smith & beta was founded in 2012 with a lofty objective: design the most impactful workplace education and evolution programs ever imagined. We're committed to changing opinion [elevating the usefulness] about training through innovative, hands-on, connected-to-work programming that matters.
Our team is diverse. We hail from big agencies, small shops, technology companies, and start-ups. What unites us is our shared commitment to employee savvy and organizational readiness.
Allison is the founder of smith & beta. She's a spirited entrepreneur who is resistant to status quo, promotes action over chit chat, and is over-the-top passionate about redefining workplace learning and all things org change. She's held a few fancy positions in advertising and marketing prior to launching smith & beta in 2013. If she's not writing, speaking, or digging into a client's business needs, you can find her hiking up one of the many beautiful trails in Boulder, CO.
In his role as CFO, Jason's mandate is threefold: clarify our financial picture, streamline our accounting processes, and make accounting slightly less boring for the rest of us. He holds a BS in Accounting, is an active CPA in the State of Colorado, and has a decade of experience helping businesses improve their bottom line. He spends his free time wondering when his job will become fully automated, and dreams of writing the software that will ultimately replace him.
As a freelance facilitator, Rebecca oversees the in-person classroom experience for select client programs. An enthusiastic advocate for life-long learning, she enjoys helping people and organizations grow and adapt along with their changing needs. Rebecca has over a decade of experience in various facets of the advertising industry, and is currently co-directing/producing an independent documentary feature about participatory city-planning in the Bay Area.
Rachel is a social media guru that graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in Advertising. She freelances for Smith & Beta create consistent branding on all social media platforms. When she isn't posting the latest content on Instagram, you can find her playing the accordion.
Pauli is a senior at the University of Colorado studying strategic communications. He was born and raised in Helsinki, Finland until he ventured his way out to the United States four years ago. During his leisure time he enjoys skiing and exploring the great Rockies.
Chandler is passionate about integrating data into everyday decision making. When he is not busy aggregating statistics and crafting a narrative for smith & beta's next workshop series, he can be found exploring Colorado in search of the perfect sunset.
Forming relationships with clients is what keeps Kadie going. When she's not executing on timelines or managing the daily details at smith & beta, you can find her in skis or backpacking through the Rockies.
Our teacher network is a team of practitioners from startups, agencies, and large, esteemed institutions. We have an established group of experts that we collaborate with on learning experiences.