STEM EDUCATION WORKS TEAM
Christine is the co-founder and executive director of STEM Education Works. An entrepreneur with a passion for making things happen, she began her career in industrial management and spent time building a better community in non-profit leadership before settling in on her goal to build a better STEM education model. Her vision is to provide opportunities for every student to engage their curiosity to learn and help teachers do what they love. When she’s not strategizing, exploring new products, and working on marketing strategies, you’ll find her listening to podcasts, cooking up a storm for family and friends, and riding her Peleton along with Robin Arzon.
Brad is our favorite STEM Education Works Sales Director. As a very likeable person, Brad isn’t the typical, pushy salesman. Brad wants to be your friend more than he wants a sale (but would take both) and the guy has never met a stranger. Brad graduated from Marian College (now Marian University) in 2003 with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing while playing point guard on the basketball team. He has over 18 years of selling experience and has spent a lot of his free time learning about the education market and STEM technology. He likes to exercise, play basketball, coach his kids and hang out with his family.
Curriculum and Professional Development Manager
Corey is an experienced educator, librarian, and college professor. She is passionate about kids, literacy, and technology. In her position as Curriculum and Professional Development Manager at STEM Education Works, she has the opportunity to work with other amazing educators to create and edit STEM curriculum for K-12 students. In the process, she gets to experiment with new technologies and help educators implement them into their own teaching. She has a PhD and MS in educational technology and an MLIS with a specialization in emerging technologies. In her spare time, she’s reading books, listening to podcasts, bingeing Netflix, hiking the PA hills with her husband and kids, or snuggling with her cats Nyx and Nemo. Follow her adventures in STEM on Instagram @library_doc or on Twitter @rchallway.
Curriculum and Outreach Specialist
Jake is an Curriculum and Outreach Specialist at STEM Education Works. After earning his B.A. in Physics and Astronomy from Purdue University in 2012, Jake earned his Ph.D. in Nuclear Astrophysics in 2018 from Kent State University, where he studied the theatrical interior of neutron stars. We could fill an entire page with Dr. Roark’s qualifications and accomplishments, but he suggested against it. What drove him to STEM Education Works was his love for teaching and science outreach. When something needs tinkered with or put together, we bring it to Jake. Jake loves to write, sketch, and play the occasional video game.
Operations and Content Marketing Manager
Ty has a unique background in education. Graduating with a Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree from Butler University in 2016, he was not expecting the breadth of knowledge about STEM equipment and curriculum he would soon acquire. Working with STEM Education Works since its inception in 2018, Ty has become the expert in our products and learned the ins and outs of the education market. Using his experience, and in his new role as the Operations and Marketing Content Manager, Ty manages content on our social media, website, and wherever else you see STEM Education Works. He also helps our team with curriculum and product testing, among other duties. If not creating trinkets and gifts with the Glowforge or Sindoh, he enjoys taking his goldendoodle, Oakley on hikes with his girlfriend Katelyn and practicing his newfound hobby of cooking. And if there’s time left in the day, he’ll spend it playing some video games.
Sales Representative and Production Assistant
As both our Sales Representative and Production Assistant, Justin wears many hats! He started his college career at Indiana University before transferring to Purdue University where he earned his degree in Selling and Sales Management in 2021. Justin is a huge soccer fan and supports his favorite team, Manchester United. Away from his desk, you can find Justin hanging with family or friends, watching or playing soccer, or just having a good time.
Customer Success Specialist
Spencer is our Customer Success Specialist. Previously a K-6 STEM teacher for six years, Spencer loves talking about how STEM education can be implemented into any classroom or learning space. He graduated from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Math and Science. He also has his Master's in Curriculum and Instructional Development. In his free time, he likes to golf, watch sports, play with new STEM technology, and hang out with his family.