GET TO KNOW THE TEAM

We're thinkers, writers, teachers, and artists. We work hard and we make things better -- and we have fun while doing it. We're a little different and we like it that way.

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Maureen Taylor
Maureen Taylor
Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor

  • Founded SNP on a foundation of clear communication, memorable delivery, and an insatiable appetite for helping good people
  • Became an Aristotle groupie while teaching public speaking at San Francisco State
  • Splits her time between San Francisco (the home of the brave), New York City (the greatest city in the world), and Dublin (the land of her people)

Renn Vara
Renn Vara
Renn Vara

Renn Vara

  • Travels the globe working with multinational companies on leadership and cultural alignment
  • Worked for four years on Capitol Hill and even ran for Congress
  • Addictions include the search for interesting marathons in the world and attempting to master the piano

Joe Mullen
Joe Mullen
Joe Mullen

Joe Mullen

  • Joined SNP in 1998 and is responsible for all of SNP’s revenue growth
  • Previously worked in the non-profit sector and in New York City publishing
  • Prefers playing sports to watching them

Randall Van Nostrand
Randall Van Nostrand
Randall Van Nostrand

Randall Van Nostrand

  • One of SNP’s first employees
  • Always hunting for new and creative material to augment SNP’s training programs
  • Works with The Don’t Quit Your Day Job Dancers and hikes with Hershey the Wonder Dog

Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

  • Specializes in SNP’s content services and technical direction
  • Previously worked in sound design and promotional writing for a video game startup
  • Enjoys playing with various other local guitar-slinging singer-songwriters

Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

  • Joined SNP in 1996 and oversees all creative services
  • Studied Theatre Arts Design in college and is now applying those skills to a career with an actual income
  • Her favorite afternoons are spent watching her sons on baseball fields or cross country trails

Kristin Jellison
Kristin Jellison
Kristin Jellison

Kristin Jellison

  • Helps emerging and established leaders find their voice, vision, and style
  • Launched and managed SNP’s Dublin office before returning to her Bay Area roots
  • Spends her spare moments seeking out new restaurants, but always orders the burger

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Jordan Bailey
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Jordan Bailey

  • Motion graphics wizard
  • Received a BS in Commerce with a minor in Video Production from Santa Clara University
  • Enjoys long walks on the beach, general cynicism, and soccer

Jon Blomgren
Jon Blomgren
Jon Blomgren

Jon Blomgren

  • Began his career in advertising
  • Founded a full-service creative studio based out of San Francisco
  • His documentary “CODE” received wide critical acclaim at Tribeca Film Festival

Carl Blakey
Carl Blakey
Carl Blakey

Carl Blakey

  • Works on visual presentations, web projects, and many other graphic requests
  • Graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a BA in Sport Management
  • Coaches youth soccer and cheers for his “favourite” soccer team, Middlesbrough FC

Aiza Bonus
Aiza Bonus
Aiza Bonus

Aiza Bonus

  • Specializes in video editing, screen capture demos, and motion graphics
  • Traveled to Central America to make a documentary for the University of San Francisco
  • Enjoys cuddling with her dogs, Appa and Pepper

Cory Caprista
Cory Caprista
Cory Caprista

Cory Caprista

  • Leverages 10 years of experience at Google, YouTube and Twitter while coaching and teaching for SNP
  • Earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a focus in Marketing and Technology from Santa Clara University
  • Finds time for meditation, recreational sports, and building Know Your Humans! into a successful business (his party game of thoughtful questions and fun challenges)

Alexa Cole
Alexa Cole
Alexa Cole

Alexa Cole

  • Specializes in writing, coaching, and facilitating
  • Strives to build a sense of community among faculty while bringing in top talent
  • Worked for several years in women’s health non-profits on public policy and advocacy

Rick Corrigan
Rick Corrigan
Rick Corrigan

Rick Corrigan

  • Has worked with SNP since 1994 in various roles, from field engineer to sound designer
  • Has composed for and performed with various musical groups in the Bay Area and Colorado
  • Plays with his band, The Pickpocket Ensemble, in Bay Area nightspots on the weekends

Alexandra Dattelbaum
Alexandra Dattelbaum
Alexandra Dattelbaum

Alexandra Dattelbaum

  • Worked many years as an EA while moonlighting as a freelance graphic designer
  • Made the leap to full-time graphic design when she joined the SNP team in 2012
  • Likes taking long walks with her dogs and mastering her spontaneous napping technique

Jonathan Del La Paz
Jonathan De la Paz
Jonathan Del La Paz

Jonathan De la Paz

  • Ensures smooth flow of cross-regional operations
  • Previously worked as an operations manager in both the financial and legal industries
  • Enjoys indoor rock climbing, live music, and trying new micro brews

 

Stacey Frenton
Stacey Frenton
Stacey Frenton

Stacey Frenton

  • Maintains the creative team’s sanity by keeping projects on track and resources managed.

  • Previously used BA in Communications: Radio/TV to work in media and design industries.

  • Has a strong penchant for modern design and video games. Should be writing fiction.

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Nick Halliday
Nick_Halliday

Nick Halliday

  • Ensures the office is running smoothly and supports New York’s sales team
  • Graduated from New York University with a BA in Economics
  • Equal parts passionate about sports, science, and history

Warwick Hearne
Warwick Hearne
Warwick Hearne

Warwick Hearne

  • Delivers all of SNP’s products and services
  • Grew up in Scotland and graduated with an MA from the University of Dundee
  • Enjoys downhill mountain biking, the great outdoors, and music—the funkier the better

Alex Henry
Alex Henry
Alex Henry

Alex Henry

  • Specializes in data analytics and acts as resident photographer for SNP’s website
  • Graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in Economics
  • Enjoys photography, mountain biking, and sailing on the San Francisco Bay

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Jennifer Hennings
Jennifer-Hennings_f

Jennifer Hennings

  • Coaches and trains innovators in Silicon Valley and at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business
  • Holds a BA in English and an MA in Education from Stanford University and an MA in Communication Studies from San Jose State University
  • Co-founded an international distribution company in West Africa

John Hughes
John Hughes
John Hughes

John Hughes

  • Delivers all of SNP’s services, specializing in speaker coaching and creative services
  • Moved to Dublin, Ireland in 2014 to co-head SNP’s first global office
  • Has an impressive yet useless knowledge of pop culture, song lyrics, and Tom Brady

Florence Irwin
Florence Irwin
Florence Irwin

Florence Irwin

  • Expanding SNP’s Irish business through building, managing, and leveraging relationships
  • Worked for many years in the international music industry
  • Learning to play the xylophone and studying for an open university degree

Courtney Joyce
Courtney Joyce
Courtney Joyce

Courtney Joyce

  • Has worked for over 15 years in the fields of technology and sports marketing
  • Has held leadership roles at AOL, Handspring and Webroot Software
  • Wows crowds through with her triathlon wins

Brian Kelly
Brian Kelley
Brian Kelly

Brian Kelley

 

  • Experienced in creating solutions for visual design, with a focus on presentations and keynotes.
  • Previously worked in the wonderful world of marketing and received a BA in graphic design.
  • Occupies his spare time with running an insane number of miles and creating hashtags for social media.

 

Rebecca Kilbane
Rebecca Kilbane
Rebecca Kilbane

Rebecca Kilbane

  • Uses her strong interpersonal skills to build valuable relationships at SNP’s Dublin office
  • Managed and supported Ashoka’s network of Fellows, investors, and strategic partners
  • Loves new adventures that involve traveling, hiking, and food

Eric Kjome
Eric Kjome
Eric Kjome

Eric Kjome

  • Builds strategic programs that deliver on leaders’ goals
  • Worked for more than a decade in the freelance and startup worlds
  • Passions include design thinking, data visualization, architectonics, and product design

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Luke Kreinberg
Luke_Kreinberg

Luke Kreinberg

  • Associate Director of the Career Management Group at Haas Business School, UC Berkeley
  • Partnered a boutique search firm and developed learning curricula for emerging tech firms
  • Wrote The Book of Goals: Achievements, Plans, and Dreams of a Lifetime, which has sold more than 100,000 copies

Kristine Libby
Kristine Libby
Kristine Libby

Kristine Libby

  • Manages the finances for all three offices and acts as point person for all things HR
  • Combines strategic office skills with a “can-do” attitude to help everything run smoothly
  • Born and raised in California and proudly roots for the Warriors, Giants, and 49ers

Abby Lima
Abby Lima
Abby Lima

Abby Lima

  • Focuses on creative solutions for presentation and graphic design
  • Earned a BS in Visual Communication Design from San Francisco State University
  • Enjoys nerding out at geek conventions and wrestling with her two shih tzu dogs

Julianne Manske
Julianne Manske
Julianne Manske

Julianne Manske

  • Enjoys creating, customizing, and delivering training and coaching programs
  • Worked at Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Loves spending time with friends and family in Chicago

Nella McNabb

Nella McNabb

  • Over 20 years of experience as a Communications Coach and Trainer including 15+ years with SNP
  • Regularly works with companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Intel, Sony, Universal and Warner Music
  • Although a London native, she has lived and worked in the US, Asia, and throughout Europe

Julian Newman
Julian Newman
Julian Newman

Julian Newman

  • Specializes in content development and coaching
  • Worked in education, where he learned public speaking and project management
  • Co-founder of the music collective Sfumato Entertainment

Maria Newman
Maria Newman
Maria Newman

Maria Newman

  • Helps with content editing, writing, and strategy, as well as account management
  • Graduated from Scripps College with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
  • Loves books and the ocean and makes sure to go on adventures whenever possible

Selena Persiani-Shell
Selena Persiani-Shell
Selena Persiani-Shell

Selena Persiani-Shell

  • Brings creativity to digital video and film production at SNP
  • Studied experimental video and stop-motion animation at the Art Institute of Portland
  • Creator of many award-winning short films

JR Ramiro
JR Ramiro
JR Ramiro

JR Ramiro

  • Specializes in video production, editing, and creative story telling
  • Received a BA in Architecture and a Minor in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley
  • Received 3 consecutive Best of Weddings in Videography from theknot.com (2014-2016)

Marc Ream
Marc Ream
Marc Ream

Marc Ream

  • Records and edits audio for webcasts, talk radios, headliners, and videos
  • Holds a PhD in music composition from UC Santa Barbara
  • Enjoys writing music for theater, ballet, and modern dance productions in his free time

Melissa Rocque
Melissa Rocque
Melissa Rocque

Melissa Rocque

  • Specializes in stories: the best way to tell them and how to make them memorable
  • Organized and managed pop-up food markets with ForageSF
  • Interned with GOOD Magazine in Los Angeles, The House of St. Barnabas in London, and Cocoafair in Cape Town

Suzzy Rollins
Suzy Rollins
Suzzy Rollins

Suzy Rollins

  • Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Psychology
  • Received a MA in music business from NYU
  • Enjoys running along NYC’s West Side and exploring the big city with her puppy Winston

Eva Schiable
Eva Schaible
Eva Schiable

Eva Schaible

  • Ensures the San Francisco office’s day-to-day operations and logistics are seamless
  • Graduated from Marquette University with a BA in Marketing & Advertising
  • A proud native of Kansas City, Missouri (barbecue capital of the world!)

Nancy Schneider
Nancy Schneider
Nancy Schneider

Nancy Schneider

  • Delivers all SNP products and services
  • Studied Geography, Law and Globalization in Vermont, San Francisco, and London
  • Always ready to adventure outdoors, bake delicious bread and sing show-tunes

Scott Schwartz
Scott Schwartz
Scott Schwartz

Scott Schwartz

  • Delivers all of SNP’s products and services
  • Studied English Lit and Economics at Skidmore College and earned an MA in Education
  • From Boston, but has embraced complaining about San Francisco’s “cold weather”

Judy Sheldon
Judy Sheldon
Judy Sheldon

Judy Sheldon

  • Delivers all of SNP’s products and services
  • Previously worked in non-profits and higher education
  • Loves to read urban fantasy novels

Will Sherwin
Jim Sherwin
Will Sherwin

Jim Sherwin

  • Earned his MBA from Cornell University
  • Believes in the power of simplicity
  • Frequents yoga studios and the food trucks that surround them

Zach Sherwood
Zach Sherwood
Zach Sherwood

Zach Sherwood

  • Focuses on growing relationships with customers and strategic partners
  • Taught math at a co-ed boarding school and worked as an analyst at a law firm
  • Spends his free time visiting craft breweries and planning his next big trip

Will-Vara
Will Vara
Will-Vara

Will Vara

  • Aids instructors, conducts market research, and supports sales efforts
  • A Bay Area native
  • Loves playing guitar and drums, long runs, and cheering on the Golden State Warriors

Andrea- Wedell
Andrea Wedell
Andrea- Wedell

Andrea Wedell

  • Co-founded and ran a mid-sized international coaching and training organization in France for 12 years, working with entry to senior-level leaders.
  • Studied theatre at UCLA, as well as education and mindfulness in Europe.
  • Is a professional visual artist, and in recovery from a mild fashion obsession.

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John Welsh
John-Welsh

John Welsh

  • Previously taught high school social studies, English, and math
  • Earned a BS in Social Studies Education from Boston University
  • Enjoys writing music, attending concerts, and slurping an occasional bowl of gumbo

Bri Libby
Bri Libby
Bri Libby

Bri Libby

  • SNP’s youngest-ever intern and only-ever little dumpling
  • Lords over the office from her tiny throne as her alter ego, Bri-yoncé
  • Fluent in Baby English and Baby Mandarin

Appa
Appa
Appa

Appa

  • Only has one eye but has double the attitude
  • Avid costume connoisseur (shamelessly reuses the greats: Appa Potter and Ewok-appa)
  • Wants the other office dogs to have a good time, but not too good of a time

Bambi2
Bambi
Bambi2

Bambi

  • Hits up San Francisco’s hottest bars in a backpack
  • Throws shade
  • Finds Macklemore’s latest single controversial

Hershey

Hershey

  • Believes dumpster diving is an art, a sport, a lifestyle
  • Loves long hikes and short trips across the street to the bushes
  • Wants to be in the conference room—no, wait, out of the conference room—no, wait…

Pepper
Pepper
Pepper

Pepper

  • Kisses you on the mouth whether you like it or not
  • Pees while standing on two legs (really though, you should see this chick)
  • Still waiting to be tagged into the ice bucket challenge

Triple Double
Triple-Double (“Trip”)
Triple Double

Triple-Double (“Trip”)

  • Favorite song: “Lose Yourself” – Eminem
  • Hates walks, the rain, and walks in the rain
  • Wonders what Craig David is doing right now