About Our Team

These are the people that make things happen around here.
Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz

Founder, Designer, Pedagogical Ninja, and Solver of Problems

Rob started this little venture as an outgrowth of his class website at brainbuffet.com. Rob is fluent in design, Photoshop, Illustrator, and photography, and loves speaking on creativity and innovative classroom ideas!

  • Photoshop 90% 90%
  • Illustrator 80% 80%
  • Design and Business 75% 75%
Joe Dockery

Joe Dockery

VP - Video and Media, King of Apps, Skibum Extraordinaire

Joe Dockery is an award winning educator, a popular workshop speaker and trainer with a focus on video for education, but Joe is the ultimate creative! Joe is fluent is the entire creative suite and plays a mean game of Disc Golf as well.

  • Premiere 95% 95%
  • InDesign 80% 80%
  • Mobile Apps 90% 90%
Joseph Labrecque

Joseph Labrecque

VP- App Development. Master Absintheur, Knower of Secret Things

Joseph Labrecque is the BrainBuffet King of all things Flash! He’s written a bunch of books, has a few Lynda.com titles, and is also an EXPERT ON UNDEAD AND NEWBORN SAFETY.

  • Adobe Animate (Flash) 95% 95%
  • Web Development 85% 85%
  • Systems Integration 90% 90%
Kim Cavanaugh

Kim Cavanaugh

Trainer, Author, and King of the Interwebs

Kim is an award-winning educator, author, and web designer working in the design and web industry for over a decade. Author of multiple books and part-time beach-bum, Kim handles our web design courses and is the on-call site guru!

  • Dreamweaver 90% 90%
  • Web Design 80% 80%
  • E-learning and Event Web Integration 85% 85%
Kelly Kermode

Kelly Kermode

Queen of Print Media, Thrower of Clay, and Best Looking trainer at ACATP

Kelly is an amazing educator with years of experience in design, yearbook, newspaper, and is one HECK of a potter!!! She also has a great delivery style and is very active on twitter- be sure to check her out! Kelly also speaks often at conferences, often speaking on integrating technology into the classroom!

  • Premiere 95% 95%
  • InDesign 80% 80%
  • Mobile Apps 90% 90%
Jackie Coll

Jackie Coll

Interim Kingpin, Keeper of the Reigns, Disney Queen and Nerd Mom, 2014

Jackie is the official Keeper of things Afloat when Rob is out of the scene. She’s an invaluable part of our team- and though busy with mommy-hood, we still love and value her as a critical part of what we do! She’s taking a bit of a Sabattical right now to spend time with her family… but hope to have her back soon to keep things organized!

  • Photoshop 85% 85%
  • Industry Testing 95% 95%
  • Curriculum Design 90% 90%
Timely Updates

Targeted Training

Our tutorials cover what you need to know in a hands-on, content-rich set of tutorials that don’t beat around the bush. We cover what you need to know to get started for industry exams and workplace.

Connected Content

Context is key. Our tutorials are project based, teaching you the critical skills you need in a way that you can use them immediately. No fluff, no junk, and cool projects you’ll be stoked to show off.

On-Screen Delivery

Online training has the extra benefit of being quickly updated, always available, and easily modified. When the industry or exams change, so do we. This quick adjustment is key to adapting to changes in the industry.

Clear Communication

Our combination of video and hands-on projects is highly effective! Our users love our projects, they’re successful on industry exams, and they move quickly into advanced concepts and careers.

Recent News

Here’s what’s happening around the office…

Mini Update for Holiday Season Start

Hi everyone! This is a super quick update. Just wanted to get the video below to you guys to let you know why it's been so quiet around here, and also to share the first ever Brainbuffet Design Contest! More details below. State of the Site: [video width="1920"...

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18-19 School Year: Welcome Back, Teachers!

Welcome Back, Everyone! I am SUPER excited about this year! This first newsletter will be the first in a series to help you get started with the new school year. I do plan on sending out one a week. If anything, it will probably be less than that- I am super sensitive...

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