About Treehouse

Our mission is to diversify the tech industry through accessible education, unlocking the door to opportunity, and empowering people to achieve their dreams.

About Treehouse

Treehouse was founded in 2011 with the purpose of making tech more accessible through affordable and engaging online tech education. Over the course of the following decade, we’ve taught over 1.2 million people how to code and design. Today, Treehouse is the educational platform of choice for thousands of students, schools, libraries, non-profits, and corporations around the globe. For a glimpse into the impact Treehouse is making in the classroom, check out this video highlighting the use of our platform within a high school computer science classroom:

Practical, Interactive Instruction

Interesting as it may be, you’re not going to find any course material covering programming self-driving cars, creating your own programming language, or building a Rubik’s Cube-solving robot. Instead, we focus exclusively on topics, languages, and technologies that are used within high-salary technology roles. Programmers with knowledge of JavaScript, Python, HTML, CSS, PHP, and Ruby are in extraordinarily high demand, and so that’s what we teach. We also focus on other critical parts of the web development stack, including design, user experience, databases, and product management.

Although Treehouse is best known for its award-winning video-based instruction, the ability to demonstrate what students have learned is made possible through quizzes, code challenges, and virtual workspaces.

Obsessive Support

Learning about technology can sometimes be intimidating, particularly when you don’t have an active support network you can turn to for questions and advice. The Treehouse success and support teams are here to fill this void, answering your questions via our community forum. Because the forum is well integrated into the course curriculum, your questions can be associated with a specific video, raising the likelihood of a detailed and applicable response.

Techdegree students are provided with even more intimate support via our dedicated Slack workspaces. You’ll interact directly with our team (even via direct messages if you’d like), and we’ll even jump on a Zoom call if you’re really stuck. Further, all of our student success representatives are themselves graduates of our Techdegree program, meaning you’ll receive an empathetic and knowledgeable response from somebody who has indeed walked a mile in your proverbial shoes. And because our success team is spread across multiple continents, chances are somebody will be online regardless of your schedule!

Administrative and account questions are handled by our world-class support team. A recent review of our support desk statistics shows an average response of less than 90 minutes for all customer inquiries!

Affordable Subscriptions

According to US News, the average cost of public, in-state college tuition in the United States is $10,338 annually. Out-of-state tuition is more than double that at $22,698. And this doesn’t even take into account food, health insurance, and living expenses.

By contrast, Treehouse Techdegree students can often complete their degree for less than $2,000, doing so on their own time and according to their schedule. Students seeking an even more affordable solution can subscribe to our $25/month Courses plan, gaining access to thousands of hours of valuable learning content.

You’re probably asking whether it’s possible to land a job in the tech industry after learning from Treehouse. The answer is definitively yes! But don’t take our word for it, let our students make the case through their own personal success stories.

Our Values

We believe that achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion requires doing constant work to learn, grow, and change. We have a long way to go, but we are dedicated to building a more equitable, diverse, & inclusive environment at Treehouse and in the larger tech industry.

Our Mission

Our mission is to diversify the tech industry through accessible education, unlocking the door to opportunity, and empowering people to achieve their dreams. Offering courses to individual learners, internal company teams, and third-party education providers, we help to bridge the gap between formal educational institutions and on-the-job requirements.

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THE TREEHOUSE TEAM

Our Awesome Crew

  • Sarah Cutforth

    Sarah Cutforth

    Account Executive
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    Sarah Cutforth

    Sarah Cutforth

    Account Executive
    Department: Sales

    Texas, USA

    Bio

    Sarah Cutforth is always up for a new adventure, from visiting new countries to trying a new sport to hiking another mountain. She believes the best way to grow is by trying everything at least once. Sarah strives to ensure people follow the path they want, not what others plot for them. What she enjoys most about Treehouse is being able to empower people to take the non-traditional route to a career in tech.

    Fun facts

    Top bucket list item: To visit all 50 states
    Coffee order: Blended or iced sugar with a shot of coffee
    Favorite book: 1984

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  • Ashlyn Sisson

    Ashlyn Sisson

    Account Executive
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    Ashlyn Sisson

    Ashlyn Sisson

    Account Executive
    Department: Sales

    Virginia, USA

    Bio

    After realizing that traditional higher education was not for her, Ashlyn Sisson decided to pursue other options and joined a business apprenticeship program, which sparked her appreciation for education. She is passionate about providing more people with quality education that builds relevant skill sets that apply to modern careers. With previous experience in customer-facing roles, Ashlyn loves to solve problems for people and deliver relevant information that will allow them to reach their goals.

    Fun facts

    Favorite movie line: “Harry, did you put your name in the Goblet of Fire?”
    Favorite thing about your job: I get to be part of the movement to diversify the tech industry.
    Favorite hobby: Building Lego sets
    Favorite TV show or movie: I love watching bad movies and most reality TV shows.

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  • Rohald van Merode

    Rohald van Merode

    Student Success Specialist
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    Rohald van Merode

    Rohald van Merode

    Student Success Specialist
    Department: Student Success

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Bio

    Rohald van Merode is a Full Stack Web Developer with an interest for coding since he can remember. Having worked in retail for over 10 years, he decided to turn his interest for coding into a career. After finishing multiple Techdegrees, he is now happy to give back to the community and help others break into tech. Whenever he’s not working on a new React project he enjoys traveling, photography, and hanging out with friends and family.

    Fun facts

    Favorite thing about your job: Reading about a student landing their first tech job when I open up LinkedIn.
    Favorite food: Sushi
    Top bucket list item: Visiting Machu Picchu, Peru
    Favorite programming language: JavaScript

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  • Rachel Garcia Acevedo

    Rachel Garcia Acevedo

    Customer Success Representative
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    Rachel Garcia Acevedo

    Rachel Garcia Acevedo

    Customer Success Representative
    Department: Sales

    Puerto Rico, USA

    Bio

    Rachel Garcia Acevedo is an aspiring coder and tech enthusiast. Opting out of traditional college to pursue a business apprenticeship, experimenting comes naturally to Rachel. Her experience in sales has taught her the importance of nurturing genuine relationships, while her experience in high-level administrative support has sparked a love and respect for entrepreneurship. When she's not connecting with Treehouse students, she's most definitely researching how to help sharks and ocean conservation efforts.

    Fun facts

    Favorite book: Frankenstein
    Favorite thing about your job: All the cool people I get to meet
    Favorite place: The ocean
    Favorite hobby: Reading

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  • Laura Coronel

    Laura Coronel

    Instructor
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    Laura Coronel

    Laura Coronel

    Instructor
    Department: Production

    California, USA

    Bio

    Laura Coronel’s first exposure to coding was during her junior year of her civil engineering degree. She was hooked! Flash forward three years: She wanted to take her coding to the next level, so she signed up for the Full Stack JavaScript TechDegree here at Treehouse. Laura is now excited to give back to the community that helped her feel confident enough to join the tech industry. When she's not creating online courses, she's crocheting. (She crocheted that Treehouse pillow behind her!)

    Fun facts

    Pets: I have four pets! Ruby (dog), Sokka (cat), Katara (cat), and Dragon (crested gecko).
    Where you grew up: Sleepy Hollow, NY. Our high school mascot was the headless horseman!
    First job: Cashier at a local grocery store
    Favorite thing about your job: Working with the Student Success team on improving content for the students!
    Most unusual place you’ve lived: I once moved from NYC to Ames, Iowa. Very different lifestyles!

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  • Alexis An

    Alexis An

    Software Developer
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    Alexis An

    Alexis An

    Software Developer
    Department: Engineering

    Tokyo, Japan

    Bio

    Alexis An has lived in Tokyo since 2019 where she attended a coding bootcamp and landed her first tech job. Before joining Treehouse, she worked in bank compliance. In her free time, she likes to read, draw, sunbathe at the beach or go to baseball games.

    Fun facts

    Pets: I have 12 cats back home in New York City.
    Coffee order: Iced coffee, black
    Favorite movie line: “Fly, you fools.”

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  • Brian Jensen

    Brian Jensen

    Student Success Specialist
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    Brian Jensen

    Brian Jensen

    Student Success Specialist
    Department: Student Success

    Arizona, USA

    Bio

    Brian Jensen is a Full Stack Web Developer and tech enthusiast. He loves learning new development stacks and helping others break into the wondrous world of tech.

    Fun facts

    Favorite book: The Wheel of Time series
    Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad
    If you could have one superpower: Teleportation

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  • Rachel Johnson

    Rachel Johnson

    Student Success Specialist
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    Rachel Johnson

    Rachel Johnson

    Student Success Specialist
    Department: Student Success

    Sydney, Australia

    Bio

    Rachel Johnson is, first and foremost, a life-long and life-wide learner. She is also a highly technical Graphic Designer and Full Stack Web Developer with a passion for creating design and web solutions. She spends her days taking care of Techdegree students, and spends her evenings teaching music or slowly pursuing a Master of Education degree. Rachel is happiest when spending quality time with her husband and has a mild addiction to spicy noodles.

    Fun facts

    Claim to fame: I'm a descendant of Confucius.
    Favorite color: I’m absolutely obsessed with the color green, which makes that my favorite part of being on Team Treehouse.
    Favorite programming language: I love Python (both the language and the snake!).

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  • Yaroslav Mokhurenko

    Yaroslav Mokhurenko

    Software Developer
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    Yaroslav Mokhurenko

    Yaroslav Mokhurenko

    Software Developer
    Department: Engineering

    Cherkasy, Ukraine

    Bio

    Yaroslav Mokhurenko is a lifetime student who has been studying nonstop since the age of sixteen. Every diploma he has earned is related to the IT industry. His latest achievement is a Bachelor’s Diploma in Internet Applications and Web Development from Fanshawe College, Canada. Since graduation, he has finally settled in to become a part of the Treehouse team (and to learn even more).

    Fun facts

    Favorite food: Georgian national dish, Khachapuri
    Pets: Unfortunately none, but I really want to get a ferret.
    Phobia: Subways give me a little anxiety.
    Favorite band: The Pretty Reckless
    Favorite music: Rock

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  • Dustin Usey

    Dustin Usey

    Technical Evangelist
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    Dustin Usey

    Dustin Usey

    Technical Evangelist
    Department: Marketing

    Louisiana, USA

    Bio

    Dustin Usey got started with programming in 2018 and instantly fell in love. As a Techdegree student, he learned everything he knows today (code-wise) from Treehouse! Now, as a Tech Evangelist at Treehouse, he gets to build projects to show how easy and fun development can be, and he’s excited to get to share his knowledge with the community.

    Fun facts

    Favorite hobby: Lifting/Fitness
    Where you grew up: South Louisiana
    Favorite music: Hardcore/metal
    Favorite food: Jambalaya or Gumbo
    Favorite movie: Harry Potter

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  • Kara Proulx

    Kara Proulx

    Customer Support Manager
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    Kara Proulx

    Kara Proulx

    Customer Support Manager
    Department: Customer Support

    Washington, USA

    Bio

    Kara Proulx has worked at Treehouse since 2015, first as a Support Rep and now as a Support Manager. Kara very much enjoys assisting customers with their questions and being part of their learning journey. She continues to be amazed to hear of students' success landing their dream jobs and changing their lives. When she’s not working, Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and their pup, Kodah, along with family and friends.

    Fun facts

    Favorite TV show: There are so many, but top of the list would be Friends.
    Favorite pizza toppings: It may be controversial, but pineapple, sometimes with Canadian bacon and green peppers.
    Favorite place: Disneyland! Yep, I’m a Disney Adult for sure.

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  • Amy Wong

    Amy Wong

    Marketing Manager
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    Amy Wong

    Amy Wong

    Marketing Manager
    Department: Marketing

    Massachusetts, USA

    Bio

    Amy Wong is a creative at heart with an affinity for analytics. She is classically trained in fine art with a focus on photography and graphic design, and she holds a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Clark University. With experience in digital marketing, communications, and operations in the entertainment, roofing, and financial services industries, her versatile understanding of marketing strategy and MarTech platforms drives innovation. Amy enjoys photography, running, and Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

    Fun facts

    Favorite book: The Little Prince
    Favorite TV show or movie: Dexter or Criminal Minds; No Country for Old Men
    First job: Helping at my parents' restaurant (waitress is a strong word; retrieving toddler is more accurate)
    Claim to fame: I’ve never had guacamole

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  • Fortune Zviregei

    Fortune Zviregei

    Software Developer
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    Fortune Zviregei

    Fortune Zviregei

    Software Developer
    Department: Engineering

    Gdansk, Poland

    Bio

    Fortune Zviregei is a Software Developer based in Poland. He enjoys figuring out web development–related stuff. He’s also a hardcore F1 fan, so you might often find him sim racing or watching an F1 documentary.

    Fun facts

    Favorite movie line: “Murdock, I'm coming to get you.”
    Favorite thing about your job: I get to do some pretty cool software necromancy - lol.
    Favorite programming language: Almighty JavaScript
    Where you grew up: Zimbabwe

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  • Travis Alstrand

    Travis Alstrand

    Student Success Specialist
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    Travis Alstrand

    Travis Alstrand

    Student Success Specialist
    Department: Student Success

    California, USA

    Bio

    Travis Alstrand is a life-long learner who is dedicated to giving back to the very community that gave him his start in all things Web Development. On the side, he enjoys dabbling in Game Development, recording/mixing music and taking trips to the ocean.

    Fun facts

    Favorite book: Stephen King's It
    Favorite TV show or movie: Anything Star Wars, Stargate or horror.
    Favorite hobby: Recording and mixing music.
    Favorite genre of music: Metal

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  • Danielle Goebel

    Danielle Goebel

    Sales Manager
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    Danielle Goebel

    Danielle Goebel

    Sales Manager
    Department: Sales

    Ohio, USA

    Bio

    Danielle Goebel has been a sales professional her entire adult life and specializes in B2B sales. Danielle enjoys cooking, gardening, and feeding as many birds as possible in her backyard, especially hummingbirds. In her free time, she can be found traveling and going on adventures with her son. Their 2023 goal is to visit as many Cedar Fair amusement parks as possible.

    Fun facts

    Nickname: DG
    Pets: 2 dogs (Grizzly & Pepper), 1 cat (Nugget), and a snail (Elvis)
    Favorite TV show: Money Heist and The Masked Singer
    Hero: My dad
    Favorite place: Islands of Adventure in Orlando, FL

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  • Jesse Gay

    Jesse Gay

    Production Director
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    Jesse Gay

    Jesse Gay

    Production Director
    Department: Production

    Oregon, USA

    Bio

    Jesse Gay is a multidisciplinary EdTech content specialist, audio engineer, video editor, music professional, and educator. After graduating from Reed College in Psychology, he jumped into the vibrant music scene of Portland, Oregon, with an indie label and collective. This led to several music-related startups and finally to his home in EdTech, which synthesizes his interests in technology, media, and helping people. Outside the studio, he can be found chasing waves and wind on various boardcraft.

    Fun facts

    Favorite book: Cryptonomicon
    Pets: 2 Bengal cats (1 leopard, 1 panther)
    Coffee order: Chameleon Vanilla Cold Brew w/cream and MCTs
    Favorite possession: Rhodes piano

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  • Kelsey Harringa

    Kelsey Harringa

    Human Resources Rep
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    Kelsey Harringa

    Kelsey Harringa

    Human Resources Rep
    Department: HR

    Nebraska, USA

    Bio

    Kelsey Harringa is a Human Resources leader with over 10 years of HR and project management experience. She loves to assist employees to ensure the best employee experience overall. She enjoys watching The Office and Parks & Rec on repeat, while spending time with her Great Dane pup and 13-year-old son.

    Fun facts

    Favorite food: Sushi for sure – Nebraska has surprisingly good sushi!
    Favorite genre of music: Pop and hip hop
    Pets: A Great Dane mixed pup named Stella and a tabby cat named Kato

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  • Luke Marshall

    Luke Marshall

    Operations Advisor
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    Luke Marshall

    Luke Marshall

    Operations Advisor
    Department: Executive

    Canberra, Australia

    Bio

    Luke Marshall is a seasoned people manager with a background in recruiting, change management and choice architecture. Luke looks to help Treehouse refine the student experience as well as bridge the gap between education and employment. Luke enjoys all things fitness, food, and family while watching The Office on repeat.

    Fun facts

    Favorite Food: Baby back ribs
    Favorite Movie: John Wick

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  • Kari Brooks

    Kari Brooks

    Director of Operations
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    Kari Brooks

    Kari Brooks

    Director of Operations
    Department: Executive

    Oregon, USA

    Bio

    Kari Brooks has led high-performing production, technical, and design teams since the 20th century, applying creative and critical thinking simultaneously while driving operational excellence in publishing, branding, IT, and EdTech. Kari found her dream job with Treehouse, bringing together a multidisciplinary team to support people of diverse backgrounds who are elevating their lives through education. When she’s not working, Kari is happy traveling, cooking, watching her son's baseball games, and working with clay.

    Fun facts

    If you could be any animal: House cat
    Favorite movie line: "We're gonna need a bigger boat."
    Favorite place: The Oregon Coast
    Favorite possession: It’s a tie between my wedding ring and my electric Audi.
    Most unusual place you’ve lived: Potosí, Bolivia – one of the highest cities in the world

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  • Jason Gilmore

    Jason Gilmore

    CEO
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    Jason Gilmore

    Jason Gilmore

    CEO
    Department: Executive

    Ohio, USA

    Bio

    Jason Gilmore is a tech industry veteran, having spent 20+ years leading teams and building software for the agricultural, architectural, environmental, publishing, and telecom sectors. Teaching others how to code has figured prominently throughout his career; Jason is the author of nine books on web development, has hosted workshops for hundreds of students, and is cofounder of CodeMash Conference.

    Fun facts

    Favorite book: The Sun Also Rises
    Favorite movie line: “Yo, Adrian!”
    Top bucket list item: Visit all 30 MLB stadiums with my family.

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