List of People Who Matter
As CEO and founder of CodeREV Kids, Evan draws from his experience as an education entrepreneur, STEM educator, and lead product manager for education software.
As Evan became familiar with local school curricula in his 14 years teaching STEM, he grew to see coding as the missing link that was not being taught in schools.
Evan feels fortunate to work with such talented and caring teachers, believing a company is only as good as its people. When not at CodeREV, Evan is usually helping CodeREV grow, or spending time with his two young daughters Sophia and Sienna, and his wife, Alex.
Dr. Stuppy drives CodeREV Kids educational products to be as excellent as they can be. Dr. Stuppy is former CTO of Sylvan, CIO of Princeton Review, President of Tutor Vista, and VP of Product at ETS (Creators of the SAT, GMAT, and GRE).
Dr. Stuppy pioneered teaching software coding in the classroom, and is an education technology visionary, having earned 39 patents.
Dr. Stuppy has been featured by ABC, NBC, CBS, The NY Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences and Masters in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education at Stanford University, an MBA in marketing, and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from UCLA. He is an expert on fast growth strategies, mastery learning and technology enabled school reform.
Jim Pike is a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, CodeREV’s director of game-based learning, and a 5th-6th grade teacher at Einstein Academy of Beverly Hills. Jim is a key presenter at Minecraft's enormous events - Minecon & Minefair - and the International Society for Technology in Education, and is the lead consultant on the Rio Hondo College MindCraft STEM-CTE l TEACH Grant Program.
Jim has been teaching with Minecraft for over 4 years and is the creator of MathCraft, which combines Math and Minecraft to teach math in a fun, highly effective way.
Together with CodeREV, Jim has developed the Minecraft Professional Learning community, which offers Common Core Standards aligned lesson plans and professional development workshops.
Bryan Curran is an adventurer, gamer, YouTuber, programmer and modern history aficionado. Born in Hawaii, Bryan has visited 49 states (Alaska coming soon!) and 4 countries. He was the only student selected to represent his school (High Tech High) at a coalition meeting of Southern California business leaders planning technology-based education reform for the state.
Bryan went on to study Computer Science in San Francisco, tutoring classmates on weekends, and is the sole producer of one of the most viewed programming courses on YouTube. To learn more about his viewers he created an app which extends Google's analytics platform providing new insights related to audience retention.
Now you can find him at craft brewery trivia nights hoping for history questions or at home defending his world record Geometry Wars II score.
Phillip Leslie is a software engineer that has been passing down his ability to program to others for 8 years.
Phillip received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA, and has provided his services for companies such as HP, Cisco, and Google. Phillip worked as a software engineer at Google for over 3 years, and is responsible for the relaunch of CodeREV's groundbreaking modding curriculum.
On his leisure time, Phillip enjoys hobbies like animating characters to life, bowling curve balls, reading superhero biographies, and pwning noobs in a variety of games.
Mylo serves as a lead curriculum consultant for CodeREV as he works on mathcraft and other educational products and services.
While earning his Masters in Education at Harvard University, Mylo worked on Common Core alignment for Scratch, which he also worked on with the MIT Media Lab. Scratch is a popular a programming language designed for kids.
Mylo was also lead content manager for Educade.org, curriculum developer at PlayMaker School, and lead researcher for NSF funded project Learning Lens, which assesses learning through multimedia data capture.
Mylo is also a talented actor.
Having earned a B.S. in Computer Science at Villanova University, and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Boston University, Ed brings a diverse background to CodeREV Kids. Through his academics, Ed has come to believe that both a technical and creative mindset are essential for a thorough education.
Ed strives to make material as accessible as possible, through everyday life analogies or humor, in order to promote student engagement and most importantly, understanding. With understanding, success comes naturally. When not at CodeREV Kids, Ed enjoys playing games, making games, writing stories, and eating chicken nuggets.
Morgan has been in the games and software industry for seven years. Having worked for Microsoft’s game testing division as a tester and trainer, Morgan taught custom tools to staff and created their training documentation. With a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Morgan co-taught courses at Portland State University in both game development and programming.
Through these experiences, Morgan has developed a clear enthusiasm for teaching, and believes anyone can program. When not coding or teaching, Morgan keeps up with the latest in scientific discoveries, does digital painting and writes fiction.
Matt Fairweather, founder of Torrid Games, is a 23 year veteran in the video games industry working as a lead engineer, producer, and designer. His most recent works include SurfGod and SurfGod: Heal the Bay, surfing eco-apps iPhone/iPad developed mostly by himself.
Prior to Torrid Games, Matt worked on projects for Sony, Sega, Midway, Accolade, Blizzard, and EA. Notable titles include Rachet & Clank 2, Ratchet Clank 3, Resistance: Fall of man, NFL Blitz 2000, and the NASA Ames lunar racing simulator.
Currently, Matt works part-time as a teacher and tutor for CodeREV Kids.
Luis Morales is a one-man software development company, having developed business applications for lead generation, data gathering, automation, and optimization. Luis studied Computer Science at East Los Angeles College, earning an AA, and is now continuing his academic career at CSU Long Beach.
Before working for CodeREV, Luis tutored students grades K - 12 for a program that helps students from low income homes and underperforming schools. Luis specializes in mathematics and serves as one of CodeREV’s primary Mathcraft instructors. In his free time, Luis is a competitive Super Smash Brothers player, attending tournaments around Southern Calfiornia.
Doug is a professional artist and animator born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles! He’s a master of many disciplines, ranging from pencil drawing and digital painting to video editing and 3D animation using Autodesk Maya. Doug graduated from The LA Film School with a degree in Computer Animation and has worked freelance as a 2D and 3D designer before joining CodeREV.
Doug regards art as the most universal and timeless language there is, and an essential part of education. When Doug isn't teaching at CodeREV or honing his Maya skills, he enjoys video games, being active, and marathoning Japanese anime.
Jehlali is a talented 3D animation artist, with expertise in 3D modeling, video editing, photography, and more!
Jehlali received his degree in Computer Science from The Los Angeles Film School, and continues to hone his skills pursuing a career in game development.
Naturally, Jehlali is an avid gamer. Whether it’s a turn based role playing game, a competitive FPS, or a frantic one-on-one brawl in Mortal Kombat, Jehlali’s played it all! When Jehlali isn’t gaming, he enjoys cooking and can serve up one mean spaghetti dinner.