meet the team
That is transforming lives through the NEW Apprenticeship Movement
Your New Team
Founder and CEO
Brad Voeller is a champion of innovation that transforms the student experience while creating new pathways for developing a highly-skilled workforce.
Brad’s own educational journey of apprenticeships, international service, and hands-on learning taught him to challenge the status quo in order to achieve breakthrough learning. He is passionate about helping students rethink their approach to education and launch careers that align with their life purpose.
Director of Operations
Johanna is responsible for the design of apprenticeship programming that creates a transformative experience for our Apprentices and Learners. She also ensures program compliance with federal, state and local governing entities.
She oversees the expansion of Instructor network for program offerings and connects mentors to apprentices to provide coaching and training for skills development
In addition, she provides financial management and operational systems and creation for high performance execution
Marketing & Admissions Director
Matt is an agency-trained marketer who has worked extensively with start-ups. Matt went to Miami University for a BS in Marketing, and upon graduation served in a variety of marketing roles throughout the country. As a founder of a small digital marketing consultancy in Denver, CO, Matt had the privilege of helping small to medium-sized companies build their brands and grow their customer base by creating and executing customized strategies.
Matt went on to establish himself as the Vice President of Marketing at The 13th Floor Studios in San Antonio, TX, before taking a full-time role at NEW where he serves as the Marketing & Admissions Director
Head of Growth Partnerships
Jermaine is ultimately in the relationship building business. Whether that is through software or personal relationships, his path is directed by serving those around him.
He is fascinated by scalable solutions and enjoys working in dynamic environments. This combination of technology and community led him to start RecChanges, using recreation, and sports to build community through a scalable software service.
His humble upbringing in Jamaica along with his non-profit background taught him how to be resourceful, where to find opportunity, and most importantly how to connect with people through the stories that matter.
Digital Marketing Manager
Karissa started her career in higher education helping and mentoring underrepresented students. After years of working with students from diverse backgrounds, she realized that being creative, connecting with people, and helping them discover their passion was her passion. Fast-forward to now, and she has connected her love of community, purpose, and creativity into a career in Digital Marketing.
Karissa is also passionate about Diversity and Equity and started the Diversity Scholarship at NEW. If you are interested in learning more about NEW’s commitment to D&E in Tech she would be happy to connect.
National Director Tech Apprenticeship / Head Coach
Aurora is a Leadership & Values Based-Performance Coach, and serves as National Director of Strategic Partnerships-Tech Apprenticeships and Head Coach for Digital Creative Institute, the nations’ first Digital Marketing & College Degreed Department of Labor Apprenticeship Programs. Aurora’s mission is to increase the adoption of tech apprenticeships, an accelerated approach to acquire digital, tech and leadership (EQ) skills. She works with national, state and local workforce leaders to advance tech apprenticeships. She trains performance coaches and executive leaders in the workplace, as they adopt agile digital transformation in their organizations. Coaching is pragmatic and a values-based approach. She has championed a workplace communications leadership and coaching curriculum that is online for emerging leaders and their managers to increase self-awareness, leadership skills, and individual and team performance.
Program Manager and Admissions Specialist– SA
In short, she is out to transform the San Antonio community and beyond. If you’re interested in learning more about tech apprenticeships or being an instructor, please feel free to reach out to her. She would be happy to connect and connect you with the right contacts at NEW.
Apprentice Enrollment Coordinator
Your New Instructors
Inbound Marketing at Fahrenheit Marketing
UX Designer at Security Service Federal Credit Union
Web Analyst at TATA Consulting Services
Senior User Interface Designer at USAA
Founder of Tribu Marketing Agency
Master of Motion/ Director of Photography at Creative Leverage, Inc.
Social Business Strategy Consultant at USAA
Front End Developer Supervisor, Marketing Operations at Kasasa by BancVue
Solutions Consultant at Adobe
Digital Strategy & Analytics Manager at Airrosti
VP of Strategy at Best Practice Media & Creative Director at Social Media Week Austin
Program Director at Blue Moon Digital, Inc.
Professional Scrum and Kanban Trainer & Managing Partner, Enterprise Agilist at The Madison Henry Group
Senior Manager, Marketing Programs at Rackspace
SEM Account Supervisor at Adlucent
Award-Winning SEO, Social Media Marketing, & Digital Strategist at Search+Social Co.
Consumer Marketing Director at Pipeline Success Inc.
Senior Director, SEO at Ziff Davis
Marketing Director at NSR Holdings
Business Intelligence Manager at Indeed
Digital Marketing Analyst at Digital Turbine
Your New Coaches & Mentors
CMO of Aston Martin Racing
Founder of Social Factor
Product Director, Growth at Indeed
Jim Van Eerden
Managing Director at Helixx Partners
Head of Global Digital Marketing Solutions at Harte Hanks
Chief Data Scientist at MindEcology
Senior Operations Executive & Independent Consultant
Founder of Woodward Media & Co-founder of Agave Consultants