Chrissy Andrews - Schools Manager
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Chrissy moved back home to the DC area to buy boats for the Navy. However, with her previous experience in a bootstrap start-up and concentration in entrepreneurship, she jumped on the opportunity to re-enter the start-up world and joined the EverFi team. While working with schools all along the Great Lakes region, she continues to join every intramural sports team possible. She is thrilled to be on the Schools Team, is a proud member of the DC EverFi Running Club, and the resident gluten-free expert.
Bria Barker - Schools Manager
Bria grew up in Vail, Colorado, and within three weeks of her first day, was discussing the "business" trips to Colorado that happen to fall between the months of November and April. Bria attended Duke University and graduated with a degree in Public Policy Studies. She is the office’s token ballerina and she was on Duke’s dance team during college. Luckily, the year she joined the team was the first year they were guaranteed a spot in the entertainment lineup at the Duke-UNC game so she didn’t catch pneumonia while camping out in K-Ville like most of her friends. Bria knew she wanted to move to Washington D.C. after visiting in 8th grade during cherry blossom season and did so after graduation with little more than an internship on Capitol Hill. Though she enjoyed working for her Senator, she longed to work somewhere that she could see the impact of her work on individuals. Cue her introduction to EverFi, which fits perfectly into her passion for education and education policy. When not working, Bria can be found skiing the back bowls of Vail, boating, traveling, or in the middle of a good book.
Jessica Barlett - Senior Schools Manager
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania (go Quakers), Jessica entered the K-12 education space. For 8 years she managed educational centers for Kaplan, Inc., using cutting-edge technology to provide a fun blended learning experience to students in the DC metro area. After a few cold winters in upstate New York, she came back down south as a new mother in 2010. A social networking status change allowed old colleagues to lure her into EverFi with the promise of part-time work with an innovative company. Although “part-time” never really existed, Jessica was excited to be back working with educational technology.
Ernest Blackwell - Schools Manager
Ernest comes to EverFi from the Higher Ed Division of Pearson. In 2009, he joined Teach For America in Wilmington, DE as a third grade teacher, and also earned his Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Ernest is a proud graduate of Pittsburgh Public Schools and Duquesne University and is extremely excited to be back in the Steel City helping schools implement EverFi's programs. He is a big fan of food, and keeps a map of his favorite restaurants. Ernest also loves the Steelers, which at a company where most of the Execs are Patriots fans, probably won't lead to a speedy promotion.
Stacey Dibowski - Schools Manager
Don't let her small town past fool you. Stacey was always destined for the big city...of Columbus. After completing her Bachelors at Ohio State, she decided to stay and work in academic advising/enrollment services before pursuing her Masters in HR. This plan allowed her to get season tickets for almost a decade so we're not sure what her true passion is: education or football. Stacey is a huge supporter of sweater weather and obsessed with finding the best red velvet cupcake on Earth. She firmly believes that there should be no limit to the number of bags a woman can have on any given day. When she's not spending time with her daughter, Stacey is on the prowl for the acquisition and distribution of high fives
Michael Fee - Executive Vice President, West Coast
Having given up on his dream of riding in the Tour de France, Mike Fee now uses his endurance working three time zones away from EverFi's DC headquarters. Mike's initiative to grow our western operations is the latest (and, he assures us, final) step in a career spent entirely in education: Mike moved from Stanford to the rural South, where he was part of Teach For America's pioneer corps in the Mississippi Delta. Since then he's held various roles in education, ranging from teaching to running a foreign-language instruction business, taking time out to earn his MBA from Stanford and to raise three kids in Oakland, California. All three have been certified in all of EverFi's programs; Declan, six years old, has shown particular proficiency in digital literacy.
Jessica Feimer - Schools Manager
Jessica is a graduate from the University of Nebraska with a double major in Business Management and Human Resources. She has spent from 2005 to 2012 as a senior account manager acquiring over 500 national accounts representing a majority of profit for Applied Information Management Institute, a company that that supports effective and creative applications of information technology to strengthen the regions workforce and economy. Jessica learned about EverFi's unique product and delivery system and knew she wanted to be part of that mission. Jessica always thought she would eventually end up teaching, and EverFi provides that opportunity by allowing her to bring critical financial literacy to thousands of students across the Midwest region.
Sean Fitzgerald - Executive Vice President, Midwest
Sean’s (aka financefitz’s) passion for financial literacy is driven by the future college tuition and wedding bills for his 4 daughters. Based in Chicago, Sean’s initiative is to lead the growth of Everfi in the Midwest. Prior to Everfi, Sean taught Personal Finance at UIC College Prep. He also launched Personal Finance Teacher, LLC to teach personal finance survival skills and to consult educators and businesses on implementing financial literacy programs. Before his teaching career, he worked on Wall Street as a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers (no, he did not cause the firm to go bankrupt!). Sean earned a MS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, a MBA and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. A former college soccer player and self-proclaimed versatile athlete, he now enjoys watching sports while asking himself, “Why can’t I do that anymore?”
Maegan Greenberg - Schools Manager
A Connecticut native, Maegan is now a resident of the Lonestar State. After a stint at a startup in Northern Italy, Texas seemed like an unlikely choice. She made the move to Houston to join the 2008 corps of Teach For America. After four years of closing the achievement gap in a low-income school, Maegan, an avid Facebooker, saw a post about EverFi on the social media site. The rest is history. Maegan is now the Houston Schools Manager at EverFi. When she is not posting pictures of her cats or checking her newsfeed, Maegan enjoys lounging by the pool with a good book and trying new restaurants. Maegan is a proud graduate of DC’s own, George Washington University.
Jessica Howard - Schools Manager
When Jessica Howard was offered a position at EverFi, she naïvely believed it was her extensive experience in the social sector combined with her multiple-subject teaching credential and Masters in Education–Equity & Social Justice that made her standout as a great fit for the company. Jessica soon realized, however, that she was hired more for her collegiate All-American running career than for her résumé, as EverFi’s West Coast team solidified what is now an unbeatable triathlon relay. Jessica is constantly adding to her list of things in life that are “so fun”, but particularly enjoys adventuring outdoors and travelling internationally. Jessica loves living in the Silicon Valley, where she is consistently challenged and daily reminded of her own mediocrity, in the greatest of ways. She passionately believes that education is the best avenue for tackling the world’s most-pressing issues and loves working for a company that cultivates this passion.
Nicky Huels - Schools Manager
Nicky was born and raised in Illinois, the middle—and believed favorite—of five children. She attended Washington University in Saint Louis, where she played basketball (yeah Bears!) and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After graduating, Nicky quickly realized that she was destined to never work in a cubicle. In 2008, she joined Teach For America, and left her Midwest roots for sunny Phoenix, AZ. There, she taught first grade, worked in charter school administration, and earned her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. Nicky, a small town girl at heart, is now happy to call Auburn, Alabama home. She has a newfound love for SEC football, shrimp and grits, and the word “y’all.” When she’s not busy traveling the state and working with the amazing Gulf Coast team, Nicky spends her time training for the occasional half marathon, playing with her dog Cam, and attempting to start her own food blog.
Ashley Kowzun - Schools Manager
Ashley is originally from Maryland and is a member of the schools team who works primarily with districts in the Midwest. Because of her love for Maryland basketball as a kid, she decided to go to the University of Maryland and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. Reluctantly giving in to her parents plees to not move too far away, she decided to settle in Washington DC a few years ago. Having previously worked as a medical assistant in the health care industry, she was looking to make a change and loved the idea of being part of a rapidly growing company, like EverFi.
Stacie Martin - Schools Manager
Stacie, child of humanitarian missionaries and self-proclaimed “awkward homeschooler,” joined EverFi in 2012 to “settle down a bit” after a whirlwind list of post-college jobs. She has taken junior high students on trips to Costa Rica with the Discovery Corporation, photographed exotic vehicles across north Texas, and donned chef gear to perform cooking demonstrations in high schools across the South. She brings EverFi’s platforms to rural and urban Mississippi from her home base in Memphis, Tennessee, which she thinks is the perfect blend of Yankee, Dixie, and Hillbilly. Her three passions in life, other than educational technology, are interior design, travel, and food. Between emails to teachers and presentations to principals, she’s fixing up a 1950’s house, planning a trip to New Zealand, baking cookies and mastering foreign accents. She can’t wait until EverFi goes international.
Laura Mayfield - Schools Manager
Laura grew up in the Panhandle of Florida along the beautiful white beaches, and then she chose to go to college in Mississippi. After a fulfilling four years at the University of Southern Mississippi (Brett Favre Country), she moved to the big city of Atlanta and spent six years at Turner Broadcasting, and a small stint at a sports marketing agency. During this time, Laura decided she had a passion for students and education, and today she is excited to support teachers in the EverFi network across the state of Georgia, North Florida, and wherever else Trey Medbery asks her to go! Laura is an avid runner and completed her first marathon in New York in fall 2011. It was the best experience of her life that she never wants to repeat again. Go Braves!
Trey Medbery - Senior Schools Manager
Trey is EverFi's resident expert on all things Southern. From grits to SEC football, he loves it all. Born and raised in Alabama, he went to college at the University of Georgia, and began his career in education with Teach For America in the Mississippi Delta before moving to New Orleans where he was a teacher and administrator in a successful charter school. Most recently, Trey worked as a recruiter and manager for a national school leadership organization. When he isn't working with schools across the South, Trey lets the good times roll in New Orleans - his new hometown.
Maddy Murphy - Schools Manager
A recent graduate from the George Washington University, Maddy only lasted a couple months back in Boston before being called back to the Nation’s Capitol. Her passion for travel took her all around the world throughout college, and she was excited to join a team that took her to rural backwoods towns, which she has found to be just as foreign as any city overseas. She has been known to send her twin sister to the office for early morning meetings, and is proud to be one of the many “Massholes” in the office.
Tom Parisi - Senior Schools Manager
Before joining the EverFi team, Tom spent four years teaching math and explaining to his students why pink Uggs were not part of the dress code. He also attempted to coach soccer at the school, but after three straight championship losses, boosters bought out the remainder of his contract. Prior to teaching, Tom worked as a tutoring center director using adaptive computer software to individualize instruction, and he continues to be interested in utilizing technology to improve education. Tom grew up in a small town in western Pennsylvania with only one street light, he received a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University, and his mother tells him that he is one of, if not the, worst singers that she has ever heard.
Charlie Peabody - Schools Manager
After graduating from Boston University in 2009, Charlie moved to DC to find his fortune. Unsure of where to start, he eventually realized that his love of regular hours, strict dress codes, and bureaucracy made working at a start-up the perfect choice. Within the first week of his internship he had no idea what people were referring to when they said "9 to 5", but he was positive he enjoyed working in his jeans. Charlie's quick wit and southern charm proved invaluable, and he soon became a full-time member of the schools team. His mentality towards his job is reflected in his favorite quote: When a great collegiate basketball player was asked why he always shoots three's he candidly replied, "Because there are no fours".
Asim Pleas - Schools Manager
Asim joined the EverFi family in April of 2012. The University of Illinois grad left the farms and corn fields for the sunny beaches of Miami, only to realize that he needed to work for food. A twelve year veteran in education, Asim has spent most of his time working and developing educational programs throughout the South and Northeast United States. Receiving an MBA in 2005, Asim is excited to join the Schools Team, where he can continue to bring great programs to students, and occasionally win a few pick up games of EverFi basketball.
Andrew Porter - Schools Manager
Growing up, Andrew was the youngest of three so naturally, it became his mission to pester his older sisters as much as possible. Little did he know that one day his sister would help him get an internship that would turn into a career opportunity. Hailing from Lancaster, PA Andrew was always the odd man out in his group of friends seeing as he preferred snowboarding and hiking to cow tipping (although he still gets a good laugh out of a tipped cow). Andrew went to Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA where he received his B.A. in Finance and a minor in Business Administration. After interning with EverFi in the summer of 2011, Andrew signed on one year later as a full time Schools Manager, and couldn’t be more excited to be doing this work.
Rose Poulsen - Schools Manager
Rose brings 12 years of experience working with K-12 Utah schools on the importance of Financial Literacy/Education. Throughout the years, Rose has witnessed how education in the classroom is transforming and technology in the classroom is becoming the “norm.” She recognizes the strength EverFi brings into the classroom, and looks to expand EverFi into the Utah territory and creating new partnerships. Originally a “San Antonio Rose and a Yellow Rose of Texas,” she lives in the Bee Hive State where she finds the Utah Mountains sweet as honey, and delightful to the eye. An avid University of Utah fan (GO UTES! ) she enjoys spending time with her husband and son playing golf and not exactly a “powder hound,” but loves the “bluebird” days of skiing at Alta.
Sarah Pratt - Senior Schools Manager
Sarah fancies calling herself a true Texan despite a lack of real Texas "cred": she didn't buy a pair of cowgirl boots until 2011, and neither she nor any of her kinfolk own either a firearm or a pickup truck. However, Texas BBQ did cause her to quit being a vegetarian. Sarah graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 (B.A., Sociology) - Hook 'em Horns!. A year later, she joined Teach For America in the San Francisco Bay Area as a middle school math & science teacher. After three years of full-court-press teaching, she worked at two education non-profits before joining EverFi in January 2012 as a Schools Manager. She loves to travel, but is happiest at home in Austin, Texas with her dog Daisy and fiancé Ross.
Steve Sandak - Schools Manager
Steve is a member of the Mid-Atlantic team based out of EverFi’s DC office. A native of Connecticut, Steve started his career as a high school teacher in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Boston, Massachusetts. Steve has also worked at Boston Public Schools in the Office of Family and Student Engagement through the Education Pioneers fellowship and at a state-based education advocacy group. Steve earned degrees from Colby College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He came to EverFi to help blend the promise of new technology with the hard work of our schools’ teachers and address the stuff we all know kids need, but haven’t been able to provide, until now. Besides blathering on about something “cool” he read on an education blog or plotting a Western ski trip, he joins the growing contingent of Notre Dame fans on the schools team.
Sarah Serota - Schools Manager
Prior to joining the EverFi team, Sarah served as an educational technology program director for several non-profits in Los Angeles. Sarah developed programs to teach children computer skills and opened new public computer centers across the city. Known as the fastest typist in the west, Sarah frequently challenged kids to type-off competitions and forced them to use the "home row," even though their fingers weren't large enough to reach the entire keyboard yet (hey, a win's a win...) Since it's pretty much sunny every day, Sarah enjoys exploring L.A.'s outdoor venues, hiking trails, restaurants, and tennis courts. Contrary to popular belief, she doesn't run into celebrities every day, although she does know a few good places to spot them. Sarah holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Davis and earned the Golden Bell Award twice for leading innovative technology programs in California.
Alice Wagner - Schools Manager
Born in Greer, SC, Alice abandoned the Carolinas to brave crispy weather and fiesty football fans at Virginia Tech. She quickly learned that cheering on the Hokies and involvement in extracurriculars was more entertaining than studying. In fact, she convinced people that her major was Relay for Life with an Alpha Phi minor. In 2009, she joined Teach For America in Nashville, TN as a third grade teacher, and also earned her Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision. In 2011, she served as a Founding Literacy Teacher at Liberty Collegiate Academy, a college preparatory charter school. After relocating to Charlotte, NC, she sought out EverFi so she could continue to positively impact children, and take on Charlotte, one extracurricular at a time.
Nathaniel Zenner - Schools Manager
After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Nathaniel jumped at the chance to come home to Chicago as a Teach for America corps member. After two years of finger painting and coloring inside the lines as a pre-k teacher and getting his Master’s in education at night, he was ready for a new challenge. His exhaustive search came to an end when he found the perfect match in Everfi, allowing him to continue to explore his passion for education. When he isn’t working as a schools manager, he still finds plenty of time to finger paint and enjoys playing and watching soccer with family and friends.