LEADERSHIP TEAM

Chris Myers, CEO and Founder, is an elementary school teacher and social entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in designing creative learning environments for the digital age. Chris has a BA in History from Harvard University and an MA in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver. From 2000 to 2008, he served as the CEO and Founder of OWL (OpenWorld Learning), a nonprofit after-school program that teaches coding and leadership skills to elementary school students. Chris has four children of his own between the ages of 15 and 23. He enjoys his two home cities (Denver and Vienna), exercise of all kinds, movies, and current events. You can reach Chris at

Barbara Farley, Operations Director, joined Myers Learning in May of 2014. She brings 14 years of experience in experiential education, program management, program coordination, and customer service. Barbara has a BS in Biology from Colorado State University, with a concentration in zoology and a minor in German. Her experience includes developing, coordinating and marketing education programs for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Wildlife Center of Virginia. In her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking and skiing with her two active sons, ages 12 & 14. You can reach Barbara at

Katrina “Kat” Galvez, Team Development Manager, is a senior at the University of Denver, majoring in Psychology. She has a passion for both music and teaching, developed through 10 years of playing the piano and mentoring children at local schools. Kat plans to pursue a graduate degree in Education. She has been working for Myers Learning since 2014 as a Teacher, Site Leader, and Site Leader Coach. As our Teacher Development Manager Kat supervises Site Leaders and takes a leadership role in our staff development. You can reach Kat at

Nick Wolf, Program Manager, graduated in 2014 from Regis University with a degree in Computer Science. A seven-time state champion in Taekwondo, he teaches martial arts to children of all ages. He is still active in his training, and hopes to test for his fifth degree black belt in June of 2018. Nick has worked with Myers Learning since 2014 as a Teacher, Site Leader and Site Leader Coach. As our Program Manager, Nick leads sites, supervises Site Leaders and takes a leadership role in program design and development. You can reach Nick at

SITE LEADERS

Alex Solorio is a sophomore at the University of Denver enrolled in the University Honors program and majoring in Computer Science. He was introduced to the Scratch program in the 5th grade and became hooked! Alex has worked with children for many summers as a martial arts camp staff member where he learned how to engage with kids through play and cooperative games. In his spare time, Alex enjoys volunteering with environmental sustainability and community service projects. Alex joined the Myers Learning team in May of 2016.

Evan Hicks is a junior at the University of Denver majoring in Animation and Video Game Design and minoring in Emergent Digital Practices and Spanish. Since 2014 he has worked as the Staff Cartoonist for DU’s student newspaper The Clarion. Evan is an enthusiastic storyteller and enjoys using emergent media and digital technology to tell stories in new and exciting ways. When he’s not creating with his computer, he enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and ultimate frisbee. Evan began teaching with Myers Learning in 2015. He can be reached at

Gerardo “Gg” Galvez is a retired software engineer, originally from the Philippines, where he managed a popular radio station. Gg has a strong interest in music, coding, and game design. He has five children. Of his three oldest, two daughters are recent graduates of DU and one is a current DU student. He has been teaching with Myers Learning since 2013 as a Teacher and Site Leader. You can reach Gg at

TEACHERS

Nick Sundermeyer is a freshman at the University of Denver majoring in Computer Science and Game Development with a double minor in Mathematics and Emergent Digital Practices. Nick comes to Myers Learning with hands-on experience working in animation and game development as well as tech tutoring experience. He completed an internship with Tricky Software, Inc. testing and fixing mobile games, and has volunteered as a tech tutor for senior citizens in the use of devices such as iPads and smartphones. Nick also has babysitting experience and enjoys time away from the screen playing both soccer and the drums. Nick joined the Myers Learning team in March of 2016.

INTERN TEACHERS

Will Strong is a graduate of the Scratch Lab @ Polaris who is now a 10th grader at East High School with a passion for ice hockey, coding, and teamwork. Will started with Myers Learning as a student and Peer Mentor and now enjoys teaching students in the school where he first joined a Myers Learning Scratch Lab!

Evan Reierson is a sophomore at the University of Denver, majoring in Computer Science who has interests in math, information theory and psychology. He has also taught children’s gymnastics. He comes from a family of educators: his grandmother, mother, and aunt were all teachers, who instilled in him a love of teaching.

Madison “Madi” Eaton is a sophomore at the University of Denver, majoring in International Relations and Computer Science. In the fall of 2016, she spent a semester abroad in Budapest Hungary where she tutored students in English at the Eo¨tvo¨s Collegium. Madi has also served as a dude ranch camp counselor, and has many years of experience tutoring and babysitting elementary-aged children, and in refereeing youth lacrosse.

OTHERS

In addition, Myers Learning is greatly strengthened by the dedication of the following companies and individuals.

Atom Creek PC and Network Support
CW&H Graphics Graphic Design
Jodi Sorensen Payroll and Bookkeeping
Leni Deinhardstein Photography