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.

We are currently hiring for a Director of Strategy. Interested? Click the button below!

Tom Vander Ark

CEO + Partner

Caroline Vander Ark

President & COO

Rebecca Midles

Rebecca Midles

Vice President of Learning Design

Karen Vander Ark

CFO + Partner


Rashawn “Shawnee” Caruthers

Director of Learner Experience

Jessica Slusser

Director of Communication

Erik Day

Strategy Manager

Mason Pashia - Getting Smart

Mason Pashia

Creative Manager

Taylor Missal

Operations Manager

Liz Rasmussen

Operations Coordinator


Michelle Berkeley

Communication & Research

Allison Brumley


Eric Nentrup

Senior Advisor