The team behind EdThrive is a dynamic group of educators led by Doctor Trent Kaufman, former teacher, administrator, and CEO of EdDirection, a K-12 consulting firm. Driven by the knowledge that high-quality team meetings could produce improved student outcomes, the team got to work in 2017 designing a software tool for educators to save time, facilitate collaboration, and share best practices. The result was EdThrive—a premier team meeting software designed specifically for K-12 teachers and administrators.

Meet the team


Trent Kaufman

Co-founder,
CEO, and Partner
Cicero Group

Hollie Petterson

Partner
Education Direction

Allison Miller

Principal
Education Direction

Carrie Miller

Engagement Manager
Education Direction

Athena Nadeau

Improvement Coach
Education Direction

Alba Fonseca

Product Designer
EdThrive

Aubrey Matthias

Product Designer
EdThrive