The Educa Team

GEOFF NIXON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Geoff has been active in education-related business for the last 15 years. He is US-based, a huge believer in learning stories and excited about Educa’s mission of helping educators connect to children.
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MITCH COWAN

CUSTOMER SUCCESS & OPERATIONS

Mitch has extensive experience in customer onboarding and success, as as well as product management and  business operations, all of which is being put to good use.

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GAVIN FOLEY

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Gavin bring 14+ years experience as a startup CTO, engineering manager and cloud solutions architect. This includes leading, architecting and building multi-tenant SaaS, CMS, web and mobile applications.

VICKI CAMPBELL

NEW ZEALAND SALES MANAGER
Vicki is in sales, with a service mindset! Her career in primary teaching gives her a good understanding of the needs and challenges of her customers.

RACHEL SILVA

REGIONAL DIRECTOR – NORTH AMERICA

Rachel came to Educa with 20+ years of working with Educators in Pre k – 8 classrooms around the country. She enjoys collaborating with educators to boost student and teacher achievement.

DAVE HARRIS

AUSTRALIAN SALES MANAGER
With 12+ years in the Australian childcare education software industry, Dave loves finding solutions that are simple for everyone.
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KASEY HILLARY

CUSTOMER SUCCESS  – AUSTRALASIA 

Kasey has a degree in Industrial Design from Victoria University. She loves to support users in any way possible as well as managing Learning Story Academy.

FARAH ARROYO

FINANCE MANAGER

Farah manages our finances and oversees our billing. She comes to Educa with 18 years of financial experience. Having two kids of her own, she loves the role Educa plays in connecting teachers and parents.
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BEN TORTISE

CUSTOMER SUCCESS – AUSTRALASIA

Ben joined Educa with a BA in Education and an interest in early childhood education.  He is an empathetic voice, anxious to help customers in any way possible

KASHIF IMTIAZ

DEVELOPER

Kashif is our lead web developer, handling feature coding and our server architecture. Kashif came to Educa with a great deal of overseas experience. Inspired to work for a company that makes a positive impact on society, he chose Educa.

ALLYSON MONTANA

CUSTOMER SUCCESS (US)
Lining up overnight to get her child into a new Reggio center shows a zeal for early education that is serving Allyson well in her role as trainer, coach and mover of mountains for our North American customers. That and 20 years in education!
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TOM CURLEY

CUSTOMER SUCCESS (US)

Tom has been a school teacher, an overseer of curriculum development and a head of school. Tom is passionate about Learning Stories and is now part of our mission to bring them to all teachers in the US.

TIERRA TALLEY

PARTNERSHIPS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Tierra’s teaching and business development background has led her to join the Educa team. Tierra believes the authenticity that Learning Stories brings to assessing students is unmatchable and enjoys connecting with educators around the practice of Learning Stories

ERA BUSHATI

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Era is the social media voice of Educa. She finds the passion and dedication of our customers and followers truly inspiring, and is always looking for new ways to share the good work being done every day.

TALIE MALKA

MARKETING MANAGER

Talie brings an art and design education and a passion for creative communication. Her work across industries influences her approach to strategizing and designing authentic experiences.

JACKIE LINTS

DIRECTOR
Jackie is the co-owner of Educare, a group of New Zealand child care centers. Educare has been a user of Educa for many years. Jackie brings a user perspective to the board.

SIMON SWALLOW

DIRECTOR
Simon is a business leader and investor, helping a number of New Zealand companies reach their potential. He provides guidance on all aspects of Educa.

KIEREN SWANN

DEVELOPER
Kieren started on our support desk, but has moved into our development team as a tester, putting his Computer Science studies to good use. He brings a user-mindset to the testing role.
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