before coming to NoRedInk, she taught ELA for almost five years. Kim was born and raised in France and moved to the US at 16. She gets a huge kick out of translating/explaining French or English idioms to people. When she's not at work, you can find Kim running around Central Park or to the nearest bakery for something sweet!

Matthew Tryon

Matthew Tryon

Partnershps

Matt helps school districts using NoRedInk develop a path to Premium and reach their maximum potential. Before NoRedInk, he worked for Scientific Learning for eight years, partnering with school districts to help their lowest-performing learners reach their potential across multiple subject areas. Matt is driven by the results and testimonials of educators that he has worked with. He finds nothing as rewarding as providing a product that can change a student's life. Matt looks forward to watching his own daughter develop grammar and writing skills with NoRedInk.

Pete Brunetta

Pete Brunetta

Partnerships

Pete works as a member of the Partnerships team, where he focuses on developing relationships and interest in NoRedInk's premium program. Prior to working for NoRedInk, he taught middle school ELA for five years and ESL in Spain for a year. In Castilian Spanish, a group of people is addressed as "vosotros"; therefore, Pete is a strong believer in the use of "y'all" in the English language.

Marney Whitney

Marney Whitney

Partnerships

Marney contributes to our Partnerships team. She has a passion for childhood development, health and travel. Prior to joining NRI, Marney lead a local children's yoga business called YogaJoy. Previously, Marney handled account management duties for a national advertising agency based in Durham, NC. Marney has also spent time living in San Francisco, where she earned her master's in speech therapy and worked for several startups. Marney has always had a passion for writing, having journaled her way through Israel and Asia in her early adult years.

Sean Johnson-Bey

Sean Johnson-Bey

Partnerships

Sean is a sales development representative. Before joining NoRedInk, he taught middle school reading and writing at a charter school in Houston, TX, where he saw the impact NoRedInk has on student outcomes. Sean’s love for both technological and literary devices made NoRedInk the perfect home where he could steer student success (did you catch that alliteration?) in writing.

Sam Carbonetti

Sam Carbonetti

Partnerships

Sam is a sales development representative on the Partnerships team. Before joining NoRedInk, he was a middle school humanities teacher for 9 years. Sam has a BA in Political Science and a MAT in Secondary Education, is an aspiring author, and still wants to play center field for the New York Yankees. He's in a terrible place of indecision when it comes to using one space or two after a period. Old habits die hard.

Chris Opachan

Chris Opachan

Partnerships

Chris advocates for students to develop their writing skills to thrive in an information-saturated world. Before joining NoRedInk’s Partnerships team, Chris taught high school ELA in his native North Carolina for eight years and in Beijing, China, for three years. When he’s not helping schools and districts learn more about NoRedInk Premium, Chris loves to hike, play piano, scour thrift stores, and avoid cliches like the plague.

Lauren Behrmann

Lauren Behrmann

Partnerships

Lauren works on the Partnerships team, helping teachers and administrators learn the benefits of NoRedInk Premium. Before NRI, Lauren taught TK, kindergarten, and second grade in the Bay Area. She taught at Title 1 schools throughout her teaching career and is passionate about closing the achievement gap. Lauren loves seeing the look on ELLs' faces when using idioms such as "it's raining cats and dogs!"

Catie Leon

Catie Leon

Partnerships

Coming soon!

Dawn Reeves-McKinney

Dawn Reeves-McKinney

Partnerships

Coming soon!

Sarah Threadgill

Sarah Threadgill

Partnerships

Coming soon!

Jacob Driscoll

Jacob Driscoll

Sales Ops Analyst

Jacob is building out NoRedInk's Sales Operations team. With more than eight years of experience in constructing sales operations teams from the ground up, developing and enhancing sales processes, and ensuring data integrity, Jacob loves both a good automated process and the Oxford comma.

Julie Gerstle

Julie Gerstle

Product Marketing Manager

Julie collaborates cross-functionally with technical, curriculum, and go-to-market teams to communicate the value of NoRedInk. A passionate volunteer at her children’s school, she loves illustrating how NoRedInk can change the trajectory of student learning. Before joining the team, Julie served in various marketing roles at Innovationedge (consulting), IBM, and BBDO (advertising). She has a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Oxford.

Liz Vudhiwat

Liz Vudhiwat

Marketing Operations Manager

Liz helps enable and optimize marketing campaigns, expanding NoRedInk’s influence and ability to unlock every writer’s potential. Before this she enjoyed a “suite” life working at travel companies with a focus on email marketing and automation. In her free time, she can be found cuddling up with her Kindle, scouring the web for new recipes to try, and planning for her next trip. She also enjoys cheesy puns and gets a laugh out of seeing translation fails.

Lillian Dignan

Lillian Dignan

Email Marketing Specialist

Lillian leads the email marketing program at NoRedInk, helping us keep in touch with our growing community of educators. In her previous work, she was on the marketing team at PBLWorks, an education nonprofit that’s all about project-based learning. A proud product of public education, Lillian has both an MA in Education and a BA in Art History from the University of Massachusetts.

Thomas Rodrigues

Thomas Rodrigues

Senior Content Marketing Manager

Thomas works with colleagues from across the company to craft stories that illustrate how NoRedInk ​​builds stronger writers. Prior to joining NoRedInk, Thomas led content operations at a digital marketing agency. His engagements with edtech clients were always uniquely invigorating, so he decided to cut out the middleman. As a cinephile, linguaphile, and marketer, Thomas enjoys observing how distribution companies choose to title international films for their stateside releases.

Lauren Schaefer

Lauren Schaefer

Events Manager

Lauren works on the Marketing team, planning NoRedInk's participation in events and conferences. Prior to joining the team, she spent 15 years working in marketing and events for companies in the construction, home improvement, and fashion industries. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband, delving into hockey analytics, and refinishing furniture.

James Kuhn

James Kuhn

Controller

James has managed accounting functions at several companies over the last 15 years. He lives in Concord, where his wife is a teacher, with kids in the Walnut Creek school system. James enjoys watching hockey, playing guitar, and traveling.

Christa DeStasio

Christa DeStasio

Staff Accountant

Christa's role is to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the details making up the financial records. She has 20+ years of accounting experience in several different roles. Christa lives in Tucson, AZ, with her husband and two dogs. In her spare time, she likes to be outdoors, hiking in nearby Sabino Canon or the Catalina mountains.

Rebekah Robinson-Stoll

Rebekah Robinson-Stoll

Executive Assistant

Rebekah supports the CEO by keeping his day organized, coordinating with the executive team to align business objectives, and arranging resources to bring great ideas into practice, ultimately boosting efficiency and conserving time. Rebekah's love of learning and the written word brought her to NoRedInk. Prior to joining the team here, she supported the MD heading up Hogarth Worldwide's largest account.