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

Rebecca Midles

Rebecca Midles

Vice President of Learning Design

Nate McClennen

Nate McClennen

Vice President of Strategy + Innovation

Karen Vander Ark

CFO + Partner


Rashawn “Shawnee” Caruthers

Director of Learner Experience

Jessica Slusser

Senior Director of Impact

Erik Day

Strategy Manager

Mason Pashia - Getting Smart

Mason Pashia

Creative Manager

Taylor Missal

Operations Manager

Ashley Ranan

Ashley Ranan

Digital Content Coordinator

Allison Brumley

Operations Associate

Eric Nentrup

Senior Advisor