Team/Mentors

Meet our Gap Year team and just a few of our talented mentors:

  • COO

    Charles Taibi

    Charlie Taibi is the acting program director and COO at Uncollege. He is an education enthusiast, working on projects he believes could transform...
  • Director of Admissions

    Cody Hartley

    The term “educational pathfinding” means connecting people with transformative learning experiences, and it’s what Cody’s been doing...
  • Program Specialist

    Gabe Stern

    Gabe is a musician, entrepreneur, and educator who is equal parts thinker and doer. He has worked as a community organizer, fundraiser, and...
  • Marketing Manager, Admissions Support

    Chris Kelly

    Chris is passionate about writing, traveling and the ed tech space. The son of a college dean, Chris grew up on campus and has been subject...
  • Program Specialist

    Jon Gordon

    Jon has been a student of learning for most of his life, from living and working at an orphanage in Mexico City to working at group homes for...
  • Program Specialist

    Evert Zelaya

    Evert has worked in youth development and empowerment for most of his life, specializing in communication and creating connections.  He began...
  • Community Manager

    Anna Graves

    Anna is a people person. She geeks out on learning about who people are, what they want to do, and the vast aray of things they are thinking...
  • Strategic Advisor

    Michael Staton

    Michael is a partner at Learn Capital and advisor to New Schools Venture Fund. Previously, he founded Inigral, the first for-profit company...
  • Program Advisor

    Lisa Nalbone

    Lisa is an educator, lifelong learner, and Dale’s mom. While she graduated with a degree in Botany, her real education took place during...
  • College Advisor

    Alex Ellison

    The end-all be-all of high school isn’t about getting into the best college. It’s about finding your unique strengths, passions, and talents,...
  • Richard Wang

    Richard is currently serving as the CEO at Coding Dojo, codingdojo.com, a coding bootcamp with the mission to transform people’s lives with...
  • Nick Terzo

    Nick currently serves on the Board of Advisors to several start-ups in the consumer, data, adtech and entertainment segments. Founder of AdvanceIdeas,...
  • Steve Corona

    Steve is a blogger and entrepreneur. Before he was the CTO at Twitpic, Steve got kicked out of college for pulling a 0.33 GPA. He currently...
  • Urvi Nagrani

    Urvi currently works at Motiv Power Systems as a Marketing Manager. Motiv Power Systems builds an all-electric powertrain to enable medium-...