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Leadership

Aubrey anderson

Aubrey Anderson

Chief of Staff

Aubrey completed her degree at the University of South Carolina. On campus she served as Philanthropy Chair then Recruitment Vice President for Alpha Delta Pi.

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Peter Barth

Chief Executive Officer

Peter went to Vanderbilt University and studied computer engineering, which naturally led to him becoming an options executive on Wall Street. After several other successful startup exits, he moved his family to Greenville, SC, where he founded The Iron Yard.

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Christopher Bivona

Director of Talent, Engagement, & Culture

Chris’s experience ranges from service in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps to business development and human resources at companies like Sony Ericsson, Red Hat and UNC.

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Eric Dodds

Chief Marketing Officer

Early in his career, Eric worked at a nationally renowned marketing shop, where he developed content, managed accounts and built strategies. He crossed paths with Peter as The Iron Yard was being born and jumped ship to join as a partner and head of marketing.

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Sam Kapila

Director of Instruction

Sam Kapila is a designer from the Dutch island of Curaçao, who lives in Austin, TX. She taught design at Texas State and has been recognized by Good50x70, Poster4Tomorrow, CMYK Magazine, Art Director’s Club of Houston, and the American Advertising Federation.

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Jessica Mitsch

Executive Director of Code School

A Religious Studies major from Raleigh, NC, Jessica stumbled into a career in tech working on the People Team at Red Hat. She is extremely passionate about the collision of education and technology.

Mike rudinsky

Mike Rudinsky

Director of Corporate Training

Mike attended The University of Arizona and spent a couple of years in public accounting before founding a financial consulting firm and then several startups, eventually running an incubator and developing entrepreneurial curricula for young companies.

Mason stewart

Mason Stewart

Chief Technology Officer

Mason was born and raised in Jackson, MS. He grew up in the woods and, as a result, likes animals, trees and beer. Like anyone with degree in philosophy, he has worked for small, boutique web shops, startups in San Francisco and everywhere in between.

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Jerrad Tausz

Chief Operating Officer

Jerrad has more than 20 years of experience in education and is passionate about helping people change their lives. A majority of Jerrad’s experience is in expanding campus operations.

Corporate Team

Amy burka

Amy Burka

Product Engineer

Amy Burka is a Greenville native. She is a graduate of Clemson University and The Iron Yard Greenville’s Front End Engineering course.

Susan cooper

Susan Cooper

Financial Services Representative

Susan is a South Carolina native. She was born in Columbia and South Carolina University graduate, but has lived in Greenville for 6 years. She really enjoys assisting students as they start their journey with The Iron Yard.

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James Dabbs

Corporate Training Lead Instructor

James is a mathematician by training and developer by trade. He has taught front-end and back-end classes in many cities for The Iron Yard, and is currently leading the corporate training team.

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Giovanni Difeterici

Director of Curriculum Design

Giovanni is an artist at heart, with extensive experience in UX design and front-end development. Giovanni helped establish the Converge SE web conference, and he wrote The Web Designer's Road Map for SitePoint Publishing.

Brent dillingham

Brent Dillingham

VP of Engineering

Brent has been obsessed with creating things using a computer since the early days of Macromedia Flash. He went on to design and develop software at large organizations and startups alike, and never looked back.

Lauren ellisberg

Lauren Ellisberg

Director of Compliance and Government Relations

Lauren was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She graduated from New York Law School and worked for a stint with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. In 2015, she joined The Iron Yard team to combine all her talents into a lean, mean, licensing machine.

Nicole frank

Nicole Frank

Executive Administrative Assistant

Nicole attended The University of Kansas and is a true Jayhawk through and through. Nicole received her MBA from the University of Phoenix in May of 2010 and has 6+ years Administrative experience at the executive level.

Ben gohlke

Ben Gohlke

Director of Mobile Engineering

Ben grew up in Orlando, Florida and has been in tech of one type or another his whole life. When the iPhone was released, he began an ongoing exploration of Cocoa, Objective-C, and Swift. He’s worked for several different companies building iPhone and iPad applications.

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Victoria Hammond

Customer Acquisition and Analytics

A Michigan native and South Carolina transplant, Victoria has over a decade of marketing experience under her belt. Working from both the client and agency side of Fortune 500 brands.

Ashley huston

Ashley Huston

Graphic Design Specialist

Ashley graduated from Auburn University and joined The Iron Yard in December 2015. She most recently served as an Assistant Graphic Designer with Southern Tide in Greenville, SC.

Lelia king

Lelia King

Content and Communications

Lelia left her Birmingham, Al. hometown to attend The University of Georgia. She graduated from the Grady College of Journalism, and later earned her MA in Communication from The Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte.

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Alex Martin

Product Engineer

Alex grew up between South Carolina and Florida and graduated with a degree in Forensic Science from Newberry College, tried medical school for a while, and is happily working hard to help people and make good software.

Stacy merrick

Stacy Merrick

PR and Communications Specialist

A Tar Heel born and raised, Stacy attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in journalism and political science. Stacy currently resides in DC as a part of The Iron Yard’s marketing and communications team.

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Watson Mulkey

Student Success Lead

Originally from Newport News, Virginia, Watson attended college at Hampden-Sydney. After graduating, he spent 5 years in working in the admissions office as Assistant Dean of Admissions.

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Natalie Rettig

Recruiter

Natalie joined The Iron Yard in November 2015 as one of our amazing recruiters. She comes to us from Vitamin T, where she served as Talent Expert/Recruiter.

Nathan spainhour

Nathan Spainhour

Brand and Advertising

Nathan attended Florida State University. The last 10 years he has worked as a lead creative on brands like Hoover, Intuit Turbo Tax and Ryobi Power Tools. Now he’s head of the branding and creative efforts at The Iron Yard.

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Jason Strand

Corporate Training Engagement Manager

Jason studied English and French at Furman University. He later joined Michelin where for nearly a decade where he headed up the online education platform and learning strategy for B2B partners.

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Lindsay Sutton

Student Success Coordinator

Lindsay graduated from Bryan College in Dayton, TN, she taught English as a second language in Seoul, Korea for 16 months. Discovering The Iron Yard’s Atlanta campus has become a catalyst for Lindsay to invest even more in the community.

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Brandon Walters

Regulatory Coordinator

Brandon joined The Iron Yard after several years in state government. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in political science and a minor in journalism and a master’s degree in political science from Auburn University at Montgomery.

Tim whitacre

Tim Whitacre

Director of Front-End Engineering

Tim hails from Scranton, PA. As a developer, he has supported both large companies and small businesses, owned his own company, and been a part of several startups.

Carolyn wilcox

Carolyn Wilcox

Director of Recruiting

Carolyn grew up in North Virginia, and graduated with a B.A in Economics from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. Before The Iron Yard, she spent the last 8 years hiring top talent for Red Hat, while the company enjoyed double digit growth.

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Jesse Wolgamott

Director of Back-End Engineering

Jesse graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, has worked at startups and as a consultant, is an author, speaker, open-source contributor, and BBQ enthusiast.

Campus Teams

Atlanta



Dom bashizi

Dom Bashizi

Instructor, Java

Dominique has been a programmer for 20 years. He loves teaching because students have as much to teach themselves as they have to learn. Learning from people who share your passion for programming is one of the best things anyone could do!

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Brit Butler

Instructor, Front-End

Though Brit’s professional background is web development with Ruby and Python, his favorite hobby project is a Nintendo emulator written in Lisp. Brit is fascinated by the history of software and the unique challenges of legacy code.

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Isabel Marques

Campus Operations Manager

Isabel has degree in Art History and a MA in Museum Studies, but deviated into entrepreneurial waters by organizing two Startup Pirates accelerator programs that introduced her to The Iron Yard.

Lindsey owings

Lindsey Owings

Campus Director

Lindsey is a Mercer University Stetson School of Business grad. She landed in Denver in 2012 where she recruited for DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., a Fortune 300 healthcare company. Being closely tied to her family, Atlanta ultimately called her home.

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TJ Usiyan

Instructor, iOS

TJ Usiyan is a writer, musician, and developer interested in crafting interesting and artful things. One item of prominence is his extensive portfolio is that he developed the mobile app for Universal Studios.

Austin



Karly borden

Karly Borden

Campus Director

Karly lived in and out of the country until college. She has a background in creative and technical writing, equipping women to launch and grow their own businesses, leading African explorations, and operating a small international jewelry business.

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Quincy Daniels

Campus Operations Manager

Quincy is a Texas native with a passion for helping others be successful. He has worked in high education for over five years and is excited to be using his experience of admissions recruitment and academic advising to build the tech industry.

Ben gillin

Ben Gillin

Instructor, UI Design

Ben is a visual designer who create experiences for our digital world. He is a lifelong student and loves bringing others along on the journey.

Gil pratte

Gil Pratte

Instructor, Java

Gil has a bachelors of science in Math and went on to get his masters in Computer Science. He has been a professional programmer for 25 years. In his spare time Gil is a big soccer fan and an avid poker player.

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Jessica Scheuring

Instructor, Front End

Jess’s diverse background and skill set bring nuance and accessibility to her as a JavaScript instruction. She is passionate about effective communication, clean code, feminism, and changing the face and future of the tech industry to build a better world.

Charleston



Betsy hare

Betsy Hare

Campus Director

Betsy majored in Education at Winthrop University, and has a Masters in Educational Technology. She has been an Instructional Technology Specialist at a middle school and also has built the Girls in Tech after school program.

Travis hubbard

Travis Hubbard

Instructor, Front-End

For the last few years, Travis has been working on open source projects, teaching web development, and building curriculum materials. He has also worked as a consulting developer in collaboration with a designer.

Kaity miller

Kaity Miller

Campus Operations Manager

Kaity majored in psychology at the College of Charleston. After graduation, she began a career in medical office management and fell in love with helping people. She’s now happy to be at The Iron Yard where she helps people achieve their career goals!

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Zachary Oakes

Instructor, Java

Zach started his programming career at the NSA, where he learned about big software systems and the enduring value of privacy. After spending time in the private sector, he took a prolonged sabbatical to work on open source projects and tutor people.

Charlotte



Michelle gruening

Michelle Gruening

Campus Director

A graduate from Clemson University and native of the South, Michelle has always enjoyed taking adventures and meeting new people. After a 7+ year career in the events industry, she looked for her next big adventure and challenge - in came The Iron Yard!

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Luke Segars

Instructor, Front End

Luke earned both his bachelors and masters in computer science, but has also been an avid side project enthusiast since graduating. During grad school he taught a course for budding computer scientists and realized how accessible and fun coding could be for others and has been excited about it ever since.

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Oliver Short

Community and Student Relations Representative

Oliver is a graduate of the The Iron Yard Raleigh’s iOS course and is originally from Durham, NC. When he’s not writing Swift code or on campus in Charlotte, Oliver can usually be found at at the nearest brewery, basketball court, or sizable body of water.

Ben sterrett

Ben Sterrett

Instructor, Java

Ben is coming to The Iron Yard after a 6 year tenure in the web application development scene. Mostly recently a Tech Team Lead in a .NET development shop, Ben has experience working with mentoring and developing teams of developers. Ben has also worked on Java, node.js, and Ruby on Rails.

Cincinnati



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Jeff Boeh

Campus Director

Jeff was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. He spent his early career working in marketing and graphic design. After learning The Iron Yard was expanding to his hometown he jumped on the opportunity to continue fulfilling those passions while also helping Cincy grow.

Jake boyles

Jake Boyles

Instructor, Front End

Jake started his own freelance web development company at the young age of 13 and has never looked back. He is very passionate about the startup and technology community in Cincinnati and has built, and currently works with multiple startups in town.

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Greg Doud

Instructor, .NET

Greg has spent all of his professional life in software development and the last 15 or so using C# and .NET. He loves to address users’ problems with new technology solutions. When he’s not developing software, he likes to play tennis and guitar, read, and generally learn something new.

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Alyssa Jones

Community Marketing Representative

Alyssa graduated from Miami University with a major in professional writing and communications. Upon moving to Cincinnati, she was introduced to the local startup scene. Discovering her passion for helping grow businesses, she has since gained experience in marketing for several local startups.

Columbia



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Heather Dughaish

Campus Director

Heather hails from the rural country north of Steel City, PA, but has quickly adjusted to the blue skies and warm temps of Columbia, SC. She has served on many boards and worked at non-profits that have help make Columbia the city it is.

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Eric McDaniel

Instructor, Front End

Eric is a University of South Carolina grad. With a curiosity for understanding complex systems and a passion for tech, the hunt for a job led him to programming. He enjoys working on open source projects, building learning tools, and hopes to one day attain unlimited insight into the Web.

Dallas



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Rodrick Blanton

Instructor, .NET

Graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 1998 with a B.B.A. in Information Systems. Over the years Rodrick has worked in Classic ASP with vbScript and javascript, JSP, VB, VBA, C++, and .NET with C# and VB.NET.

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Colin Porter

Campus Operations Manager

Having worked as a college and professional admissions officer, Colin enjoys playing an intricate role in the student experience. In 2014, he and his family settled down in Dallas, where he continues his tenure in the vast world of higher education.

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Eric Sowell

Instructor, Front End

Eric has been in software development for thirteen years and is active in the Dallas technical community. He is the author of Mobile ASP.NET MVC 5 (Apress, Nov 2013), and writes on his blog at ericsowell.com, and tweets under the name @mallioch.

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Caitlin Studley

Campus Director

Caitlin was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Roger Williams University. She started her career as a claims adjuster, and later moved into tech as a staffing specialist with a local Dallas firm.

Detroit



Ronda bergman

Ronda Bergman

Instructor, .NET

Ronda got her degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. She started developing in .NET when the .NET framework was in it’s initial beta release. As the co-founder of the Ann Arbor chapter of Girl Develop It, Ronda discovered her passion for teaching and introducing people to a career in tech!

Emily crisman

Emily Crisman

Campus Director

Emily Crisman attended Albion College where she received a degree in interpersonal communication and western religious studies. Emily has been working in education for over 10 years now for both for-profit and not for profit universities.

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Emily Znamierowski

Campus Operations Manager

Emily has been passionate about technology and education her entire life and is thrilled to help people pursue both at The Iron Yard. She is a graduate of The Iron Yard’s Front-End Engineering program and is always excited to talk to folks about the experience of attending an immersive coding bootcamp.

Durham



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Sam Boyarsky

Instructor, Python

Sam has spent his life fascinated by and exploring computers and education. While at Duke University he earned a double major in Biology and Computer Science, and then returned to school, attending UC Santa Cruz, where he earned a MS in Bioinformatics.

Dana calder

Dana Calder

Campus Director

Dana fell in love with North Carolina while studying Sociology at Salem College. Prior to joining The Iron Yard, she spent more than eight years in educational sales and support. Dana loves exploring the Durham food scene with her wife and son.

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Bryce Darling

Instructor, Ruby on Rails

Bryce is an autodidactic polyglot and has been a professional developer for the past decade. Previously, he worked in the video game industry. His open source contributions include finding and fixing security vulnerabilities in Python and Perl.

Nicole palumbo

Nicole Palumbo

Campus Operations Manager

Nicole graduated from Appalachian State University where she studied Psychology and Health Promotion. She joined The Iron Yard from Red Hat where she was a Project Manager for their Total Rewards and Sales Enablement programs.

Dan yuschick

Dan Yuschick

Instructor, Front-End

Dan’s passion for front-end development began with design. With continued inspiration and interest in learning, he stays active with personal projects and in various Meetup groups by presenting on topics ranging from responsive design to animation.

Greenville



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Faith Adedokun

Campus Director

Faith is a graduate of Columbia College. She studied studio art, education and French – it was during this time that her passion for all of the above was truly ignited. She has since lent her skill set to classroom education, curriculum development, textile design, product development, and asset management.

Dan dietz

Dan Dietz

Instructor, Front End

Dan is an eCommerce web developer who works in Python. He wrote his first webpage in 1997, built metallica.com in 2011. He’s an ordinary guy with a degree in education who knows how to participate on a team to do the extraordinary.

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Daniel Hall

Student Relations Representative

Daniel was born and raised in South Carolina. After attending Clemson he worked and gained experience working in start-ups and with school fundraising. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with his wife, Sarah and his dog, Edith.

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Joel Taddei

Instructor, Python

Joel started his programming career with C#/.NET and has since explored a handful of other languages and technologies - primarily Python and Javascript. He loves speaking at conferences and user groups and is always ready to contribute something to an open source project.

Houston



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Brian Dorton

Campus Director

With a Masters in Educational Management Brian has worked in education for 10 years with experience ranging from classroom teacher to campus administrator and everything in between.

Christie loyd

Christie Loyd

Campus Operations Manager

Christie graduated from The Art Institute of Houston with an AAS degree in Film Production and earned her BA in Communications/PR/Advertising with a minor in English from The University of Houston.

Justin richards

Justin Richards

Instructor, Front End

After spending a few years indulging his muse as a writer, Justin moved on to study Natural Language Processing, the branch of computer science that deals with understanding and using human language.

Mohammad azam

Mohammad Azam Sharp

Instructor, Mobile

Before joining The Iron Yard, Mohammad worked as a lead mobile developer for Blinds.com, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, VALIC and AIG. He is a frequent speaker at tech conferences including 360iDev, IndieDevStock, 360iDevMin, Houston iPhone Meetup and Houston Tech Fest.

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Jesse Wolgamott

Director of Back-End Engineering

Jesse has been a consultant using open source software stack for 5 years, and is an open source developer and contributor. He's taught Ruby courses and authored a book on AngularJS+Rails.

Indianapolis



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Jessica Miller-Bock

Campus Operations Manager

Jessica is an Indiana native and a graduate of Indiana University – Indianapolis where she studied Business and Organizational Leadership. Her background in education, corporate training and content management led her to The Iron Yard. She loves seeing others learning and achieving their goals.

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Collin Schneider

Instructor, Front End

Collin is an experienced agile project manager, digital product manager, UX research team leader, and software engineer. Collin loves learning, usability, and accessibility -- creating a great experience for all stakeholders. He also leads a local Meetup to mentor new software developers.

Emily trimble

Emily Trimble

Campus Director

After attending Valparaiso University, Emily moved to Indianapolis to work as a social media account manager at a small agency. She then transitioned into creative staffing, where she learned her love for the local tech community -- and saw the increasing need for talent developers in the area.

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Chris Vannoy

Instructor, Ruby on Rails

Since getting out of journalism while the getting was good, Chris has worked in development and development management everywhere from Angie’s List to an advertising agency while trying to build Rails-based small businesses on the side.

Las Vegas



Jeff newburn

Jeff Newburn

Instructor, Python

After working to build and stabilize the Zappos search system Jeff started a technical training department which helped people learn programming. The past 18 months Jeff ran the development of a full ride share system. Now he is excited to get back to teaching.

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Gabriel Shepherd

Campus Director

Since 2009 Gabriel has been consulting tech startups. He has led transition of technology departments post acquisition, built and sold his own companies, and has been involved in opening some of the largest casinos resorts in the world, including The Venetian Macao.

Mike sweeney

Michael Sweeney

Instructor, Front End

Mike was introduced to programming in High School. After he got over his fear of the web and taught himself PHP, he jumped into the world of web development and found his love over the years of trial and error for Javascript and the interactive side of web development.

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Jaimarie Velasco

Operations Assistant

Jaimarie was born in the Philippines and raised in Las Vegas. After working for eight year at Planet Hollywood, she decided to change her career and attend The Iron Yard. Jaimarie graduated from the Front-End Engineering program and is now working with assisting the Campus Director, Instructors, and students throughout Cohorts at The Iron Yard.

Minneapolis



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Jim Cummins

Instructor, Front End

Jim Cummins is a husband, father, instructor and self-taught web application developer. He is the author of Commitizen, a project which aims to make it easier to contribute to opensource software.

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Maria Ploessl

Campus Director

Maria is a Twin Cities native with a background in education and non-profit management. After spending time teaching from Brazil to Boston, she is eager to be back in Minneapolis helping to grow The Iron Yard! She is passionate about education, outreach, and helping others achieve their goals.

Kyle rudy

Kyle Rudy

Instructor, Java

Kyle has worked in software development for over 10 years. He has worked in a variety of different languages, but has primarily focused on Java. Outside of development Kyle enjoys photography and gaming

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Tim Toupin

Campus Operations Manager

Tim recently graduated from the inaugural Front-End Development cohort in Minneapolis. He made a leap of faith leaving a stable retail Assistant Management position to attend The Iron Yard, but now he’s pursuing his dreams and has never been happier.

Nashville



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Joshua Cournoyer

Campus Director

Joshua was born in Providence, Rhode Island and is a recent transplant to Nashville. He started playing around with code when he returned to Nashville, while looking for a meaningful opportunity to help contribute to the tech community of his adopted home.

John jastrow

John Jastrow

Instructor, Java

John is a New Jersey native and Rutgers University alumni who has spent three decades in the IT industry. His path to software development evolved to include everything from coding, configuring computers, and system administration for enterprise organizations.

Ryan tablada

Ryan Tablada

Instructor, Front End

Ryan joined a creative agency in Nashville, TN and started building his open source chops. Since then Ryan has worked in fast paced startups including a few of his own maniacal creations, while also creating learning resources via his blog and screencasts.

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Bethany Wynns

Campus Operations Manager

Bethany spent her childhood in Houston before hittin’ the road for Nashville to study Entrepreneurship at Belmont University. Before coming to The Iron Yard, Bethany spent 7 years in the nonprofit world running financial literacy and work-force readiness programs.

Orlando



Brian gates

Brian Gates

Instructor, Ruby on Rails

He has spent most of his life either teaching and tutoring - including math from long division to calculus, physics, beer brewing, chemical engineering, and kung fu, plus web development - or computering, playing with Fortran, Perl, PHP, Javascript, and Ruby.

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Linsy Joyner

Operations Assistant

Linsy is a graduate of the Front End Engineering course and joined The Iron Yard Orlando campus as the Operations Assistant shortly after graduating from the program. Linsy came to tech after a variety of experiences including performing aerial acrobatics at Sea World and completing graduate work in psychology.

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Susanna Miller

Campus Director

Susanna moved to Orlando three years ago to do her MBA at Rollins, and came to The Iron Yard through her search for a way to use her business skills and passion for education to positively impact the lives of people in her community

Jason skipper

Jason Skipper

Instructor, Java

Jason is a Certified Java Developer with 20 years of experience. He has both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Florida. Jason has worked in the Orlando Tech Industry for the last 18 years.

Raleigh



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Doug Hughes

Instructor, Java

Doug Hughes is a programmer, polyglot, tinker, and autodidact. He comes to The Iron Yard after 10 years working as an independent consultant and owner of a boutique software consulting business. Through his career he has worked with dozens of companies.

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Jeff Ligon

Instructor, Mobile

Jeff attended Design School at NC State and worked for several locally based companies. He then went back to NCSU to study Computer Science. After 5 years of developing mobile applications for iOS he’s ready to teach and mentor other aspiring developers.

Lexi namer

Lexi Namer

Instructor, Design

Lexi comes from the fine arts and visual communications world and was a freelance photographer and designer in New York City before moving to North Carolina. She is passionate about storytelling and loves to create beautiful things for the Internet.

Kaitlin saunders

Kaitlin Saunders

Campus Operations Manager

Kaitlin graduated from Appalachian State University, but her passion of web development and design lead her to The Iron Yard where she completed the FrontEnd Engineering program. She loved the organization so much, she stuck around.

Stacey

Stacey Vernon

Campus Director

Stacey’s journey started at Apple, where she completed a two-year leadership program and managed the Genius Bar support team. She discovered The Iron Yard during her time as Technical Director for a local web development agency.

Salt Lake City



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Garrett Clark

Campus Director

Garrett is a Utah native and graduated from The University of Utah and Westminster College. Recognizing Utah’s robust startup industry, he moved back to pursue opportunities with several local startups. Recently he served as the Director of Church & State, a local non-profit incubator.

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Ari Dalton

Operations Assistant

Ari is a habitual problem solving computer technician. She is a graduate of The Iron Yard’s Back-End Engineering, Java program in Salt Lake City. She is passionate about software development as her career and her hobby.

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Sean Duncan

Instructor, Front End

After extensive experience developing, researching, and managing instructional technology projects, Sean realized his passion for helping people learn was dwarfed by his love of code. He has since transitioned his career to focus on web application development and helping others learn to code.

Kellie thompson

Kellie Thompson

Instructor, Java

Kellie has been developing in Java since 1997. She was part of a team, which developed an enterprise application for a multi-million dollar international company. The application is still in use today. Her last position was VP of IT over 8 departments including mobile, Java (web based and in-house), and QA.

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Rick Wilson

Instructor, Java

Rick has spent much of his career in enterprise shops and knows what employers are looking for. He brings progressive experience and education in software engineering. He considers himself an entrepreneur and a mentor helping others transform big ideas into interesting products.

San Antonio



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Stephanie Guerra

Campus Director

Stephanie Guerra was born and raised San Antonian. She has a true passion for her hometown (that you can see on her culture and entertainment blog, puropinche.com) and is happy to be a part of The Iron Yard San Antonio team!

Robin

Robin Norwood

Instructor, Python

Robin has been a software developer, product manager, and leader of development teams for over 15 years. He’s held various engineering and leadership roles at companies like Red Hat and Rackspace Hosting before joining The Iron Yard in 2016.

Jason vanderslice

Jason Vanderslice

Instructor, Front End

Jason graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL, and has quickly started paving his way to be an impactful member of the tech community. His role with Articulate laid a foundation of experience allowing him to create his own company, Film Hubble.

Tampa Bay



Mark dewey

Mark Dewey

Instructor, .NET

Mark has seen success in both the government and commercial arenas of software engineering. Along the way, Mark has developed a passion for mentoring young, and ambitious talent and wants to bring new developers to the next level.

Dania maciel

Dania Maciel

Marketing & Experience Rep.

While living in San Francisco, Dania won first place in the AngelHack competition, a nation wide hackathon. This peaked her interest in solving problems through technology. She’s now excited to help expand the Tampa Bay tech community

Jason perry

Jason Perry

Instructor, Front End

Jason’s been a Rubyist for about as long as anybody, founding the Tampa Ruby Brigade in 2006. After stints in academia, startups, and as a consulting freelancer, he has found great joy in mentoring and sharing the knowledge gained over his career.

Gavin stark

Gavin Stark

Instructor, Ruby on Rails

Gavin studied mathematics and computer science in Rochester, New York and Management Information Systems in Tucson, Arizona. He has been writing software since programs were saved on tape and source code was printed in magazines.

Holly valenty

Holly Valenty

Student Relations Rep.

Holly graduated from the University of Florida, and explored Marketing and Tech. She found what she loved most was connecting people to their passions, and is excited to help students with their next career opportunity.

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Toni Warren

Campus Director

After receiving her MBA at the University of Tampa, Toni began to share the impact of how technology can help nonprofit organizations touch more people. Realizing the need for talented developers, she crossed paths with The Iron Yard who shares many of her same values.

Washington



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Kayt Hensley

Campus Operations Manager

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Jordan Kasper

Instructor, Front End

Jordan’s experience includes development at startups, agencies, Fortune 100 companies, and universities, as well as numerous open source projects. He has coded in many languages from BASIC to Java to PHP.

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Brian LeDuc

Campus Director

Brian served The Advisory Board Company as a Consultant in their education technology business, supporting Universities rolling out a student success technology focused on improving retention and graduation rates.

Russell osborne

Russell Osborne

Instructor, Ruby on Rails

Russell has spent the last 10 years building businesses and helping others to grow. When not writing software applications or talking about space, Russell loves to go on trail runs and listen to his wife talk about Renaissance art.

Prakash subedi

Prakash Subedi

Instructor, Java

Prakash is an industry veteran with nearly 14 years of Java experience; and over 20 years experience in IT. He enjoys simplifying and bringing clarity of complex topics in software architecture, design and programming using Java at The Iron Yard.