What We Do

DigitalCrafts is the top-rated coding bootcamp in Atlanta and Houston.  Our Immersive Program is a 16-week intensive classroom experience, transforming beginners into full-stack software engineers with cutting edge skill sets, project portfolios, interview training, and career support. We also offer rotating, evening electives for current students and alumni as an additional perk of joining our network.

Our motto is simple.

Do what you say you're going to do.

The Team

All of our immersive instructors have over 10 years of professional development experience. Our staff are passionate about software and love giving back to the tech community by training the next generation of builders.

Team Member

Max McChesney

Director of Operations

Max worked with a couple of startups before moving to Argentina, where he started a small web marketing service called Expat Assistants. He was a late bloomer to coding, but nowadays you can usually find him "upgrading" our site or building iOS apps in Swift. Max plays guitar, frequents concerts, and is a fan of the Dawgs.

Team Member

Jake Hadden

Director of Student Services

Jake is a UGA grad who began his career at Accenture as a management consultant. He then left for Interface, where he led a global innovation accelerator (think an internal shark tank). In addition to his Student Services responsibilities, Jake is also our in-house beginner and volunteer test subject for new curriculum projects.

Team Member

Natalie Elmquist

Campus Director, Atlanta

Natalie brings over six years of marketing experience to the team. From product to healthcare and broadcast media, she’s run the marketing gamut since graduating from UGA in ‘09. With a strong interest in emerging digital tech trends, you’ll likely find Natalie sitting in on a class or two when she’s not managing the day-to-day ops in Atlanta.

Team Member

Jason Ephraim

Campus Director, Houston

Jason has led marketing and business development teams for several startups and companies across the globe. He also has experience in event planning, web development, and graphic design. Jason brings these skills, his love for reading anything Sci-Fi, and his passion for empowering others to DigitalCrafts' Houston campus.

Team Member

Robert Bunch

Chief Instructor, Atlanta

Rob has a bachelors in CS, a masters in Divinity, and grew up in Iowa before living in Chicago, NYC, and finally Atlanta. He has 12+ years of development experience and most recently worked on the NCAA.com playoff bracket for Turner Sports. Rob is a published author whose prose is rumored to be as beautiful as his code.

Team Member

Toby Ho

Immersive Instructor, Atlanta

Toby is a veteran software engineer in Atlanta. He organizes the Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group and holds regular free programming help sessions. He likes debugging - the pleasure he derives from hunting down bugs is sometimes 'borderline sadistic'. He loves the art of learning, and gets a kick seeing students blow their minds.

Team Member

Damian O'Brien

Immersive Instructor, Houston

Damian brings over 15 years of software experience to our team as the first Immersive Instructor in Houston. He studied Computer Science at Cornell before graduating as the first "web boom" was taking off, and he's been working with web technologies ever since. Damian's career includes 12 years as a developer / manager at INTECSEA, a large oil & gas technology provider in Houston.

Team Member

Sarah Gaskins

UI Design Instructor, Atlanta

Sarah has 10+ years of experience as a UI/UX developer, most recently with startup sensation, Kabbage. Her keen eye for design allows her to apply her UX skills and collaborate on projects in a user experience capacity as well as UI development. Sarah is a Dawg, holding two degrees from the University of Georgia, including a Master's in Internet Technology.

Team Member

JT Townsend

Developer-in-Residence

With a curious mind and a love of technology, JT wanted something that satisfied both. When his family told him to look into programming, he left his career as a hairdresser and hasn't turned back. JT graduated from DigitalCrafts in October, and loves helping people discover their potential. You can often find him practicing Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), camping, reading, and gaming if he isn't diving into coding and DIY projects.

Team Member

Autumn Coleman

Developer-in-Residence

Autumn graduated from Georgia State University with a master's in autism education. She taught for three years as a special education teacher in DeKalb County before pursuing her childhood dream of programming. Autumn graduated in January with a game as her final project that helps teach special education children. When she’s not coding, you can find her discovering new food on Buford Highway or in the boxing ring.