About The Team
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Amanda Beiner

Experience Engineer

Editor turned coder, part-time dumpling chef, full-time admirer of squishy-faced dogs.

AmyLynn Arrington

Student Success Advisor

Masters in Ed Admin. Motorcycle rider. Mom to 2 dogs and 7 hissing cockroaches. Aspiring falconer.

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Arielle Landau

Experience Engineer

Arielle has a background in online journalism — that took her from New Jersey, to New York, to Philly where she enrolled in Launch and got hooked.

Ashley hampson
Ashley Hampson

Experience Engineer

music, tv, book lover. When full-on laughing, there will be tears.

Cary stokes
Cary Stokes

Experience Engineer

Program manager turned coder

Chrissy Fancy

Experience Engineer

Launch Academy Online Alumna, Travel Junkie & Full-time Dog Mom

Corinne Babel

Sr. Director, Business Development

Part business developer, part career advisor, full time cat herder, adventure/nacho seeker

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Dan Pickett


Founder & Principal at LaunchWare Co-Organizer of Boston Ruby Group Coding professionally since 2002

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Dani Duggan

Associate Director of Talent

Former digital marketer, history buff, runner and Harry Potter expert.

David Tengdin

V.P. of Engineering

Former Pivot (Pivotal Labs Engineer) Pair Programming and TDD Expert, Rock Climber and Skydiver

Eben Lowe

Experience Engineer

Graphic tee collector, LARPer, Head of Hufflepuff House & multifarious nerd.

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Evan Charles

Co-Founder, COO

Built @ChatterboxesSLP, LaunchPad Group, Former Bainie Pow - Fairways - Waves

Ezra Skolnik

Experience Engineer

Full-time human bean

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Gen Ohta

Experience Engineer

Software developer, college student, sandwich advocate, and aspiring comedian

Jenah Blitz-Stoehr

Experience Engineer

Beer brewer, weightlifter, and former marketer.

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Jesse Norris

Sr. Experience Engineer

Former Software Engineer at Salsify. Animal lover. Tea connoisseur.

Jim Bruno

Director of Marketing

Buddhist. Nerd. Digital Strategist. Let's not complicate things.

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Justin Huynh

Sr. Experience Engineer

Former co-founder of hardware tech startup. Previously in management consulting specializing in life sciences.

Ken Thomas

Experience Engineer

Swing dancer who puns too much.

Kylee Acker

Sr. Experience Engineer

Former dev @ P'unk Ave, former non-profiteer & triathlete.

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Lauren Alworth

Marketing Intern

Senior @ Boston University studying Public Relations & Journalism. Reformed coffee addict, hiking junkie, wanna-be New Zealander, and Oxford comma enthusiast.

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Lily Barrett

Experience Engineer

B.A. in English. Passionate about coding, community activism, coffee, and a good book.

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Maria Liang

Performance Marketer

50% April Ludgate, 25% Leslie Knope, and 25% Lorelei Gilmore. Artist, donut enthusiast, Netflix connoisseur, and rock climber.

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Max Detmer

Director of Admissions & Outreach

Customer service and hospitality ninja, home cooking and bartending aficionado, lover of sweaters

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Mike McCoy

Philadelphia Placement/Talent Manager

Business Developer, Career Enhancer, Former TV Sportscaster, Active Traveler, Avid Foodie.

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Mike Thomson

Experience Engineer

Before coding, I voluntarily went back to middle school (as a teacher of course). That pretty much tells you all you need to know.

Nathan bourke
Nathan Bourke

Experience Engineer

Formerly a lighting designer and theater artist, now converting caffeine into software. Hooray!

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Nicholas Alberts

Experience Engineer

Formerly Career Coordinator at Dartmouth College Founder of the Grocery Runners All-Around Lovable Guy ;)

Omid Bachari

Experience Engineer

Law degree & MA in Philosophy, Launcher for Life and Company Groupie

Sean Valiente

Director of Finance and Administration

When nothing goes right, go left

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Sebastian Kopp

Experience Engineer

Former Chemical, Sales, and Product Development Engineer. Current music nerd and Pokémaster.

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Tali Koss

Experience Engineer

Co-founder of Divorceify, Lawyer Who Left the Dark Side, Launch Enthusiast

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Whitney Wilkinson

Director of Career Education

On Campus/Online career coach, former friendraiser at NEU, dog enthusiast, recreational dancer