Cathy's thirty years of business experience in the creative arena include brand launch and development, strategic initiatives, art direction, photography, and graphic design. Fueled by effective visual communication and creative solutions, she steers FriendlyU toward a bright future by facilitating the discovery of human connection in young people as they explore their academic possibilities. Working with the next generation to realize a kinder, more productive world is key to her mission and is reflected in how FriendlyU operates everyday.
Self-taught through middle and high school, Henry now studies at Rochester Institute of Technology where he continues to add to his considerable skill set while improving FriendlyU. Although his passion is in software development, his business acumen has grown along side his coding skills. Entrepreneurial even as a middle schooler, he has started and run several enterprises, and was voted most likely to be CEO by his high school class. Genuine and generous of spirit, it is his sincere desire to make the world a friendlier place.
Sam just finished her senior year of high school. While interning with FriendlyU, she helps shine light on the high school mindset and provides valuable input into product development. Along with her internship, she has been introduced to business through DECA and plans to continue studying it while in college.
Tad is an expert in the entire technology conception-to-market lifecycle. He designs, builds, staffs, and manages large scale distributed systems containing millions of lines of code across a myriad of cloud stacks and hardware platforms. His contribution to the team brings 20+ years of successful delivery of product as a founder, CTO, CEO, and Board Member. He currently is a Technical Lead for the Google App Engine team at Google.
Dr. Libano has been Principal of Sharon High School, Sharon MA since 2006, and brings valuable perspective to the FriendlyU team on how high schools support students and guide them on their way to college. Jose is a community builder and catalyst for the high school’s excellent ratio of students that go on to college.