Amy combines exceptional program and project management skills with a deep awareness of the human needs of organizations. She effortlessly manages the details required for event coordination, budgeting, and financial matters with a values-driven global perspective. She has worked in content creation, curriculum development, executive search, and program assessment for multiple academic units, nonprofits, private foundations, educational publishers, education technology, and Fortune 100 companies. 

When not creating engaging learning experiences, Amy can be found with a cup of cold brew coffee in hand on a walk with her guide-dog-in-training Nemo. She also serves as president of the board for Inside Literature, an Austin-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based learning program that offers 6-week literature courses at pre-trial correctional facilities.

Amy received her B.A.s from the University of Southern California, her M.A. from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.


Caroline barta, phd

managing partner

Caroline specializes in translating complex content for a target audience, with a flair for strategic brand storytelling and process documentation. She balances creating innovative, ethical, and delightful learning experiences with meeting defined organizational goals and investments. She has worked in learning experience design, content creation, curriculum development, program management, and print and digital marketing for multiple academic units, educational publishers, educational testing and assessment organizations, nonprofits, start-ups, and global tech companies. 

When not brainstorming delightful learning experiences, Caroline can be found whipping up delightful gourmet food and craft cocktails. Caroline has served as a community- and values-based mentor for young women from middle school to early college for the past decade.

Caroline received her B.A. from Baylor University, her M.A. from Boston College, and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.