The CEO. Tim has been researching new directions in higher education for the past 5 years. He directs the work and vision of the Saxifrage School, researches, writes and speaks on higher education, and plans new programs.
Director of Partnerships
The CDO. Andrew is the main point of contact to the community. Aside from studying Higher Education at the graduate level, Andrew is an serious student of culture: music, film, art, and literature. He builds new partnerships and gathers support to make our work possible.
Computer Programing Instructor
Ian Luke Kane is a math guy and technology professional. Specifically, he has worked with relational databases, data analysis, reporting, and business intelligence for the last 8 years. He's currently a Data Systems Architect. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Grove City College and a Master of Science in Information Technology degree from Carnegie Mellon. His website is here.
Graphic Design Instructor
Maralynn is a visual artist, graphic, print, and web designer with 10 years of professional experience. She is currently an independent professional working for a broad range of local and national clients doing book covers, website design, branding, and custom artwork. Her website is www.maralynnj.com.
Courtney has worked on a variety of organic farms, both rural and urban. Most recently she was the lead educator and grower at the Pittsburgh Community Farm on the City’s north side. She comes from a family of Kentucky farmers and agricultural tool inventors. Her experience also includes significant practice in homesteading, work as a Doula, and studies in anthropology, agricultural history, and nutrition.
Wade Caruso has worked as a carpenter for over 10 years. His experience includes sustainable construction techniques, timber framing, and solar panel installation. More recently, he has worked as a independent contractor doing custom renovation projects and has a small business designing and fabricating custom furniture pieces. Wade specializes in fabrication projects using salvaged materials.
Computer Programming Instructor
Lara is a freelance web designer/developer and has worked extensively in WordPress development, responsive web design, UI/UX design, and mobile interfaces. She places high value on self-taught technical skills and is passionate about education reform. Lara is pursuing a career in game-based curriculum design for undergraduate core and liberal arts programs. Her website is notlaura.com
Evaine is a registered Landscape Architect with a BLA from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Public Policy & Management at the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University. She works at gtech, focusing on Community and Economic Development as it relates to the issue of vacant land management within the urban context. She has helped instruct multiple GIS and mapping courses at CMU and CCAC.
Graphic Design Instructor
Natalie Robb recently moved back to Pittsburgh from Brooklyn, NY. She works as a freelance web designer and illustrator and loves what she does. Her professional portfolio contains a great deal of work done for ModCloth. Find her website at www.natalierobb.com.