A self-taught programmer himself, Jon wrote his first line of code at 6 years old on a computer that didn’t even have a mouse. A member of the Forbes 30 under 30 as well an Unreasonable Fellow and Y Combinator/Imagine K12 alum, Jon is passionate about giving every child the opportunities he had as a child. He holds a degree in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville, where he played football. Having hung up his cleats, he now enjoys snowboarding, playing basketball, and spending time in nature.
Founder, Chief Product Officer
Grechen's interest in design started with editing the CSS/HTML on her MySpace page in highschool. Grechen later taught herself design so that she could create the art and world within the Kodable game. A Westly Prize winner, member of the Forbes 30 under 30, and Business Insider’s Women to Watch under 30, Grechen is inspired to make Kodable a tool to enrich the lives of kids and adults. In her free time, Grechen can be found exploring in the redwoods, climbing mountains, and hanging out with Kodable's Chief Morale Officer, her dog Mo.
Chief of Staff
Before joining Kodable, Brie taught elementary school for 5 years and has nearly a decade of experience working in education. As a Teach for America alumni (Bay Area, ’12), Brie believes all kids should have equal access to enriched learning experiences, including Computer Science education. With a passion for early childhood development, Brie’s goal is to build a CS mindset in kids early. A former University of Connecticut soccer star, Brie still enjoys a competitive game from time to time.
Greg brings the world of the fuzzFamily to life with beautiful graphics and illustrations. Greg earned a Bachelors of Fine Art in Illustration from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. A Sunnyvale native, Greg has been creating art and animation for kids learning games for over 20 years. Though his passion is in visual arts, Greg also loves making music, writing and spending time with his daughter Jade.
As a game developer at Kodable, Gao uses his 7+ years of experience in Unity3D and his academic background in game design to help build Kodable. Having experienced various educational systems from around the world, he believes that Kodable's mission is an important step into the future of education. Outside of doing one-hour game jams, Gao spends his free time reading manga and playing rhythm games.
Lauren obtained her Bachelor's degree in Communication and Family & Human Development from Arizona State University. For ten years, she worked in the child welfare field. Later, she shifted to SaaS software supporting politicians, advocacy groups, non-profits, and social service agencies. With a passion for tech-driven social change and child development, she deeply connects with Kodable's mission. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with her dogs.
Senior Game Developer
With many years of game development under his belt Dejan wants to help kids learn how to code and make games and no better place to do that than at Kodable. When not programming he enjoys spending time with family, riding motorcycles and skiing.
Senior Game Designer
Brandon graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Media Arts. In 2011, he co-founded an award winning ed-tech studio that taught fundamentals to early learners, ages 2 to 6. Brandon believes in creating the greatest positive impact he can on as many lives as possible, which is why he came to Kodable. When he isn't hunched over his laptop, you can find Brandon enjoying all types of mountaineering, coaching his kid's soccer clubs, and most commonly…disc golfing.
Growing up home-schooled, Chloe loved playing all sorts of educational games. She also taught herself how to code!. She joined Kodable to help show kids how fun, exciting, and accessible coding can be. Besides her passion for programming she strives to be a positive example for trans youth. When not working she spends most of her time with her dog Tucker.
Teacher Success Coordinator
Emi has a passion for education! After spending a decade in the STEM education world teaching computer science and robotics she has transitioned to be Kodable’s Teacher Success Coordinator. She believes that all children deserve the chance to learn how to problem solve, persevere and learn CS in an engaging and creative way. She is zealous about making Kodable accessible to children in classrooms and homes around the globe. In her free time she loves to travel, foster pups and try out new restaurants around Chicago!
Growing up in sunny San Diego, California, you would think Vincent would’ve spent more time outside. Instead, he was more interested in learning about computers and programming. A practicing web developer since the age of 14, he’s worked on everything from small business websites to presidential campaigns. When he’s not helping teach kids to code at Kodable, you can probably find him (finally) catching some much-needed rays on the beach.
Content Marketing Manager
Harry has done a little bit of everything when it comes to Marketing but his real passion is creating content to help people easily find solutions to their problems through digital channels. He joined Kodable to help more teachers, parents, and students find and use Kodable to continue the company’s mission of making computer science education accessible.
Born in an evergreen tree in the great Pacific Northwest, Bennett grew up on a steady diet of cartoons and video games. This helped immensely in preparing him for a life of art, moving south to receive his BFA in Animation from California College of the Arts in Oakland. He now utilizes his degree to create whimsical worlds and characters to help kids understand abstract concepts like math and coding. When not wrangling fuzzes, Bennett enjoys making short films, hiking and being furniture for his dog Remy and cat Fletcher.
Two of Nick’s biggest passions are programming and games. While he’s been playing and loving games almost his entire life, he wasn’t introduced to programming until he was in high school, and ever since then he has always felt like it should be taught at a younger age. Being at Kodable allows him to work with both of his interests on a daily basis, while also making a difference by helping kids like him discover their own love for coding. In his free time, Nick also enjoys creative writing and playing D&D with his friends.
Teacher Support Specialist
Zoey received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. For over five years Zoey worked as an elementary educator in both Texas and Washington State teaching 2nd and 3rd grade students. She has a true passion education and believes in making coding learning experiences equitable for all students. In her free time Zoey loves to travel, spend time with family, and chase after her fluffy Sheepadoodle dog named Poppy!
Chief Morale Officer
Mo is a dog. She does dog things. But more importantly she has been with Kodable since the very beginning, laying by Jon and Grechen's side long into the late nights when the first versions of Kodable were built in a living room. Surprisingly, she seems to be immune to the stresses of starting a startup. Top minds are currently studying her brain waves to understand how this is possible. Results so far have been inconclusive.
Assistant to the Chief Morale Officer
Pierre is also a dog. He also does dog things. However, unlike Mo, Pierre is constantly stressed about everything. This has prevented the advancement of his career as a Morale Officer at Kodable. Jon has suggested he find another calling. Pierre hasn't listened.