Torsh
Our Story
We started with a simple question:

How can technology improve teacher professional development?

Our Mission

Our mission is to drive significant gains in student success by improving instructional effectiveness. We do this by harnessing the power of video, actionable data and expert coaching to promote high quality growth opportunities for educators, accessible at anytime and from anywhere.

Our founders, employees, and advisors are a group of educators and technologists who are passionate about education and the hope it holds for changing the world.  We’re also huge believers in technology and its power to truly improve educational outcomes.  Join us on our journey as we develop technology enabled solutions that help bring our education system into the 21st century.

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Our Team
Courtney Williams
Courtney Williams
Co-Founder & CEO
Courtney is a seasoned executive with a passion for education reform. As an immigrant, he is intimately familiar with how a good education can change the trajectory of an individual’s life. Courtney founded Torsh after more than 15 years of experience in the technology industry where he held senior executive roles at companies like AOL,Time Warner and Interactive One...
David Sykora
David Sykora
Director of Engineering
David is Torsh’s Director of Engineering and Lead Software Engineer. He is an enthusiastic electrical and software engineer, and spent two years teaching in Africa with the Peace Corps before joining...
Kjersti Ulvestad
Kjersti Ulvestad
Manager, Sales Support & Account Services
Kjersti Ulvestad is Torsh’s Manager of Sales Support and Account Services. Kjersti was formerly the Associate Director of research and evaluation at Jumpstart...
James Jackson
James Jackson
Manager, Business Development
James Jackson is Torsh’s Manager of Business Development and has held a number of roles at Teach For America, most recently as a Recruitment Manager...
Brittany Cullen
Brittany Cullen
Manager, Marketing and Public Relations
Brittany Cullen is Torsh’s Manager of Marketing and Public Relations. Before joining Torsh, Brittany worked in communications at the National Eating Disorders...
Daniel DeKerlegand
Daniel DeKerlegand
Software Development Intern
Daniel DeKerlegand is Torsh's software development intern. He is currently a post-baccalaureate student at the University of New Orleans and has experience in full-stack development...
Shaun Herron
Shaun Herron
Lead UX and UI Designer
Shaun Herron is Torsh’s Lead UX and UI Designer. Before arriving in NOLA, he worked in Seattle’s software industry as a Director of Digital Experiences at such brands as Google, Microsoft...
Lynn Bagwan
Lynn Bagwan
Director of Special Projects
Lynn serves as Director of Special Projects. After graduating from Fairfield University (BA in English) and Fordham University (MA in English Language and Literature), Lynn began her career at Young & Rubicam...
Kevin Pié
Kevin Pié
Junior Software Developer
Kevin Pié is a junior software developer at Torsh. Working with nonprofits sparked his passion for harnessing his knowledge and skills into positive change in the world around him...
Sophie Parker
Sophie Parker
Coordinator, Business Development
Sophie Parker is Torsh’s Coordinator of Business Development. Prior to joining the Torsh team, Sophie worked in account management and business development...