Get to know the people of brings together a diverse group of experts in early childhood education and digital technology who all share a deep commitment to helping kids reach their full potential. We may not all have Customer Service in our job titles, but we’re all very eager to help in any way we can.

Meet the team behind our vision

Our Founders

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Ben Mayer

Founder and Co-CEO

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Andy Zwick

Founder and Co-CEO

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Karol Yisell Mayer

(née Lora Vasquez)

Co-Founder and Head of Community

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James Keiger

Co-Founder and CTO

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Team Member Spotlight

Karol Yisell Mayer
(née Lora Vasquez) Co-Founder and Head of Community

Born in Palmira, Colombia and facing tremendous hardship as a child, Karol lacked access to basic housing, educational and medical resources, and support. Now, in addition to her work with, Karol is an educator herself, working towards completing an advanced degree in elementary education and serving as a special-education classroom volunteer in Miami-Dade Public Schools.

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Our Passionate Team Members

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John Wilson

Vice President of Strategy and Revenue Management

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Cory Maran

Vice President of Marketing

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Maria Pacheco

School Development Director

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Caitlin Lashbrook

Family Adviser

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Matt Willman

Enrollment Specialist

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Christina Lladó

School Development Director

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Julian Delerme

Software Engineer

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Ally Smirnov

Software Engineer

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Ana Maria Cortes

Director of Photography & Enrollment Specialist

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Tasneem Nafar

School Development Director

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Mary Ingham

Family Adviser

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Fun Facts About Our Team!

Ally Smirnov, Software Engineer, is passionate about making Computer Science education and software engineering more accessible, and mentors boot-camp graduates in technical interview preparedness.

Read more about Ally Smirnov