Who We Are

The work we do are projects, not products. The people we work with are partners, not customers. Each school board that joins a project is treated like an investor. You’re involved in sprint cycles, pricing discussions, and we’ve even shared source code with larger school districts who have their own teams of developers. Our hope is that each school board that joins our community shares the same vision we do about disrupting the education technology market with better software, better support, at a dramatically lower cost.

Our Team

 Brad

I’m Brad and I like to build things. It’s always been more fun to have other kids in the sandbox which is why we enjoy working directly with the people who power education to make that happen. Most people are skeptical when they hear this, but I’m married with six amazing kids. I like board games, water fights, and sneaking up on my wife when she least expects it!

Brad

CEO

Richard

I’m Richard and I thrive off the endorphins I get from solving an insanely difficult problem for which nobody else has the appetite. I’ve been a software engineer for over 25 years focusing on high scalability and secure systems. I’m married with five kids and my wife and I enjoy marathon running, triathlons, and scaling random mountain tops.

Richard

CTO

Randy

I’m Randy and I love working with people, conversing and collaborating is something I’ve enjoyed throughout my entire career. I find it extremely rewarding to know the impact our company is having with at risk youth. In my spare time you can find me hiking, boating, golfing, or challenging my family to a game of Kaiser.

Randy

Director of Partnerships

Brenda

I’m Brenda and the busier I am the happier I am. I am very passionate about mental health and children and I love what I do everyday that contributes to both.. I have 3 awesome grown children that keep me on my toes and very entertained. I am grateful to live in Kelowna and take full advantage of everything the beautiful Okanagan has to offer.

Brenda

Marketing Coordinator

Kaleb

Kaleb here! I’ve spent my career in sales and marketing management. I love building relationships and connecting people with time-saving, day-making solutions. When I’m not in the office, you can find my wife and I hiking with our dogs, back-country camping, or cruising around town in our aggressively average, suburban motorcycle gang.

Kaleb

Director of Community Development

Amber

I'm Amber and I've been designing everything from logos and business cards to websites and apps for over nine years. My approach to design is both creative and analytical, with the user's experience always at top of mind. Outside of work I love to dance, hula hoop, roller skate and cruise around the Okanagan on my motorcycle.

Amber

User Experience Designer

Nick

It’s Nick! It’s my absolute pleasure to create new and interesting software with the use of code. In my spare time I’m often cooking up a storm, attempting creative and intriguing recipes for myself and my wife to enjoy - I’m also a big fan of biking and lounging around the house!

Nick

Software Engineer

Barret

Barret reporting for duty! I've had a varied career, doing ecological research, working in real estate, I've worked for both breweries and wineries, and also managed a couple Japanese restaurants. I built my first website at age 13 and it took me a few years to figure out that coding was where I belonged. Now that I'm here, I'm excited to use my skills to help make a difference! In my spare time, I love to both watch and play basketball, tour around the incredible wineries of the Okanagan valley, or go roaring down the highway on my motorcycle.

Barret

Software Developer

Aaron

Hello, I’m Aaron. I specialize in helping young businesses and charitable organizations get off the ground by efficiently managing revenue, expenses, and cash flow. Encouraging entrepreneurs and creative thinkers who want to make a social difference is a passion of mine! In my free time, I’m usually hanging out with my family or playing my six string.

Aaron

Accountant

Our Leaders

Our board is a key source of wisdom and insight. Everything we do is tempered by this volunteer group of senior leaders in K-12 education. The board is ultimately responsible for the strategic vision of the company, feature prioritization, pricing, executive level hiring, and other key operational decisions. Full GL-level access is offered to each board member to ensure absolute accountability and transparency to the entire community of school districts we serve.

Lyle Roberts

Lyle Roberts

Westwind

I’ve been in education for 36 years of which 10 were working as a classroom teacher and 26 have been as a Director of Technology.

Scot Gillam

Scot Gillam

Limestone District

Hi, I’m Scot Gillam and I am the Associate Superintendent of Safe and Caring Schools for the Limestone District School Board. I am located in Kingston, ON. I am an avid golfer and enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters when not working, or golfing :)

Amber Darroch

Amber Darroch

Horizon

Hi, I’m Amber and I love collaborating with others to get even better results. I’ve lived and worked in K-12 across Alberta in almost all aspects of public education. I’m a wife, mom, labradoodle owner, hiker, avid reader, world traveler, and I pretty much love all food.

John Schutte

John Schutte

Calgary Catholic

I’m currently the Director of Information Technology for the Calgary Catholic School District and have been in the IT industry for 25 years. I believe in genuine leadership, innovation, and disruption. I invest most of my spare time tinkering with home automation technologies, woodworking, reading, or watching Formula 1.

Daniel Durand

Daniel Durand

Edmonton Catholic

Todd Kennedy

Todd Kennedy

Golden Hills

Mike Nielsen

Mike Nielsen

Grasslands

Originally from Vancouver Island. I'm a traveller, newfie owner (the canine variety), and self professed foodie. I've been working in education for fifteen years and Director of Technology at Grasslands Public Schools for twelve. When I'm not crunching code or working on systems I'm travelling, cooking, camping and quading, and enjoying time hanging out with my family.

Corey Sadlemyer

Corey Sadlemyer

Medicine Hat Public

Jason Caswell

Jason Caswell

Living Sky

Our Values

Values are important for setting a corporate sense of right and wrong. They help us grow and develop as a team by keeping us focused on what really matters. The most innovative thing Imagine Everything has developed is a hybrid working model between the private and public education sector. Project and feature innovation belongs to the people in our education community who have shared their vision for how software must work. There are four key pieces that guide all decision making and accountability within our team:

We’re here to protect children. Above all else, Imagine Everything was founded with the purpose of designing affordable software that could identify and rescue at-risk children. As we embark on new projects and initiatives we feel it is essential to stay grounded towards this mission.

School boards play an integral role in our governance. Imagine Everything is a hybrid that utilizes the speed, agility, and efficiency of the private sector. But, it’s critical that we keep school boards at the helm through our board of directors so the temperance, wisdom, and longevity of experience of public education continue to guide the company.

All project funding must come from school boards. The revenue from each project directly funds the technical and people cost of providing school boards with enterprise software. By excluding private investors we can remain accountable to a single master: education. Our bylaws also prohibit any form of debt financing which ensures Imagine Everything remains stable and predictable.

We’re about people and product, not profit. Although Imagine Everything is a privately held company, it operates on a zero-base budget. This means that every dollar of revenue generated from projects goes right back into providing school districts with top-notch technical infrastructure and hiring the best software developers and designers available to support school boards. It also means providing technologies “at cost” to help crush the skyrocketing cost of education software.