About Us

Get to Know Us

John Davis

John Davis

Chief Executive Officer

2014

John is our CEO, and he “does (his) best to get out of the way of all the amazing people who work for CE21.” He has been working in the CE field for 20+ years, and grows more than half the food he eats in his own backyard. He’s also the proud dad of an emu named Hank. 

Kevin Hodges

Kevin Hodges

Chief Information Officer

2014

Kevin oversees the building, maintaining, and securing of CE21’s robust and scalable online seminar registration and delivery system. He has a BS in Construction Management from Arizona State University and enjoys home improvement and DIY projects, as well as spending time at the beach in Port Aransas.

Reid Stillings

Reid Stillings

President/Chief Operations Officer

2014

Reid keeps things humming along in tying together employees, software, and efficiencies with development projects and initiatives that positively impact CE21’s platform and services offerings. In his free time Reid enjoys racquet sports, traveling, and has even been known to play the occasional Battlefield game.

Lisa Wise

Lisa Wise

VP, Product/Clients

2015

Lisa Wise is VP of Product Management and oversees the development efforts at CE21 to ensure our clients get the best new features and bug fixes out on time. She also documents the new features that come out in our release notes. She loves solving everyday problems, knitting, and karaoke. 

Kirk Bjorndahl

Kirk Bjorndahl

Customer Support Team Leader

2015

Kirk leads the phone and email Customer Support team, and is also an uncredited inker on a published DC comic book. He also loves drawing caricatures, some of which can be seen for a split second in the 1994 movie “D2: The Mighty Ducks.”

Patrick Sanner

Patrick Sanner

Manager, Media Operations

2016

Patrick assists our clients in delivering world class live webcast experiences and does a lot of CE21’s media wrangling. His favorite part of his job is working with new technologies and tools to create amazing experiences for our clients. He enjoys photography and even has several of his photos in a museum. Patrick has also appeared on-screen in three (3!) Robert Rodriguez films.

Clint McBride

Clint McBride

Client Success Team Lead

2017

Clint heads our Client Services team, and works with our clients to ensure CE21 meets their needs. He’s a nerd for puzzles, so discovering the in’s and out’s of each industry is always a fun challenge. Outside of work he enjoys watching pro wrasslin’ and playing video games, usually with his two wiener dogs Sharon and Charlie.

Casey Jones

Casey Jones

VP, Sales & Analytics

2017

Casey leads sales efforts and direction for marketing and business development, and he believes it’s crucially important to treat customers as partners. We are all invested in each other and that’s something organizations pick up on right away when coming on board. He also was invited to tryouts for a couple MLB teams when he wore a younger man’s clothes.

Rick Rutherford

Rick Rutherford

VP, Industry Outreach

2017

Rick works with association leaders to introduce them to CE21, utilizing his 38 years of association industry experience to work with organizations on how best to use CE21’s technology to serve their staff and their members. He is also a musician, songwriter and author of a memoir about his time caring for his father as he battled Alzheimer’s.

Les Weiler

Les Weiler

Customer Support Specialist

2017

Les provides technical support for course attendees on the CE21 platform as part of our Customer Support team. He grew up in Texas, but still isn’t sure about the summers, and when not on the phones for CE21 he is a podcast writer and host. 

Liz Peak

Liz Peak

Customer Support Specialist

2017

Liz is on the Customer Support team, responding to tickets and answering customer calls. She really enjoys helping customers, especially those who have some trepidation about online education, and thinks it’s great when they see how easy and convenient it is and are no longer worried about it. She also teaches a weekly Shakespeare Theatre class for teenagers, and has two border collies named Finn and Watson and a fluffy gray cat named Peter Parker.

Braden Davis

Braden Davis

Lighthouse Product and Implementation Manager

2018

Braden has been instrumental in the development of Lighthouse, and onboards, trains and supports our Lighthouse clients. He is a huge baseball fan (Go Giants!) and when it comes to music, the heavier the better. 

Amy Leggett

Amy Leggett

Office Manager

2019

Amy ensures the office runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis; including managing the HR, payroll and finances, plus feeding the plethora of office fish. She loves traveling and the theater and has a special interest in dragonfly and damselfly watching.

Natalee Peak

Natalee Peak

Junior Quality Assurance

2020

Natalee is one of the skilled members of our development team. She helps with all the latest updates to our platform, as well as handling the defects that come up in through the Help Bucket. Natalee can be found caring for the neighborhood’s hobo cats or exploring the great outdoors through hiking trails.

Isabel Leggett

Isabel Leggett

Implementation Specialist

2020

Isabel is another member of our Customer and Technical Support team, as well as assisting with Virtual Conferences and onboarding clients. She’s into backpacking, outdoor teaching, and outdoor survival, and is the owner of three cats, a couple of dogs, and two box turtles.

Jax James

Jax James

Client Success and Engagement Manager

2021

Jax’s role is to convey the exceptional qualities of our products to current and prospective customers. Her role extends to client relationship management, where she excels at cultivating satisfaction, loyalty, and business growth. Jax also leads internal and external marketing efforts, trade show coordination, and dynamic social media engagement. She is an art enthusiast who finds joy in exploring the scenic beauty of Texas on invigorating hikes and cherishes moments with her cherished child and loyal canine companion.

Emma Hodges

Emma Hodges

Customer Support Specialist

2021

Emma is part of our Support team, which assists customers by answering calls and tickets sent to Help and Customer Support. She loves traveling, and wants to visit as many places as she can (her favorite places so far are Roatan, Honduras and New York City). 

Akila Wienecke

Akila Wienecke

Customer Support Specialist

2022

Akila is the most recent addition to our Customer Support team, and provides technical support for course attendees. She has lived in Austin, TX for over two decades, and her happy place would be on a cruise vacation with good food and the soothing sounds of the sea.

Craig Harris

Craig Harris

Software Developer

2022

Craig works deep in the code, researching and building new features to keep CE21 ahead of the times. In his free time he plays board games and watches cartoons with his wife, but still carves out time to chase his sci-fi dreams building VR games and tinkering with AI.

Hank the Emu

Hank the Emu

CE21 Community Ambassador

2021

Hank the Emu currently lives in Austin, TX, with John Davis (at least until he figures out how to jump the fence). Hank  is CE21’s Community Ambassador and hosts a regular vlog called “Hanging with Hank”. He’s also fairly sure he has Velociraptors somewhere in his family lineage.