Alex has been a lifelong learner ever since discovering the possibilities that public access television provided him at a young age. A video creator at heart, he was able to learn on his terms by surrounding himself with the people and resources he needed to develop the skills that would accelerate his future in multimedia and video production, without ever completing college. It was during this tenure that he met Eric, who introduced Alex to e-learning development and instructional design. In 2018, Alex and Eric collaborated to lay the foundations for JazzJune, and together with Jason Skog, they built a company that aims to provide the same access to people and resources, so others can become lifelong learners. Alex believes accessible learning is core to both individuals and societies achieving a higher level of understanding for one another and creating a better tomorrow. When he isn’t working on JazzJune, you can find him on the course hitting for par (or bogey), or on the slopes out west.
Eric gets excited about making learning better for people. He is a teacher, coach, instructional designer, and e-learning developer. In 2011 he created Shoehorn LMS, first implemented at Anytime Fitness, the fastest growing franchise in the world, serving and training more than 3,000 franchisees and their staff. In 2020, with an eye on serving even more learners, Eric turned his attention to JazzJune, a simple yet revolutionary platform that makes learning better. Eric likes ideas, dreaming, meditating, and learning, especially from his 7 children as they grow up.
Jason has been writing for audiences of all ages for almost three decades. He is the author of 17 books for young readers; a former journalist who covered education, technology, youth issues, city government and the justice system; and he has been a marketing and communications professional at some of the world’s largest law firms. When he’s not writing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two school-age sons, playing outdoor sports, taking hikes and hitting the beach.