It Takes a Village
Completing DeltaV’s Coding or Digital Marketing program requires dedication, enthusiasm, and tenacity. So we’ve built a team to match! Our team has years of experience in education and their respective fields, and they’re enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and love of learning with students and industry partners alike.
Learn a little more about our team below. Then, reach out to see how we can help you start to write the story of your new and fulfilling career in Software Development or Digital Marketing!
Software Developer Instructor
Craig is NewBoCo’s first Software Developer Apprentice and now, a full-time instructor for the DeltaV Coding Program. When he was first inspired by DeltaV, Craig was working in a manufacturing facility and attending Kirkwood Community College (KCC). An Air Force veteran, Craig saw the future in technology and knew he wanted to be a part of it. He completed the DeltaV coding program while he worked before starting full-time with NewBoCo and DeltaV.
Craig also has a BS of Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC), an AS of Software Development, and an AS of Web Technologies from KCC, along with certificates in Java, C#, and Database Analytics. He is committed to using his education, diverse work experience, and sociable personality to compassionately teach students to develop and follow sound procedures, resolve client issues in a productive and positive manner, and support their teams in overcoming the many unique challenges in today’s technological world.
Director of Student Services
Melissa is the Director of Student Services at DeltaV. She loves being a bridge and a connector — whether it’s connecting community members to DeltaV or DeltaV students to local companies! She has worked in human services and education for over 20 years. She served marginalized communities in the area of workforce readiness for most of that time. Additionally, Melissa serves as the 2022 Workforce Readiness Chair of the Eastern Iowa Human Resources Association. And in 2022, she was a proud member of the Inclusive ICR Advisory Council and the Employer Resources Committee.
Melissa graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Political Science and quickly committed her passions to helping Iowa communities. She also loves raising her son, Jonah, who breathes math and soccer and tries to explain algorithms to her (DeltaV student on the horizon!) Plus, having no shortage of energy, Melissa values her experiences as a licensed massage therapist and making spicy carrots for Iowa City restaurant NODO Downtown!
Adjunct Digital Marketing Instructor
Laura Kinnard obtained her MBA with an Internet Marketing Specialty designation from the Florida Institute of Technology and has an Advertising Management degree with a Marketing Concentration from Drake University.
As an Internet and social-savvy marketing adviser and doer with over 20 years of holistic marketing experience, Laura has developed Digital Marketing programs for local and global clients, as well as developed and delivered the curriculum and training modules for over a dozen higher education, governmental, and non-profit organizations.
She was also awarded a reciprocal grant in 2017 through the US State Department’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) and traveled to Africa to provide entrepreneurial management and marketing training in Nigeria.
Want the opportunity to learn from these encouraging and enthusiastic people?