About Us

We seek to develop comprehensive systems that protect, connect and educate all students, staff and parents

John Vandenburgh, Co-Founder

  • Author of multiple award winning program development curriculums, surveys and trainings used nationwide in schools
  • Leads the vision, product strategy, marketing, customer support and technology for Vanden
  • Awarded the Anande Guruge Lifetime Commitment Award for Violence Prevention in Los Angeles, California, as well as the California Educator of the Year Region X in 2002.

Niki Vandenburgh, Co-Founder

  • Secured and oversaw $10 million in federal grant funding projects to enhance the Economic¬†Development and Tribal Education for Indian Reservations
  • Author of multiple program development curriculums for schools and tribes
  • Leads operations that includes legal, finance, business development and marketing for Vanden

Les Ottolenghi, Senior Advisor

  • Serves as business advisor, tech development guidance
  • CIO, Las Vegas Sands Corporation International
  • Co-Founder and served as Chief Executive Officer of INTENT MediaWorks, Inc. Co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of AgentWare. Vice President of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, where he led a team that built the groundbreaking Mercavia Network, tying more than 5,000 travel agents directly to travel suppliers via the Internet.
  • Authored the Web 2.0 strategic plan for the largest music publisher in the world and advises TBS, Turner Studios, Starz and The Discovery Channel.

Dr. Dave Long,

Senior Advisor

  • Serves as educational product development advisor, business development outreach
  • Appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Secretary of Education in March 2007
  • Former Chairperson of the Federal Education Safe and Drug Free Schools and Community Advisory Committee.

Sergio Castenada, Creative Advisor

  • Designs and oversees all print and media production
  • Extensive background in coaching clients through marketing process

Don Miller, Media and Web Services

Lee Vasquez Ilaoa, Ph.D. Research Director

  • Directs¬†research of data and written materials
  • Writer for Direction Survey and Vanden
  • Currently adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University¬†