Our amazing team spans across the world from our offices in New Zealand, Chicago, California and more.
Amy started her career as a middle school History teacher. After 18 years of teaching, she was able to take her love for technology and assisting educators into a role as an Instructional Technology Coach for 3 years. Amy is passionate about building positive relationships with educators, developing professional learning opportunities and helping educators create and support effective digital learning environments to maximize learning, provide differentiated and collaborative instruction and create an engaging learning experience for all learners.
Beth is passionate about sharing the power of educational technology with teachers around the world. She is a Google Innovator and Trainer who believes technology should be used to empower students and teachers. When she isn’t working, chances are you will find her crafting, painting, cheering at her daughter’s soccer games, or hanging out with her three incredibly spoiled dogs.
Britt is passionate about helping schools find the perfect Hapara solution for their classrooms. She is an insatiable traveler, but when she isn’t wandering a new city with her camera she can usually be found checking out a new restaurant, exhibit, or event (and NOT putting ketchup on her hotdog) in Chicago.
Cam worked for 27 years as a classroom teacher and technology implementation coach before coming to Hapara. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his friends, cooking, reading and hanging out with his dog.
Carly is a New York based Educational Technology Specialist. She began her career as a Special Education Teacher before changing roles to become a Technology Coach. She has worked across two different districts – including a district within the New York City Department of Education – is a Google Certified Educator, and is passionate about assisting others with their understanding of new technologies in an effort to create meaningful learning experiences at all levels.
David has a knowledgeable passion for PC building. On top of this, he enjoys going out for runs, trying new restaurants and taking photos.
Diego is a former elementary teacher and IT support analyst. He’s always been passionate about leveraging technology to empower teachers and learners. In his spare time, he enjoys film and trying new recipes. He’s also a huge gamer and a sneakerhead.
Erin brings her experience as a curriculum writer and edtech marketer to her role at Hapara. She’s passionate about literacy development and using technology to enhance learning. Erin lives in Brooklyn but loves getting out of the city to go hiking and camping.
Greg relies on ten years of experience in the edtech industry to help schools find their perfect instructional management solution. Greg is an outdoorsman, loves geek toys and as a father of two little boys, can build a formidable Lego castle!
Holly is a business school graduate with a background in marketing and sociology, providing insight to both the customer and company’s journey. Some of her hobbies include cooking, binge-watching shows, and shopping.
Jean Luc has a decade worth of experience in Customer Service. He has held numerous roles in information Technology companies including leadership roles in Training, Support, and Engineering. Jean Luc heads the Customer Support and Implementation teams in Hapara. In his spare time, he enjoys lifting heavy objects and enjoys playing sports.
John has 10+ years of experience in software engineering. He is passionate about automated testing and likes to test from a user’s point of view. He loves playing with his kids in his free time and snowboarding in winter.
Josh has worked with multiple education companies, crafting digital marketing campaigns and processes. He is also a motivational speaker for teens and young adults, helping them to build compassion, mindfulness and confidence on his YouTube channel.
Juan Pablo is a business graduate with a strong background in sales and providing customer focused solutions. When he’s not working, he loves to be outdoors playing team sports.
Kelsey comes to Hāpara with a background in education. Having used Hāpara in the classroom herself, she is passionate about bringing this tool to students and educators. Outside of work, Kelsey likes to hike with her dog Ash, try out new recipes, and watch home improvement shows.
Lenva has a strong educational background, working formerly as a school Senior Manager and Learning Leader, and she has been a facilitator for several Digital Learning clusters of schools in New Zealand. Lenva is committed to ensuring that digital learning solutions and best practices in teaching and learning are shared with teachers and school leaders for the most impact on student learning and achievement. She is a Google Certified Teacher as well as an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Lindsay started her career as a Spanish teacher. After 12 years of teaching kids of all ages, Lindsay merged her love of words and educating others into a career in technical communication. Her focus at Hapara is helping educators love its digital tools as much as she does. When Lindsay isn’t working she is usually spending time with her kids and hubby, playing with her two very naughty dogs or out for a run.
Lindy has dedicated her career to education – working as a classroom teacher, curriculum developer, professional development trainer and technology integration specialist. Her strength and passion is helping teachers utilize technology as a seamless instructional tool for learning.
Lisa has over 8 years experience as an educator. Being part of her school E-learning team she found her passion for Edtech. Lisa is an animal love, fitness fanatic, loves travel and adventures in the great outdoors.
Lorna has worked for 7 years testing security measures and privacy laws in the banking industry. Lorna loves to push web API’s to their limits. She also enjoys cooking with her daughter and family gatherings.
Marina is a workaholic mother of 3 with decades of professional software development experience. She would enjoy reading and gardening in her spare time if she had any.
Martin comes to us from Peace Software where he worked on agile/SOA rebuild projects. He keeps our developers moving efficiently by streamlining code and process. In his free time, Martin enjoys playing hard court bicycle polo.
Matthew has more than two years of working experience as a software developer. He is excited about technology, ecology and music. In his free time, he enjoys windsurfing and dancing swing.
Mel has a background working with SaaS and technology companies, with experience in marketing, social media, customer success, research analysis, and writing. She is also an advocate of access to education, empowering teachers and students with resources to make learning meaningful and rewarding. In her free time, Mel likes to stay active with volleyball leagues around Chicago, volunteering for local animal shelters, and meeting with her book club to discuss the latest reads.
Mitch draws on extensive K12 sales and teaching experience to find the right solution for our clients. We are proud of his service as an United States Army Infantryman, deploying to Bosnia Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. Mitch is also an incredible landscape photographer.
Nancy has 5+ years of commercial experience working as a designer in the web industry. She previously liaised with clients from various industries, in an agency environment. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new places, photography, the cinema and good food.
Nara has close to two decades of product management experience. He has held numerous roles in software companies including directing engineering teams and product architecting. Nara heads Product direction, design & development at Hapara. In his spare time he coaches cricket, volunteers for social causes, and experiments with cooking at the expense of his family.
Nina is a business graduate with an emphasis in marketing and is passionate about spreading Hāpara’s message. When she isn’t working she is usually curled up on the couch with a good book or trying out a new recipe!
Oleg has extensive software engineering experience. On top of this, he loves spending time with kids, hiking, snowboarding, and surfing.
Peter has 8 years of customer support experience in the Telecommunications industry. He helps the Hapara team and Hapara clients define the best path to success. Peter rebuilds motorbikes and old cars in his spare time, and is an avid fan of motorsports and skateboarding.
Robert brings years of successful sales, marketing and entrepreneurial experience to his role as VP of Sales at Hapara. Outside of Hapara, you may find him playing tennis, working through his bucket list, painting his face for Seahawk games or traveling the world.
Robin coordinates all efforts to share Hapara with the world. She started her career as a teacher, then principal, and has been working in edtech for nearly twenty years.
Roger has over 30 years experience in working with School Administrators and IT Directors, providing productivity solutions through the use of technology. In his spare time, you can often find Roger attending one of his son’s swim meets, spending time with his wife Lisa or supporting local sports teams. Go Hawks! Go M’s! Go Sounders! Go Thunderbirds!
Ryan helps school systems to find the best Hapara solution for their needs. He is datadriven, applying his skills to helping Hapara clients, and also to his pursuits as a homebrewer and youth football coach.
Scott is a Communication graduate with a background in digital marketing. When Scott isn’t helping Hapara connect with educators, you can find him on the slopes snowboarding or traveling the world.
Siaw draws on her corporate experience with scaling software testing through script writing to make sure Hapara tools work as expected. In addition to her passion for film, Siaw loves to travel to exotic places with her son.
Soumya has a background in print and web design. She has worked with organisations and individuals to help them better engage and communicate with their audiences. She spends her spare time obsessing over new recipes and finding interesting places to eat.
Sushant strives to build effective and robust software solutions. He is a problem solver and enjoys getting new challenges every day. In his spare time, he loves going to the gym, cooking, and binge-watching Netflix series.
Tia has years of experience in professional selling. She loves cooking and in her spare time, looking after her three kids. She also helps her chef husband with running his little Indonesian cafe.
Tony has more than a decade of technical leadership experience building large scale software systems for financial institutions and government. Tony’s mantra is, “Listen to the customer.” When not listening to customers, Tony can be found performing Celine Dion karaoke.
Wayne Poncia is a well-known thought leader in educational innovation in the United States and Canada. He has provided leadership to Silicon Valley EdTech companies whose products are used by millions of users. He has been a prominent player in introducing digital learning and education-focused applications on 4 continents. As Chief Executive Officer, Poncia looks after the product development, sales and customer success teams in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, UK and USA. He is responsible for portfolio planning, innovation horizons, resource allocation, and product success.
Wilson handles Hapara’s software architecture, integration, and security. He is passionate about photography, cooking with his AirFryer, and tasteless tshirts.
Xay believes in lifelong learning and has been involved with education from teaching ESL abroad to consulting at a provincial level in Canada. When he isn’t working, he’s figuring out a way to coach his boys to the PGA.