Robert Ketterer is the CEO of Colvard Learning (CL). Prior to running CL, he brought a diverse background in real estate, consulting, and investment expertise in startup consumer companies. Prior to forging an entrepreneurial career to allow him to spend more time with his kids, Robert was a Director of Real Estate at CB Richard Ellis, and consultant to a variety of real estate, financial and consumer companies. Prior experience includes Vice President of McClier Corporation (a design builder), and product manager with Security Pacific Bank International Private Banking and Financial Management and Trust Group.

Ketterer has sat on the board of Village School. In addition, he served on various committees, including the Claremont McKenna College Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Brentwood School, Ocean Park Community Center, Bel Air Bay Club, and YMCA. He has a BA in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College, and a Masters of Corporate Real Estate (MCR).

Melinda Piña, Director of Implementation and Professional Development, is an educator with over 22 years of experience as an elementary teacher, reading/literacy coach, district resource teacher, reading and language arts specialist, and owner of Piña Reading Academy. She has created and delivered district wide professional developments in many areas including reading fluency, spelling, comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, and phonemic awareness. Her audiences include administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, paraprofessionals, and parents. Melinda has been responsible for training educators in how to meet the academic needs of each individual student.

She obtained her Master’s Degree in Advanced Teaching Skills from the University of La Verne, and earned a Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential from UCLA.

Colvard Learning is an EdTech Publisher of Early Literacy Interactive Apps Designed to Teach Reading via Phoneme and Phonics Awareness

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