David is proud to join Savvy as the Director of Full Stack Enrollment. He is deeply passionate about connecting people. If he can help, he likely will. He is also a dedicated problem solver. Every challenge is an opportunity to grow and evolve, and he embraces the challenge. His brain works in logistics and formulas. He learned a tremendous amount about Full Stack Development and the Agile/Scrum Methodology and acted as the Scrum Master for his team.
Matt is an experienced solution-minded Senior Software Engineer currently employed at Paramount on the Paramount+ international streaming services web presence. He is dedicated to mentoring students & junior developers in development and career skills. He routinely presents talks and assists in organizing local Meetups. In his personal time, he likes to work on and build automotive, web and IoT projects.
Laurie has always had a passion for Information Technology. Starting early in her career, she worked for MasterCard International and was responsible for their Email Help Desk and Training function.
Over the years, she has built a great reputation in the St. Louis area as a Recruiter, Account Executive, and Leader. Her resume and interview preparation are quality-oriented and she works hard to ensure that everyone is as prepared as they can be for the interview, which makes her a great fit for mentoring Savvy Coder students!
Holly views data analytics as a vehicle for social impact and wants to use the skill set to contribute to a greater-good! In any role Holly prioritizes creating a service oriented environment. She sets a tone of practicing empathy and cultivating an open exchange of information amongst peers. Holly is currently acting as a teaching assistant for Savvy Coders’ Data Analytics Program while seeking full time employment.
STEPHANIE GRIMSHAW is the Director of Operations for SavvyCoders. She possesses over 20 years of experience within Human Resources, Career Coaching, Business Development, Technology and training – all of which helps her bring deep relationships to the table. Stephanie has also served as an Advisory Board Member for SavvyCoders, is an Instructor, Facilitator, Mentor and Guide. She have a deep passion for helping others, truly enjoys bringing her knowledge, training and years of experience to the students to help prepare them for their new careers in technology.
Michael wants to use the skills he’s learned to build, design, and deploy applications. Whether on a team or as an individual, he will use his skills to create a positive and lasting impression. In his quest to begin his technical career, he’s attended two boot camps, LaunchCode and Savvy Coders. Most recently, at Savvy Coders, he operated in an Agile/Scrum team to code in Sprints, held daily standups, and performed Retrospectives while creating his capstone project. Once he has a good understanding of something, he can break it apart, put it back together, and move around in it – needless to say, he has strong troubleshooting skills!
Justin is excited to bring his more than 10 years of Startup experience to the Savvy team. His passion for connecting people and ideas has proven invaluable contributions to the companies that he has committed toward. He has been plugged in to the Saint Louis Startup Community since 2013, and is a graduate of the Focus St. Louis Future Leaders curriculum. In addition to creating and facilitating corporate training programs, both in the US and Internationally, he has strategically helped others find their place in the workforce and grow their careers. His hobbies include traveling and historic home restoration and renovation.
Johan is a graduate of of the Full Stack Development Boot Camp. He is currently a DevOps developer living and working in the bi-state metro area of St. Louis. He has been in love with technology ever since he was 5 years old when he saw a main-frame computer at his dad’s work.