Meet the Team

AppsEvents consists of a core team which works remotely across the world. A number of world class trainers with a history of innovation in the classroom make up the rest of the team at Google for Education summits, bootcamps and cloud camps. We always try to accomodate requests for specific Google trainers at your event - just let us know. Find out more about everybody below.

Core Team

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Director

Dan has been involved in the Google for Education community since 2006. He has trained educators across the globe from El Salvador to Vietnam.

Allison Mollica

Allison Mollica

USA Director

Allison has been a teacher and educational technology coach for 18 years. Currently, she is a Virtual Instructor of Computers and Web Design at VLACS.

James Sayer

James Sayer

Asia Director

Aside from managing events in Asia, James is the Head of Mathematics and IT Coordinator for Patumwan Demonstration School's international program in Bangkok.

Dean Stokes

Dean Stokes

UK Director

Dean believes that G Suite has the power to transform schools by improving efficiency and streamlining workflows not just in the classroom but also in back office operations.

Veronika Hlavenova

Veronika Hlavenova

Global Event Manager

Veronika manages logistics for events worldwide. She holds a masters degree in Economics.

Guen Sayson

Admin

Guen is a computer engineering graduate with training experience. She looks after back-end administration including registrations.

Jana Walachova

Jana Walachova

Finance

Jana is responsible for all financial administration relating to summits and bootcamps. She was AppsEvents' first employee.

Jane Vestil

Jane Vestil

Promotions

Jane is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and currently works on promotion, managing both the AppsEvents' monthly newsletter and blog.

Extended Team

Rowland Baker

Rowland Baker

Rowland has been an educator for over thirty years in both public and private schools. He is currently Executive Director of the (TICAL).

Sarah Woods

Sarah Woods

Sarah is an MYP Design Technology teacher at the International School of Amsterdam. Her style of presentation and sessions reflect her passion for student directed learning.

John Mikton

John Mikton

John is Director of eLearning at Inter Community School Zurich and a Google for Education Certified Trainer with years of education experience all over the world.

Lee Webster

Lee Webster

Lee is currently Head of Technology Integration at SISB and also works as a part time EdTech consultant in International Schools within the APAC region.

Bogdan Copil

Bogdan Copil

Bogdan is passionate about science, gamification and IT integration. Working smarter is the way to go - this is his motto! He is a big fan of self-directed learning and hands-on activities.

Rachel Small

Rachel Small

Teacher Librarian at Memorial Elementary School in Burlington, MA. Rachel specializes in blending the teaching of best practices in literacy with connected learning.

Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Joe is an assistant principal at Woodland Junior High in Arkansas. He has been in education for nine years with four of those years as an administrator and five years as a classroom teacher.

Oli Trussell

Oli Trussell

Oli an experienced classroom teacher of math and a coder, having launched popular Google Add-ons such as 'Super Quiz' and 'Form Values.' He is a Certified Trainer and Innovator.

Ben Rouse

Ben Rouse

Ben is a big fan of design thinking and has masters degree in leading innovation and change in education. He began teaching in 2004 and now he leads on technology for learning at his school.

Jon Neale

Jon Neale

Jon Neale has been a passionate advocate of Google tools for a number of years. He now looks after technology for learning at Halcyon International School, London.

Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson is the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. He has been published in eSchool News, Tech&Learning Magazine and ISTE’s Learning and Leading with Technology Magazine for technology integrated projects and ideas.

Thomas Rup

Thomas Rup

Tom Rup has been working in IT in education for 6 years and is the current Network Technician for the York School Department.

He is a Certified Google Trainer, Certified Google Administrator and Certified CompTIA Security+ Expert.

Dan Pardy

Dan Pardy

Dan is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and the Lead Teacher of Library & Technology at Qatar Academy - Doha. He is passionate about using technology to transform learning and developing 21C skills in students.

Dan Leighton

Dan Leighton

Dan is passionately committed to the cause of education and the promotion of effective teaching and learning in schools. A regular speaker at conferences around the UK, Europe and Africa, he is known for his determined focus on evidence-based practice in educational technology.

Louise Jones

Louise Jones

Louise is a Google Certified Trainer, Educator and Administrator. Having worked in education for over 20 years, Louise is driven by youth culture and the way technology can impact positively on the way young people live and learn.