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

COO and VP of Engineering

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 and Marketing

Steve leads our Marketing, 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

Director of Product

Rebecca heads up product, curriculum design, and customer support at NoRedInk. She has spent the past 12 years leading teams and developing products that have helped millions of students become better readers and writers. Before joining NoRedInk, Rebecca worked in educational publishing and for another edtech company. She holds a BA in Sociology from Pomona College and currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

Chris Dailey

Chris Dailey

Director of Operations

Info coming soon!

Ilona Sheynkman

Ilona Sheynkman

Head of People

Ilona heads up all things people and talent at NoRedInk. Prior to joining NRI, Ilona worked at a digital health start-up, where she joined as employee #15 and built the people and talent function from the ground up. She loves to travel, and you can find her skiing in Tahoe on the weekends in the winter. Ilona grew up in a family of teachers and personally experienced the challenges of learning English as a second language; she is very passionate about the impact NoRedInk can make on a student’s education. She holds a BS in Biopsychology and a BA in Philosophy from UCSB and is pursuing a Masters in Organizational Development. Ilona's favorite grammar rule is "not only, but also."

Duncan Fisher

Duncan Fisher

Head of Product Growth

Duncan makes sure that the Product team is always working on what's most important to teachers and students. Before joining NoRedInk, he was a product manager at Box, and he holds a BS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford. He thinks that "Dunkin' vs. Duncan" should be added to the NoRedInk lesson on commonly confused words.

Richard Feldman

Richard Feldman

Engineer

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."

Stacey Adams

Stacey Adams

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."

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.

Michael Ting

Michael Ting

School Partnerships Representative

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.

Connor Ashenbrucker

Connor Ashenbrucker

Head 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.

Christa Simone

Christa Simone

User Researcher

As a user researcher, Christa makes sure that teachers' and students' voices are heard. She loves getting to talk to teachers, learn about their experiences in the classroom, and glean insights about how to make NoRedInk better. Christa graduated from Harvard with a degree in neurobiology and has done research in neuroscience, psychology, and education.

Josh Leven

Josh Leven

Director of Engineering

With over a decade of experience as a developer, team lead, and manager, Josh now gets to spend his time supporting the most talented department of engineers he's ever had the pleasure of working with. He has a BS in Biomedical Engineering and an MSE in Computer Science, both from Johns Hopkins. Starting his career as a middle school math teacher in Harlem, he went on to become a co-founder of two edtech startups before finally joining NoRedInk. He is a real stickler for the correct usage of "less" vs. "fewer."

Michael Glass

Michael Glass

Engineer

Michael keeps the servers humming, the assignments flowing, and all of his coworkers' bicycles in working order. He was a web developer supporting super-duper scale at Scribd and a co-founder of a green-tech company. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Columbia and he loves run-on sentences.

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."

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.

Lizzie LaPadula

Lizzie LaPadula

Senior Account Manager

Lizzie helps schools and districts fully utilize their subscriptions to NoRedInk! Prior to joining the team, Lizzie supported schools and districts in a similar capacity, helping them to implement digital math curriculum resources. She also taught high school students for Dallas ISD and served in AmeriCorps with a home rebuilding organization in New Orleans. Lizzie is troubled when students incorrect use adjectives when describing verbs!

Caleb Lush

Caleb Lush

School Partnerships Manager

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."

Marica Odagaki

Marica Odagaki

Engineer

Marica is the mystical coding ninja of the team. She has been perfecting the art of software engineering since she was twelve. After spending two and a half decades in Japan, she decided to cross the ocean again to enjoy the great weather of the Bay Area. She holds a BS in theoretical ecology from Kyoto University, and she defiantly thinks NoRedInk is the place to work at.

Evan Czaplicki

Evan Czaplicki

Engineer

Evan designs and develops Elm, the programming language behind NoRedInk's user interface. He has spent the last few years improving the language and supporting folks who use it. He holds an AB in Computer Science from Harvard. Evan loves garden path sentences (like "The horse raced past the barn fell.") and wishes they came up more often.

Aaron VonderHaar

Aaron VonderHaar

Engineer

Aaron V. is a champion of agile software development, and he came to NoRedInk to write more Elm code. He was formerly a full stack mobile and web developer at Pivotal Labs and a volunteer instructor and curriculum designer at the League of Amazing Programmers. He is an ongoing mentor for Hackbright Academy and occasionally enjoys writing tongue twisters in his free time.

Tereza Sokol

Tereza Sokol

Engineer

Tereza is a developer from Copenhagen, who is passionate about simplistic design in any field, though this passion is mostly expressed within programming. Having learned to program as a child, it is a natural part of her identity, but there is still space for more humanistic interests, like her enthusiasm for Russian literature and culture. She thinks it's rather fascinating how you can see traces of the ideological foundation of a country through how their language is shaped.

Marc McCann

Marc McCann

Manager, Customer Success Team

Marc helps Premium schools and districts implement NoRedInk in the classroom. Before NoRedInk, he taught high school English for four years and advised student council in Colorado. He graduated with a BA in English and an MA in Teaching from James Madison University. In his free time, Marc climbs rocks and spends time wondering if words like "sesquipedalian" are self-aware.

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.

Charles Comstock

Charles Comstock

Engineer

Charles keeps the site running smoothly as more questions are answered, be it through automation, architecture, or simplifying the problem. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. He is greatly entertained by a well-placed malapropism mangling the semantics of a sentence.

Tammy Truong

Tammy Truong

Recruiting Coordinator

Tammy tackles scheduling puzzles, is the point-person for all your recruiting logistic needs, and works on administrative problems in between. She graduated with a BA in Public Health from UC Berkeley and worked as a research assistant before joining NoRedInk. SENTENCES IN ALL CAPS TERRIFY HER.

Paige Pollara

Paige Pollara

Customer Success Manager

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.

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.

Dave Borrelli

Dave Borrelli

Manager, Curriculum Team

Dave craves beautiful writing and believes every student can produce 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.

Juliano Solanho

Juliano Solanho

Engineer

Juliano lives in Brazil and loves cooking singing cats and the importance of commas. His work is making sure our servers are happy as NoRedInk grows. He's a Recurse Center alumnus and loves new approaches to education.

Jasper Woudenberg

Jasper Woudenberg

Engineer

Jasper is a physicist from the Netherlands bringing thoughtfulness and perspective to engineering. Having previously worked as a high-school teacher, he understands the importance of expressing yourself in the simplest terms both in code and natural languages. Jasper likes to sneak Dutch expressions into English and act like it's the most natural thing in the world.

Brooke Angel

Brooke Angel

Engineer

Brooke is an enthusiastic builder of new things, from NoRedInk features to work benches for her wood shop. Prior to working at NoRedInk, Brooke graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Neurobiology and served as an Americorps Member at a school in Boonville, CA. One of her proudest moments was saving a life by adding a comma to "it's time to eat mom!"

Ian Davies

Ian Davies

Engineer

Ian brings 20 years of development experience from companies large and small. Just before joining NoRedInk, he was building and scaling social enterprise communication tools with Yammer at Microsoft. He became interested in NoRedInk because of Elm, but he loves the people and the product we're building and is learning new things every day. His Mum (an English teacher) hopes his grammar will improve whilst he's here!

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.

Ally McKnight

Ally McKnight

Engineer

Ally spends her days navigating and building within NoRedInk's codebase. She comes to us after spending a year teaching programming at Hackbright Academy. In a previous life, Ally ran safaris in Southern Africa and kayak tours in the South Pacific. To whomever it concerns, she is particularly excited to have recently learned how to use "whom."

Luke Westby

Luke Westby

Engineer

Luke works on the engineering team at NoRedInk. Prior to joining NoRedInk he worked at a startup in Chicago and helped to found a software consulting company. He is extremely, exceedingly perturbed by the ultra-serious problem of superlative inflation in American English vernacular.

Natalie Chapman

Natalie Chapman

Curriculum Design Specialist

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."

Juan Edi

Juan Edi

Engineer

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.

Ju Liu

Ju Liu

Engineer

Ju is a tinkerer, explorer of worlds, and lover of all foods. He was born in China, grew up in Italy, and has lived in London for enough time to actually enjoy queuing. He has a MSc in Computer Science and has worked as a Ruby engineer for what seems like eons, although you probably could not tell since he has discovered the fountain of youth. He is a lover of linguistics and has joined NoRedInk to help fight the good fight. When he is not working, he is either reading psychology or rock climbing.

Kristine Horn

Kristine Horn

Operations & Support

A tech-savvy lover of systems and games, Kristine has a BA in Spanish and Graphic Design, and she is currently pursuing an MS in Instructional Design and Technology. Prior to joining NoRedInk, Kristine worked in tech support and institutional research & assessment at an undergraduate college. At NoRedInk, she interfaces between product designers, engineers, support staff, and users alike to help improve the product and streamline internal processes. Kristine is endlessly amused that syntactically ambiguous sentences like "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Gavin Panella

Gavin Panella

Engineer

Gavin is a software developer in Luxembourg. He wrote his first code on the ZX Spectrum in the 1980s and played a lot of cutting-edge 8-bit video games, for which he is somewhat nostalgic. He's coded ever since. He also brings his BBC Micro, Amiga 500, and i486DX2-66 experience with him to NoRedInk, along with a profound keenness to learn. Gavin loves NoRedInk's collaborative and supportive work environment and is excited by functional and strongly typed programming languages, especially Elm.

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.

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Curriculum

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.

Nick Giammaria

Nick Giammaria

Customer Success Manager

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.

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!

Sam Cooper

Sam Cooper

Curriculum

Sam works with the Curriculum team to design engaging content. Originally from the UK, Sam taught English in Spain for five years before joining NoRedInk. Sam holds a BA in German and Linguistics from Oxford and a postgraduate diploma in TESOL. Sam finds language endlessly fascinating and is always pumped to encounter new American expressions.

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.

Eric Prendergast

Eric Prendergast

Curriculum

Eric loves building pathways for students toward greater understanding and control of written language. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from UC Berkeley and a BA in Linguistics from University of Chicago, and he comes to the Curriculum team with eight years of experience in edtech, teaching, and curriculum planning. He gets excited to see how the rules of hyphenation reveal hidden grammatical relationships between words.

Michael Newton

Michael Newton

Engineering

Michael has been automating himself out of the boring bits of jobs for over a decade, and doesn't see why educators shouldn't benefit from a more interesting life as well. A keen writer of anything from stories (very amateur) to code (getting pretty decent), he has never been able to shed the bad habit of extending sentences well beyond their shelf life with parenthetical asides, a few too many commas—and the occasional dash.

Katina Vradelis

Katina Vradelis

Curriculum

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).

Danielle Pham

Danielle Pham

Engineering

Danielle loves iterating on features informed by user feedback. Learning about others' lived experiences and developing empathy and respect are among Danielle's priorities. Danielle appreciates the adoption of gender-neutral pronouns, as they care deeply about inclusion across multiple dimensions of diversity.

Heather Lanham

Heather Lanham

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!

Akash Pandey

Akash Pandey

Customer Success

Akash works with schools and districts to make the implementation of NoRedInk as smooth and delightful as possible. Before joining the team, Akash taught in various K–12 settings, including a self-contained 7th grade classroom and an 11th grade AP English Language classroom. He holds a MA in Teaching from the University of Chicago and a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley. Ironically, Akash comes to NRI with a deep admiration for writers who defy convention—willing to turn the signposts a little to the left, or perhaps bold enough to tag them up with an aerosol can or two.

Sandra Loyola

Sandra Loyola

Executive Assistant

Sandra works with the Leadership Team by completing scheduling puzzles and assisting with executive team projects. She graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in Political Science. Prior to joining NoRedInk, she worked as an administrative assistant for lobbyists in Washington, DC on policies ranging from technology to transportation. She also worked as a legal assistant for an immigration attorney. She is excited to be back in her native Bay Area as a part of NoRedInk's team and mission.

Matt Charlton

Matt Charlton

Engineering

Based out of the UK, Matt spends his days thoroughly testing the NoRedInk site, ensuring that it remains at the high quality its users expect! He holds a BSc in Computing Science and Mathematics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Outside of work you'll usually find him either swimming, biking, or running–and a few times a year, putting all three together in a triathlon. Whenever he sees someone type "to funny," he immediately imagines them with their fist in the air, going on a quest to find funny.

Ashley Chin

Ashley Chin

Product

Ashley does a lot of listening and data-digging to make sure we're building the best writing tools for teachers and students. Previously, she was a product manager at a clothing startup, worked in nonprofit strategy consulting, and managed clients' projects at a mission-driven data services provider. She holds a BA from Columbia University and loves writing snail mail!

Michael Hadley

Michael Hadley

Engineering

Michael is on the Engineering team that works on new writing experiences for students. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Cal Poly Pomona, and has been working as a web developer ever since. While Javascript will always have a special place in his heart, he's having a blast with Elm. He wishes he was as good at writing in English as he is in code; it's so much easier to know when to use a semicolon in code!

Renee Balmert

Renee Balmert

Engineering

Renee is a full stack engineer who got into coding via the usual path: a double major in Latin & Ancient Greek from the University of Notre Dame. Previously, she was a customer engineer at Bugsnag, where she learned boundless gratitude for a well-crafted error message. As a Hackbright alumna and lifelong geek, she is thrilled to combine her love of linguistics, tech, and pop culture references into something other humans find useful. Renee wants to remind everyone that ’kudos,' from the Greek, is singular, despite what the snack bars might have led you to believe.

Anjali Rajpara

Anjali Rajpara

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."

Kristina Quicho

Kristina Quicho

Technical Writer

As a member of the Support team, Kristina assists and advocates for the teachers and students that use NoRedInk. Kristina graduated with a BEd and BA in English & Sociology and previously taught pre-K at international schools in Asia. She loves the reciprocal nature of teaching and was constantly inspired by her bold young learners. Most recently, Kristina is pursuing her passion for education and technology. Prior to NoRedInk, she worked in tech support at another edtech company, and in her spare time she dabbles in basic programming projects. Kristina is fascinated by language learning, specifically the way in which students’ native languages and cultures can scaffold new language acquisition.

Michael Erne

Michael Erne

Engineering

Michael lives and breathes the Clouds. When he is not automating something, he is tinkering with some new technology. He likes long German words that sometimes break websites, like Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften. He regularly uses untranslatable German words such as Erklärungsnot.

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!

MP Bausch

MP Bausch

Office Manager & People Operations Coordinator

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

Brendan Duffy

Brendan Duffy

Customer Support

Brendan works with the Support team to help NoRedInk's teachers, students, and parents. He has a BA in Theatre and spent the past few years writing comedy music in Chicago. Before joining NoRedInk, Brendan worked in support and operations for other software companies. He advocates for the British spelling of "theatre" when talking about an art form and the American spelling of "theater" when talking about a building.

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.

Kerry Offterdinger

Kerry Offterdinger

Customer Success

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.

Katie Hughes

Katie Hughes

Engineering

Katie is an empathetic engineer who aims to make life easier for teachers and her coworkers. Prior to joining NoRedInk, she was constantly surrounded by orange between her undergrad at Oregon State (Go Beavs!) and starting her software career at AppNexus. Katie’s appreciation for abnormal punctuation led her to learn that the four dot ellipsis at the end of Star Wars opening crawls is believed to be an homage to Flash Gordon.

DeForest Williamson

DeForest Williamson

Partnerships

DeForest's focus revolves around building interest in NoRedInk's Premium program among school districts. Prior to this, she worked as a part-time professional development consultant for a STEM educational program and as an online English and ESL tutor. She has a BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University and a Certificate of Entrepreneurship.

Alex Stayner

Alex Stayner

Recruiter

Alex is responsible for finding and hiring the amazing people at NoRedInk. Prior to joining NoRedInk's Talent team, Alex spent time recruiting for hyper-growth tech startups in the Bay Area. He holds a BA in Finance and Business Law from the University of Toledo. He is always surprised by how many people misuse "their," "there," and "they're."

Anita Nuthi

Anita Nuthi

Engineering

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.

Lindley Parris

Lindley Parris

Customer Success Team

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.

Kelly Burnette

Kelly Burnette

Customer Support Specialist

Kelly is on the Support team helping our teachers and students at NoRedInk. Before joining the team, Kelly taught English as a Second Language and supported teachers at another edtech company. As a new mom, Kelly is amazed at how linguistic development occurs; she can't wait for her little one to go from babbling sounds to full, complex sentences!

Ary Borenszweig

Ary Borenszweig

Engineering

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!

Janayn Evans

Janayn Evans

Partnerships

Janayn is a member of the School Partnerships team and helps to build schools' interest in NoRedInk’s Premium program. Before joining NoRedInk she worked remotely as an online ESL tutor for students in China and as a marketing assistant for a food safety software company while traveling through southeast Asia and Turkey. Before working remotely, she worked as an admissions officer for both the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Sam Houston State University, helping students get accepted and find success in their departments. She holds a BA in Mass Communication from Sam Houston State University. Janayn enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life and is delighted by learning key words and phrases in new languages while traveling. She’s always surprised by how people confuse “quiet” with “quite” but loves to help proofread other people’s writing.

Tania Doles

Tania Doles

Partnerships

Tania builds relationships with school districts and helps them access NoRedInk Premium! Before joining the Partnerships team, she was a business development representative for a content marketing company. She also dabbled in academia and developed an e-commerce business. She holds a master's in sociology from the University of California, San Diego. Tania has a passion for slow food, meditation, and nature. She also loves to encounter stylistic and poetic diversity in speculative fiction.

Kathryn Lonnquist

Kathryn Lonnquist

Recruiting

Kathryn is focused on maintaining NoRedInk's track record of hiring talented, passionate, and inspirational team members who also happen to be amazing(-ly fun) to work with. She came in with 14 years of recruitment experience, spending the majority of them at fast-growing tech startups. She went to the University of Colorado, where she earned a BA in Psychology and an unofficial minor in hiking. In her spare time, she indulges her love for travel, nature, and photography whenever possible and will shamelessly plug her Instagram account at the mere hint of an opening to do so. Though a reluctant convert, she now fully embraces the use of an Oxford comma and the single space after a period. If nothing else, the latter saves you an additional value-neutral keystroke and, as they say, oceans are just a collection of single drops of water.

Reggie Bailey

Reggie Bailey

Engineering Manager

Reginald (or you can call him "Reggie") brings more than three decades of engineering experience in software, systems, project, program, and engineering management. He has worked for large and small companies and has also worked on large and small product development programs. He enjoys solving problems and helping others solve problems. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's in computer science and later received master's and doctoral degrees in systems engineering from George Washington University. When his time allows, he also teaches in the master's program for George Washington University. He believes Yosemite National Park is the grandest display of nature's beauty on planet Earth!

Diana Gonzalez

Diana Gonzalez

Customer Success

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!

Charlie Koster

Charlie Koster

Engineering

Charlie is a full stack engineer passionate about empathetically building software solutions. He brings a diverse background ranging from UAV mission management for the DoD to assembly line automation. As a blog post writer, his favorite part of writing is deleting superfluous sentences.

Matthew Krzyzynski

Matthew Krzyzynski

Customer Success

Matt works to delight and educate customers using NoRedInk Premium, bringing a combined ten years of experience in the classroom and e-learning to the table. He was an elementary and junior high school teacher in Japan for five years and caught a serious case of the travel bug along the way. After heading back stateside, he began working in edtech and hasn't looked back since. Matt knows it's acceptable to use "entitled" when referencing a book or article but isn't happy about it.

Hallie Smith

Hallie Smith

Director of Marketing

Coming soon!