About Us

Meet the Team

We are a dedicated, dynamic team supporting art educators at every stage of their career.

Derek Balsley
Founder and Board of Directors, Chairman
Jessica Balsley
Founder and Board of Directors
Brent Bingham
CEO & President
E.J. Caffaro
Chief Growth Officer
Heather Crockett
Chief Academic Officer
Gwen Jass
Vice President of Operations & Controller
Matt McGhie
Chief Marketing Officer
Chris Poulton
Chief Product Officer
Muhammad Alabbadi
Assistant Controller
Rachel Althof, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Ishmael Avila
Software Engineer III
Rachael Ayers-Arnone, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Diana Baldensperger, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Rachel Balian
Adjunct Instructor
Christina Bell, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Megan Bellucci
Adjunct Instructor
Madison Berry
Adjunct Instructor
Nikki Blanchard, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Timothy Bogatz
Content & PD Event Manager
Kara Bolton, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Jennifer Borel
Academic Advisor & Partnerships Coordinator
Nathan Breitholtz, Ed.S.
Adjunct Instructor
Shannon Brinkley, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Kristina Brown
Writer
Joleen Buttjer
Team & Culture Manager
Shannon Cain-Reyes
District Sales Manager
Dana Caldera, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Lizzie Campanella
Enterprise Customer Success Manager
Lorri Campelo
Senior Product Operations Manager
Simeon Cardwell
District Sales Manager
Patricia Christiansen
Adjunct Instructor
Jacob Clayton
Academic Systems Administrator (LMS/SIS)
Melissa Conrady
Adjunct Instructor
Nicole Davis, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Lovlene De Jesus
Accounting Associate
Kelley DeCleene, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Karen Dempsey, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Aubrey Didonato
Writer
Bethel Dobberstein
Adjunct Instructor
Deb DuBois
Director of Marketing
Sean Dunne
Regional Sales Manager
Erin Eimer
Dean of Graduate Studies
Kellen Ellis, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Natalie Fenton
Marketing Manager
Zac Fenton
Regional Sales Manager
Jennifer Ferriday
Chair of Curriculum Development
Hillary Fieldsend
Art Director
Chelsea Fleming
K-12 Art Education Professional Development & Curriculum Specialist
Christian Funderburk, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Shane Furgason
QA Engineer II
Danelle Garino
Registrar
Cristian Garneata
Senior Backend Engineer
Theresa Gillespie
Chair of Graduate Student Retention
Erika Granberry
Designer
Ardina Greco, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Lindsay Gulbranson
Writing Services Specialist
Jennifer Gurss
Regional Sales Manager
Sarah Hale Keuseman, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Lydia Hardy
Designer
Wynita Harmon, Ed.D.
Chair of Faculty Development
Jordan Harris
Director of Revenue Operations
Jennifer Hartman
Curriculum Development Manager
Kelly Hatton
K-12 Curriculum Designer
Theresa Haugen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Curriculum Specialist
Laticia Hequembourg, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Joanne Hewat
Director of Enterprise Sales
Amanda Heyn
Director of Community Engagement
Kiley Hingle
Product Support Specialist
Jamie Hipp
District Sales Manager
Ryan Irilli
Software Engineer Manager
Julie Jennings
Accountant & Bursar
Amber Kane
Director of Product Development
Lisa Kastello, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Karen Kelly, Ed.D.
Associate Professor & Academic Advisor
Rachel Kline, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Betsy Komarchuk
Enrollment Specialist
Hamlin Krewson
Systems Support Analyst
Shannon Lauffer
Dean of Enrollment Services
Jen Leban
Online Community Manager
Diane Leicht
Proofreader
Desiree Matia, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Angela Matsuoka
K-12 Curriculum Designer
Kirk Maynard, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Andrea McDonough, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Jessica McElhaney
Adjunct Instructor
Lindsey McGinnis
Media Content Manager
Jon McKinney
Customer Success Manager
Dravon Mckinnie
Product Designer
Claire McWilliams, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Juana Meneses, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Kim Meyering
Designer
Isaac Mondesir
Sales Development Representative
Christy Mortimer, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Kacie Mummert
Customer Success Manager
Alison Myers
Adjunct Instructor
Catherine Nasser
Adjunct Instructor
Kayla O’Neal, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Andres Ortega, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Alexandra Overby, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Haley Parker, MFA
Associate Professor & Admissions Counselor
Liz Pate
Customer Success Manager – Tech Touch
Emily Pietruszynski
District Sales Manager
Marissa Pittman
Customer Success Manager
Rebecca Potts Aguirre
Lead K-12 Curriculum Designer
Alyson Pouls, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Academic Advisor
Ashley Quam
Adjunct Instructor
Jennifer Reynolds
Sales Development Representative
Catie Rice
Adjunct Instructor
Jacob Rigoli
Senior Director of Customer Success
Lynisa Ross
District Sales Manager
Erin Saladino
Subject Matter Expert
Lisa Schaffer
Accreditation Officer and Teacher Licensure Specialist
Ashley Schoen
Marketing Manager
Joel Scholten
Arts Standards Manager
Abby Schukei
Social Media Manager & Adjunct Instructor
Amy Sery, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Jordan Silvia
Customer Support Specialist
Kristin Smith
Adjunct Instructor
Bryan Swagerty
Software Engineer
Amber Tackett, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Janet Taylor
K-12 Content Specialist
Julia Taylor
Graphic Designer
Maria Thomas
Director of Team & Culture
Cindy Tolliver
Senior Customer Success Manager
Janelle Turk
Adjunct Instructor
Karina Vargas-Aquino
Marketing Coordinator
Stan Vaughan
District Sales Manager
Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Victoria Watson
Adjunct Instructor
Jemina Watstein, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Debi West, Ed.S.
Adjunct Instructor
Jen Weyant Betz, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Sara Wilhoite-Mathews
Head of Library Services
Ashleigh Wink, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Kyle Wood
Writer
Amy Workman, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Talia Zito
Manager of Customer Support
Brent Bingham
CEO & President
E.J. Caffaro
Chief Growth Officer
Heather Crockett
Chief Academic Officer
Gwen Jass
Vice President of Operations & Controller
Matt McGhie
Chief Marketing Officer
Chris Poulton
Chief Product Officer
Rachel Althof, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Rachael Ayers-Arnone, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Diana Baldensperger, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Rachel Balian
Adjunct Instructor
Christina Bell, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Megan Bellucci
Adjunct Instructor
Madison Berry
Adjunct Instructor
Nikki Blanchard, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Kara Bolton, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Jennifer Borel
Academic Advisor & Partnerships Coordinator
Nathan Breitholtz, Ed.S.
Adjunct Instructor
Shannon Brinkley, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Dana Caldera, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Patricia Christiansen
Adjunct Instructor
Melissa Conrady
Adjunct Instructor
Nicole Davis, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Kelley DeCleene, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Karen Dempsey, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Bethel Dobberstein
Adjunct Instructor
Kellen Ellis, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Christian Funderburk, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Ardina Greco, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Sarah Hale Keuseman, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Wynita Harmon, Ed.D.
Chair of Faculty Development
Theresa Haugen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Curriculum Specialist
Laticia Hequembourg, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Lisa Kastello, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Rachel Kline, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Desiree Matia, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Kirk Maynard, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Andrea McDonough, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Jessica McElhaney
Adjunct Instructor
Claire McWilliams, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Juana Meneses, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Christy Mortimer, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Alison Myers
Adjunct Instructor
Catherine Nasser
Adjunct Instructor
Kayla O’Neal, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Andres Ortega, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Alexandra Overby, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Haley Parker, MFA
Associate Professor & Admissions Counselor
Alyson Pouls, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Academic Advisor
Ashley Quam
Adjunct Instructor
Catie Rice
Adjunct Instructor
Abby Schukei
Social Media Manager & Adjunct Instructor
Amy Sery, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Kristin Smith
Adjunct Instructor
Amber Tackett, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Janelle Turk
Adjunct Instructor
Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Victoria Watson
Adjunct Instructor
Jemina Watstein, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Debi West, Ed.S.
Adjunct Instructor
Jen Weyant Betz, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Ashleigh Wink, MFA
Adjunct Instructor
Amy Workman, Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Heather Crockett
Chief Academic Officer
Erin Eimer
Dean of Graduate Studies
Shannon Lauffer
Dean of Enrollment Services
Jennifer Borel
Academic Advisor & Partnerships Coordinator
Jennifer Ferriday
Chair of Curriculum Development
Danelle Garino
Registrar
Theresa Gillespie
Chair of Graduate Student Retention
Lindsay Gulbranson
Writing Services Specialist
Wynita Harmon, Ed.D.
Chair of Faculty Development
Theresa Haugen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Curriculum Specialist
Julie Jennings
Accountant & Bursar
Karen Kelly, Ed.D.
Associate Professor & Academic Advisor
Betsy Komarchuk
Enrollment Specialist
Haley Parker, MFA
Associate Professor & Admissions Counselor
Alyson Pouls, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Academic Advisor
Lisa Schaffer
Accreditation Officer and Teacher Licensure Specialist
Sara Wilhoite-Mathews
Head of Library Services
Derek Balsley
Founder and Board of Directors, Chairman
Jessica Balsley
Founder and Board of Directors

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