Get to Know Us

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

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

VP, Operations
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

VP, Product/Clients
2015

Lisa does a bit of this, a bit of that around CE21. She oversees the general happiness of our clients, onboards most of our new clients, and works with our development team to ensure that everyone gets what they need, feature-wise, in a timely manner. She loves solving everyday problems, knitting, and karaoke. 

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.

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.

Clint McBride

Manager, Virtual Conferences
2017

Clint heads our Virtual Conference team, and works with our clients to ensure their virtual event meets their needs, whether it’s a CE21 Virtual Summit or an event hosted through the CE21 LMS. He’s a nerd for puzzles, so discovering the in’s and out’s of each conference or industry is always a fun challenge, and he enjoys watching pro wrasslin’, usually with his two weiner dogs Sharon and Charlie. 

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

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.

 

Rick Rutherford

VP, Industry Outreach
2017

Rick works with association leaders to introduce them to CE21, and he uses his 35 years of association experience to help them determine how best to serve them and their members. He is also a professional musician, and is currently writing a memoir about his time caring for his father as he battled Alzheimer’s.

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

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

Manager, Affiliates & AMS
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. 

Rachel High

Senior Virtual Content Specialist
2019

Rachel handles the coordination and production of Virtual Conferences at CE21. Additionally, she helps out with Live Webcast production, wrangling pre-recorded content for Virtual Conferences, tech runs, and creating the CE21 videos we use for onboarding and documentation. She has a degree in Electronic Media & Media Studies and spends her free time thrift shopping, watching movies, and doing yoga.  

Sydney Roper

Visual Brand Specialist
2020

Syd produces Zoom Powered Webcasts and creates our logos and branded content, as well as assisting Clint on the VC team with sponsor and exhibitor pages and conference layouts. She attended the University of Connecticut and spent her quarantine getting deep into historical sewing and costuming.

Jaime Spicer

Client Services Specialist
2020

In her position at CE21, Jaime is an integral part of our Documentation and Training team, which allows her to use her writing skills to create high-value content and further develop and improve our LMS training processes. She is very involved in Client Services, working closely with our incredible training guru Lisa Wise.

Natalee Peak

Customer Support Specialist
2020

Natalee is part of our wonderful Customer Support team, answering our phones and responding to tickets sent into Support, as well as helping out with other projects around CE21. She enjoys making glass paintings and has a cat named Stinky, (he was stinky when she got him and he is still stinky today). 

Grant Johnson

Media Production Specialist
2021

Grant handles media production and videography, facilitating tech runs and hosting Zoom Powered Webcasts. He’s interested in media of all types and likes to see its effects on people, both from an entertainment and a professional standpoint. He also enjoys hiking and playing videogames in his spare time. 

Jax James

Marketing Coordinator
2021

Jax’s role is to communicate the amazing aspects of our products to current and future customers. She enjoys making and appreciating art, but also loves hiking around Texas and spending time with her dog and kid. She’s a native Texan and you can often see her in the Texas State Capitol or City Hall working with elected officials, offering policy advice, and giving testimony. 

Maeve Brynjolf

Junior QA Tester
2021

Maeve does testing for all aspects of CE21 and informs our Developers of any potential improvement areas so we can better serve our clients. She also assists with webinars and helps new clients familiarize themselves with the system. In her off-hours she cares for her petting zoo, which  includes a prairie dog, a chinchilla, degus, cats, and numerous reptiles.

Isabel Leggett

Customer Support Specialist
2021

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

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). 

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.