Our Team

We pride ourselves on having an awesome, diverse team of enthusiastic and highly trained technology educators. Our instructors are excited to build and teach an innovative curriculum to the next generation of technology creators! They are all super approachable and are more than happy to talk about the what’s going on in class and how your students are doing. Please come and say “HI!” next time you see them, we promise they won’t bite!

Meet a few of our team members!

Jennifer is a passionate educator with over 17 years of experience working with children. She has a Teaching Diploma through the North American Montessori Center, and a Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Alberta. Jennifer also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Science and a Minor in Business. Her experience in the technology industry includes working for IBM and MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates Ltd, processing systems for satellites around the world.


Founder & Head Instructor | She/Her

Johnny Huynh is a master-level technologist with over 30 years of computer experience. He learned system administration in DOS by the age of 11, wrote his first computer game at 12, and built his first computer by 14. Johnny holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computing Science, and has held a variety of specialized programming and IT roles in multiple industries and Fortune 500 companies.


Head Technologist | He/Him

Mani is a U of A Physics and Math graduate who loves coaching and mentoring. His work ranges from dark matter detection to simulating oceans to disease modelling. Mani has been a youth mentor, STEM tutor, and hockey coach, manager, and referee. He enjoys making complex ideas accessible for others and loves getting asked crazy questions.


Program Manager | He/Him

Dylan is an enthusiastic gamer and loves to bring his excitement and passion to the classroom. He loves to find ways to teach students complex material in a way that is easy to understand. Most importantly, his positive attitude and gaming knowledge make him very relatable and approachable to students.


Lead Instructor | He/Him

Angelo is a community-minded problem solver who explores coding with enthusiasm. With experience working in multiple environments, he explores code physically using props, charts, and his rubber ducky, before totally geeking out and getting it done. If you want to break the ice with him, invite him to a game of Bounden. He also loves left-over spaghetti, but please don't feed him yours.


Lead Instructor | He/Him

Nirel is a full-stack web developer and avid board gamer. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology. She loves seeing kid’s faces when their code runs smoothly. She enjoys playing board games with her friends, especially Catan, singing, playing guitar and deconstructing things. Her dog Momo, is her biggest inspiration in life.


Lead Instructor | She/Her

Nina is a student at the University of Alberta who is pursuing a Specialization in computer science. She always keeps a positive mindset and loves to see the many amazing projects the children can create. As well, she likes to play games, go for walks with her dog, and do Chinese martial arts.


Techncial Instructor | She/Her

Fardil is a Software Engineering student at the University of Alberta. He is passionate about programming and computers, especially when it has to do with machine learning and physics. Aside from coding, Fardil is also an avid gamer and enjoys applying the problem solving skills -- his favourites include Pokemon, Hollow Knight and Hades.


Technical Instructor | He/Him

Jeff is a certified teacher with EPSB and a huge basketball fan who likes to spend his free time watching the NBA or playing at a local rec. centre. Of course, like all Discover Coding instructors, he also loves video games of all genres, but his favourite is Pokemon Sword and Shield. Gotta Catch 'em All!


Technical Instructor | He/Him

Red is an aspiring game developer studying computer science in university. He plays video games whenever he can, and loves looking deeper into games looking at how and why games are made the way they are! Red is also very passionate about music, listening to all sorts of different songs all the time, and even playing a few different instruments!


Technical Instructor | He/Him

Rayna is a biochemistry student at the University of Alberta, who appreciates the process of scientific inquiry. She loves teaching children and seeing their creativity flourish as they develop and strengthen their skills. During her spare time, Rayna enjoys playing piano and violin and going trail running in Edmonton’s river valley.


Lead Instructor | She/Her

Andi is a youth-worker turned marketing specialist who recently graduated from MacEwan University's Professional Communications program. She is an avid learner who loves thrift shopping, making DIY crafts and writing poems for her friends. These days, you can find Andi wobbling through Edmonton on 40-year-old roller skates she bought at - you guessed it, a thrift store!


Marketing Specialist | She/Her

Miranda is a Professional Communication graduate from MacEwan University who aspires to be an editor. As an editor, her favourite word is any word that’s spelled correctly and she loves when someone will talk about grammar and punctuation with her. When she’s not freelance writing, you can find her on the ice as a goalie for a men’s hockey team.


Communications Specialist | She/Her

Join the team!

We are always looking for more energetic instructors to join us. If you have experience working with kids and technology education, you may be a great fit. We love working with our instructors to help them grow to be great role models and effective educators.

We also have opportunities for volunteers and training to get you up to speed to be an instructor.