Mike Co-Founded Flashnotes in 2010 while a senior at Kent State University. He brings energy and passion to the company. While at Kent State, Mike studied and graduated with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Inspired by his personal experience and frustration while in school, Mike believes in the mission of Flashnotes: powering the student-to-student exchange of high quality academic materials to help supplement and complement the learning experience by harnessing commerce and the latest technologies.
Steven Maggs serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Flashnotes and brings leadership and innovation with both hands-on and management experience building, running, and maintaining large-scale Internet services. As the former CTO of Thinking Screen Media and AVP at CNET Networks, Steven brings an array of experience poised to run Flashnotes through its growth phase. Steven earned his Bachelor of Arts at Amherst College and lives in Acton, MA with his wife, two children, and dog.
Kate has a passion for making the pursuit of a college education a better experience for today’s student. She feels passionately that Flashnotes is a contributor in improving today’s college experience. Prior to joining Flashnotes Kate worked for Edvisors where she contributed to the significant growth and success of ScholarshipPoints.com. In her personal time Kate can be found either out for a run or sitting on a beach with her wife and daughter.
Kate has often been drawn toward collaborative projects, even prior to her QA Engineer days. In her college years, she worked as part of a three-person film crew specializing in wedding and event cinematography. After graduating from Fitchburg State University with a degree in Communications Media and Photography, she found herself freelancing alongside a number of creatives and enjoying contract work as a photographer, videographer, and editor. Read More
Always drawn to new and interesting endeavors, she joined a team at Scholastic as a Quality Assurance Engineer, helping to develop education-based software for students in grades K–12. Kate is now bringing all of these experiences and skills together with the team at Flashnotes to help create useful, innovative tools for university students. She can also be found (often behind a camera) at concerts, shows and events throughout the city of Boston.
Craig Curelop started off selling study guides using Flashnotes at Northeastern University in his Macroeconomics class. After making over $400 on his final exam, he started helping Flashnotes launch on Northeastern's campus. After 10 months of working with the marketing team, Craig, pursuing a Business degree concentrating in Finance at Northeastern, transferred to the finance team.
Romana Hai is a native New Yorker and Penn State 2010 graduate who holds bachelorette degrees in both Economics and Communications. Romana has called Boston her home for the past 2 years and has made her mark within a few Boston based startups. With the ability to gain some really hands on experience, she was inspired to start her own website and works on it in her free time.
Bobby is a graphic and web designer, and also knows a thing or two about marketing, public relations, SEO, video editing and journalism. He’s driven by creating unions of functionality, beauty, wit and relevance to help companies reach and engage their audiences. A native to Massachusetts, Bobby spent a few years in South Florida and a brief stint in West India before graduating from Northeastern University in 2010. In his free time, you can find him writing for his TV blog, tackling new routes at the rock gym or pretending he knows what he’s talking about while volunteering at craft beer festivals.
Nish has spent his career contributing to small teams with really big ambitions. After graduating Tufts University he spent four years helping scale a startup from 10 to 50+ people, took two years getting his MBA from Babson and then spent four years working at EMC. Most recently he was Director of Business Development at Intrepid Pursuits. He lives in the North End with his wife and son and eats at Pizzeria Regina way too often.
Jason has been working as an application developer and solutions architect in the Boston area for 12 years with companies such as Endeca, MarkLogic and Brightcove. Over the years he has specialized in search / information access, e-commerce, big data, and most recently online video solutions. He comes to Flashnotes with an excitement to contribute to the growth of the Education space, where technology can enhance students' learning experience in effective, tangible ways. In his spare time Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys, acting in community theater productions, and playing in a local over-30 baseball league.
Lana Nelson came to the United States from Ekaterinburg, Russia after graduating in 2007. Living in Boston has made it easy for her to expand her connections and knowledge in IT field. She contributed to a few tech startup projects, while completing her Master's degree at Harvard Extension School. Working as a front end developer at Flashnotes she enjoys the challenge of creating compelling user experience, and is always ready to master new technology or another language.
Cece has over 20 years of experience in private and public companies. During the last five years, she has worked with startup companies in the video advertising business, including ScanScout, where she was a participant in the acquisition process by Tremor Video. Recently, she worked at Visible Measures as Senior Accountant, responsible for all daily operations through month/year closings. Cece brings expertise and skills built at both small and large business over the course of her career, and is excited to play a role at Flashnotes.
Cece has lived in New England for most of her life. In her spare time, she enjoys oil painting, baking, and family time.
Courtney is passionate about making a difference and loves connecting with people, which is why she joined the team in March of 2014. Prior to joining Flashnotes, Courtney worked for a national food broker managing a team of 19+ associates at Acosta Sales & Marketing, developed Individual Success Plans for adults with physical and developmental disabilities as a Supervisor at Alternatives Unlimited, and recruited staff for New Boston Select Staffing for several years. Read More
She graduated from Worcester State University (BA in Psychology and Art History) with experience teaching English to students for a summer in China. She’s lived in Atlanta, GA and Provincetown, MA, traveling from Jamaica to France finally finding her other half (Christian) whom she will marry in September 2014. Her motto is: “Happy to be here, Happy
to be alive!”
Ian is a full-stack developer who has spent the last couple of years focusing on front-end development and user interface design. He grew up in the United States Virgin Islands before moving to Massachusetts to earn his bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University. Ian previously worked in the finance industry but now prefers working with small agile teams and cutting-edge technology often found in the start-up world. When not building web applications, Ian is probably reading stories on hacker news, creating a playlist, or getting food with friends.
Teddy Wing is a designer and developer. Nearly a century ago he time-travelled to present day Boston and studied computer science at Tufts University. Teddy decided to stay in Boston because of its European atmosphere and so he could continue wearing winter clothes. He enjoys creating and tinkering with software, french viennoiseries, beautiful typography, and listening to classical music.
Kieu loves working with fun and dynamic people who are passionate about changing the world and making great things happen for students. She studied marketing and consumer studies at UMass Amherst and after graduation, went in pursuit of a meaningful career. After being in the financial services and insurance industry for a number of years (and gaining a vast knowledge about what not to do with money), Kieu finally found her calling in higher education seven years ago when she helped over a hundred schools increase student learning outcomes. Read More
She is very excited about Flashnotes and is happy to help institutions implement the platform. Kieu currently lives in Norwood with her husband and two children where Saturday morning waffles are a must have and Sunday afternoons are spent on adventures.
Adriana Campos Woods is a born-and-raised Californian who graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Journalism in 2007 and has called Boston home ever since. At Flashnotes, she draws upon her background in film production and law to fuel her passion for brand management and on-campus marketing. As a former JetBlue campus representative at Northeastern, Adriana pitched and secured approval to award the winning team of NU’s iconic Amazing Husky Hunt with twelve free round-trip tickets to any JetBlue destination. Read More
At 50 Eggs Films, she served as the liaison for production needs and deliverables for on-location shooting, event premier planning, digital and film print creation and print delivery to theaters across the country. She caught the entrepreneurship bug through her work on the inspirational film TEN9EIGHT, which premiered at AMC Theatres and featured the incredible stories of teen entrepreneurs from throughout the country.
Adriana is an expert airport navigator, voracious learner, and full-time dreamer with interests in research and writing, social media, and creative wedding and event planning.Read Less