Get to know
the Via Team

About the Via Team

We T.R.A.V.E.L.

We are an innovative team at Via, where engineers, creatives, travelers, and entrepreneurs come together with a shared passion for powering global experiences for every student. We’re a collaborative and inclusive company that thrives on a culture of adventure and positivity. While technology is our vehicle to change the world, we are a people-centric company first.

Our Core Values are at the heart of everything we do, and we live and breathe them every day.

We T.R.A.V.E.L together!

Take Initiative: We provide solutions and proactively look at ways of improving our business practices and technology.

Reliable and accountable: We do what we say and say what we mean. Our team has your back and we take accountability for our actions and the results.

Adventure On: We push ourselves to explore the unknown, expect the unexpected, and embrace change as a part of every journey.

Voices and vibes: We use our voices, we add ideas to ideas, and lead with positivity.

Eyes on Data, Ears on People: We look at data to gather insights and make informed decisions while listening to the international education community.

Love: We have a shared passion for powering global experiences that reflects in our products, partnerships, and company culture.

As a fully virtual company, we recognize the importance of staying connected and celebrating our successes together. Our “Monday Mashup” call begins with a Question of the Week for every team member to answer, allowing us to learn more about one another. We also use this call to share department updates, personal milestones, and progress toward our quarterly goals. On Fridays, we come together for our “Good Vibes” meeting to give shout-outs for all the awesome stuff we’ve accomplished that week.

We recognize that without our team, our organization would not be where it is today. That is why we strive to create an environment where every team member feels valued and supported. Our belief is that by creating a positive work culture, we can attract and retain top talent while ensuring our team members are motivated to give their best each day. We do this by creating opportunities for growth, offering competitive compensation and benefits, and fostering an environment that promotes professional development and learning. By investing in our team members, we show our gratitude for their contributions and provide a path for their continued success within our organization.

If you’re looking for a fun and collaborative place to work, where your ideas are valued and your voice is heard, check out our career opportunities at Via. Join us on our mission to power global experiences with like-minded partners. We look forward to hearing from you!


Dave Saben

Chief Executive Officer

Tampa, FL

Lisa Stern

Chief Operating Officer

Franklin, MI

Trevor Stiegelmar

Vice President of Operations

Aurora, CO

Samantha Martin

Founder & Strategic Advisor

Boulder, CO

Client Success & Outreach

Bob Specking

Vice President of Growth

St. Louis, MO

Colton Oliphant

Regional Director

 Palouse, WA


Phaze Roeder

Account Executive

 Phoenix, AZ

Vanessa Escoto

Director of Partner Services

Pittsburgh, PA

Amanda Lentz

Partner Support Specialist

 Charlotte, NC

Product & Development

Gary Strader

Vice President of Engineering

Austin, TX

Chelsea Balderson

Vice President of Experiences

Orlando, FL

Alex (Chef) Mathieu

Director of Technology

Denver, CO

Krystle Karee

UX/UI Designer

Miami, FL


Andrea Dvorak

Product Owner

 Minneapolis, MN

Meet our Coworkers 🐾

You may see (or hear) these exceptionally talented team members on your calls with Via.


Rocky 🚗

Pup Cup Engineer

Mambo 🥗

Chief Treat Officer

Wally 🔍

Director of Transportation

Ryder 🐿️

Product Durability Tester

Jackson 💤

Product Palatability Tester

Dutchy 💸

Chief Biscuit Officer

Queen Boudica 📱

Sales Closer

Klaus 🐟

Executive Assistant of Sales

Burt 🦜

Chief Parrot Officer

Baine 📟

Senior Barking Officer

Rona 🎾

Accounts Retrievables

Buncie 👀

Executive Protection Specialist

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