Brent Solina, President & VP of Technology
A graduate of biochemistry, Brent is an avid tinkerer and unrepentant nerd. Having a passion for Batman, Star Trek, Firefly, and classic British sports cars, his drive for MICROrganic Educational stems from many years of “basement science” as a young adult that caused a few flesh wounds, and some still-present acid burns on his mother’s countertops.
Bryan Fonder, Education Liaison
Bryan is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute holding a Dual B.S. in Design, Innovation, & Society, and Communications—Graphic Design. Because of his product design and graphic design experience, he brings “big-picture” thinking to MICROrganic and aids other teams by offering innovative ideas to refine product offerings and streamline production processes. He also brings entrepreneurship experience and has worked as a successful freelance graphic designer for a number of years.
Ted Thien, Advisor
Ted is currently Vice President of Sales for Tyler Technologies, Versatrans, Latham, NY. Ted holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University. Earlier in his career, he was as an associate at an ENR 500 engineering firm and at Oracle Corporation. In 2000, Ted co-founded FulFill-Net, a SaaS model supply chain software company. Ted led FulFill-Net through its start-up phases and the ultimate sale of the company. Throughout his career, he has participated and invested in start-up companies located in New York’s Capital District and in other parts of the United States.
Ken Malloy, Educational Advisor
Ken Malloy is a Technology Education teacher in Schodack Central School District. With a passion for hands on education, he has led his classes through projects ranging from building microbial fuel cells from scratch to solar powered go-karts. He’s an invaluable asset for MICROrganic, providing guidance on product features and assisting in the development of lesson plans.