our team

The Team

Our dedicated team works hard to keep We All Code classes safe, supportive, and largely free. Our leaders, teachers, mentors, and volunteers work to help every child explore their kid creativity through coding.

Team work makes the dream work

Leadership

Our full-time leadership staff works tirelessly toward one purpose: bringing STEM learning opportunities to every kid in Chicago and giving them the tools they need to excel.

Ali Karbassi

Founder, CEO of We All Code

Brian Pastor

Chief Operating Officer

Board

Our dedicated board includes leaders from diverse backgrounds and fields across Chicago.

Ali Karbassi
President
CEO, We All Code
Brett Kellgren
Vice President
Lead UI Developer, SpotHero
David Kam
Secretary
MultiValue Software Engineer, Zumasys
Adam Lurie
Treasurer
Teacher, Barry Elementary
Michael Cotter
Director
Asst. Director of Program Development, Greater West Town Community Development Project
Christopher Miller
Director
Partner, MACCART Enterprises
Cynthia Tao
Director
Retired, IBM
Kimberly Richardson
Director
Retired, Nonprofit Management
Kristin Berggren
Director
Creative Director, Sapient Razorfish

Associate Board

Our Associate Board of young professionals fuels our big ideas and is dedicated to We All Code's growth.

Alexandra
Rodriguez-Beuerman
Chair of the Board
Ovini Silva
Vice Chair of the Board
Matt Felz
Treasurer
Jordan Polonsky
Secretary
Abril Vela
Director
Daniel Conrad
Director
Ignacio Martinez
Director
Ken Ballard
Director
Peter Binggeser
Director
Saundra Castaneda
Director
Tatyana Shestopalova
Director

Head Teachers

These highly-trained volunteers come from tech backgrounds and are skilled in creating a supportive, experiential learning environment to help every kid code.

Ali Karbassi

Brett Kellgren

David Kam

Adam Lurie

Daniel Conrad

Mentorship makes all the difference

Our volunteer mentors help students feel supported as they learn to code. We're proud of our exceptional 2-to-1 mentor-to-student ratio, ensuring your kids will always have a friendly face to turn to with questions.

mentors
104
classes
Ali Karbassi
54
classes
David Kam
38
classes
Brett Kellgren
32
classes
Ian Mason
29
classes
Shawn Wilkinson
29
classes
Patrick Sier
27
classes
Kayla Nimis
26
classes
Matthew Felz
23
classes
Daniel Conrad
22
classes
Michael Vanderwood
17
classes
Ken Ballard
16
classes
Kapil Garg
15
classes
Adam Smetana
13
classes
Andrew Johnson
12
classes
Scott Rasche
12
classes
Athina Verroiopoulou
11
classes
H Kapp-Klote
10
classes
Jason Lehmann
10
classes
Corey Kellgren
10
classes
Joy McCaffrey
10
classes
Adam Lurie

volunteers

Volunteering for a better tomorrow

Volunteers make our mission a reality! We rely on them to keep sessions running smoothly. Interested in volunteering?

Join Us Now!
Natalie McCroy
Max Steele
Teresa Chen
Ryan Durling
Kayle Drucker
Emilio Gordon
Arelia Jones
Michael Parekh
Brian Pastor
Robert Groves
Clayton Reynolds
Aggie Pietrzak
Jenelle Birchmeier
Saba Jamalian
Sadie Parker
Trevor Clifford
Miguel Delarosa
Sean Neilan
Kirsten Anderson
Rahim Mohomed
Ian Pierce
Pavel Patino
Matthew Epps
Zach Attas
Mickey Schwab
Natale Anfuso
Michael Akinlosotu
Andra Roxana Stanciu
Wesley Sutton
Karen Liu
Ovini Silva
Megan Bubley
Mohammad Salehi
Hollie Lambert
Nate Arnold
Scott Evard
Brian Holdren
Cady Patio
Yohei Kanehara
Andrew Kos
Anna Kronauer
Morgan Wilson
Braeden Norris
Abril Vela
Ayushee Singhal
Saundra
Ignacio Martinez
Jim Kyle
Lokesh Gupta
Nathan Peace
Zach Schneider
Keanan Koppenhaver
David Shrader
Erica Sosa
Daniel Cortes
Bettina Nicholson
Kristopher Craw
Olivia Lucaciu
Pranay Nanda
Gino Paul Mendoza Capio
Mission Marcus
Lauren Zajaczkowski
Safia Abdalla
Heitor Tashiro Sergent
Pat Morad
Shellie Hall
Dragos Stancu
Amelia Padua
Marvin Cespedes
Josh English
Kelsey Morse-Brown
Sufei Zhang
Tom Coughlin
Scarlet Vaickus
Kenny Kessler
Eugene Westbrook
David Tallon
Matthew Reed
Anthony Abbinanti
Eric Sherman
Nora Regis
Sean Cronin
Kael Shipman
Spencer Neilan
Jonathan Martinez
David Barnhart
Jennifer Pelaez
Daniel Kim
Matt Hein
Tyler Keating
Burton Kent
Carl Mapada
Arnav Passi
David Stuart
Tatyana Shestopalova
John Scott
Stelios Constantinides
Liliana Allen
Bradley Sklenar
Kathryne Dunlap
Chris Lusk
Hanna Mendyuk
Andrew Massari
Sean Farnsworth
Rojin Babayan
David Wanner
Jessica Chung
Jennifer Hatton
Victor DePina
Jessie Wirtshafter
Jovana Florus
DAN SULLIVAN
Joseph Manavalan
Samuel Murcio
Ryan Stelly
Gavin Beatty
Meredith Coulter
Aaron Cody
Michael Neely
Lincoln Green
Aline Adams
Peter Romba
Sakina Asif
Emily Drevets
Kevin Changet
Eric Guo
Lincoln Green
Talha Basit
Kris Bies
Luiz Neves
Katherine Mitchell
Ashley Shultz