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Dori Roberts
Dori RobertsCEO
Engineering For Kids comes from the mind of educator Dori Roberts. With an extensive educational background in math and technology education, Roberts taught engineering at the high school level for 11 years. During her teaching career, she saw a dire need for math, science and engineering programs. To fill this void, she started an afterschool club that participated in various engineering and science-based competitions.

After membership hit 180 students and the group won multiple state championships, she decided to tailor the program and apply it to a wider age demographic. With the extremely positive response she received from parents and administrators, Roberts saw a great business opportunity, leaving the teaching profession and devoting 100 percent of her time to developing the Engineering For Kids program.

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Mike Cavanaugh, CFE
Mike Cavanaugh, CFEVice President of Operations
Mike Cavanaugh has served as our Vice President since January 2014. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as our Director of Marketing beginning in September 2011. Mr. Cavanaugh began his teaching career working as Technology Education teacher at a high school in Stafford, Virginia from December 2009 until July 2012. Mr. Cavanaugh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education at Millersville University and a Master Degree in Integration of Technology in Schools at George Mason University in 2013. Mike completed the Certified Franchise Executive Program while completing his graduate certificate in Franchise Management at Georgetown University
Leslie Click, CFE
Leslie Click, CFEVice President of Brand Protection
Leslie Click is our Vice President of Brand Protection. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Click served as our Director of Franchise Support and Development since May 2012 until January 2014, and as Franchise Support from January 2012 to May 2012. Additionally, from September 2011 until January 2012, Ms. Click was the manager of our affiliate’s “Engineering For Kids” business in Stafford, Virginia. In addition to her franchise operations experience,she brings over 15 years of administrative, human resource, staff management and customer service experience to Engineering For Kids. Before joining Engineering For Kids, Ms. Click co-owned Wiggle Worms, Inc., a childcare business in Fredericksburg, Virginia from July 2009 until July 2012. Leslie has completed the Certified Franchise
Executive Program.
Josh Glessner
Josh GlessnerVice President of Franchise Performance
Joshua Glessner is currently our Vice President of Franchise Performance, and directs all training, support and franchisee growth initiatives. Josh joined the EK Franchising Company team in July of 2014 and has served as our Program Training and Support Manager since January 2015. Prior to joining us, he was a teacher in the Stafford County Public Schools in Stafford, Virginia from August 2007 to August 2014. Mr. Glessner was also a founder of Top Dawg Marketing, a web development and design company, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and served as its Vice President of Web Design and Sales from April 2011 to May 2014. Mr. Glessner received his Bachelor Degree in Economics from George Mason University in 2006,
and his Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2009.
Bonnie Schule
Bonnie SchuleMarketing Coordinator
After graduation from the Metropolitan Institute of Design in New York in 2001, Bonnie held roles within the field of Interior Design including Sales and Project Manager and Regional Visual Merchandising Manager for Ethan Allen. In 2009, she joined the Downtown Norfolk Council, a non-profit association serving the interests of area residents and businesses, as Retail Development Manager. She went on to found CJ Ryan & Co., a consulting company providing brand development, marketing and operation support to non-profit corporations and independent businesses.
Grace Baldwin
Grace BaldwinGraphic Designer
Grace Baldwin joined EK Franchising Company as a Graphic Designer in May 2014. She graduated from West Virginia University in the spring of 2014 earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. Striving to keep up with todays innovative design concepts, Grace designs EFK’s marketing materials, produces company photography, specializes in social media, and works closely with the brand development team to foster the growth of Engineering For Kids and its franchise system.
Lee Reid
Lee ReidProgram Developer
Lee originally joined Engineering For Kids in 2013 as an instructor at the Central Virginia Learning Center, while attending the Virginia Commonwealth University. Lee graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering and in November 2015, joined the Engineering for Kids curriculum team. In addition to his time spent as an EFK Instructor, Lee brings with with him 3 years of experience working as a tutor for the VCU Campus Learning Center. Lee alo has extensive experience working with FIRST Robotics, having volunteered at a number of FRC and FTC regionals as well as being a member and
mentor of Team 3136.
Carmen Andersen
Carmen AndersenFranchise Support Assistant
Carmen Andersen has been a part of the Engineering For Kids Curriculum team since 2013. Prior to joining us, she was a teacher for Fredericksburg Christian Schools from August 2012 until June 2013 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Prior to that Ms. Andersen worked for the Department of Defense Education Activity in Stuttgart, Germany, first as a teacher from August 2010 to July 2011 and then as the Curriculum Coach from August 2011 to May 2012. Ms. Andersen also served as a teacher and advisor for Garber United Methodist Church in New Bern, North Carolina from August 2009 until May 2010. Carmen is a part time curriculum support staff member.