The Educa Family

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.

DAVE HARRIS

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

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

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.

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!

CHETIQUE PAUL

AUSTRALASIA – SUPPORT

Chetique (Che) joined Educa with several years service experience. She loves to support users in any way possible as well as handle day-to-day billing.

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.

AARON RUSHWORTH

PRODUCT OWNER
Aaron started out in customer service where he received a good grounding in our customer’s daily experience. As product owner, Aaron works everyday to improve user experience.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

JUDI STEVENSON-GARCIA

Judi has over 20 years of experience in research and technical assistance. She supports state, regional, and local early childhood leaders as they consider adopting and prepare to use Educa. She appreciates the way Educa advocates assessment FOR learning.

LAURA VIDAL

Laura is a Professor in Early Childhood Education in Orange County, CA, with a passion for mentoring and for Learning Stories. She is advising Educa on assessment and documentation requirements for California and beyond.
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