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Samantha Martin

FOUNDER & CEO

Samantha is the CEO and founder of Via TRM, leading strategy for business & product development. Previously, she worked at public & private higher education institutions in international program management, development, & student engagement. Her semester study abroad program in Cyprus on a Gilman Scholarship kicked off her inspiration for international education & travel.

Samantha Martin, CEO of Via TRM
Lisa Stern, CFO and strategic advisor of Via TRM

Lisa Stern

CFO & STRATEGIC ADVISOR

As the CFO & Strategic Advisor, Lisa’s mission is to ensure that Via TRM maintains financial integrity, stability and accountability. In addition, Lisa plays an integral role in creating company strategy and ensuring that client experience is a seamless, positive and productive relationship throughout each interaction with Via TRM. Previously, Lisa was the CEO and Founder of Big Communications – a pharmaceutical healthcare marketing agency for nearly 20 years. Her original inspiration for helping create global opportunities for young people stemmed from a junior year study abroad program in Paris in 1989 and a “family” year abroad in Paris in 2010.

Gary Strader

LEAD ENGINEER

Gary is the Lead Engineer at Via TRM. Gary has been developing applications for nearly 25 years. He’s worked for large corporations, such as General Motors, as well as several startups, delivering value to millions of customers. He’s a natural leader, going back to his days in the Army National Guard where he was recognized for his leadership skills. Gary’s deep experience and dedication to the team differentiates him from the herd.

Gary Strader, lead engineer of Via TRM
Bridgett Coyle, front end software engineer of Via TRM

Bridgett Coyle

SOFTWARE ENGINEER, FRONT END

Bridgett plays a vital role at Via TRM in building our user-friendly interfaces to be accessible and simple for every user. Previously, she worked as a client engagement specialist at Zillow and as a Data Analyst and E-commerce Operations Specialist at Sports Authority.

Alexander Mathieu

SOFTWARE ENGINEER, BACKEND

Alex designs and implements Via TRM’s software backend to be secure, efficient, and scalable. A self-described “jack of some trades”, his previous experiences include working as a professional chef and certified personal trainer.

Alexander Mathieu, backend software engineer of Via TRM
Micaela Mathre, director of marketing and client experience of Via TRM

Micaela Mathre

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & CLIENT EXPERIENCE

As the Director of Marketing and Client Experience at Via TRM, Micaela leads efforts to reach colleges and universities with Via’s mission to engage every traveler in global opportunities, and oversees the Client Experience. Previously, Micaela worked with the Institute of International Education and helped lead the Generation Study Abroad campaign. Her background includes building and scaling marketing functions for education technology startups. The common thread throughout her background has been a curiosity about the potential of human-centered technology and a commitment to student success.

Leslie Laguna

CLIENT SUCCESS MANAGER

At Via Leslie streamlines Client training and project management while standing in as the front lines of support. Leslie has her masters in International Education Management and her bachelor’s in Chemistry with a concentration in pre-medicine. She is extremely passionate about food, travel, and language learning and speaks, at varying levels, four different languages!

Leslie Laguna, client success manager of Via TRM
Chelsea Reece, senior account executive of Via TRM

Chelsea Reece

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

As a Senior Account Executive at Via TRM, Chelsea works to help administrators and institutions achieve goals by finding and implementing strategic and targeted solutions. Chelsea’s previous roles have spanned the spectrum of international education, from hands-on study abroad program management, to international recruitment and student services. She has traveled the globe, but her current passion is making sure others get to do the same.

Kit Ward

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

At Via TRM Kit works to help institutions engage Generation-Z travelers and increase operational efficiencies through intuitive software. Previously Kit spent over two years living and working in Germany as a ski instructor for U.S. Military personnel and their families. Kit has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and loves learning about psychological drives and how people react to incentives.

Kit Ward, account executive of Via TRM
Trevor Stiegelmar, operations manager of Via TRM

Trevor Stiegelmar

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Trevor is the Operations Manager of Via TRM. Trevor works behind the scenes to support every aspect of Via TRM. His mission is to ensure that the client experience is a seamless, positive and productive relationship throughout each interaction with Via TRM. Previously, Trevor was the Director of Operations for Zoetic Solar, a residential solar installation and sales company.

Samantha Martin Headshot

Samantha Martin

FOUNDER & CEO

Samantha is the CEO and founder of Via TRM. Previously, she worked as a Study Abroad Advisor at SUNY New Paltz and a Program Coordinator at IEP at Jacksonville University. Samantha completed an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ulster in Derry, Northern Ireland on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her original inspiration for starting a career in international education was a semester study abroad program in Cyprus on a Gilman Scholarship.

Lisa Stern Headshot

Lisa Stern

CFO & STRATEGIC ADVISOR

As the CFO & Strategic Advisor, Lisa’s mission is to ensure that Via TRM maintains financial integrity, stability and accountability. In addition, Lisa plays an integral role in creating company strategy and ensuring that client experience is a seamless, positive and productive relationship throughout each interaction with Via TRM. Previously, Lisa was the CEO and Founder of Big Communications – a pharmaceutical healthcare marketing agency for nearly 20 years. Her original inspiration for helping create global opportunities for young people stemmed from a junior year study abroad program in Paris in 1989 and a ‘family’ year abroad in Paris in 2010.

Gary

Gary Strader

LEAD ENGINEER

Gary is the Lead Engineer at Via TRM. Gary has been developing applications for nearly 25 years. He’s worked for large corporations, such as General Motors, as well as several startups, delivering value to millions of customers. He’s a natural leader, going back to his days in the Army National Guard where he was recognized for his leadership skills. Gary’s deep experience and dedication to the team differentiates him from the herd.

Bridgett Coyle

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER

Bridgett plays a vital role at Via TRM supporting clients and helping to build our next generation technology. Previously, she worked as a client engagement specialist at Zillow and a Data Analyst and Ecommerce Operations Specialist at Sports Authority.

Micaela Mathre

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & CLIENT EXPERIENCE

As the Director of Marketing and Client Experience at Via TRM, Micaela leads efforts to reach colleges and universities with Via’s mission to engage every traveler in global opportunities, and oversees the Client Experience. Previously, Micaela worked with the Institute of International Education and helped lead the Generation Study Abroad campaign. Her background includes building and scaling marketing functions for education technology startups. The common thread throughout her background has been a curiosity about the potential of human-centered technology and a commitment to student success.