Chairman of the Board

Stephen GilfusChairman of the Board Stephen is an education visionary, serial entrepreneur, business leader, and noted software designer and inventor. Gilfus launched a distinguished career as co-founder and inventor of DC based Blackboard Inc. a principal designer of the company’s business, operations, and enterprise platforms. He is known as a “father of modern day eLearning”,…

Coordinating Producer

Sean RyanCoordinating Producer Sean’s duties consist of scheduling and researching on- and off-site interviews for Dr. Rod Berger, as well as assisting in all areas of the day-to-day operations at MindRocket. Prior to joining MindRocket, he was the Marketing Manager for AmericanEdTV, where he held many duties including overseeing the release of a nationally syndicated…

Project Manager, Client Services

Melissa DubéProject Manager, Client Services Melissa is responsible for executing strategic approaches to operations work, and supporting external client relationships and internal team members. She was previously a Program Specialist at ASCD, where she led projects and programs under the Constituent Services umbrella, including the ASCD Emerging Leaders program for “rock star” educators, Student Chapters…

Project Manager, Communications and Public Affairs

Annie DavisProject Manager, Communications and Public Affairs Annie is responsible for assisting in the development of PR strategies, written content, and social media messaging. She was previously a project coordinator at the New Media Consortium, where she co-managed a grant with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success Initiative and developed the interactive 2017…

Managing Editor and Strategist

John Barnett Managing Editor and Strategist John is responsible for the day-to-day editorial operations of MindRocket publications. His duties include writing, editing, design layout, managing article deadlines, and making outside authorship decisions. He is a Los Angeles-based creative writer and web editor with a wide range of experience in the entertainment and live event sectors.…

Video and Multimedia Producer

Jessi ScherrVideo and Multimedia Producer Jessi is responsible for producing high quality visual elements, including video and other multimedia products, that help Education companies and thought leaders enhance brand identity and engage audiences. He has more than 15 years of professional video and marketing experience. He has worked on projects for local and national media…

Senior Director, Business Strategy & Relationships

Jennifer StringerSenior Director, Business Strategy & Relationships Jennifer is responsible for developing and managing relationships with prospective clients and partners. Her role includes establishing initial meetings, adding insights and value throughout the sales process, and determining the scope of work needed to meet client objectives.     Jennifer was previously the VP of Creative Education &…

Senior Manager, Digital & Social Media

Tina BylandSenior Manager, Digital and Social Media Tina is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing organic and paid social media strategies for MindRocket clients, as well as managing content and strategies for MindRocket-owned social media profiles. Tina’s expertise in education industry digital media includes her previous role as social media specialist at ASCD, whose award-winning…

Senior Director, Media Relations

Andrea ShermanSenior Director, Media Relations Andrea takes on a lead role in media relations strategy and outreach on behalf of MindRocket’s clients, driving success at the local and national levels. Her responsibilities include the development and execution of PR plans, production of written content, and contribution to editorial endeavors. Andrea is a PR and communications…

Senior Director, Client Services & Market Development

Nate GandomiSenior Director, Client Services & Market Development Gandomi is a former educator with a decade of education, technology, and communications consulting experience. At MindRocket, he directs client relationship and business strategy development efforts. Gandomi brings more than 10 years of education and communications consulting experience, including extensive experience launching and implementing programs and products…