WELCOME TO SKILLCRUSH,

WHERE TECH IS FOR EVERYONE.

ABOUT SKILLCRUSH

OUR MISSION


We believe that technology doesn’t have to be so hard—and that tech is a tool that anyone can use. Our goal is to improve our students’ quality of life through digital empowerment and skills to enter high-earning and flexible careers. Our community of students, alumni, and instructors will support you as you go from total tech newbie to tech pro. We are specifically focused on getting more women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people without college degrees, parents and caretakers, or people who’ve taken long breaks from the workforce into the tech world. If you feel like there’s no place for you in tech because you’ve never seen someone like you represented, we understand—and want you to know that you are so, so welcome here.

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WORK WITH US


We want to create the best possible work environment for our team, with benefits that have real, positive impact on their lives and allow them freedom, flexibility, and happiness. And we want to cover our employees down the line, including paid parental leave and retirement plans. You’ll also find a wildly supportive community filled with corgi .gifs, great communication, tons of appreciation, and a focus on our employees’ quality of life. Browse our current job openings here.

ABOUT SKILLCRUSH

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OUR MISSION


We believe that technology doesn’t have to be so hard—and that tech is a tool that anyone can use. Our goal is to improve our students’ quality of life through digital empowerment and skills to enter high-earning and flexible careers. Our community of students, alumni, and instructors will support you as you go from from total tech newbie to tech pro. We are specifically focused on getting more women, men of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people without college degrees, parents and caretakers, or people who’ve taken long breaks from the workforce into the tech world. If you feel like there’s no place for you in tech because you’ve never seen someone like you represented, we understand—and want you to know that you are so, so welcome here.

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WORK WITH US


We want to create the best possible work environment for our team, with benefits that have real, positive impact on their lives and allow them freedom, flexibility, and happiness. And we want to cover our employees down the line, including paid parental leave and retirement plans. You’ll also find a wildly supportive community filled with corgi .gifs, great communication, tons of appreciation, and a focus on our employees’ quality of life. Browse our current job openings here.

FUN FACTS

21% IDENTIFY AS LGBTQ+

WE SPEAK SEVEN LANGUAGES

English, French, German, Finnish, Icelandic, Spanish, and Romanian 

97% DO NOT HAVE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREES

SKILLCRUSH'S TEAM

CLASS OPERATIONS TEAM


ANN CASCARANO

LEAD DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR

Hobbies: Making my computer talk to my kids, learning useless sentences in other languages—preferably made up ones

  • Pincourt, Quebec, Canada 

CAROLINE TUCKER

DESIGN TEACHING ASSISTANT

Hobbies: Weird old tech, toy collecting, drawing cute things, befriending strange cats, taking naps at all hours of the day

  • Ocala, FL, USA

ERIN FONZI DENTON

LEAD DESIGN INSTRUCTOR

Favorite Skillcrush company culture activity: Skillcrush hoodies, remote life, not needing to wear pants to work, corgi gifs

  • Orlando, FL, USA 

KARALYN THAYER  

DESIGN INSTRUCTOR  

Job history: Creative director, marketing manager, graphic designer, bartender at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, bankruptcy credit counselor, barista, waitress, babysitter

  • Buxton, ME, USA  

LISA SAVOIE

TEACHING ASSISTANT  

Job history: English teacher, line cook, and pizza place owner before working in tech

  • Overland Park, KS, USA

MAX HAACK

RUBY INSTRUCTOR

Hobbies: Placing rubber duckies in random places of my friend's homes, staring at computer screens and firmly resting my forehead on the keyboard

  • Hamminkeln, Germany

NICHOLE MARTIN

CURRICULUM WRITER 

Job history: Librarian, college instructor, pizza delivery driver, hotel desk agent

  • Lake Helen, FL, USA

SHARON SIEGEL  

HEAD OF CLASS OPERATIONS

Hobbies: Board games, hiking, volunteering, spreadsheets and lists, and 5-minute journaling

  • Fort Collins, CO, USA

STEPHANIE CICCONE-NASCIMENTO

HEAD OF CAREER COUNSELING

Best book read in the last year: The 1987 memoir Fierce Attachments by Vivian Gornick

  • Oakland, CA, USA

TASHA HUSSEY

WEB DEVELOPMENT TEACHING ASSISTANT

Favorite coffee order: Venti mocha frap with almond milk, keep the whip

  • Round Rock, TX, USA

MARKETING TEAM


ALEIA WALKER  

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST  

Coffee order: Earl Grey tea

  • Atlanta, GA, USA  

LORI FIMOFF  

SALES CONTENT SPECIALIST 

Hobbies: Making stop motion animated videos, teaching ASL workshops, and singing in a choir (and in my living room- glad my neighbors don't seem to mind!)

  • Chicago, IL, USA  

MEGAN STUCKO

EMAIL PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

Best book read in the last year: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

  • Gulfport, MS, USA

RANDLE BROWNING

MANAGING EDITOR

Hobbies: Living my teen dreams and playing in a girlband

  • Brooklyn, NY, USA 

SARA STRAHAN  

VIDEO EDITOR  

Best book read in the last year: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

  • Chicago, IL, USA  

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MANAGEMENT TEAM


ADDA BIRNIR  

FOUNDER & CEO  

Job history: Lifeguard, caterer, art museum administrator, store clerk, photo assistant, grip, freelance radio producer

  • Queens, NY, USA  

CRISTY GIRARD  

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CLASS OPERATIONS 

Best book read in the last year: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Washington, DC, USA  

EMILY DAVIS  

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT & ENGINEERING

Hobbies: Wrangling my two very spirited children, sewing, knitting, baking, tackling never-ending home improvements

  • Plympton, MA, USA  

FIND US ON YOUTUBE

Between webinar highlights, coding explainers, quick tips, freelance hacks, and interviews with people who are killing the tech game, our videos have something for everyone. 

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COMPANY OPERATIONS TEAM


DAPHNE ROSE  

ACCOUNTANT

Hobbies: Making up bad songs to wake up my youngest daughter

  • Brooklyn, NY, USA  

KELLI SMITH

SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER

Favorite coffee order: Double espresso and a diet Coke

  • Siltakylä, Finland 

VALERIE MERTSOCK

CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Job history: Professional pastry chef and couture wedding cake designer in Manhattan

  • Rush, NY, USA 

PRODUCT TEAM


KAILAN WYATT  

BACK-END DEVELOPER  

Hobbies: Aquarium stuff, window shopping then actual shopping, Netflixing, being a foodie

  • Miami, FL, USA  

KAYLA FORD

QA TESTER

Hobbies: Gardening, knitting, sewing, Dungeons & Dragons, computer games, camping, swimming at Krause Springs

  • Spicewood, TX, USA 

MONALISA KABOS

PRODUCT DESIGNER

Hobbies: Playing with my daughter, paragliding, making sushi, decorating, making plans and traveling

  • Clopotiva Village, Romania

STACEY BALDINI  

PRODUCT DESIGNER 

Hobbies: Painting, drawing, playing with my dogs, attending soccer matches, getting swole at the gym

  • Orlando, FL, USA  

WILL KING

FRONT END DEVELOPER & TEAM LEAD

Best book read in the last year: Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

  • Montgomery, AL, USA  

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WORK WITH US!

Want to join our team? We think we're a pretty awesome place to work, and we're looking to grow. If you think you'd be a fit, check out our job listings. We can't wait to meet you!

JOB OPENINGS