Matthew Dickstein, CEO of Creative Learning Systems, has been a successful entrepreneur in the field of education for over 25 years. Prior to joining CLS in 2004, he played key management roles in building National Technological University, a pioneer in the field of higher education distance learning, and ELS Language Centers, the largest teacher of intensive English language programs in the U.S. Matthew received a B.S. in business from the University of Colorado and holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
George Humphreys, Vice President of Sales, has an extensive background in developing and leading successful sales organizations. George spent ten years with Follett Software and its various educational divisions. Prior to joining Follett, George held sales, sales management and marketing and roles at a variety of technology solution providers including Peopleclick, Octel Communications, Rockwell Electronic Commerce and IBM ROLM. George holds a Bachelor of Arts in business from Adrian College.
Kurt Williamson is Vice President for Learning Environments. Since joining Creative Learning Systems in 1997, Kurt has served in a wide range of capacities including installation and customer support, professional development, program development and design. Prior to joining the company, Kurt served five years as a SmartLab® facilitator. Kurt holds B.S. in industrial science and technology from Colorado State University.
Victor Fitzjarrald is the Director of Academic Services for Creative Learning Systems. Victor joined Creative Learning Systems in 2015 after returning from South Korea where he was the Technology Director for the Korea International School. Prior to going into school administration, Victor was a High School Math and Science Teacher and a SmartLab® Facilitator in Denver. Victor holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Colorado College. Victor received his Administrative Certification from Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the International Society for Technology in Education.
John Keesling is the Director of Operations at Creative Learning Systems. His first experience with Creative Learning Systems was as a SmartLab® student; he spent most of his high school career exploring the many technologies and career options it offered. After an award-winning internship at Career Development Center co-facilitating his school SmartLab®, John began his career in education technology with nGen Solutions. As the head of the Media Production/Music Lab/CAD Lab wing, he trained teachers and students in the use of company technology. John started formally working with Creative Learning Systems as a contractor in 2002 and joined the company full-time in 2005.
Philip Long joined Creative Learning systems in 2017 as financial Controller. Prior to joining Creative Learning Systems, he was the managing director for PAL industries, a financial consulting company. Philip has held various financial leadership roles throughout the past 25 years with Fortune 200 companies including Emerson Electric and Danaher Corporation. Philip holds an M.B.A from the University of Phoenix and a B.S. degree in Accounting. Philip is a member of Institute of Management Accountants.
Shelley Nault is the Director of Account Administration for Creative Learning Systems. She joined the company in 1997. Shelley works closely with all departments, from sales to purchasing and everywhere in between. She also acts as installation coordinator, ensuring that schools are ready for SmartLab® installations. Prior to joining Creative Learning Systems, Shelley worked for Deluxe Check Printers and spent four years in the US Navy after graduating from high school in Orland, California.