TEAM

 

One team. Many talents.

Reimagining the possibilities of learning and technology. We’ve been called many things: quirky, fun-loving data geeks. Smarty-pants friendly nerds with attitude. Gamers. Thought leaders. Artists. Disrupters. Researchers. Teachers. Hard-core coders who “get” education.

Victoria Van Voorhis

Chief Executive Officer

Tory’s pioneering yet practical vision is the heartbeat of Second Avenue Learning. Known for her ability to tackle complex problems and generate elegant solutions, Tory creatively blends pedagogy with technology to create learning environments that teach, astonish, and delight. 

Hats Tory wears:

Mom, CEO, crazy idea-generator, champion-of-all-learners, researcher, sailor, and frustrated gardener

Richard Carey

VP of Technology

Richard gets his adrenaline fix on the bleeding edge of edtech. As a leading industry consultant and in his previous roles as Director of Educational Technology for Pearson, and as the Director of Emerging Tech in R&D at Scholastic, Richard listens, envisions, and then makes it happen.

Hats Richard wears:

Skier, sailor, cyclist, drone pilot, GoPro videographer, and reputed Brooklyn Blogfather

Susan Colodny

Creative Director

Looking for a thoughtful, artist who combines aesthetics and user-experience together so seamlessly that you won’t even notice? Found her! Susan loves working with our clients and team members. There are always books in her bag, a new article on design, sketch pad, sharp pencils and one or two erasers.

Hats Susan wears:      

Artist, runner, mentor, cinephile, and wordsmith

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Laura Boothroyd

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Laura is just who you want on your team! Faced with your most complex and pressing education challenges, Laura listens, reflects, and then helps you define a path to success. Forging a common vision with you and drawing on our teams creativity, she builds engagements that deliver.

Hats Laura wears:

Mom, Skier, Podcast fanatic, school volunteer, adventure seeker and a chef's tuque!

Brian Regan

Lead Game Producer

Gamer? Check. Passionate about learning? Check. Quality obsessed? Check. Brian keeps the fun in our serious games, and brings the best of the entertainment world to education without missing a beat. He listens to our clients’ needs and inspires his teams to make the impossible, possible.

Hats Brian wears:

Dad, gamer, producer, lover of fun, star wars expert, and armchair scientist

John Jordan

Product Owner

Coach, put me in! Need a friendly client and product advocate with a knack for understanding the market, who brings teams together? John is your guy! With 30 years of educational publishing experience, John brings projects from health care to social sciences and everything in between to life.

Hats John wears:

Dad, baseball super-fan, SU alum, and keeper of arcane pop culture facts

Anne Snyder

Academic Advisory Board

Remember your favorite teacher? You were excited to learn and thought in new ways? Well, we found her! After teaching, she got her PhD and now brings the best of both worlds to our projects. Anne serves as the head of our Academic Advisory Board and helps us stay on the leading edge through her insights and research!

Hats Anne wears:

Mom, teacher, researcher, learning designer, writer, and cellist

Nate Stein

Operations Manager

With skills honed on the baseball diamond, Nate confidently calls the plays and makes sure your project is set to be a home run! He is super-organized, detail-oriented and unflappable. He takes your input and with our team makes sure everything is set to delight you.

Hats Nate wears:

Utility player, point guard, project wrangler, and Seahawks super-fan

WORKING WITH US

Teamwork as an artform.

No Challenge too big. No detail too small.

Every client we work with becomes a part of the team. Together we face the challenges and celebrate the victories.

Let us tackle your most audacious vision!

Challenge us!