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
101
classes
Ali Karbassi
52
classes
David Kam
38
classes
Brett Kellgren
32
classes
Ian Mason
29
classes
Patrick Sier
29
classes
Shawn Wilkinson
26
classes
Matthew Felz
26
classes
Kayla Nimis
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
Athina Verroiopoulou
12
classes
Scott Rasche
11
classes
H Kapp-Klote
10
classes
Corey Kellgren
10
classes
Adam Lurie
10
classes
Joy McCaffrey

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