Learn about our Team

We're passionate about Guiding Your Child to Success

 

Mission & Vision

We empower communities of students with skills to shape the future through creative coding and collaboration. We aim to provide access for everyone to achieve high levels of digital literacy.

Hatch Coding began building a better way to learn how to read and write code in January 2014.

The initial research work done by Peter Kuperman at a local area school is the foundation for the company's ongoing research and development in computer programming education. It is also the foundation of the software used by over 40,000 students, 400 schools 1,200 computer programming educators and dozens of companies through their Team Coding Events.

Today, Hatch Coding is fully online and offers learn at home software with one to one instruction with a coach, team coding events and daily virtual classroom group sessions with a coach.

 

Our Coaches

Coaches lead the virtual one-on-one sessions. All coaches have their vulnerable sector check and obtain rigorous training prior to being hired.

Veronica
Hatch Coach
Veronica joined Hatch in October 2017. She graduated from Seneca College for Animation.
 
She enjoys seeing students grow, have fun, and apply their unique creativity to their projects.
Austin
Hatch Coach

Austin's a 4th-year Computer Science undergraduate at Carleton University who's been coding since 2013.

He knows how hard it is to learn coding, and wants to bridge the gap for others.

Jadin
Hatch Coach

Jadin is a self-taught programmer who learned how to program by making games and websites.

In his free time, he loves to skateboard and 3D print cool nick-knacks.

Meghan
Hatch Coach

Meghan was one of Hatch's first students in 2014. She then became a coach after doing AP Computer Science. 

When not coaching, Meghan can be found playing the trumpet, piano and learning new vocals.

Kai
Hatch Coach

Kai is a third-year Computer Science student at York University with a passion for Data Science. 

She's passionate about logical problem solving and encouraging individuals - especially female counterparts to code.

Dylan
Hatch Coach

Dylan has a minor in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He knows Javascript, Java, C, C++, Python, Assembly, R, HTML, CSS, and Turing.

When not in front of his computer, you can probably find him out in his garden growing veggies!

Tatheer
Hatch Coach

Tatheer is a first-year Dev Degree student at York University. She wants to combine her passions for teaching and coding by allowing others to discover their programming potential.

She enjoys baking, reading, and going on walks outdoors. 

Shari
Hatch Coach
Shari is a former Hatch intern turned coach.  She is a self-taught coder and hopes to one day build an app.
 

She has experience teaching kids in summer tech camps and at an after-school Robotics program. 

Parth
Hatch Coach

Parth is a full stack developer and third-year Computer Science student at York University.

He believes that coding at a young age has a positive impact and joined Hatch to help others gain this valuable skill.

Brenda
Hatch Coach
Brenda studied Computer Science at Western University. She knows Python, Java, and C, to algorithmic design and computer architecture. She leads Hatch's Virtual Classroom.
 
She's loved teaching since she was a child and is thrilled to help the kids at Hatch grow and learn.
Yomna
Hatch Coach

Yomna is a fourth-year Software Engineering student at Concordia University. For the past two years, she's held coding workshops for young girls and women.

When not worrying about assignments, she enjoys reading, listening to music and obsessing over cinematography.

Hercules
Hatch Coach

Hercules graduated from George Brown College's Game Development Program. 

His favourite hobbies are gaming, coding, reading, biking, and yarn crafts. 

 

Hatch Team 

We are a tight-knit and diverse team of passionate people who build each other up and learn from each other as we grow Hatch Coding's products and community.

Peter Kuperman
Co-Founder & CEO
Peter's family got a Commodore 64 when he was 9 years old. The computer's sparse software meant that he had little to do with it other than learn how to make it do things. His awareness of ongoing changes in technology and the economy spurred him to begin Hatch Coding—on the premise that if he could learn to program a computer as a child, anyone can. Peter has a degree in computer science engineering.
Emmanuelle Deaton
Co-Founder & Chair Person
Emmanuelle has been an Ontario Certified Teacher since 2005. She has been surrounded by self-taught coders for most of her life. Like Peter, she believes passionately that teaching and learning computer programming is achievable by nearly everyone and that programming literacy will open doors for students in the future. 
Neal Striegler-Pettersson
Lead Software Developer

Neal is a graduate of Carleton University's aerospace engineering program and has been building web applications since.

He likes building robust, clean software that people find easy and enjoyable to use.

Jihad Sonbul
Operations and Customer Success Coordinator

Jihad has a bachelor's degree in Infomation Technology and a master's degree in Business Administration which makes her asset to Hatch Coding's Customer Success Team.

She loves learning new languages and can speak Arabic, English and Mandarin and is looking forward to learning more.

Natalie Harris
Marketing Lead

Natalie is an exceptional team player and is always up for a challenge. She brings creativity, enthusiasm and dedication to building brand awareness for Hatch.

In her spare time, she masters the art of blanket fort-making with her young children.

Melanie Zhang
UX Designer

Melanie designs Hatch's platform to make learning how to code a wonderful experience for our students and parents.

In her free time, she likes to hike and photograph the local flora.

Jaafar Jabbar
Operations & Recruitment Specialist

Jaafar is a Recruitment professional with over 5 years' experience within the HR industry.

He's passionate about child education and has held various teaching positions throughout his life.  When not working he can be found crushing it in online gaming rooms.

Kayla Lambie - M.A, B.Sc, OCT
Curriculum Developer and Coach Manager

Kayla is an expert in STEM PBL curriculum and completed her research thesis exploring and analyzing how students and teachers learn best. 

She loves teaching, coaching and fencing and was a previous National level fencer.

Manon Buckingham
Strategic Partnerships Manager

Manon is all about creating community by reminding others not to forget their superpowers! She grew up playing ice hockey for the Abu Dhabi Falcons and has since enjoyed learning jiu-jitsu and practicing yoga.

She's proud to be surrounded by colleagues who raise each other up and learn from each other.

Alexandra Stephen-Fullgraf
Business Development Manager

Alex is dedicated to bringing in new corporate clients to partner with Hatch Coding.

She previously worked in association management and is a certified life coach. She loves all things active and personal development.

Dana Kulia
Corporate Engagement Manager

Dana is a multidimensional person who wears a few different hats at Hatch. Her main focus is to spread the word about Hatch Coding through various marketing channels and build a strong brand for Hatch online.

In her spare time, she writes rap songs in Russian and loves to DJ.

Osman Kagdi
Operations Manager

Osman oversees Hatch's Operations teams and helps to drive the Hatch mission of developing skills to shape the future.

A Scarborough native and an avid Raptors fan he spends his free time discovering new restaurants with his wife and little ones.