Marianne Smith is a founder of Code Girls United and has been teaching the program for the last four years and helping to run the organization . She is an adjunct Computer Science Professor at Flathead Valley Community College. She is an engineer with BS and MS degrees and has over 25 years of technology and business experience including NASA engineering experience.
Beth Schecher is a Code Girls United founder who has been teaching the program for the past four years and helping to run the organization. She is a Business Consultant with over 30 years of technology and business experience. She has a BS in Computer Science and an MBA. Her focus has been with transportation, law enforcement, data technology, and finance industries and she has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses.
Jim Goudy is a Associate Professor, Computer Science/Web Technology. He is the program director for both Computer Science Transfer Program and the Programming and Gaming Program at Flathead Valley Community College.
Devin is an attorney with Gravis Law working out of our Whitefish, Montana office. Devin was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, but his family has resided in the Flathead Valley for multiple generations. Devin attended Oregon State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He moved on to obtain his law degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Liz Bernau is a Montana Native and teacher at Russell Elementary in Kalispell. Liz has been teaching for 17 years which includes first and third grade and currently teaches technology to early kindergarten to fifth grade students. She has a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology and Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education. Liz is a founding member of Code Girls United and is passionate about the vision of girls being exposed to the computer science field.
Allison is a Business Analyst at WaterStreet Company in Kalispell, Montana. She has a Bachelor’s of Science from Colorado State University and has been working in marketing, web technology and software applications for over 8 years. She is passionate about bringing new technology to education.
Amy Moore is a software engineer at National Flood Services. She graduated from Montana State University with a computer science degree.
Three things drive Jamie Goguen: gratitude, faith, and juice. And since co-founding The Juice Standard (TJS) in 2014 as TJS’s CEO, Goguen has helped transform the company from a business to a movement, built on the back of those tenets as she strives to improve Las Vegas’ collective health, one cold-pressed sip at a time. Jamie is a prolific philanthropist endeavoring to improve lives and create opportunities.
Two Bear Capital is led by Mike Goguen, a 20-year veteran of Sequoia Capital. Between 1996 and 2016 Mike sponsored 54 investments with a combined market value of over $64B. He led investments across sectors including cyber security, bioinformatics, biopharma, networking, and semiconductors. Mike has built the Two Bear brand in Montana as an active philanthropist and as a first responder with Two Bear Air which completed more than 600 helicopter search and rescue missions in the region. Two Bear Capital is the result of Mike’s passion to combine the life-changing platforms that venture capital can enable with a desire to make lives better in an enduring way. Mike earned an undergraduate degree from Cornell and a master’s degree from Stanford, both in Electrical Engineering. Mike lives with his family in Whitefish, where he loves to learn, save lives, spend time in the outdoors, and create new opportunities for others and for Montana.