WELCOME TO SKILLCRUSH,

WHERE TECH IS FOR EVERYONE.

ABOUT SKILLCRUSH

OUR MISSION


We believe that technology doesn’t have to be so hard—and that tech is a tool that anyone can use. Our goal is to improve our students’ quality of life through digital empowerment and skills to enter high-earning and flexible careers. Our community of students, alumni, and instructors will support you as you go from from total tech newbie to tech pro. We are specifically focused on getting more women, men of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people without college degrees, parents and caretakers, or people who’ve taken long breaks from the workforce into the tech world. If you feel like there’s no place for you in tech because you’ve never seen someone like you represented, we understand—and want you to know that you are so, so welcome here.

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WORK WITH US


We want to create the best possible work environment for our team, with benefits that have real, positive impact on their lives and allow them freedom, flexibility, and happiness. And we want to cover our employees down the line, including paid parental leave and retirement plans. You’ll also find a wildly supportive community filled with corgi .gifs, great communication, tons of appreciation, and a focus on our employees’ quality of life. Browse our current job openings here.

ABOUT SKILLCRUSH

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OUR MISSION


We believe that technology doesn’t have to be so hard—and that tech is a tool that anyone can use. Our goal is to improve our students’ quality of life through digital empowerment and skills to enter high-earning and flexible careers. Our community of students, alumni, and instructors will support you as you go from from total tech newbie to tech pro. We are specifically focused on getting more women, men of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people without college degrees, parents and caretakers, or people who’ve taken long breaks from the workforce into the tech world. If you feel like there’s no place for you in tech because you’ve never seen someone like you represented, we understand—and want you to know that you are so, so welcome here.

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WORK WITH US


We want to create the best possible work environment for our team, with benefits that have real, positive impact on their lives and allow them freedom, flexibility, and happiness. And we want to cover our employees down the line, including paid parental leave and retirement plans. You’ll also find a wildly supportive community filled with corgi .gifs, great communication, tons of appreciation, and a focus on our employees’ quality of life. Browse our current job openings here.

FUN FACTS

18% IDENTIFY AS LGBTQ+

WE SPEAK SEVEN LANGUAGES

English, French, German, Finnish, Icelandic, Spanish, and Romanian 

97% DO NOT HAVE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES

SKILLCRUSH'S TEAM

CLASS TEAM


ALEIA WALKER  

WEB DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR & ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR  

Coffee order: Earl Grey tea

  • Atlanta, GA, USA  

ANN CASCARANO

WORDPRESS INSTRUCTOR

Hobbies: Making my computer talk to my kids, learning useless sentences in other languages—preferably made up ones

  • Pincourt, Quebec, Canada 

CRISTY KOEBLER  

HEAD OF CLASS MANAGEMENT  

Best book read in the last year: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Washington, DC, USA  

ERIN FONZI DENTON

DESIGN INSTRUCTOR

Favorite Skillcrush company culture activity: Skillcrush hoodies, remote life, not needing to wear pants to work, corgi gifs

  • Orlando, FL, USA 

JAMIE SANCHEZ

WORDPRESS MENTOR

Coffee order: Green tea, please

  • Chicago, IL, USA

KARALYN THAYER  

DESIGN TEACHING ASSISTANT  

Job history: Creative director, marketing manager, graphic designer, bartender at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, bankruptcy credit counselor, barista, waitress, babysitter

  • Scarborough, ME, USA  

MAREN VERNON

WORDPRESS TEACHING ASSISTANT

Job history: Managing editor for Penguin Random House

  • Pacific Northwest, USA 

MAX HAACK

RUBY INSTRUCTOR

Hobbies: Placing rubber duckies in random places of my friend's homes, staring at computer screens and firmly resting my forehead on the keyboard

  • Bangkok, Thailand/Nomad 

SHARON SIEGEL  

CLASS MANAGER

Hobbies: Board games, walking my elderly dog in her stroller, Twitter, spreadsheets and lists, and 5-minute journaling

  • Fort Collins, CO, USA

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MARKETING TEAM


BRIAN SWANICK  

HEAD OF CONVERSION  

What do you listen to in Spotify private sessions? Ariana Grande

  • Tampa, FL, USA  

HAELE WOLFE

JUNIOR EDITOR

Job history: Writing and ESL tutor, waiter, nanny, film producer, podcast producer, personal assistant, baker

  • Brooklyn, NY, USA 

JULIA SONENSHEIN

HEAD OF CONTENT

Job history: The Gap salesperson, graphic designer, nail salon receptionist, journalist, editor

  • Brooklyn, NY, USA

KERRY DEVITO  

PROGRAMS AMBASSADOR 

Coffee order: Splash of half-and-half 

  • Worcester, MA, USA  

LAUREN LANG  

SALES CONTENT MANAGER 

Hobbies: Modern quilting, lifting heavy things and eating paleo (I'm one of THOSE), and, most importantly, raising a badass feminist daughter

  • Boulder, CO, USA  
LIBBY ESPELAND

LIBBY ESPELAND

SALES OPERATIONS MANAGER

Best book read in the last year: In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

  • New Port Richey, FL, USA 

MONALISA KABOS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Hobbies: Playing with my daughter, paragliding, making sushi, decorating, making plans and traveling

  • Clopotiva Village, Romania

MELISSA ARROYO

MARKETING AUTOMATION SPECIALIST

Hobbies: Camping, glamping, reading, drinking coffee, lettering

  • Midwest, USA

SCOTT MORRIS  

STAFF WRITER 

What do you listen to in Spotify private sessions? Danzig

  • Santa Rosa, CA, USA  

LISTEN IN

Hit Refresh by Skillcrush is a new podcast about changing careers and joining the tech world outside of Silicon Valley—no computer science degree needed. Sign up now to be the first to know when a new episode drops.

MANAGEMENT TEAM


ADDA BIRNIR  

FOUNDER & CEO  

Job history: Lifeguard, caterer, art museum administrator, store clerk, photo assistant, grip, freelance radio producer

  • Queens, NY, USA  

CARO GRIFFIN

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Favorite Skillcrush company culture activity: Movie nights and baby showers

  • Chicago, IL, USA

CHELSEA JENNINGS

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM

Hobbies: Designing moats, playing synths, cuddling cats, preparing potions, over-searing vegan foods, tromping through forests, flailing through ballet class

  • Santa Rosa, CA, USA

EMILY DAVIS  

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING 

Favorite Skillcrush company culture activity: Corgi gifs—or our general use of gifs as a legitimate form of communication

  • Plympton, MA, USA  

HILARY FETTER

DIRECTOR OF LEAD GENERATION

Coffee order: 16 oz iced latte with almond milk—year round—even when it's -20°

  • Bozeman, MT, USA  

FIND US ON YOUTUBE

Between webinar highlights, coding explainers, quick tips, freelance hacks, and interviews with people who are killing the tech game, our videos have something for everyone. 

PRODUCT TEAM


KAILAN WYATT  

BACK-END DEVELOPER  

Hobbies: Aquarium stuff, window shopping then actual shopping, Netflixing, being a foodie

  • Miami, FL, USA  

KAYLA FORD

QA TESTER

Hobbies: Gardening, knitting, sewing, Dungeons & Dragons, computer games, camping, swimming at Krause Springs

  • Spicewood, TX, USA 

SARA STRAHAN

VIDEO EDITOR

Best book read in the last year: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

  • Chicago, IL, USA

STACEY BALDINI  

WEB DESIGNER 

Hobbies: Painting, drawing, playing with my dogs, attending soccer matches, getting swole at the gym

  • Orlando, FL, USA  

WILL KING

JUNIOR FRONT-END DEVELOPER

Best book read in the last year: Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

  • Montgomery, AL, USA  

OPERATIONS TEAM


DAPHNE ROSE  

FINANCE DIRECTOR  

Hobbies: Making up bad songs to wake up my youngest daughter

  • Brooklyn, NY, USA  

KELLI SMITH

HEAD OF CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Best book read in the last year: Do I get points for reading the first Harry Potter in Finnish?!?

  • Siltakylä, Finland 

VALERIE MERTSOCK

CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Job history: Professional pastry chef and couture wedding cake designer in Manhattan

  • Rush, NY, USA 

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WORK WITH US!

Want to join our team? We think we're a pretty awesome place to work, and we're looking to grow. If you think you'd be a fit, check out our job listings. We can't wait to meet you!