Software Engineering

Subject Matter Experts & Facilitators

Randy Cox

BA in Computer Science from Taylor University, specializing in computer graphics programming


Randy started his software engineering career in 1998 as a C++ developer. He switched to JavaScript in 2004, and has focused exclusively on frontend web development ever since. His favorite aspect of his career was training and mentoring junior developers, so now he is enjoying his dream job of teaching beginners how to code.

Outside of the virtual classroom, Randy’s current passion is amateur radio, operating under the callsign AD9TC. He lives with his family in a drafty old farmhouse in the only city called Noblesville in the entire world!

Michelle Hoelzer

After earning a B.S. in psychology and minoring in criminal justice, Michelle joined Kenzie’s former software engineering (now MERN) program and became a facilitator after graduation in 2019. Outside of coding, Michelle loves writing, photography, music, and video games. Ask about her dogs!

Jon Taylor

Before coming to Kenzie Academy, Jon has had many different jobs including biophysics researcher, construction manager, chiropractor, and business analyst.  After working as a business analyst on a team with software developers, Jon wanted to learn more about the programming side of software development.  Jon joined Kenzie Academy in October 2018 as a learner in the fourth cohort of the Software Engineering program. He became a Facilitator in July of 2019 and has worked with many cohorts of learners since.  One common component of all of his previous jobs was explaining complicated subjects to people in terms they could understand, which helps Jon as a facilitator helping learners to understand the basics of web development.

UX Design

Subject Matter Experts & Facilitators

Dean Meacham

Dean is a UX Engineer and Indianapolis native. Prior to joining the Kenzie Family, he worked for Angie’s List and Home Advisor. Interests outside of work include his dog Wilbur, running, and tinkering with his vintage motorcycles. Dean earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from IUPUI.

Full-Stack Web Development

Subject Matter Experts & Facilitators

Daniel Lomelino

Daniel has had a passion for coding from a very young age. He began his engineering career at the age of 16 and has never looked back. As a self-taught learner with experience in the education industry, he aims to use his insights into the learning process to help others. When not in front of a screen, he is an avid tennis player and musician. He also enjoys skateboarding, reading, and foreign languages.

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