Meet the Team

  • Jeff

    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.

  • Tara

    Tara Helene

    Sr. Director of Finance

    At Code Fellows, I: get the privilege of working beside and with an amazing team dedicated to changing our students' lives and adding dimension and diversity to the tech world.

    Students can talk to me about: my dog, Bird! she's therapy for all of us. And cool app prospects—I always love talking about what the next cool app will do for all of us!

  • Mitch

    Mitchell Robertson

    VP of Sales & 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.

  • Brandy

    Brandy Rhodes

    Campus Director

    At Code Fellows, I: build an environment that fosters and supports each student's professional and personal growth. Many of our students are new to tech and it is always exciting to see them enter a market that scares and excites them.

    Students can talk to me about: women in tech and leadership roles, 1:1 coaching, speaking engagmeents, intros to amazing connections, and good BBQ & whiskey.

  • Brook

    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.

  • Lindy

    Lindy Levinson

    Director of Admissions

    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!).

  • Vinicio Sánchez

    Vinicio Sánchez

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: teach software development with a strong emphasis on best practices and interview skills.

    Students can talk to me about: video game development, novels, anime/manga, and being a minority in the tech industry.

  • Araya

    Araya Uanon

    Accounting Manager

    At Code Fellows, I: help build shelves, order supplies, walk dogs, and occasionally take a look the company's money. ;) I make sure everything goes to the right place, and support our VP of Finance in ensuring that our reports are accurate and up to date.

    Students can talk to me about: my favorite ice cream shop. And coffee shop. And where you can get both, sometimes together.

  • Steve

    Steve Geluso

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: teach advanced web development and computer science fundamentals with Java and JavaScript.

    Students can talk to me about: moon colonization, riding bikes, data structures and algorithms, programming board games, and creative coding.

  • Rachel

    Rachel Burke

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: thoroughly enjoy inspiring and encouraging our students as they take the plunge.

    Students can talk to me about: Enneagram, work-life balance, food, obscure music, and please help me decide where to build my little cabin in the woods!

  • Allie Grampa

    Allie Grampa

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: teach the introductory (Code 201) and intermediate (Code 301) JavasScript courses.

    Students can talk to me about: my two Westies, my obsession with cooking, baking, and eating food, and Ohio. And of course, code.

  • Bird

    Bird

    Office Dog

  • JB

    JB Tellez

    Lead Instructor

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

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

  • Raynell

    Raynell Ewell

    Sr. Manager of Fundraising

    At Code Fellows, I: provide strategic planning on ways to bring in financial resources to the school.

    Students can talk to me about: my Alaskan native culture/our dancing and about my nonprofit, Story Kite, which battles again human trafficking.

  • Stephanie

    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.

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Scutchfield

    Director of Partner Relations

    At Code Fellows, I: am charged with developing and managing relationships with our hiring partners, with an emphasis on supporting contributions to our diversity scholarship fund.

    Students can talk to me about: my recent move from the number one bachelorette destination in the United States: Nashville, Tennessee, where you can find the top notch "hot chicken" and tough competition with Seattle for the best coffee shop scene.

  • 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.

  • Sam

    Sam Hamm

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: teach introductory and intermediate courses (Code 201 and Code 301).

    Students can talk to me about: my personal experience with making a career transition.

  • Amanda

    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!

  • Karinne

    Karinne Breidenbach

    Admissions Manager

    At Code Fellows, I: work with prospective and enrolled students on admissions and financing.

    Students can talk to me about: admissions, financing, cats, and attempting to try every happy hour in Seattle.

  • Amy

    Amy Reed

    Partner Account Manager

    At Code Fellows, I: have the pleasure of sharing the Powered by Code Fellows curriculum to like-minded people across the country, and helping them to launch training programs in their communities.

    Students can talk to me about: creative approaches to photography—low-tech pinhole cameras and square format film cameras are my favs. And my passion for breathing new life into retired objects used for home decor.

  • Duncan

    Duncan Marsh

    Web Developer

  • Demi

    Demi Dog

    Office Dog

    At Code Fellows, I: intuitively provide love and encouragement for those who need it.

    Students can talk to me about: anything! I love it when people talk to me and pet me! Everything is my favorite!

  • Mindy

    Mindy Yalowitz

    Admissions Advisor

    At Code Fellows, I: work with prospective students who are brand new to our school.

    Students can talk to me about: anything pertaining to admissions for our courses, upcoming workshops, or weekends spent roaming the PNW in a camper van.

  • Brian

    Brian Nations

    Lead 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.

  • Darcy

    Mr. Darcy

    Office Dog

    At Code Fellows, I: greet all the people.

    Students can talk to me about: my abundant bow-tie collection.

  • Scott

    Scott Schmidt

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: support students through their transition toward becoming full-fledged software developers. In addition to teaching technical skills, I enjoy coaching students in non-technical areas that will support them as they grow and develop into even more amazing people!

    Students can talk to me about: sci-fi/fantasy, hiking, camping, traveling, the best new tech toys, and almost anything geeky!

  • Michelle

    Michelle Ferreirae

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: ponder prototypes, contemplate CSS, respond to requests, and eliminate errors.

    Students can talk to me about: hiking, board games, puzzles, and getting married at a summer camp.

  • Judy

    Judy Vue

    Lead Instructor

    At Code Fellows, I: enjoy teaching Javascript to people making the leap to an exciting new career.

    Students can talk to me about: great places to travel, Harry Potter, and, of course, homework help.

  • Alex

    Alex Reid

    Operations Manager

    At Code Fellows, I: do whatever Jeff tells me to do. Hire and train the best Teaching Assistants in the world. Fix broken things. Think up ways to break things and then make sure that doesn’t happen.

    Students can talk to me about: woodworking projects. Bushcraft. Surfing and fishing. Nutrition. What it’s like to be a Scotsman in the new world.

  • Dansen

    Dansen Detrick

    Campus & Events Coordinator

    At Code Fellows, I: help coordinate onsite and offsite events for Code Fellows students, alumni and the Seattle tech community. I also make sure there's coffee on campus. Lots and lots of coffee...

    Students can talk to me about: the Beatles, 1970's fashion, my ongoing list of Seattle restaurants and bars to go to, and The Office (US Version).

  • Teri

    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.

  • Sarah

    Sarah Fischer

    Content & UX Designer

    At Code Fellows, I: wear the hats of content strategist, copywriter, designer, website manager, and more.

    Students can talk to me about: online branding, careers in tech that go beyond software development, and anything related to DIY projects.