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  • Biography

    Native Baltimorean • Born & Raised on Baltimore County Farm

    K-12 Education • Maryland & New Hampshire schools

    Undergraduate Education • Denison University: English + Lacrosse + University of New Hampshire: B.A., English Teaching

    Graduate Education • Vanderbilt University: M.Ed., Elem. Ed. wi Licensure + M.B.A., General Mgmt. + Entrepreneurship

    14 Years Teaching + Coaching • Middle School English & History + High School Lacrosse & Football

    15 Years Education Investing • 27 Investments (10 boards): Angel, Family Office, and VC wi 14 realized

    17 Years Volunteer Nonprofit Service • 8 Boards: K-12 Schools, Environmental Ed., Postsecondary School of Ed., School Choice

    3 Years University Entrepreneurship + Education Innovation Cluster • Contracted Towson University Director of Entrepreneurship, October 2013

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  • Baltimore Has Become an EdTech Hub

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  • TU Incubator has Become Baltimore's EdTech Incubator

    Currently, TU Incubator is supporting 15 education companies.

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