Our Team

What We Do: Advisory and Advocacy Services

We are solution designers. With backgrounds as educators, school administrators, business executives, nonprofit leaders, our team has extensive experience in organization management, communication and sales.

We provide a unique match of experiences and passions that drive our work.

Tom Vander Ark

CEO + Partner

Adam Kulaas

Vice President of Learning Design

Allison Brumley

Director of Operations

Caroline Vander Ark

President & COO

Emily Liebtag

Vice President of Advocacy

Erik Day

Strategy Manager

Janice Walton

Advocacy Manager

Jessica Kulaas - Getting Smart

Jessica Kulaas

Digital Content Coordinator

Jessica Slusser

Director of Communication

Karen Vander Ark

CFO + Partner

Mason Pashia - Getting Smart

Mason Pashia

Growth & Marketing Manager

Taylor Missal

Operations Coordinator

 Associates

Kelly Tanner - Getting Smart

Kelley Tanner

Marketing & Design

Katie Vander Ark - Getting Smart

Katie Vander Ark

Creative Content

Jenni Bednarz - Getting Smart

Jenni Bednarz

Communication & Marketing

Michelle Berkeley

Communication & Research