MEET THE TEAM

 
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Christine McDonnell

Co-founder & CEO

Christine is the Co-Founder & CEO of Codelicious. As CEO, Christine is responsible for all aspects of the business including product development, marketing, operations and finance. Most recently Christine led her own consulting practice, McDonnell & Associates, LLC. Previously, she served as Vice President of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, leading the team that developed the strategic vision and operating model for what is now the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. She also held leadership positions at McKinsey & Company and DuPont. Christine has Electrical Engineering and Computer Science undergraduate degrees from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

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JOSH MILES

CMO

Josh Miles is the Chief Marketing Officer for Codelicious, overseeing brand strategy and messaging for all marketing initiatives. 

Josh was also the co-founder of Indianapolis-based national branding agency, MilesHerndon.  Josh has a passion for helping startups and nonprofits in the education space to differentiate themselves, and deliver meaningful impact. 

As a past TEDx presenter and author, Josh speaks coast-to-coast on branding and marketing, including his role hosting the podcast Obsessed With Design.   Josh is actively involved with several tech startups, and serves on the advisory board of the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. 

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Erik Young

Co-founder & COO

Erik Young is focused on strategy and operations.  He is currently founder of Forever Young Consulting, a firm advising venture-backed high growth clients on strategy and operations improvement.  Prior to this role, Erik was COO of Tilson HR, and founder of Countdown Ventures, Young at Heart Pharmacy, and Freedom Pharmacy.  His prior experience includes Activate Healthcare, Ariba/SAP, Accenture, and P&G.  Erik has an MBA from Dartmouth College and a BS in Finance from University of Virginia.

 
 

Hunter Stone

Developer

Hunter Stone, is a graduate of Noblesville High School and a Sophomore at Indiana University in Bloomington. He has had an interest in technology and entrepreneurship since a young age and has lived this out in the founding of a mobile app development firm and continued work with software. He has been awarded the title of Indiana Connected Educator for his work and strategies with instructing students in computer science basics. Hunter has also been a presenter and guest of honor at several national education conferences due to his advocacy and work in the field of "genius-hour" style education.

 
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Zack Baker

Developer

Zack Baker is a graduate of Noblesville High School who discovered coding in middle school and has pursued it passionately ever since. During his time at Noblesville High School Zack coded a digital hall pass app called PassWhiz which is now a quickly growing startup company that he runs. When he is not writing code or working on his startups Zack loves to wakeboard, run, and spend time with friends. Zack is most recently the recipient of the 2016 Mira Rookie of the Year Award and is a Sophomore at the University of California Berkeley. 

 
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Samantha Fassnacht

Developer

Samantha is graduate of Westfield High School. She enjoys coding because it is both fun and challenging. This past year, Samantha received the National Honorable Mention NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing for her experiences in computer science and robotics. In her free time, Samantha enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is attending University of Toronto, studying Computer Science. 

 
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Kyle Buswell

Instructor

Kyle is a graduate of Westfield High School. He attends Indiana University in Bloomington and is studying Game Design.  He has worked with kids of varying ages for the past 6 years. When not working or at school, he spends his free time playing and studying games, reading, and practicing for speech competitions. 

 
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Mia Stoffel

Developer

Mia is a student at Westfield High School and an instructor at Codelicious. She loves to teach coding because she believes it is not only an incredibly needed skill for future generations but also fun and fulfilling. Her achievements include winning an award from NCWIT and coming 3rd in IUPUI's Computer Science Day Hackathon. She intends to study computer science at Purdue University. 

 
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Mikaylah Gross

Mikaylah Gross is a graduate student at Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI) pursuing a masters in Human-Computer Interaction. When not working with Codelicious, Mikaylah researches new interfaces for blind/visually impaired smartphone users with the Chair of the Human-Centered Computing Department. In addition, Mikaylah also serves as a student mentor and student ambassador to promote diversity and inclusion in technology. In her free tims, Mikaylah enjoys taking tap and jazz classes and spending time with friends. This summer, Mikaylah will start an internship at OurHealth as an Associate User Experience Designer to further her skills in patient-centered healthcare. 

 
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Emily Trimble

Business Development

 
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Christian Espinoza

Developer

 
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Ethan Brown

Intern

 
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Myah Sandlin

Intern