About Us

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.

Niche Academy learning management platform

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.

Jared and Jeromy, Founders

Jared & Jeromy

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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Ammar Iqbal

Full Stack Developer

While building for the future, Amar finds joy now in mentoring new IT professionals and working on his family fish farm.

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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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Bryan Fetalco

Researcher

Bryan loves Manga, family time, and principled political activism. His jolly personality lets him make friends and soften hard relationships.

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Christopher Sanchez

BDR Team Lead

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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Dan Oldham

Partnership Manager

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

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Glenn Nava

Director of Product

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

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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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Jessie Boy Escube

Researcher

Jesse is a social butterfly who loves volleyball and nurturing plants. He works long hours and sees time as a precious gift.

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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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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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Madalynne Americano

Director of Marketing

Madalynne's started creating content before she had her first kiss. Random pep talks are her other specialty.

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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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Melissa Sutherland

Area Partnership Manager

Any room feels more welcoming with Melissa in it. Or a phone call, or even a company, come to think of it.

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Muhammad Shahzeb

Full Stack Developer

Shahzeb learned about commitment and dedication early in life. Being a good listener has helped him make friends that share these values.

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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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Noman Rahim

Full Stack Developer

Noman hopes for his own successful startup someday. His optimism may be contagious, but we like his chances.

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Selena Montoya

Technical Support Manager

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

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Pierre Thomas

Customer Success Specialist

When you see Pierre, his shoes will match his watch band, which matches his shirt, which will match his hat.

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Taimour Ali

Full Stack Developer

Taimour is an imaginative engineer who studies AI, loves cricket, and plays a mean game of chess.

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Tiffany Sigaran

Storyboard Artist and Animated Motion Coordinator

Tiffany is a geek fashionista who loves D&D, comic book shops, food trucks, and movie marathons.

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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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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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