Chief Executive Officer
Blaire Ostler is one of the leading voices on the intersections of Mormonism, feminism, and transhumanism. She presents and writes on many forums, and speaks at conferences promoting Mormon Transhumanist ideals. Blaire holds a BFA in Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology-Seattle. She is pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in philosophy with an emphasis in gender studies. She is passionate about esthetics, religion, human sexuality, queer theory, social philosophy, and art. She and husband Drew reside in Utah with their three children.
Chief Marketing Officer
Caleb Jones is a husband, father, programmer, and member of the LDS Church. He has a Computer Science degree from BYU. He is passionate about science and religion; a critic of rigidity, he enjoys exploring the strengths and limits of both, and sees the two as necessary and complementary in constructing enlightening, inspirational narratives. He is influenced by futurists like Freeman Dyson and Peter Diamandis, and Mormons like James E. Talmage and Neal A. Maxwell.
Chief Operations Officer
Carl has worked as a software engineer for over fifteen years, and is currently employed by Cisco Systems in Norway. Carl served a mission in Londrina, Brazil from 1994-96. He received a BA in Portuguese with a music minor from Brigham Young University and an MS in computer science from the University of Washington. He is married to Kami Allred and has four children. Carl enjoys woodworking, reading, history, religion, philosophy, singing, and playing various musical instruments.
Chief Humanitarian Officer
Dorothy Deasy is a freelance design researcher specializing in strategic qualitative projects for new product development and branding. A Christian Existentialist and a Methodist, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Masters of Applied Theology. She is developing a Spiritual Direction practice, with an emphasis on theology for a transhuman age. Dorothy is an occasional contributor for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
Chief Financial Officer
Drew Ostler was born and raised in the Bay Area where he developed a love for education, sports, STEM, and Mormonism. He served an LDS mission to Rome, Italy and holds a BA in Marketing and MBA from BYU. He has extensive experience in risk management, consulting, financial modeling, and strategic analysis with such companies as LANDESK, State Farm, Domo, Real Salt Lake, and Disney. Drew resides in Utah with wife Blaire and their three children.
Chief Legal Officer
Marcus is the General Counsel at LHU Holdings and in his spare time still operates FlinLaw, specializing in corporate and business law, as well as tax planning and controversy. He also has over fifteen years of experience as an entrepreneur and businessman. Marcus holds a BS in Philosophy from Utah Valley University, a JD from Valparaiso University, and an LL.M in Taxation from the University of Denver. Marcus served a mission to Cote d’Ivoire for the LDS Church, is married, and has three children.
Chief Information Officer
Nathan is a founding partner at MacsDesign Studio, a software company specializing in service management solutions. After receiving a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University in 1999, he worked as a software engineer at Motorola and as a technical instructor and curriculum developer at BroadVision. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Los Angeles. Nathan and wife Molly have two energetic little boys, and he currently serves as scoutmaster for his ward in Provo, Utah.
Chief Special Projects Officer
Ben Blair is a co-founder of Teachur. He holds MA and PhD degrees in Philosophy and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and has spent several years teaching courses in foundations of education at the college and graduate level. He spent much of the last 20 years evaluating, developing, and aligning curriculum across a range of disciplines, including five years as Director of specialized curriculum with K12.com, a leading provider of online education. Ben resides in Oakland, CA with his wife and 6 kids.