Our Mission

We deliver immediately accessible online training. We do this with less overhead for learners, instructors, and administrators than you'll find with any other learning platform on the planet.

 

Our Motto

The world isn’t shaped by geniuses as much as by ordinary people that learn to work in an extraordinary way.

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Our Story

Niche Academy's Founder & CEO, Jeromy Wilson, was only 4 years old when his dad helped start Dynix, a company responsible for the software system that replaced library card catalogs. Growing up, Jeromy tagged along to countless library conferences and events. After graduating from college, Jeromy also took a job at Dynix. After a few years, he began to notice a different problem: despite the increase in available online resources, they just weren’t being used to their potential.

So in 2013, Jeromy set out to find a better way to engage communities digitally, and that’s where the idea for Niche Academy was born. He started out on his own but soon recruited the help of former Dynix co-worker Jared Oates. Together, they were able to get Niche Academy off the ground. It wasn’t long before they found a whole team of people who believed in their idea and its cross-industry potential.

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Seven years later, we are now a team of 34 (and counting!) and are trusted by over 1000 communities (including libraries, IDD service providers, parks & recreation departments, and more!) across the world. 

After getting our start with just a few short library tutorials, we’re now helping to build the future of niche training and community engagement.

Meet Our Team

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Adam Flores

Illustrator

For Adam, art is an obsession and a profession; it's his way to make people's lives better and to tell their stories.

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Alyx Mitchell

Business Development Rep

Alyx thrived in a home full of older brothers and now brings that same strong will to work every day.

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Berin Hamilton

Support Specialist

Cybersecurity is a curious field for someone as outdoorsy as Berin, but she has the brains for any challenge.

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Brent Packer

Partnership Manager

Brent was an all-star athlete in high school. But he doesn't talk about that now.

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Christopher Sanchez

Business Development Rep

Chris lives his life like a party. He uses good planning and organization to make a bit of crazy joy.

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Clay Christenson

Director of Sales

Clay's wife was relieved when he chose Niche Academy over a career as a Brad Pitt stunt double.

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Courtney Alameda

Writer

When Courtney is tired of slaying vampires, she does what we all do; unwinds by writing instructional text.

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Dan Oldham

Partnership Manager

Dan's job provides for a wife and 6 kids. Which probably explains his work ethic.

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Danyal Ahmed

Software Developer

Quiet and cerebral, you'd expect Danyal to beat you in chess, but he always wins at badminton too.

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Elizabeth Dale

BDR Manager

Elizabeth makes friends easily, on hikes, on walks, at the gym... She's interested, she listens.

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Glenn Nava

Product Manager

Glenn listens to our customers, then crafts our product requirements. And gives us fashion advice.

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Isaac Oates

Partnership Manager

Acting is Isaac's superpower. Selling Niche Academy is his secret identity. Until Hollywood calls him back.

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Ken Bonney

Director of Support

Ken brings a spirit of 'Ohana' to support. And an endless supply of Aloha shirts he wears every day.

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Haris Khan

Full Stack Developer

Frontend, backend, world's end... Haris is undaunted. He has the skillz for every occasion.

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Jared Oates

Co-Founder and COO

Jared is an English major who needed a job. He tries to make himself useful.

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Jeremy Tuttle (JT)

Director of Content

JT is a writer who also happens to make killer videos. And we were looking for someone with a "J" name.

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Jeromy Wilson

Founder & CEO

Jeromy started Niche Academy because he had a hard time sitting still at a regular job.

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Jim Wilson

Senior Library Advisor

Jim came out of retirement to join Niche Academy because... well, we really needed him.

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Julie Edwards

Instructional Designer

We lured Julie away from a tenured professorship. We're still not sure how.

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Margaret Helthaler

Lead Instructional Designer

Margaret writes tutorials with a simplicity inspired by the woods and waterways of her Catskill home.

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Marianne Weyand

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Marianne sounds sweet on the phone, but our CRM obeys her with fear and trembling.

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Muslim Munir

Lead Developer

Muslim has a supply of patience that's equal to our nit-pickiness. We couldn't live without him.

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Rachel Oates

Bookkeeper

Rachel disarmed us with absent-minded charm and then took our accounting to the next level.

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Selena Montoya

Support Representative

When things go wrong, Selena fixes them. That's why we're comfortable taking risks.

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Tracy Furgason

Partnership Manager

If emotional intelligence were measured in dollars, Tracy would be a sovereign wealth fund.

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Treg Townsend

Support Specialist

Treg's entrepreneurial spark started with a Labraddoodle business. Now he's teaching himself to program.

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Vesta Nartey

Video Editor

Vesta studies subtle things like motion design and Japanese. You'll see her deft touch in our videos.

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Westyn Drake

Support Specialist

Westyn does large engine repair therapy on the weekends. It's good for his muscle cars too.

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Xenos Mesa

Illustrator

Xenos was born to be a visual alchemist. Happily, he's still willing to draw for Niche Academy.

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