The Educa Team

geoffrey nixon

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.

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.

VICKI CAMPBELL

REGIONAL DIRECTOR – AUSTRALASIA

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.
gavin foley

GAVIN FOLEY

CHEIF 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.
julia koumbassa

JULIA KOUMBASSA

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Julia has 20+ years experience in early childhood education as a teacher, trainer, site director and Learning Story advocate. She runs Learning Story Academy and our training services.

kate smith

KATE SMITH

PRODUCT MANAGER

Kate joins Educa with extensive experience in design, and as a product owner and product manager. Kate is designing new features for users and making Educa easier and easier to use.

DAVE HARRIS

SALES MANAGER – AUSTRALIA

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

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.
ben tortise

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.

TIERRA TALLEY

PARTNERSHIPS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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

KIMBERLY SENDE

CUSTOMER SUCCESS (US)

KImberly Sende is joining us from Carnegie Learning where she spent 10+ years in customer success.  She helps sites get off to a fast start with Educa and then supports their journey.

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!

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.

CHLOE RAPOZO

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Chloe has an extensive background in strategic marketing, brand building, and web development with over 15 years of experience in a variety of industries including not-for-profit, medical aesthetics, online learning,  hospitality, and real estate development. 

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.