Meet the Team

AppsEvents consists of a core team which works remotely across the world. A number of world class trainers with a history of innovation in the classroom make up the rest of the team at Google for Education summits, bootcamps and cloud camps. We always try to accomodate requests for specific Google trainers at your event - just let us know. Find out more about everybody below.

Core Team

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Director

Dan has been involved in the Google for Education community since 2006. He has trained educators across the globe from El Salvador to Vietnam.

James Sayer

James Sayer

Asia Director

Aside from managing events in Asia, James is the Head of Mathematics and IT Coordinator for Patumwan Demonstration School's international program in Bangkok.

Ben Rouse

Ben Rouse

UK Director

Ben is a Design Sprint Facilitator and advocate for design thinking in education. He has a masters degree in leading innovation and change in Education.

Ben Rouse

Guto Aaron

UK Events Manager

Guto is an experienced primary school teacher and is passionate about sharing his experience through his work as a trainer across the UK and Europe.

Neil Trinidad

Neil Trinidad

Admin and Promotions

Neil is the newest starter on the AppsEvents team! He's excited to learn more about G Suite for Education.

Allison Mollica

Allison Mollica

USA Director

Allison has been a teacher and educational technology coach for 18 years. Currently, she is a Virtual Instructor of Computers and Web Design at VLACS.

Veronika Hlavenova

Veronika Hlavenova

Global Event Manager

Veronika manages logistics for events worldwide. She holds a masters degree in Economics.

Daniela Silva

Daniela Silva

LATAM Director

Daniela is passionate about finding innovative avenues to maximize individual's capacity through professional learning.

Guen Sayson

Admin

Guen is a computer engineering graduate. She looks after back-end administration including registrations.

Jane Vestil

Jane Vestil

Promotions

Jane is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and works on promotion, managing both the AppsEvents monthly newsletter and blog.

Extended Team

Rowland Baker

Rowland Baker

Rowland has been an educator for over thirty years in both public and private schools. He is currently Executive Director of the (TICAL).

Sarah Woods

Sarah Woods

Sarah is an MYP Design Technology teacher at the International School of Amsterdam. Her style of presentation and sessions reflect her passion for student directed learning.

John Mikton

John Mikton

John is the Head of Education and Media Technology at the International School of Luxembourg. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Trainer.

Lee Webster

Lee Webster

Lee is currently Head of Technology Integration at SISB and also works as a part time EdTech consultant in International Schools within the APAC region.

Bogdan Copil

Bogdan Copil

Bogdan is passionate about science, gamification and IT integration. Working smarter is the way to go - this is his motto! He is a big fan of self-directed learning and hands-on activities.

Oli Trussell

Oli Trussell

Oli an experienced classroom teacher of math and a coder, having launched popular Google Add-ons such as 'Super Quiz' and 'Form Values.' He is a Certified Trainer and Innovator.

Jon Neale

Jon Neale

Jon Neale has been a passionate advocate of Google tools for a number of years. He now looks after technology for learning at Halcyon International School, London.

Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson

Eric Lawson is the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. He is Google for Education certified Trainer and Innovator.

Thomas Rup

Thomas Rup

Tom Rup has been working in IT in education for 6 years and is the current Network Technician for the York School Department.

He is a Certified Google Trainer, Certified Google Administrator and Certified CompTIA Security+ Expert.

Dan Leighton

Dan Leighton

Dan is passionately committed to the cause of education and the promotion of effective teaching and learning in schools. A regular speaker at conferences around the UK, Europe and Africa, he is known for his determined focus on evidence-based practice in educational technology.

Joli Boucher

Joli Boucher

Joli Boucher has been an educator for 20 years, serving the last five years as a Technology Integration Specialist within the Plymouth Public Schools, MA. She is a Google for Edu Certified Trainer and an Apple Teacher.

Josh Gauthier

Josh Gauthier

Josh is a Technology Training Specialist and former Business and Information Technology Educator. Josh is also the organizer of TEDxDePereMiddleSchool and EdcampGB.

Dan Pardy

Dan Pardy

Dan is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and the Lead Teacher of Library & Technology at Qatar Academy - Doha. He is passionate about using technology to transform learning and developing 21C skills in students.