Company

We are experienced educators, journalists, and technologists who are seriously committed to making students better critical thinkers, communicators, and citizens by equipping them with the tools to thrive in the 21st century.

 

We are committed to making teachers’ lives easier by making The Juice a plug-and-play solution. We empower educators to make informed learning decisions with individual and class-wide diagnostic data.

 

Our content philosophy is simple: Engaging content, engages learners. We monitor, evaluate, debate, and hold ourselves to high standards and to always follow the Golden Rule. To achieve the highest levels of journalistic integrity, we write all of our stories in-house. We value neutrality, and we do not repurpose news articles from third parties.

 

We want as many students and teachers as possible to benefit from The Juice, no matter their background. That’s why we have a sliding scale for under-funded schools and community groups. We’re on track to provide 30,000 students with access to The Juice for free this year. If you think your school or group qualifies, please contact us.

Our Team

I keep an eye on the finances so we can focus on keeping an eye on the news.

I earned a BA in accounting from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. I am a certified public accountant and CGMA certified.

As a seasoned accounting professional with diverse experience in public, corporate, and private equity fund accounting, I provide support for the day-to-day operations, tax reporting as well as financial budgeting and forecasting for the company.

Irina Carpov

CFO

With over two decades of experience as an Education Marketer, Audrey is passionate about doing work that matters and helping teachers and students achieve their full potential in and outside the classroom. As the director of marketing for The Juice, Audrey is excited to bring her experience and leadership skills to The Juice Learning team. She looks forward to working alongside people who are passionate about bridging the gap between education and technology for generations to come.

When she is not working alongside her team at The Juice, Audrey enjoys skiing the black diamond slopes of Northern Nevada in the winter, enjoying a good book, and swimming in California's waters. The community has always been a big driver for Audrey. She enjoys supporting woman-driven organizations such as the Junior League of Reno and Dress for Success in her free time. Audrey completed her B.S. in Integrated Studies from CSU, Monterey Bay, concentrating on environmental science, ecological economics, and urban design.

Audrey Ciccone

Director, Marketing

I find bugs in our software, prior to release, so the user can love our product and have a great experience from the start. I earned a BA in Information Science and an MBA in Investment Finance from Fordham University.

I have 25+ years of experience across diverse industries, analyzing software, breaking it, verifying the fix and giving the final thumbs up to release.

When I’m not working, I have a passion for storm chasing and photography.

Jennifer Dooley

Quality Assurance Analyst

I play a key role in The Juice’s marketing and sales teams. I serve as the conductor of The Juice’s marketing focus groups, and I internally represent the voice of the educator.

I’ve held marketing positions for a variety of digital start-ups and entertainment brands including The Summit Music Hall, and I am passionate about the ability of a business to make a positive impact in people’s lives.

I am the Founder of the Ohio chapter of the non-profit charity organization, Advocates of Change, and graduated Cum Laude from the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University.

Cameron Elkins

Manager, Sales and Marketing

I am passionate about media, technology, and the news. My career began at The New York Times where I held senior positions in marketing, circulation, advertising, and strategic planning. I left The Times at the beginning of the internet revolution and have since run several digital companies in the advertising and media segments.

I have also managed digital media for a company in the TV industry and assisted an international software company establish a presence in the US. My interest in news goes back to my high school days where I served as our newspaper’s sports editor. Shortly thereafter I discovered the business side of newspapers and eventually landed as the business-side executive at The Harvard Crimson.

Lorren Elkins

COO & CMO

As an educator for over 15 years, I constantly worked to improve my methods of teaching, as I believe the learning process should continue throughout one’s life. A lifelong passion for learning is at the heart of a life well lived and is the foundation for world-ready and able leaders and contributors. Now, as The Juice’s sales manager, I am fortunate to reach beyond the walls of my own classroom and help other teachers achieve these goals with their students.

I wore many hats as a teacher throughout my career as an educator. I taught English, Social Studies, Police Academy, Photography and helped start a Diversity Club at one school as well as a GSA Club at my most recent school.

I earned my BA in English from the University of Colorado and my Masters in teaching from Grand Canyon University.

Jamie Ellman

Sales Manager

I’m a seasoned, award-winning journalist. I’ve written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Newsweek, The Center for Public Integrity, HealthDay News, BusinessWeek.com, CBSNews.com, CNBC.com, United Press International, and others.

In 11 years at The Baltimore Sun, I started in the county bureaus, advanced to key beats on the city and business desks and editing jobs. I have taught news, magazine, and travel writing at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Loyola University — Maryland.

I’m a big believer in the power of technology to transform the way news is delivered and to vastly expand the reach of coverage. But I’m old school in insisting that at a time when so much agenda-driven noise competes for our attention, we must get back to delivering well-written, unbiased news that is critical for an informed citizenry.

Gary Gately

Senior Journalist