Our team

We share a passion for great science education

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Stile was founded by Alan Finkel, Byron Scaf, and Danny Pikler, who together own and operate the company.

Every aspect of Stile is crafted in-house by our passionate team of teachers, scientists, artists and engineers — a multidisciplinary group of the best and brightest. You’ll find Stilists scattered all around Australia, New Zealand and the United States with our global Headquarters based in Melbourne, Australia and US Headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

Meet the Stile team

We asked the team how they would describe a Stile person. Here is what they had to say.

Leadership

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Alan Finkel

Chair & Co-founder

Alan Finkel is a neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur. He was Australia’s chief scientist from 2016 to 2020, during which time he led the National Electricity Market Review, the development of the National Hydrogen Strategy, and the panel that advised the Australian Government on the 2020 Low Emissions Technology Roadmap. Amongst Alan’s other roles within the government, Alan has returned as our Chair.

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Daniel Pikler

CEO & Co-founder

After working as a musician, then as a geneticist at the CSIRO in Canberra, Danny studied secondary teaching in Melbourne and saw first-hand the need for better science teaching resources. Danny joined Byron and Alan to found Stile in 2012.

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Byron Scaf

CEO & Co-founder

Byron got a few months into a PhD in Neuroscience at Melbourne University before building Australia’s first electric vehicle charging network with Better Place. Finally understanding what STEM meant in the real world, he co-founded Stile in 2012 and set about working with schools.

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Clare Feeney

Chief Schools Officer

Clare started as a medical scientist before she was introduced to the joy of teaching when tutoring refugee families. As a science and maths teacher, she became aware of the positive impact of technology. In 2015, she joined Education Perfect and built their Science, Mathematics, Geography, History and Numeracy resources. In 2019, she joined Stile and is responsible for developing all teaching and learning resources.

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Daniel Rodgers-Pryor

Chief Technology & Security Officer

Daniel’s academic background in Condensed Matter Physics and Computer Science gave him a passion for promoting scientific literacy and the skills to manage complex computing systems. Daniel joined Stile in 2014 and stepped into the role of CTO in 2017.

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Jaclyn Rooney

Head of Teacher Engagement and Professional Learning

Jaclyn is a dedicated educator, bringing a wealth of experience in teaching, curriculum design, and teacher professional learning in both science and physical education. She joined Stile in 2016 and is responsible for Professional Learning. She is passionate about supporting, celebrating and enhancing the amazing work that science teachers do to help make science learning not only impactful, but relevant and engaging for students.

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Jayde Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Jayde was traveling in South America when she started to think differently about purpose. She had been working in New York and London for award-winning creative agencies, integrating new digital ventures for a rapidly changing market. In Stile she saw a unique opportunity to unlock the potential of young people with innovative content and technology.

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Kat Gentry

Head of Stile USA

Kat was a science teacher before researching pest management in aquaculture across Norway, Australia, and New Zealand. Striving to cultivate student curiosity, enhance teacher job satisfaction, and bring more science classrooms to life, Kat leads Stile’s US team.

The dream team

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Alex Finkel

Head of Platform Engineering

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Alexandra Russell

Head of Curriculum and Pedagogy

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Ally Macdonald

API and Integrations Engineer

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Andrew Nicholls

Head of Schools, VIC

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Andy Smith

Science Team Leader

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Bee Spencer

Science Content Coordinator

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Ben Taylor

Software Engineer Team Lead

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Caitlyn Jones

Executive Assistant

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Campbell Edgar

Science Curriculum Editor

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Chamathi Gamage

Business Systems Engineer

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Charlotte Newall

Executive Assistant

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Chelsea Page-Saxton

Product Administrative Assistant

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Chris Hoang

Digital Marketing

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Daniela White

Employee Experience Coordinator

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Dave Canavan

Head of Schools, QLD

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Devon McKenzie

Junior Software Engineer (Product)

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Dimity Hately

Special Projects Coordinator

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Elise Kovacs

Head of Schools, NSW

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Emily Cheng

Finance Manager

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Emma Ngo

Designer

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Gisela Beer

Illustrator

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Hailey Vogel Carvajal

Teaching and Learning Specialist

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Hamish McCoy

Science Curriculum Editor

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Honman Yau

Software Engineer

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Huw Llewellyn

Engineering Team Lead

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Ikram Saedi

Software Engineer

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Isere Meaney

Office Administrator

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Jeff Parsons

Senior Tooling Engineer

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Jenna Minchuk

Head of Marketing

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Joshua Ravek

Head of Sales

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Jules Ius

Senior Teacher Happiness Officer

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Julianna Jimenez

Director of School and District Partnerships

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Karleen Han

Software Engineer

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Katrina Don Paul

Customer Operations Officer

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Kelly Fernandez

Sales Operations Analyst

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Kirsten Hood

Marketing Manager

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Lara Rijksman

Implementation Specialist

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Lavinia Monteiro

Software Engineer

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Leah Jabornik

Teacher Happiness Team Lead

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Lilka Jones

Administrative Assistant

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Mackenzie Brown

IT Specialist

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Makeila Reyes

Head of People and Culture

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Marcus Finlay

Science Curriculum Writer

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Mark Mannion

Science Content Coordinator

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Matthew Needham

Head of Business Systems

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Meghan Fennessy

Sales Enablement

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Mel Horton

Oregon Science Education Leader

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Mia Holton

Videographer

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Nick Spain

Senior Platform Engineer

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Nicole Li

Commercial Finance Partner

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Paul Giardina

Senior Teacher Happiness Officer

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Penelope Creagh

Science Curriculum Writer

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Peter Gates

Engineering Team Lead

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Pooja Prabhakaran

Designer

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Quynh-Chi Nguyen

Staff Software Engineer

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Rhys Walsh-Tindall

Support Engineer

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Sean Hurley

Head of Design

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Shannon Cole

Senior Software Engineer

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Shawna Jensen

Director of Educational Projects

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Simone Gregurke

People & Culture Project Manager

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Sofia Linardou

Software Engineering Intern

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Stacey Carter

Senior Software Engineer

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Steve Dornan

Head of Schools, WA

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Stiele Hagens

Customer Operations Manager

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Tim Brade

Studio Manager

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Toni Cox

Science Team Leader

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