Lisa Schmucki, Founder & CEO — Lisa developed the idea and vision for edWeb when she saw how social networking could help all educators (teachers, librarians, administrators) connect and collaborate. edWeb is open to all professionals involved in education, so members of the industry, associations, government, and communities can all work together to improve teaching and learning. edWeb has become a leading and award-winning professional learning and social network for the education community. Lisa launched edWeb with the help of Michael Mantell, Alex Oss, Doug Lerner, and Mauri Greaves, who were all members of the original start-up team. Lisa is an education industry executive with more than 30 years experience in product development, database development, and marketing. Lisa has held senior marketing positions with MKTG Services, Achieve3000, Films Media Group, Peterson’s Guides, Macmillan Book Clubs, and Time-Life Books. Lisa is a graduate of Princeton University and has a Masters Degree from the Stern School of Business at NYU. Lisa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Mantell, Advisor — Michael was edWeb’s founding investor and a member of the initial edWeb start-up team. Michael is an entrepreneur with 25+ years of operational experience and 10+ years investing in early stage businesses. He is Principal of Golden Peak Group LLC, a company that provides consulting services and is an investor in a wide variety of early stage companies including edtech, media, healthcare, biotech, IoT and cloud-based marketing services. He was the CEO and founder of Edudex, the first e-commerce site for educational media materials in North America. He was COO of Films for the Humanities & Sciences (now Films Media Group), one of the leading producers and creators of educational video, DVD and software for the K-12 and higher education markets in North America.
Alex Oss, CTO — Alex was a member of the original edWeb start-up team and has managed our growth and development ever since. Alex Oss has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise applications, systems design, programming, and a wide range of IT-related responsibilities. Alex has designed and built several generations of database marketing systems and websites using education data. Previously, Alex was Director of Enterprise Applications at Films Media Group, where he began his career as a programmer/analyst. Alex is a graduate of Princeton University with a major in mathematics. Alex can be reached at email@example.com.
Doug Lerner, Strategic Partner & Systems Development — Doug was a member of the original edWeb start-up team and launch of edWeb on the Webcrossing “Neighbors” social networking platform. Doug is the founder and CEO of Elliptics which owns and operates the Webcrossing product line. Doug continues to work with edWeb to develop new features and functionality. Doug earned his M.S. in physics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and did further post-graduate work at the University of California Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. He has over 25 years of experience in higher education, large program management, student advisement, course development, technical training, project management, and also software development for online education, social networks, online communities and scientific simulation. Doug lives in Tokyo, Japan and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynn Scott, Senior Program Director & Business Development — Lynn is senior program director for edWeb’s free professional learning programs for educators. These free programs provide anytime, anywhere professional learning for educators with a combination of online communities and webinars. Lynn works with edWeb clients and partners who sponsor these outstanding programs, helping to increase collaboration between educators and organizations in the education industry. Lynn is an experienced marketing executive and has held previous positions with MDR, Adam Equipment, Ohaus Corp, Primary Source Media (Gale / Cengage), and Queue, Inc. Lynn is a graduate of Smith College and lives in Connecticut. Lynn can be reached at email@example.com.
Mauri Greaves, Communications Manager — Mauri was a member of the initial edWeb start-up team providing graphic design and creative services for the edWeb site and all of our communications. Mauri joined edWeb full-time as Communications Manager in May 2016, and now manages our email, digital, and print communications. Mauri helps us get the word out about our online professional learning programs through our edWeb eNews editions, weekly updated to members, and ongoing email announcements for upcoming webinars. Previously, Mauri was a freelance graphic designer, and before that was Creative Services Director for Films Media Group in Princeton, NJ. Mauri can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erin Pettus, Social Media Manager — Erin Pettus was edWeb’s first employee and has helped us to grow into the award-winning professional learning and social network that we are today. In May 2016, Erin decided to move to Austin, Texas, but will continue as Social Media Manager while pursuing new adventures in her new home. Erin will continue to spread the word about our programs to educators primarily through social media. After spending time studying abroad in Queensland, Australia Erin became particularly interested in how to use social media for communication and collaboration. Erin worked for RMS Media Group, Inc. in Andover, MA in marketing and event management. Erin is very active in animal rescue and spends many hours volunteering for SAVE. She is a graduate of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications and Advertising. Erin can be reached at email@example.com.
Jess Scanlon, Program Coordinator — Jess Scanlon joined edWeb as an intern in the summer of 2015 and quickly became an indispensable member of our team. She joined edWeb permanently at the end of that summer and has recently been promoted to Program Coordinator. Jess juggles many complex projects that keep everything at edWeb running smoothly including customer service, event management, communications, reporting, social media, and general logistics. She’s used to balancing a lot of tasks throughout the day, as it’s never slow at edWeb. Prior to joining edWeb, Jess interned at New York City-based science and culture magazine Nautilus and wrote freelance articles for a variety of news, science and technology websites. Jess writes and takes photos when not working. She has a degree from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She received her undergraduate degree from Rider University. Jess can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia Ottesen, Community & PR Coordinator — Julia graduated from Rutgers University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in environmental policy. During her time at school, she participated in environmental-related internships, contributing to places like TerraCycle, helping to create a zero-waste office and preparing for future interns, and Food & Water Watch, getting community members involved with campaigns. She developed an interest in marketing through various college courses and experience at previous jobs. Prior to joining edWeb, she worked at a title insurance company helping with customer service, and a personal protective equipment company acting as their sustainability specialist and working on the marketing team. Julia especially enjoys writing, proofreading, and organizational tasks. In her spare time she likes to blog, play with her two tuxedo cats, and stay active by getting to the gym and heading outdoors when the weather is nice. Julia can be reached at email@example.com.
Nina Marti, edWeb.TV Administrator — Nina manages edWeb’s subscription service, edWeb.TV. Nina is a graduate of The Catholic University of America. Prior to joining edWeb, she was a marketing intern at Imagination Stage, a children’s theater located in Bethesda, MD. Following her internship, she became the first student Marketing and Development Assistant for CUADrama, specializing in client database management and copywriting for campaigns and appeals. Nina is also a former educator: her experiences range from traditional classroom teaching to childcare and children’s fitness. Nina can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regina Dripps, Program Manager — Regina contributes to the edWeb.net team by managing webinars and online learning programs. Regina has an Information Technology background blended with extensive experience in the areas of project management, data analysis, document control, technical writing, editing, business development, marketing through social media, office administration, technical support, and civil and military aviation safety. Regina has been employed over the years in a variety of industries, including computer systems, government defense, pharmaceutical research, aviation safety, and all stages of education. Specific skills that she has acquired regarding program awareness are patience, attentiveness, clear and concise communications, product knowledge, focus on utilizing positive language, calm demeanor, time management skills, positive customer interactions, goal-oriented focus, ability to think on her feet, tenacity, and follow-through. Regina is passionate about education and making a difference in the world. Regina can be reached at email@example.com.
Diane Rhodes, Program Manager — Diane contributes to the team by managing webinars and supporting edWeb.net’s online professional learning communities. With a background in communication and publicity, she has worked in publishing, music promotion, and for a nonprofit serving people with disabilities. Diane also spent more than a decade at Films Media Group, where she wrote catalog copy for documentaries and study guides for educational films. Diane’s volunteer activities have included ESL tutoring, events planning for several human rights organizations, and secretary of the Princeton Buddhist Meditation Group. She has an avid interest in educational technology and how it contributes to learning worldwide.. Diane can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charmaine Perkins, Program Manager — Charmaine contributes to the edWeb.net team by managing webinars and online learning programs. Charmaine has a diverse background in public television and media. As the former production manager of NJTV News, Charmaine served as department head of administration where she managed personnel and also student development by spearheading the station’s internship program. She has also interned at the Children’s Educational Media at WNET and worked with the Teaching Channel. Charmaine is a graduate of Rutgers University-Newark, where she worked with the Newark Mosaic, an organization formed to showcase and empower community engagement and entrepreneurship in Newark. Charmaine continues her involvement with children and teen groups that support her passions in singing and the arts. Charmaine can be reached at email@example.com.
Justin Goldberg, Web Developer & Online Marketing Advisor — Justin developed and helps to manage edWeb’s WordPress sites and provides ongoing support for our online marketing program and analytics. Justin has built websites for a number of artists, nonprofits, and small businesses, some of which are featured at www.mmntm.com. He was formerly the VP of Communications at Princeton Area Community Foundation, and currently oversees web development and social media strategy for the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Justin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jon Murphy, Database Developer – Jon develops and manages the tools used to analyze and report on data from the edWeb website so we can better support educators and education organizations. Jon has been working in database development and analysis since 1997, working with such companies as MoneyGram, Qwest, and the Colorado School of Healing Arts, a post-secondary massage therapy school. He currently works as an independent contractor as well as a full-time community volunteer. Jon lives near Seattle, WA and can be reached at JonJMurphy@hotmail.com.
MCH Strategic Data — edWeb formed a strategic partnership with MCH Strategic Data in January of 2009. edWeb and MCH work together to spread the word to educators about edWeb. MCH is a leading source of compiled data on education, health, and government institutions in the United States. MCH has been in the education market for over 80 years. For more information, contact Amy Rambo, President email@example.com. Visit the MCH Strategic Data website at education.mchdata.com.