2011 has been a big year for NTEN, especially when it comes to staff. We've grown from six to eleven staff this year, all to serve our mission of helping you use technology to create the change you want to see in the world. We're hoping that you will join us in welcoming our two newest staff members:
Amanda Jones, Membership & Fundraising Coordinator, amanda at nten dot org
If you're an NTEN member, you may have already crossed paths with Amanda. She's working with Amy to make sure all our members are connected to the programs and services they need and coordinate member communications. She's also helping me build systems to better manage our fundraising practices over the next few months. Her favorite piece of technology is her CardioTrainer app (she fits right in!), and like all NTEN staff, she can't resist a cute animal video!
Eva Schweber, Educational Program Manager, eva at nten dot org
There's an old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." We never did like old sayings. So we hired Eva to take our already excellent webinars and NTC sessions and kick them up a notch. In her new role, she's working with Anna to make sure that all our educational programs have clear objectives and speakers are prepared to give the best presentations possible. She's also cooking up a new certification model for NTEN content. In her own words "As an entrepreneur, I am really looking forward to crafting a program from scratch, bringing it to fruition and then working out the bugs. The wonkier side of me is also looking forward to reading and applying the emerging research on adult education in an online setting." Oh, and in case you need her nerd credentials, here's her favorite web video.
Please join me in welcoming our newest cast mates!