Jeremy is the founder and CEO of Lyrics2Learn. He taught 2nd and 4th grades for 14 years while tutoring, testing, and piloting research-based reading strategies. As a teacher he grew a school-wide poetry slam to include 180 students performing original poetry, and developed the Lyrics2Learn curriculum. He loves writing, reading, all things outdoors, sports, art, and anything that focuses on constant improvement and positive impact.
Chrysta is the interim CFO and project manager at Lyrics2Learn and handles day-to-day operations including customer success, sales, bookkeeping, and social media. Chrysta is currently working on her bachelors in business finance at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, snowshoeing, crocheting, and working on her own business ventures.
Ryan has developed software for 27 years. He is a graduate of Duke University, who works with L2L as a full-stack engineer and architect. He co-authored AAA games (Bungie Software), architecting and building crowdfunding platforms that have raised over $78M in the past 5 years (Patronicity.com, Launchgood.com) and vertical mobile applications for event marketing and vehicle tracking firms.
Full Stack Developer, content creator, and front-end engineer with a passion for educational technology. Bret is a recent intern who is helping to redevelop the front end of Lyrics2Learn. Programming is not just a job to him, it is his life. It is how he looks at the world, and is always hungry fine tune his skills. techbret.com
With decades of executive, legal, financing, and M&A experience, Carla Hamre Donelson provides strategic, organizational and fundraising advice. As one of four founding executives of Verio Inc and serving as its EVP/General Counsel, Carla lead the completion of more than 60 acquisitions facilitated by $1.5 billion in financing.
Carla has served on the board and as an advisor to a variety of nonprofit organizations, primarily focused on education, the environment and the arts.
Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award-winning reading clinic. He has written over 200 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Research.
Dr. Rasinski served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, the world's most widely read journal of literacy education. He has also served as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. Dr. Rasinski has won the A. B. Herr and Laureate Awards from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. In 2010, Dr. Rasinski was elected into the International Reading Hall of Fame. He taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in Nebraska. http://www.timrasinski.com/
Jon is a Minneapolis Music Producer and musician. He has worked for non-profits such as Youth Frontiers, and owns his own label - Dark Pony Music. Working with Youth Frontiers, Jon has seen and been a part of music's impact on today's youth for more than fourteen years. His Lyrics2learn tracks are original, relevant and engaging. "Grit" is a good example of this. www.darkponymusic.com
Rob is a lifetime musician, performer and producer based in Florida. He has toured and played with artists such as Brian Wilson, Five for Fighting, Peter Frampton, and many others. Some of his L2L tracks include The Writing Process, Life Cycles, and Louie the Button Pusher.https://robarthur.com/home
From 2006 to the present Michael has been working as an independent producer/composer with production credits on over 50 albums including a #25 spot on the Billboard charts. Michael is a trombonist, producer, composer and arranger for the internationally acclaimed group, the Hornheads.https://www.bone2bwildmusic.com/
Mike Will Downey is a writer and music publisher in California. He won the Minnie Hite Moodie Writers Award while a journalist for two years in Ohio. Downey has helped many charities and completed a mission trip with Save Our Youth in Juarez, Mexico. He founded Colorado-based sports startup PlayCoed.com and worked in community relations with the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, and Denver Broncos. He has a B.S.C. from Ohio University and attended graduate school at the University of Denver, completing the Harvard ManageMentor Program. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2817746/
Kajmir Royale is a rapper, producer, and songwriter with over 200 million downloads and placements. He has produced tracks featuring Wiz Khalifa, Kid Ink, Lecrae, Lil Wayne, T.I., The Game, and many more. He's worked with over 300,000 artists worldwide and wrote a 100,000 word rhyme dictionary. https://kajmirbeats.com