Matthew Dickstein, CEO of Creative Learning Systems, has been a successful entrepreneur in the field of education for over 30 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.
Victor Fitzjarrald is the Vice President 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 Vice President 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.
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.