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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Immersive Instructor, Atlanta
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.
Student Services Coordinator
Katy holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas with a Certificate in Editing from Washington University. Nomadic by nature, she's lived in Florida, Alaska, and Seattle before settling in Mexico City. With a keen eye for detail, and over 9 years of experience editing legislation, screenplays, and much more, she is deeply committed to helping students craft well-written portfolios and resumes that are the best possible representations of their skills.
CS Fundamentals Instructor, Atlanta
Tamby was a Senior Software Engineer at YikYak before joining HireWire as Director of Engineering. Tamby is a self-taught engineer, entrepreneur and pro-StarCraft player. Tamby's love for software started with building video games, but has since shifted into building consumer facing mobile and web products. Tamby is a frequent Hackathon participant and has scored 1st place at TAG's 2014 Hackathon and Microsoft's 2015 Summer Game Jam.
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 fan of the Dawgs, holding two degrees from the University of Georgia, including a Master's in Internet Technology.
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.
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.
I graduated from DigitalCrafts about two weeks ago, and have already had multiple interviews, one job offer (which I accepted), and for the first time in my professional life feel like I have options and control of my career.
- Eli, Software Engineer @ Insiten, 1/2017
It’s been a little over a month since I graduated from DigitalCrafts and I just landed my first developer position. I can definitely thank DigitalCrafts for that.
- Dan, Web Developer @ Turner Broadcasting, 12/2016
I graduated from DigitalCrafts almost two months ago and I can honestly say that enrolling this immersive coding school was one of the best decisions I've made in my adult life.
- Shirlette, Node.js Developer @ Merchant eSolutions, 12/2016