Pivot Interactives co-founders began working in 2012 to develop active learning tools to allow their students to break out of the constraints of the classroom. Since then the team has grown, but the commitment to revolutionizing science education is unchanged.
With a background in computer engineering and 15-year industry career, Peter moved to physics teaching for 20 years. Peter began using interactive video with his own students in 2010. The results were so promising, he was compelled to continue to explore how to expand the capability of interactive video.
As a physicist, Matt loves discovering new patterns in nature. Matt drives our ongoing research to learn how interactive video can be used to measurably improve students’ critical thinking and science literacy skills. Matt is well connected to educators and researchers, keeping him immersed in the latest ideas.
Lisa, a biostatistics graduate from St. Olaf College, runs the Pivot Interactive studio lab. In addition to her own work developing advanced biology content, Lisa keeps the ever-expanding lab crew happy and productive. When she's not in the lab, Lisa is an elite runner and outdoor adventurer.
Aiden has developed some of the most innovative and creative content in the Pivot Interactives chemistry collection. He's a whiz at fabrication, experimental design, coding, and video composition and editing. Aiden pioneered activities that allow students to make quantitative video measurements of concentration, temperature, pH within a web browser.
Will is another senior project lead that seems to learn, create, fabricate, making it all look easy. Will has designed dozens of creative activities across many content areas. Will's most common reply when faced with a new task is "That shouldn't take long."
Adrian has contributed to every facet of the Pivot Interactives platform. You’ll see his creative and elegant solutions all across the Pivot Interactives platform. Adrian began writing code for Pivot Interactives by learning coding on his own while in high school.
Jenna lead our development team from day one, creating the foundation of our app. Her masterful blend of user-focused development and coding skill is what has made Pivot Interactives a pleasure to use for teachers and students. Jenna also manages our team, creating an environment where diverse skills and perspectives result in a sum that is greater than the parts. Although she's moved to new opportunities, her influence at Pivot Interactives remains important.
Max brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the Pivot Interactives team. When things get complicated, count on Max to step back and bring a fresh look and a new solution. He leads by example with collaborative, creative problem solving.
Every team needs people like Blade. He's versatile, willing, super sharp, and quick. A developer with a background in chemistry, Blade brings a scientists approach to his work.
Isaac Cortes developed some of the core innovations around which Pivot Interactives is built. Isaac is another team member who began writing code for Pivot Interactives in high school.
Michelle's mix of design and development expertise have made an enormous impact on the power of Pivot Interactives. Michelle combines sharp analysis, a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of UX design, and a designer's eye.
Nico starts his part of stand-up with his signature, affable, "Hi guys!", and then knocks everyone dead with his creative productivity.
Eric's experience as a teacher, and education visionary combine to enable him to guide our growing team of content writers and video developers. Eric is a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST), and numerous other awards. Teachers and students who use Pivot Interactives benefit from Eric's experience and vision.
Marta brings years of thoughtful teaching experience to her work at Pivot Interactives. Her ability to understand the needs of the teacher and student have allowed her to create the most popular activities on Pivot Interactives collection. Now, she's leading our ever-growing team of content writers.
Amal brings her good-natured attitude to all projects. But mostly, Amal's determination to produce stellar results wins the day. Amal's persistence and care have produced some of the most useful content in the collection.
John is one of the most versatile members of the entire Pivot Interactives team. He can write content, work with teachers, and even develops new features for the Pivot Interactives platform. John is lightning fast at solving problems.
Linda is all about supporting teachers. She's a tireless advocate for how Pivot Interactives can improve teachers lives.
Trevor's expertise as a teacher means he knows what teachers want. Combine that with his technical chops, and we've got a powerhouse of problem solving.