Our Team

CommunityShare was founded by Josh Schachter in collaboration with a passionate group of educators, entrepreneurs, artists, ecologists, nonprofit organizations, technophiles, graduate students, and community leaders. CommunityShare is a fiscally-sponsored initiative of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning.

  • Josh Schachter
    Josh Schachter Director & Founder

    Josh is an educator, visual storyteller and social ecologist. His passion for real-world learning started in high school when he had the opportunity to undertake turtle research in South Carolina and Alabama with herpetologist Jeff Lovich. This field experience led Josh to pursue a career in ecosystem management. He earned a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he explored the role of youth-produced media in supporting personal and community transformation. Over the past 20+ years he has collaborated on community-based media projects with youth, teachers, neighborhood groups, and nonprofit organizations in places ranging from New Delhi to Nigeria. He co-founded VOICES Inc., a nonprofit organization that hired low-income youth to work as journalists to tell the stories of their lives and communities in Tucson. Josh co-founded the Finding Voice Program with ELL teacher Julie Kasper in Tucson to support the literacy, multimedia, critical thinking, collaborative, and civic leadership skills of refugee and immigrant students.

  • Jason Hansen
    Jason Hansen CTO & Product Manager

    Jason oversees CommunityShare’s online platform and other tech-related needs. Jason earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona, and worked for Raytheon as an aerospace and flight controls engineer. Gradually Jason learned how to program and shifted his focus to simulation and enterprise application development, before leaving Raytheon to work in the startup space. Since then he’s focused on expanding his skills in web-based product development, including programming, design, and user experience. Past hobbies include embedded programming, 3D modeling and game development. Current hobbies focus more on human-centric skills including facilitation, conflict resolution, and coaching.

  • Monica Brinkerhoff
    Monica Brinkerhoff Evaluation Specialist

    Monica serves as our evaluation specialist, guiding the development of our evaluation strategy and measurement instruments. As a seasoned facilitator, she also supports the design and facilitation of our professional learning communities. Monica is the Organization and Employee Development Director for Child-Parent Centers, Inc. and has expertise in program management, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement.

  • Bethan Reynolds
    Bethan Reynolds Graphic Designer

    Bethan is the creative force behind our online design work. Originally from the UK,  Bethan earned a bachelors degree in graphic design from the University of Wales, UK in 2009. Since then she has worked for a variety of companies as a graphic designer, specializing in digital and UX design.

  • Greg Fitzpatrick
    Greg Fitzpatrick Chief Listening Officer

    Greg guides CommunityShare’s user experience (UX) work. He is a UX researcher/writer and content strategist with more than 15 years of experience creating print and digital content for nonprofits, government agencies and global corporations. Greg has worn many hats, including television and radio producer, social media strategist, brand manager, writer, and editor.

  • Michelle Magnuson
    Michelle Magnuson Community Engagement Designer

    Michelle leads CommunityShare’s community engagement strategy and work. She has been a teacher, strategy consultant and Executive Director of Partners in Education in Santa Barbara. She loves efficiency. Her perfect day is guiding leaders to use tools and strategies that keep them focused, under budget, communicating effectively, and able to put maximum energy towards their mission. Her goal is to increase connections, reduce duplicative work, and organize the human and financial capital of our community to address issues that threaten the health and happiness of each of us and our neighbors.

  • Mary Bouley
    Mary Bouley Professional Learning Designer

    Mary leads the design and facilitation of our professional learning experiences for teachers and others. She was a classroom teacher for 11+ years and is a seasoned trainer, facilitator, and consultant who strives to impact systems through professional development and coaching. Mary is a Training Associate for Thinking Collaborative, providing professional development in Cognitive Coaching℠ and Adaptive Schools℠ Seminars. Mary’s work has focused in a wide variety of contexts and areas, including arts and technology integration, place-based learning and community partnerships.

  • Caroline Lewis
    Caroline Lewis Educator Engagement Specialist

    Caroline serves as CommunityShare’s Educator Engagement Specialist. She is a first-year graduate student at the University of Arizona’s studying Development Practice in the School of Geography. She receive a bachelor’s degree from Boston College in English and Psychology. Caroline served in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer in the Ukraine, where she worked in a school teaching students about healthy lifestyles, civic engagement, and preparing them for the world of work. She did teacher trainings with over 50 teachers on media literacy, critical thinking, classroom management, and inclusive education as a part of the Ministry of Education’s “New Ukrainian School” program. She is passionate about working with teachers and helping them be and do their absolute best!

  • Quinton Tran
    Quinton Tran Community Engagement Specialist

    Quinton leads our community engagement work in Tucson, Arizona. He is a first-year masters student in the Higher Education program at the University of Arizona, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Literacy Learning and Leadership. Quinton chose the education field because he wants to be a resource in institutions and fight inequities some students and families face. When he is not in school or working, Quinton enjoys running, basketball, hiking and interacting with people.

Our Team

CommunityShare was founded by Josh Schachter in collaboration with a passionate group of educators, entrepreneurs, artists, ecologists, nonprofit organizations, technophiles, graduate students, and community leaders. CommunityShare is a fiscally-sponsored initiative of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning.

  • Josh Schachter
    Josh Schachter Director & Founder

    Josh is an educator, visual storyteller and social ecologist. His passion for real-world learning started in high school when he had the opportunity to undertake turtle research in South Carolina and Alabama with herpetologist Jeff Lovich. This field experience led Josh to pursue a career in ecosystem management. He earned a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he explored the role of youth-produced media in supporting personal and community transformation. Over the past 20+ years he has collaborated on community-based media projects with youth, teachers, neighborhood groups, and nonprofit organizations in places ranging from New Delhi to Nigeria. He co-founded VOICES Inc., a nonprofit organization that hired low-income youth to work as journalists to tell the stories of their lives and communities in Tucson. Josh co-founded the Finding Voice Program with ELL teacher Julie Kasper in Tucson to support the literacy, multimedia, critical thinking, collaborative, and civic leadership skills of refugee and immigrant students.

  • Jason Hansen
    Jason Hansen CTO & Product Manager

    Jason oversees CommunityShare’s online platform and other tech-related needs. Jason earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona, and worked for Raytheon as an aerospace and flight controls engineer. Gradually Jason learned how to program and shifted his focus to simulation and enterprise application development, before leaving Raytheon to work in the startup space. Since then he’s focused on expanding his skills in web-based product development, including programming, design, and user experience. Past hobbies include embedded programming, 3D modeling and game development. Current hobbies focus more on human-centric skills including facilitation, conflict resolution, and coaching.

  • Michelle Magnuson
    Michelle Magnuson Community Engagement Designer

    Michelle leads CommunityShare’s community engagement strategy and work. She has been a teacher, strategy consultant and Executive Director of Partners in Education in Santa Barbara. She loves efficiency. Her perfect day is guiding leaders to use tools and strategies that keep them focused, under budget, communicating effectively, and able to put maximum energy towards their mission. Her goal is to increase connections, reduce duplicative work, and organize the human and financial capital of our community to address issues that threaten the health and happiness of each of us and our neighbors.

  • Mary Bouley
    Mary Bouley Professional Learning Designer

    Mary leads the design and facilitation of our professional learning experiences for teachers and others. She was a classroom teacher for 11+ years and is a seasoned trainer, facilitator, and consultant who strives to impact systems through professional development and coaching. Mary is a Training Associate for Thinking Collaborative, providing professional development in Cognitive Coaching℠ and Adaptive Schools℠ Seminars. Mary’s work has focused in a wide variety of contexts and areas, including arts and technology integration, place-based learning and community partnerships.

  • Quinton Tran
    Quinton Tran Community Engagement Specialist

    Quinton leads our community engagement work in Tucson, Arizona. He is a first-year masters student in the Higher Education program at the University of Arizona, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Literacy Learning and Leadership. Quinton chose the education field because he wants to be a resource in institutions and fight inequities some students and families face. When he is not in school or working, Quinton enjoys running, basketball, hiking and interacting with people.

  • Monica Brinkerhoff
    Monica Brinkerhoff Evaluation Specialist

    Monica serves as our evaluation specialist, guiding the development of our evaluation strategy and measurement instruments. As a seasoned facilitator, she also supports the design and facilitation of our professional learning communities. Monica is the Organization and Employee Development Director for Child-Parent Centers, Inc. and has expertise in program management, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement.

  • Bethan Reynolds
    Bethan Reynolds Graphic Designer

    Bethan is the creative force behind our online design work. Originally from the UK,  Bethan earned a bachelors degree in graphic design from the University of Wales, UK in 2009. Since then she has worked for a variety of companies as a graphic designer, specializing in digital and UX design.

  • Caroline Lewis
    Caroline Lewis Educator Engagement Specialist

    Caroline serves as CommunityShare’s Educator Engagement Specialist. She is a first-year graduate student at the University of Arizona’s studying Development Practice in the School of Geography. She receive a bachelor’s degree from Boston College in English and Psychology. Caroline served in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development Volunteer in the Ukraine, where she worked in a school teaching students about healthy lifestyles, civic engagement, and preparing them for the world of work. She did teacher trainings with over 50 teachers on media literacy, critical thinking, classroom management, and inclusive education as a part of the Ministry of Education’s “New Ukrainian School” program. She is passionate about working with teachers and helping them be and do their absolute best!

  • Greg Fitzpatrick
    Greg Fitzpatrick Chief Listening Officer

    Greg guides CommunityShare’s user experience (UX) work. He is a UX researcher/writer and content strategist with more than 15 years of experience creating print and digital content for nonprofits, government agencies and global corporations. Greg has worn many hats, including television and radio producer, social media strategist, brand manager, writer, and editor.

Our Key Advisors

  • Rebecca Blakiston
    Rebecca Blakiston

    Rebecca advises CommunityShare on user experience (UX) and helps advocate for user-centered design and content decisions to ensure the CommunityShare platform works for teachers and community partners alike. She is UX strategist and librarian at the University of Arizona Libraries.

  • Stephen Gardner
    Stephen Gardner

    Stephen is Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for NoRedInk. He has worked in the edtech space for over 25 years and advises CommunityShare in sales and marketing.

  • Jenny Volpe
    Jenny Volpe

    Jenny is CEO of Make Way for Books and advises us on organizational development.

  • Chelsea Waite
    Chelsea Waite

    Chelsea is a K-12 Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute and advises CommunityShare on strategy and business model development.

  • DaNel Hogan
    DaNel Hogan

    DaNel is Director of The STEMAZing Project at the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent. She advises CommunityShare on teacher professional development and “all things STEM.” She is passionate about positively impacting STEM education by providing world-class professional development to PreK-12th grade educators. Her work focuses on girls and underrepresented groups in STEM, early childhood STEM education, and energy literacy.

  • Jeanette Maré
    Jeanette Maré

    Jeannette is a communication scholar, currently pursuing her PhD, who has been teaching kindness for over 20 years. Her world changed drastically after the sudden death of her son in 2002. In the incredible grief of losing Ben, the life-saving, world-changing power of kindness became her sole focus. With her heart broken open, she founded Ben’s Bells, a nonprofit that inspires and teaches the intentional practice of kindness. Using humor and storytelling, Jeannette helps people learn the skills they need to put their kind intention into action to strengthen relationships and communities. Jeannette advises CommunityShare with staff and organizational development.

  • Bryan Falcon
    Bryan Falcon

    Bryan is a seasoned edtech entrepreneur and award-winning theater director with a passion for both education and building and scaling successful organizations. Bryan advises CommunityShare with business model development and scaling strategy.

Our Teacher Fellows

  • Svea Anderson
    Svea Anderson

    Svea Anderson is a 6th grade Science and Math teacher at Agua Caliente Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona. In addition, Svea is also the Tanque Verde Unified School District’s STEM Coordinator, a Mentor Teacher for Pima County’s STEMAZing Project, a Lead Ambassador for a collaboration between the Arizona Science Teachers Association and the Arizona Department of Education, and a PolarTREC Educator.

  • Taylor Johnson
    Taylor Johnson

    Taylor Johnson teaches humanities at City High School. She has been teaching English for over 11 years in school districts throughout Tucson.

  • Amber Merchant
    Amber Merchant

    Amber Merchant is a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Hollinger K-8 School.