Meet the Team working to make all of our opportunities for students and teachers possible.

Our Executive Director

headshot of Valerie Lockhart - black hair and black shirt

Valerie Lockhart

With over two and a half decades of communications and organizational management experience, Valerie Lockhart is a multimedia technologist with a focus on universal design, accessibility, and individualized learning. 

Valerie founded the MN Women in Tech in 2014, and has been serving as the Executive Director of Code Savvy since late 2021.

Our Board of Directors

Paul llamas

Director Of Mechanical Engineering at Entrust

Ellena Schoop

Enterprise Data Architect/Sr, Data Governance Strategic Planner

Jean Weiss

Code Savvy Board Member

David balcom

Senior Executive & Strategic Partner – Medical Device Industry

Cynthia Lo

Program Management, Github

Savneet Singh

Learning Experience Architect and AI Ethicist

Our Team


People Operations

BRAD HAUGEN Regional Partner Program Manager and Coaching for Equity Co-Principal Investigator


Admin Assistant


Manager of Curriculum and Instruction (K-12)


Manager of Curriculum and Instruction (Part Time)


Communications Intern

Join Our Team

Although our team is currently fully staffed, we welcome your interest in joining us! Keep an eye on this space for future job openings. If you’re eager to learn more about upcoming roles, feel free to reach out to us at