- Title President
- Skills Logistics, Implementing Vision
- Phone 423-645-8333
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
As President, Clay is at the hub of all things logistics, creative, and oversees our partnership development and strategic planning activities. Everybody here wears multiple hats to get the job done, but Clay could be a master milliner. Since we all love gadgets, video games, robots, and waterproof cameras, he fits in quite well. He is a husband, dad, and most recently, the owner of a 100b Doberman and baby girl named Elora (like the movie Willow). Clay is a certified geek that holds a special place in his heart for JRR Tolkien, Excitebike, and Thor the King of Asgard. As co-founder of STEAM Society, Clay has been happily performing janitorial duties for the rest of the team and keeping the ship on at even keel. He got his MBA from Carson-Newman University because…“business”. Clay grew up in Chattanooga, but has lived in Jefferson City, Atlanta, Nashville, and finally decided the traffic was too much to bear in the big cities and moved back home to start a family and live the dream.
- Title Director of Partnerships
- Skills Relationship Building, Public Speaker
- Phone 423-595-6568
- Email email@example.com
Known locally in Chattanooga as the Networking Ninja – Penny Hughey is an expert at building and cultivating relationships, so what better fit than Penny to be our Director of Partnership Development! If she’s not on a regional campus preparing for camps, you will find her happily engaging partners and vendors alike! As a mother of 3 girls, she knows all too well the importance of helping kids navigate through the all important question of “what do I want to do when I grow up”, and is a firm believer in the belief that if you can find a career doing what you love, then you’ll never “work” a day in your life, like STEAM Society of course! For Penny, that belief is working alongside youth and helping them discover their own talents and passions. She is extremely active in Chattanooga business and leadership circles, and is greatly respected for her knowledge, attitude, and always-smiling face no matter where you see her! As a former banker, she has serious swagger and brings with her, skills that make the rest of the team proud to have our very own rockstar by our side. As a child, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up her answer was “to be a mom and drive carpool”. She’s driving a lot more than carpool these days, she’s helping to drive kids’ future careers and loving every minute of it. In the words of Yoda, “Always in motion is the future” and Penny is helping to improve it one child at a time.
- Title Director of Content
- Skills Gamified Learning, Coding
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Murray designs the camp and educational experiences for Steam Society, which is an incredible feat considering the amount of knowledge it requires to design cross-platform integration. When he isn’t working he likes to spend his time learning new coding languages, relaxing with indie games, or experimenting in Minecraft. He feels that video games, and nerd culture in general, can be harnessed as a force for good and solve problems that conventional methods cannot – thus his continued quest for better problem-based learning methodologies. Murray easily gets lost in new technologies and can talk your ear off about 3D printing, augmented reality, biological sciences, ornithology,and the singularity (you need to look this up if you don’t know the concept). All of his interests come from his excitement about what the future holds and how much must be done in the present to prepare us to get there. Murray grew up in Baltimore, MD where he taught experiential learning aboard a sailboat. He later moved to New Orleans and spent time building after school programs for schools and working on the BP oil spill cleanup. After a chance connection in Chattanooga dropped his name as a genius that needed to be recruited to Tennessee, he was recruited to work with TechTown as the Chief Learning Officer. Now, with STEAM Society, he is the Master and Gatekeeper of all things content. We are appreciative of the wealth of knowledge he brings along with a penchant for walking everywhere.