The Tinkergarten Team

We're a small but powerful team that supports a widespread network of talented leaders who bring high quality early childhood learning to communities everywhere. We are committed to a healthy and supportive culture that celebrates the value of all people. We’re constantly learning, and love being outside.

Our Founders

Meghan fitzgerald

Meghan Fitzgerald


After 18 years as an educator, curriculum developer and school leader, Meghan has her dream gig—an entrepreneur/educator/mom who helps families everywhere, including hers, learn outside. Prior to Tinkergarten, Meghan worked as an Elementary School Principal, a Math/Science Specialist & and a teacher in public and private... Read More
Brian fitzgerald

Brian Fitzgerald


Brian has been developing high growth consumer digital product businesses since 1995 that have reached hundreds of millions of people worldwide. His passion and focus is on building services that help people learn. Before starting Tinkergarten, he was VP of Product Development at Knewton, a global leader in adaptive... Read More

Our Team

Murtaza ali

Murtaza Ali

Principal Software Engineer
Brian aquadro

Brian Aquadro

Director of Business Operations
Lauren bent

Lauren Bent

Operations Manager
Murrayl berner

Murrayl Berner

Director of Community Development
Tim broder

Tim Broder

Chief Technology Officer
Amy carson

Amy Carson

Leader Trainer
Alex cirillo

Alex Cirillo

Senior Mentor Leader
Stacy coplin

Stacy Coplin

Leader & Customer Support Liaison
Ashlee crusco

Ashlee Crusco

Software Developer
Priya darji

Priya Darji

Leader & Customer Support Liaison
Melissa ferrao

Melissa Ferrao

Senior Mentor Leader
Emma folkins

Emma Folkins

Leader & Customer Support Liaison
Emily helfgot

Emily Helfgot

Director of Learning Content
Abby katsen toner

Abby Katsen Toner

Manager, People + Human Resources
Laura lee

Laura Lee

Community Liaison
Jim leightheiser

Jim Leightheiser

Head of Leader & Customer Support
Sarah maxwell

Sarah Maxwell

Leader Trainer
Erika mclemore

Erika McLemore

Sr. Community Liaison
Kelly newton

Kelly Newton

VP, Marketing
Alicia oriordan

Alicia O’Riordan

Leader & Customer Support Liaison
Kenzie pause

Kenzie Pause

Senior Support Liaison
Tricia ragone

Tricia Ragone

Senior Scout
Casie smith

Casie Smith

Head of Leader Learning
Emily thomsen

Emily Thomsen

Parks & Greenspaces Coordinator
Amanda worsley

Amanda Worsley

Leader, Parks and Greenspace Advocacy

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