Meet our team

We’re parents, educators, engineers, and designers who have come together to build a new kind of education system.

Robert
Engineering
Robert
Engineering
Robert
Prior to Primer Robert co-founded Subso, a social media startup. He has a deep passion for building meaningful products, health and changing education after dropping out of highschool.
Gale
Recruiting
Gale
Recruiting
Gale
Gale has worked for years in the recruitment field making her an expert in connecting with young people and professionals. She loves to bake, cook, and find new ways to organize things.
Carly
Community & Storytelling
Carly
Community & Storytelling
Carly
Carly started her career as a broadway performer and sketch comedy writer. Before Primer, she co founded the Reach Out Party and built communities at Ness Labs, Northeastern University, and NuMarket. She loves The New Yorker comics and a good coffee shop.
Stacy
Culture Queen
Stacy
Culture Queen
Stacy
Stacy is a shy squid, she prefers to be home with her friends or even by herself. Big groups of Squishmallows make her a little nervous, so she loves to learn and explore through books. She's quiet at first but all her friends know she can be very silly.
Pia
Admin
Pia
Admin
Pia
Pia studied Nursing and has worked as a Nurse in a private hospital, then worked as a Customer Support Specialist at LexisNexis. She loves staying indoors or exploring places with cool temperatures. She enjoys reading, organizing, and watching movies on Netflix.
Ian
Microschools
Ian
Microschools
Ian
Ian learned the most while skipping school. Then he became a teacher and founding school leader in NYC and Miami for 15 years. He wants to build engaging spaces where all kids (including his two little girls) can thrive every day.
Esther
Design
Esther
Design
Esther
Prior to Primer, Esther designed financial experiences at Betterment and studied visual art and photography. In her free time, she enjoys knitting sweaters, gushing about Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and bouldering.
Soomin
Engineering
Soomin
Engineering
Soomin
Soomin is a senior at MIT who loves teaching and coding. In college, she’s spent time organizing HackMIT and trying out internships in tech and finance. In her free time, you’ll find her reading, going to concerts, skateboarding, and making stuffed animals.
Mauricio
iOS
Mauricio
iOS
Mauricio
Before joining Primer, Mauricio was building software at both big companies and small startups - including his own. He is also the lead organizer for NSBrazil, the biggest Apple-focused software conference in Brazil
Garrett
Operations
Garrett
Operations
Garrett
Garrett co-founded Standard Cyborg, a computer vision machine learning company, and before that, designed neonatal medical devices at Equalize Health.
Stephanie
Education
Stephanie
Education
Stephanie
Stephanie studied theatre and creative writing and has worked in entertainment since 2010 with experience spanning children’s theatre, fashion week, concerts, television, and international Broadway tours.
Eric
Microschools
Eric
Microschools
Eric
Eric has spent the last ten years building software for organizations as large as the Federal Reserve and as small as brand-new startups. He studied economics and math at Arizona State before winning the Thiel Fellowship.
Elizabeth
Design
Elizabeth
Design
Elizabeth
Elizabeth has designed learning experiences at Khan Academy, Lambda School, and UC Berkeley. She spends her free time analyzing fashion shows and giving unofficial tours at art museums.
Bojan
Engineering
Bojan
Engineering
Bojan
Bojan has been writing (and occasionally fixing) bugs since 2013. He studied computer science at MIT and worked at Coinbase before joining Primer. As a kid Bojan fell in love with learning through the Math Olympiad programs in Macedonia.
Gonzalo
iOS
Gonzalo
iOS
Gonzalo
Gonzalo has been building software for Apple platforms since 2013. Prior to joining Primer, Gonzalo studied computer science at the University of Florida and worked at Airbnb.
Maksim
Co-founder & CTO
Maksim
Co-founder & CTO
Maksim
Prior to starting Primer, Maksim worked as a software engineer and engineering manager at Coinbase. He studied computer science at MIT.
Ryan
Co-founder & CEO
Ryan
Co-founder & CEO
Ryan
Ryan was homeschooled from Kindergarten through 8th Grade, and started Primer to help homeschool his own kids. He's spent the last decade building tech companies at Square, Gumroad, and Omni.

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