Sapling Learning team members possess tremendous experience as educators, business leaders, technology visionaries, scientists, and technology experts. They include PhD and master’s-level subject matter experts, instructional designers, animators, graphic artists, multimedia programmers, filmmakers, and project managers.
James Caras is an educational technologies entrepreneur with over 13 years of executive leadership experience in the digital publishing marketplace. As a founder of two instructional technology companies, Science Technologies and Sapling Learning, James leverages his expertise as a science educator and digital educational publisher to promote the development of highly effective and engaging learning solutions for the problem solving disciplines of science, mathematics, engineering, and economics. James holds a BA in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Recognized as an industry thought leader, James has been invited to contribute to numerous educational and technology publications and speaking events.
Brett Woudenberg is a veteran educational technology leader who has served in key executive, founder, adviser and investor capacities for rapid growth companies providing innovative learning solutions to millions of instructors and students in the education space. Brett is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and holds a BA in business administration from Grand Valley State University and an MBA in management from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
Greg Benson has 15 years of experience within accounting departments of high growth, evolving companies. He has a track record of increasing shareholder value by improving company profits and cash flow, reducing expenses, streamlining operations, and seamlessly integrating acquisitions. Greg is adept at communicating complex financial and operational issues to common and understandable message.