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Meet DigitalCrafts

Overview // Administration // Instructors

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 & CEO
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Jake Hadden
Founder & CEO
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Katie Torres
Head of Talent
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Tasha Schroeder
Marketing Director
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Natalie Cataldo
Student Success Manager
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Angela Cassina
Student Success Advisor
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Kanaiza Imbuye
Enrollment Coordinator
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Dot Saiz
Enrollment Coordinator
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Chandler McChesney
Enrollment Coordinator
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Liz Carley
Director of Operations
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Katherine Giddens
Operations Manager
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Jake Stodgel
Operations Manager
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Ana Vigueras
Student Success Advisor
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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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Chris Aquino

Director of Education

Chris has been building websites and web applications for nearly two decades. During the last few years, he has spent his time teaching and writing about web development. In 2016, his book "Front-End Web Development: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide" was published. When not in front of a computer or a classroom, you can find Chris monitoring his big green egg with an Arduino, wandering aimlessly around a bookstore, or heading up our curriculum development.

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Ryan White

Cybersecurity Instructor & Curriculum Lead Full-Time

Ryan is a hacking and cybersecurity enthusiast who has been working in the field for 15 years in various roles, primarily in the military and government sectors. Prior to DigitalCrafts, he spent 2 years providing offensive security training to the Department of Defense. He is also currently serving part time in the Navy Reserve in a cyber role. When he’s not studying computers, he’s usually spending time with his wife and kids, or taking his motorcycle to the track and doing something dangerous.

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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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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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Sean Reid

Web Instructor Full-Time

Sean has been a developer for over 9 years, most recently serving as a Senior Web Developer @ Codesigned. His passion for education started in Athens, GA, where he spent time as Director of Education at Four Athens and promoting code literacy through the local public school system. He rocks an incredible coder beard, and when he’s not teaching you can usually find him hanging out in Disney World, Disney Land, or watching Disney movies at home.

We build the web.
So can you.

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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



I graduated 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