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Meet DigitalCrafts

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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 1000 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.


Administration

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Max McChesney
Founder & VP
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Jake Hadden
Founder & VP
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Liz Carley
Director of Operations
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Dot Saiz
Enrollment Manager
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Angela Cassina
Student Success Advisor
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Jeremiah Enriquez
Student Success Coordinator
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Ralph Monroe
Enrollment Coordinator
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Graison Caras
Enrollment Coordinator
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Chandler McChesney
Enrollment Coordinator
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Katherine Giddens
Operations Manager
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Intisar Omar
Operations Coordinator
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Alyson Beland
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).

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Vicki Bealman

Curriculum Developer & Instructor Full-Time

Vicki is a software developer, mobile game developer, partner in a Web Development Company, and earned a Doctorate of Education. She's been a College Professor, Computer Science Academy Director & Lead Instructor, Air Traffic Controller, Stockbroker, CPA, and in Retail Multi-Unit Management to name a few. Some fun facts about Vicki are that she is originally from Mud Suck Holler, WV, she grew up in a 7-Eleven, and loves coffee.

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Lachlan Heywood

Web Instructor Full-Time & Part-Time

Lachlan is a Full Stack Developer from Sydney, Australia. He has since found a home in Atlanta with the Morrison marketing agency where he has built software solutions and websites for brands like Mitsubishi Electric and Samsung. When he's not building something on the web, you can usually find him building something in his woodshop.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Michael Costner

Data Analytics Instructor Full-Time

Michael is a Data Science Manager with a Master's from Georgia State University. He has over 10 years of experience in the field, having served in roles with companies such as Disney, Majure Data, Competitive Sports Analysis, and PwC. He discovered his love for Data Analytics as a fan of baseball and his favorite team, the Atlanta Braves. When not digging into data, he can be found playing tennis, cooking or hanging out with his nieces and nephew.

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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.

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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.

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