Our Team 2018-08-29T16:31:43+00:00

Pioneers in developing intrinsic motivation with students.

Lionel Sosa, Founder/CEO

Lionel founded Sosa Bromley Aguilar and Associates which became the largest Hispanic ad agency in the country serving Fortune 500 clients such as Coca Cola, Anheuser-Busch, Proctor & Gamble and American Airlines, to name a few.

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Kathy Sosa, Founder/Content Assurance Director

Prior to forming Sosa Consultation & Design with her husband, Lionel, Kathy Sosa served as president of Garcia•LKS, the Southwest’s largest independent Hispanic ad agency, which she founded as KJN in 1987.

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John Andrade, President

John founded Andrade Communicators in 2004 and quickly began working with clients throughout Texas, Florida and Colorado. Among the most memorable campaigns he has worked on are the “Million Reasons Campaign,” a fundraising initiative to support the Center for Miracles (for abused children)…

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Janine Richards, COO

Janine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood from the University of the Incarnate Word, graduating magna cum laude. The Yes! Our Kids Can program has brought her work experience full circle, fulfilling her desire to make a difference in the education arena.

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Joan Jaimes, Director of Family Engagement

Born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, Joan learned early on that hard work and dedication is important to succeed in life.

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Sofia Mejia, Family Engagement Manager

Sofia is a first-generation Salvadoran American and proud San Antonio native. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas, returning thereafter to San Antonio where she did freelance work with local independent productions and photography.

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Danica Bullis, Curriculum Director

Danica has a master’s degree in instructional technology and brings a wealth of experience in designing technology units that meet and exceed the Student Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.

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Roxanna Diaz, Curriculum Developer

Roxanna is a first generation college student who experienced first-hand how the education system can mold and change the outlook of a student’s life.

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Tiffany Farias-Sokoloski, Curriculum Developer

Tiffany completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Culture, Literacy, and Language at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015. Her research calls attention to social action, identity negotiation, production of social values, and decision-making in the classroom.

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Alma Gutierrez, Curriculum Developer

For more than 15 years, Alma cultivated Pre-K and Kinder students in the Somerset ISD Title 1 schools. In addition, she was the Math Interventionist for grades K-2nd.

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Ben Moncivais, Product Development Manager

While working for large multi-national companies to small start-up medical device/pharmaceutical companies, Ben was able to build skills in the development of technology and shepherd products for commercial distribution.

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Jessica Guerra, Operations Manager

Jessica, a San Antonio native, earned a degree in horticulture, business, and leadership studies at Texas A&M University.

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Edgar Ortiz, Art Director

Edgar holds a BoFA in Visual Communications from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Soon after graduation, he founded his own design company, Edgar Ortiz Design, and has developed visual identities for numerous clients in the US and Mexico.

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Andrea Meral, Video Producer & Editor

Andrea graduated from the University of Cinematographic and Theatrical Arts of Barcelona in Spain with a Bachelor’s of Acting, Direction, and Production.

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Emily Sidler, Lead Animator

Emily has worked professionally and passionately in 2D and 3D animation since receiving her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at Savannah College of Art and Design and California College of the Arts.

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Matthew Czuprynski, Illustrator

Matthew has been working with Yes! Our Kids Can from the start, illustrating a majority of the character designs our students and parents love today.

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Eric Pichardo, Songwriter & Music Producer

As a kid, Eric was heavily influenced by music. He was in the school band and enjoyed watching his older brother develop his own personal music skills.

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Alexander Callis, Game Designer & Developer

Alex brings the fun and exciting ideas the team has into a fully playable experience while working along with the curriculum to ensure that each game fulfills its purpose.

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Kelly Weeren, Game Designer & Developer

Kelly earned an MFA in Arts & Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas. She brings an emphasis on storytelling, game design and artistic flair to the team.

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Clifford Hill, Game Designer & Developer

Clifford previously worked for six years as an imagery analyst for the Air Force. In this role, he analyzed photos and videos and reported on his findings, learning to pay very close attention to detail.

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Breen Heath, Game Designer & Developer

Breen Heath has worked in the design industry for upwards of 8 years. Her fascination for science and technology led her to create a Tesla coil at her high school science fair at age 14.

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