All of us are passionate about science, passionate about teaching, and love our respective crafts. You’ll overhear a lot of talk in the office about science news, visiting science museums, tinkering with engineering projects, writing science fiction, kids, going on hikes, and classroom teaching..
Co-founder & CEO
Keith is a product guy and entrepreneur with a passion for explaining science and technology to other people. Before Mystery Science Keith was a Product Manager at Facebook, started three companies of his own, and has been featured by TED, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and Wired for his unique ideas about teaching technology.
Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer
Doug leads the creation of lessons at Mystery Science and is the voice behind our Mysteries. He left LePort Schools, where he laid the foundation of their science curriculum, to co-found Mystery Science with Keith. He loves science and knows exactly how to make other people love it too.
Chief of Staff
Michelle coordinates our team’s efforts to make sure we’re always focused on solving our most important problems. From taking a first pass on strategic initiatives to planning team events, she works across a broad range of initiatives to keep the team moving forward and collaborating effectively as we grow. Previously, Michelle was the co-founder of Eversnap.
Business Operations Manager
Katy keeps our business operations running smoothly and loves that she gets to do “a little bit of everything” in her job. Figuring stuff out and creating solutions has been the common theme in her career of software development, customer support, and business operations roles. Katy has engineering degrees from Washington University and Stanford University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Pat is the brains behind all the hands-on activities for Mystery Science. Previously, Pat was the science editor for Klutz books and worked at the Exploratorium where she worked with Frank Oppenheimer himself. Pat is also an award-winning science fiction writer with two Nebula awards for her works.
Evan helps create our signature activities. He honed his craft teaching kids science with LEGO, training and mentoring youth staff at the San Francisco Exploratorium, and working one-on-one with autistic children. Evan is a natural engineer and inventor, driven to fix anything that’s broken and figure out new ways to explore.
Amy is the producer of all the visual aspects of Mystery Science lessons. From video production to animations to worksheet design, she does it all. Before Mystery Science she wrote and developed award-winning exhibits at The Field Museum in Chicago.
Daniel builds tools to help our team create great lessons. Before Mystery Science, Daniel worked on the Product Marketing team at Facebook, helping media companies produce video for the platform. He earned a degree in Science, Technology & Society at Stanford University.
Sarah is always searching for the most engaging science stories to use in her next Mystery script. Before joining Mystery Science, Sarah was an elementary and middle school science teacher in California, and then a teacher educator at the University of Texas. She’s currently working on her PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education.
Director of Engineering
Chris serves as our Director of Engineering, overseeing all of our computer systems and coding efforts. In prior gigs he's worked on software projects for GameStop and FedEx Office, and most recently spent several years at LivingSocial/Groupon. He's been an agile advocate since the dawn of the manifesto and loves helping teams be their best. A Rubyist for over 15 years, Chris also keeps coding skills sharp and is a core contributor of the Bundler project. He blogs at clabs.org.
Anand loves coming up with new ideas to get more teachers to try Mystery Science. Previously, Anand created a brainstorming company that served Fortune 500 clients, and he holds 8 US Patents. Anand also built a social apps company and grew it to over 20 million users. He has been featured in BusinessWeek, on CNBC, and also in an MBA textbook on launching new ventures. Anand studied Computer Engineering at the UW-Madison and has been named among their ”Forward Under 40” alumni.
Senior Software Engineer
Robb works closely with the Teacher Team to devise and implement solutions to make the product better and easier to use. He earned a dual degree in Computer Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has been hacking at all flavors of code ever since. Before joining Mystery Science, he worked at the U.S. Geological Survey to develop sciencebase.gov.
Senior Software Engineer
Eric writes the code behind Mystery Science. He studied computer science at Michigan State University. He has a lifelong love of tinkering and figuring out how things work. He's been developing with Ruby and Rails since the early days and was working at LivingSocial most recently before joining Mystery Science.
Director of Teacher Happiness
Eric helps teachers, schools and districts get started with Mystery Science and guides our alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards. He has researched how students develop scientific understanding and how teachers develop instructional practices in science. Eric was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University and earned his Ph.D. in elementary science cognition at University of California, Berkeley.
Claire works at the intersection of the Teacher Team and Technology Team to translate feedback and ideas from our community into product solutions. In her role as product manager she helps ensure we build the right solutions to make teachers and students happy. Before Mystery Science, Claire taught at a university in Bogotá through Fulbright Colombia. She graduated from Carleton College with a major in biology and minor in studio art.
Elementary Science Specialist
Elizabeth walks the line between the Content Team and Teacher Success Team. She works on a wide range of projects, all aimed at making it seamless for teachers and administrators to integrate Mystery Science into their instructional plans. Most recently, Elizabeth was instrumental in developing a new NGSS-based STEM program as the Elementary Science Specialist at Korea International School in Seoul. Elizabeth is a Teach for America alum who taught middle school science in Atlanta. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a B.S. in Biology/Psychology.
Teacher Team Lead
Leanne leads our support efforts for teachers, schools, and district staff. She helps answer your emails and phone calls to get and keep Mystery Science in your classroom. She came to Mystery Science after a decade in the Veterinary field. She attended the University of South Carolina for a B.S. in Biological Oceanography.
Teacher Success Advocate
Beth is one of the friendly personalities answering your phone calls and emails. She earned her B.S. in Food Science at the University of Kentucky and spent the first part of her career working in a Quality Control Lab before making her way to Mystery Science.
Teacher Success Advocate
Tiffany is on the front lines of teacher support. She earned a degree in Business Management from the University of Michigan, and has had a varied career in customer support and project coordination roles. She loves helping people and making connections.