Are you ready to build cool things?

Come join our amazing community!

Why Tech Trep? (watch video)

Who are we?

Tech Trep Academy helps you learn more about what you love, so you can give your passions a purpose. Love Minecraft? We’ll teach you how to make a mod (and much more). Love drawing and movies? We'll help you make your own animated films. Want to start your own business? We can teach you that, too.

It's time to unleash your creativity and change the world - Dare to Create.

The Team

Original Founders of Tech Trep Academy

Co-Founders / Strategic Advisors / Online Mentors

Marlon Lindsay

Co-Founder / Executive VP

Frantz Belot, PhD

Co-Founder / Executive VP

Stephanie Hess

Project Manager / Team Support

Adam Toren

Strategic Advisor

Matthew Toren

Strategic Advisor

Gillian Whitney

Online Tech Mentor / Course Developer

Tanner Bowman

Online Tech Mentor Support

Chris Frisbie

Online Tech Mentor / Course Developer

Eric DeJulio

Online Tech Mentor / Course Developer

Dani Bates

Online Tech Mentor

Erin Sublette

Online Teacher

Jen Goostrey

Education Specialist

Non-Profit Partner: Forever Young Foundation

Barb and Steve Young

Founders / Co-Chairs, Forever Young Foundation

NFL Hall of Fame QB; Parents of 4 children

Jerry Rice

Co-Founder of 8-80 Zones, Partner of Forever Young Foundation

NFL Hall of Fame WR and 3-time Super Bowl Champion

Rich Lawson

Board of Trustees, Forever Young Foundation

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner at HGGC

Gayla Compton

Board of Trustees, Forever Young Foundation

Managing Director of the Maverick Foundation

Junior Bryant

Board of Trustees, Forever Young Foundation

NFL Super Bowl Champion; VP, Pacific Global Investments

Sterling Tanner

President & Executive Director, Forever Young Foundation

Over 25 years experience in Non-Profit Executive Leadership

Michelle Knox

Director of Media and Public Relations, Forever Young Foundation

Michelle has been serving kids around the world for over 18 years

Legal / IT / Finance / Marketing Partners

Craig Jacoby

General Outside Counsel

Partner, Cooley, LLP

John Crittenden

Trademark Protection

Partner, Cooley, LLP

Chantal Hwang

Trademark Protection

Associate, Cooley, LLP

Silicon Valley Bank

Menlo Park, California

Richard Coates


Amazon Web Services

Alen Howard


by Instructure

Bryan Phelps

Big Leap

Marketing Execution

Abe Fawson


Web Developer