Jacquie Clark: M.A., CCC-SLP
Jacquie had been a speech-pathologist working with children with special needs for over 20 years. She came up with the idea to use current events with her students and was amazed by their response. In 1997, she published her first newspaper-based book, titled "News-4-You.” While this gave teachers a framework to start with, it still lacked topical information, and teachers had to do all of the preparation. At this same time, the Internet was just coming into its own, and Jacquie saw a means to bring topical information to students as well as ready-to-use material for teachers. Today, n2y®
has grown to include not only the News-2-You weekly newspaper but Unique Learning System curriculum, and SymbolStix ONLINE. Jacquie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Arts degree from University of Cincinnati.
Senior Vice President
Dave spent 26 years in the U.S. Air Force working in intelligence and retired as a full Colonel. He now writes most of the content you read in the News-2-You. He was initially unsure if his wife's first business venture would survive. Needless to say, n2y
has proved Dave wrong many times over. Jacquie likes to point out the fact that after years of following her husband around the world in various Air Force postings, Dave now works for her. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a Master of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University. In addition, David also earned a Master of Military Science equivalent degree from the Naval War College.
Chief Technology Officer
Michael is Jacquie and David's son. Before joining News-2-You full time in 2003, he worked in software consulting for many large Fortune 500 companies. A lot of his free time was spent working with Jacquie to set up the company's infrastructure. When the company was finally able to hire him full time, Michael gave up being a ski bum in Denver and moved to the flat lands of Ohio to manage the ever growing n2y
infrastructure. Mike is responsible for all the development, design and support of the n2y
websites and overall network infrastructure. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Chief Business Development Officer
Christin (Chrissy) is Jacquie and David's daughter. Prior to joining n2y
, she spent 7 years team teaching 3rd and 4th grade in Cincinnati, OH. Her wealth of education knowledge has made an easy transition into the Business Development position she now holds. Chrissy's outgoing personality and people skills are critical in building and expanding the n2y
brand. She is responsible for all B-to-B content licensing, and international relations around the SymbolStix product. She is also responsible for training, marketing, and n2y
promotions across all market brands. Chrissy holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and a Master of Science degree in Reading both of which are from Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Chief Operations Officer
Don is Christin's husband and joined the n2y
team in April 2007. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Don brings over 16 years of senior level sales, business development, and operations experience to the table. For six years prior to joining n2y
, he held a Senior Account Executive position with a major technology research firm. Prior experience also includes serving as a Regional Director for a dot.com ISP and Senior Account Executive for the world’s largest records management and disaster recovery/data protection company. Don is responsible for all aspects of business operations including, sales, finance, process management, and marketing. Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Castleton State College in Castleton, VT.
John Standal: M.S., CCC-SLP
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
John joined the n2y
team in January of 2009. He currently resides in Milwaukee, WI with his wife and three children. For the past 20 years John has been intimately involved in the communicative and learning disabilities market as a speech-language pathologist, AAC consultant, product management and at an executive management level. John has presented at numerous national and international conferences on how to implement products and services to best meet the needs of people with disabilities. John received his Bachelors and Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Marquette University and has completed extended education in the areas of communicative disorders, neurological disorders and learning disabilities.
Darlene Brodbeck: C.A.G.S., M.A.
Director of Training
Darlene has spent the last eight years working as an AT Specialist providing AT support and services for students with severe disabilities throughout Connecticut. Previously, she taught for 17 years working in a variety of special education settings with varied populations including full inclusion settings to self-contained programs. In addition, she has taught graduate classes at Southern Connecticut State University within their adaptive technology program. Darlene has enjoyed presenting at national conferences including ATIA and Closing the Gap and has authored the AT Profile and co-authored iClick for Clicker 5. Darlene received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and her master's degree in special education from the University of Northern Colorado. She also earned two sixth year degrees from Southern Connecticut State University in consultation and collaboration as well as adaptive technology. In June 2010, she received a 092 certification in education administration from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Darlene’s extensive experience and dedication in the special education market will be greatly beneficial as she builds out the extensive n2y
Allison Vice: M.Ed, CCC-SLP
Director of Products
Allison lives in the heart of Cajun country in Lafayette, Louisiana with her husband and son. She has spent the last fourteen years working in Louisiana schools as an Assistive Technology Coordinator and Speech-Language Pathologist. She is passionate about students and teachers and works diligently to promote successful integration of augmentative communication and other assistive technology strategies into daily classroom activities. Allison serves as a consultant and presenter in the area of augmentative communication. She has presented at conferences throughout the United States as well as in Germany, Canada, and Europe. She is the author of Practical AAC: A Guide to Functional Communication and developed the Smart Ease series of augmentative communication page sets. She holds a bachelors degree in Communicative Disorders from Northeast Louisiana State University and a Masters Degree in Education in Speech-Langage Pathology from Southern University.
Anne Johnson-Oliss, M.Ed.
Director of Symbolstix
Anne joined the n2y
team in August of 2013. For nearly 20 years, Anne has worked in the field of special education as a teacher, program supervisor, product management, consultant and business leader. Anne has made national and international presentations, worked in social media, sales and marketing capacities. She earned her Bachelors and Masters in Education from Wright State University and holds several special certifications in education and business. Anne currently resides in Tipp City, Ohio with her husband and their children.