Meet the Team

  • Jeff Malek

    Jeff Malek

    CEO & President

    At Code Fellows, I: do everything I can to help our amazing instruction and support team deliver the highest quality training on the market, toward our mission to help people change their lives.

    Students can talk to me about: why we'd like you to stay involved with Code Fellows after you've started your new dream job in tech.

  • Heather Cherewaty

    Heather Cherewaty

    Program Manager

    At Code Fellows, I: have the honor of working in the Tutoring program; making technology-related skills more accessible for more people.

    Students can talk to me about: Tutoring opportunities, entrepreneurship, DOGS (my dog, your dog, someone else's dog), life and the nature of reality, and all things tech and sci-fi related.

  • David Lee

    David Lee

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: get to bring cutting edge cybersecurity and ops training to the classroom.

    Students can talk to me about: cyber career development, fixing home networks, board games, fitness, MMA, and why there is no such thing as too much coffee.

  • Lindy Levinson

    Lindy Levinson

    Sr. Admissions Program Manager

    At Code Fellows, I: lead our awesome Admissions team.

    Students can talk to me about: admissions, financing and scholarships (I'm also happy to chat about yoga or running!).

  • Brian Nations

    Brian Nations

    Principal Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: teach the full stack software development track with an emphasis on advanced Javascript.

    Students can talk to me about: my love of skateboarding.

  • Mitchell Robertson

    Mitchell Robertson

    VP of Sales and Marketing

    At Code Fellows, I: get the privilege of leading some of the best and brightest individuals who are tasked with growing our customer and partner experience to train up the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, software engineers, and leaders who will shape our future.

    Students can talk to me about: denim, whiskey, wine, and food.

  • Sheila Voon

    Sheila Voon

    Accounting Manager

    At Code Fellows, I: help keep finance running smoothly.

    Students can talk to me about: food, travels, or adventures. Also, I'm happy to answer any finance related questions.

  • Sian Culligan

    Sian Culligan

    Manager of Culture and Community

    At Code Fellows, I: I am generally your first point of contact for all things related to events, social media and facilities.

    Students can talk to me about: who in Seattle serves up the best tacos, my Mario-themed backyard, my four awesome dogs, and anything and everything D.I.Y!

  • Karinne Breidenbach

    Karinne Breidenbach

    Program Manager

    At Code Fellows, I: help companies across the US bring tech education to their communities.

    Students can talk to me about: all of our great Powered by Code Fellows schools, my cats, and attempting to try every happy hour in Seattle.

  • Amanda Iverson

    Amanda Iverson

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: instruct students at the 401 level in ASP.NET with an emphasis on the C# language.

    Students can talk to me about: learning more about the latest Microsoft stack and how to kick start a career in .NET web development!

  • Luis Mata

    Luis Mata

    VP of Finance

    At Code Fellows, I: Lead our Finance, Banking, Insurance and Regulatory functions, with my amazing team members.

    Students can talk to me about: Finance, payments regarding Code Fellows, and non-shop things too like great camping near Leavenworth, whitewater rafting the Ghaghra river, stock market, 90's rap artists and the best places to eat when you visit Mexico.

  • Teri Pfeffer

    Teri Pfeffer

    Military Program Manager

    At Code Fellows, I: work with Military Veterans and Spouses to get them access to the best software development training in the Pacific Northwest.

    Students can talk to me about: advancing opportunities for military spouses and women in tech, finding new and interesting tech career fields, and my passion for sports—especially hockey, Sounders FC, and cycling.

  • Stephanie Lingwood

    Stephanie Lingwood

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: help students discover the power of code.

    Students can talk to me about: Antarctica. Jazz hands. My cats.

  • JB Tellez

    JB Tellez

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: journey with students into full-stack software development.

    Students can talk to me about: what makes code elegant. How Promises are like ordering a burger and fries.

  • Jubilee Whaley

    Jubilee Whaley

    Admissions Coordinator

    At Code Fellows, I: assist prospective students with the application and enrollment process!

    Students can talk to me about: anything pertaining to admissions for our courses, upcoming workshops, or cool karaoke spots!

  • Brook Riggio

    Brook Riggio

    VP of Education

    At Code Fellows, I: support the instructor team in creating an outstanding learning environment.

    Students can talk to me about: why I think diversifying the tech industry matters; freelance consulting; working as a parent of young children; Ruby on Rails; magic tricks that can be performed anywhere; that time I flew in a Pakistani army chopper.

  • John Cokos

    John Cokos

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: help students learn how to succeed in the industry. I focus on code skills, scalable thought, fearlessness, usability/UX and tech psychology.

    Students can talk to me about: interviewing, baseball, politics, raising kids and the benefits of loud, fast music.

  • Erica McArthur

    Erica McArthur

    Admissions Advisor

    At Code Fellows, I: help students with anything and everything! Let’s chat.

    Students can talk to me about: If coding is right for them and where coding can take you - I used to be a Tech Recruiter! Or we could just talk about dogs and national parks.

  • Nicholas Carignan

    Nicholas Carignan

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: have the pleasure of teaching introductory and intermediate courses.

    Students can talk to me about: board games, D&D, and transitioning into the tech field from Code Fellows.

  • Phil Werner

    Phil Werner

    Principal Teaching Assistant

    At Code Fellows, I: I make sure that students have the best possible Teaching Assistants available to them to help make their time at Code Fellows a successful and rewarding experience.

    Students can talk to me about: What it is like being a student or Teaching Assistant at Code Fellows. You can also talk to me about baseball, beer, music and soccer.