Meet DigitalCrafts

Overview // Administration // Instructions

We build the web. So can you.

DigitalCrafts is one of the best reviewed technology bootcamps in the country, with unique online and hybrid class formats, and has enrolled over 1200 students since starting in 2015.

Bootcamps are intensive educational experiences, transforming beginners into entry-level industry professionals with cutting-edge skill sets, hands-on experience, portfolios, interview training, and dedicated career support. We also offer turnkey corporate training and staffing solutions for companies of all sizes.

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Administration

Max McChesney Max McChesney Co-Founder & VP
Jake Hadden Jake Hadden Co-Founder & VP
Liz Carley Liz Carley Director of Operations
Dot Saiz Dot Saiz Enrollment Manager
Angela Cassina Angela Cassina Student Success Advisor
Jeremiah Enriquez Jeremiah Enriquez Student Success Coordinator
Ralph Monroe Ralph Monroe Enrollment Coordinator
Graison Caras Graison Caras Enrollment Coordinator
Chandler McChesney Chandler McChesney Enrollment Coordinator
Intisar Omar Intisar Omar Operations Coordinator
Alyson Beland Alyson Joachim Operations Coordinator
Rebecca Giddens Rebecca Giddens Team Coordinator
Alexus Benjamin Alexus Benjamin Operations Coordinator

Featured Faculty

All DigitalCrafts instructors are seasoned professionals with years of real-world experience, and it shows up in the classroom. Our staff are passionate about technology and love giving back to the tech community by training the next generation of developers and designers. Note: this does not represent all of our instructors, and there is no guarantee you'll be taught by specific instructor(s).

David Hiller

David Hiller

Director of Education

David spent more than a decade in the classroom as a mathematics / computer science / research teacher, before launching a career in web development that eventually brought him to DigitalCrafts. David works tirelessly to make sure our curriculum is aligned with the latest industry expectations and understandable across the spectrum of learning styles. In addition to managing DigitalCrafts' curriculum projects, David plays a material role in the hiring and training of our instructor team.

Mohammad Azam

Mohammad Azam

Web Instructor Full-Time

No stranger to teaching, Azam joined DigitalCrafts after teaching at The Iron Yard until their close in 2017. An expert in iOS and web development, his development resume boasts large firms like AIG, Baker Hughes, and Schlumberger, and his most recent development gig was with Blinds.com, a Home Depot company. You can find 8+ of Azam's personal apps on the App Store, where "Vegetable Tree" was named 'best gardening app' by Apple! Azam is an active speaker on all things development (most recently blockchain), and loves to travel in his spare time.

Veronica Lino

Veronica Lino

Web Instructor Full-Time

Prior to DigitalCrafts, Veronica architected complex web applications for several leading Houston companies. Veronica's background is in aerospace engineering, where she developed simulation software for NASA's shuttle and Orion programs. Veronica has over 10 years of engineering experience, and when she's not behind a keyboard, she's practicing opera, pulling for the Texans, meeting new people. Veronica graduated from UT at San Antonio with a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and holds a graduate certification in Sub Sea Engineering.

Joseph Frasier

Joseph Frasier

Web Instructor Full-Time

Joseph has been a developer for almost 5 years and has experience with bootcamps from every angle. A constant learner, he originally studied computer science and business management, but made the transition over to tech full-time after attending The Iron Yard's web bootcamp in 2017. Since then, he has built applications for companies like EOG Resources, Deloitte, the United States Department of Agriculture and WeWork. When not in the classroom, you can find him actively helping out his favorite non-profits, longboarding around Houston and cooking his favorite Filipino cuisine..

Mya Williams

Mya Williams

UX Design Instructor Full-Time

Mya joined DigitalCrafts as the new Lead UX Design Instructor in June 2022. Having been in the tech industry for several years with a passion for the world of STEM, she brings a wealth of experience to the UX Design program with a career that includes roles as a UX Engineer, Program Facilitator, Educator, and mentor. As a teacher, Mya emphasizes the importance of student confidence and helping students rid themselves of imposter syndrome.

Gareth Marchant

Gareth Marchant

Cybersecurity Instructor Part-Time

Gareth Marchant is an ISC2 and EC-Council certified instructor and has a master's degree in CIS. He currently holds several certifications including CISSP, CEH, ECIH, SSCP, GMON, CASP+, Security+, CySA+, LPI Linux Foundations, and more. He is also the author of the Official CompTIA CASP+ Self-Paced Study Guide.

Greg Kipper

Greg Kipper

Cybersecurity Instructor Full-Time

Greg has been actively working and teaching in the field of cyber security, digital forensics and emerging technologies for over 25 years. Greg spent much of the latter part of his carreer advising Fortune 50 companies and the Pentagon on emerging technologies and their potential impacts on society and security. He has published 5 books and developed and taught numerous classes over the years for several Universities and other teaching organizations. He has a passion for teaching and discovering new ways to help others learn the complexities of cyber security more effectively.

Matthew Day

Matthew Day

Web Instructor Part Time

Matthew Day transitioned from full-time Spanish teacher to web developer in 2014 and began formally teaching others how to code in 2017. He joined Digital Crafts in 2020 and has been working since that time as an online flex instructor. Past work as a software engineer includes time at Coca-Cola and Georgia Power but his passion lies with teaching others and seeing them go from a beginner to a wildly successful developer.

DigitalCrafts ranks among the best online bootcamps in 2022 by CourseReport.com and CareerKarma

Student Review

"Coming in with no knowledge of web development, I can say that I now feel confident building and learning to build websites in new languages. I can tell that DigitalCrafts focused on teaching us the most relevant technologies and made a great effort to stay up to date with the industry."

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Ciara C.

Web Development
Alumnus, 2022

Student Review

"I've really enjoyed my instructor. He’s super knowledgeable and has so much experience as a cybersecurity professional. I feel like he goes above and beyond for us and genuinely cares about us being the best cybersecurity professionals that we can be."

Victoria W

Elizabeth K.

Cybersecurity
Alumnus, 2022