Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Brandon Hadlock

Center Manager
I am currently taking my highest math course, MATH 4000 learning about the foundations of algebra. I am also taking lots of higher level math classes such as Math 3000, Math 4500, and Math 3020. I have completed all calculus courses offered by the college and I am going to be finishing the Math portion of my degree after Spring of 2024. I am currently an frequent bowler as well as a dancer for the Utah Tech Ballroom Team. I have done dance for 10 years, ballroom for 7, and have bowled for as long as I can remember. In high school I became the first ever male Sterling scholar at Stansbury High School and made it to compete at the state level. I enjoy doing any style of dance, mostly ballroom, and bowling.

Fun Fact: Something that I have a lot of students ask me is what my highest bowling score ever is. I have bowled a 267 twice. I only missed one pin both times and I am still waiting for my 300.

Favorite Number: 17 is my favorite number. It is such an interesting prime number that honestly is different than any other number we use in math.

Education: I graduated from Stansbury High School in 2021 with my honors diploma at 17. I am currently a Junior at Utah Tech University and I am going to be in the secondary education program starting Fall of 2024. I currently have my Honors Associates Degree in General Studies and am working on a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education.

Why I love Mathnasium: I enjoy working at Mathnasium because you can really tell when the students start to get what they didn't understand before. Students have that ah-ha moment and it is truly amazing to see them start to enjoy something they didn't even like to look at before.

Brady Postma

Assistant Center Director
Brady has taken Calculus, Statistics, and Computer Science courses. He also used to participate in LAN parties. Some of his favorite hobbies are reading, learning about U.S. history, and what he calls "nerd stuff." He also loves Snickers (especially mini Snickers), Panda Express, and Barnes & Noble.

Fun Fact: In 7th grade, I got second place in the state competitive math test. The guy that got first place was a classmate and friend of mine. We got our names in the local paper.

Favorite Number: Pi

Education: I went to Pineview High School and Dixie State University.

Why I love Mathnasium: Once you get the hang of it, math is beautiful, exciting, even creative and artistic. I want more people to grow up knowing that delight.

EJ Stevenson

Lead Instructor
EJ took AP Calc and AP Stats in High School. In college, he was in Finite Mathematics and Calc 3. EJ played football and basketball in high school. At various times in high school, he was band president, senior class president, chamber choir member, all-state athlete, and marching band region champ but his biggest accomplishment is marrying his wife and being a dad to his kids. EJ worked as a Math Enhancement teacher and now currently teaches math at a local middle school. He loves sports and his teams are the Colts and UNC basketball. EJ is a big fan of Marvel from comics to movies. He is a kid at heart who loves Disneyland and cartoons.

Fun Fact:

I am (supposedly) distantly related to the Rock.

Favorite Number:

I like lots of numbers but I'll say 0 because it is always neutral and calm, can be added to anything while not changing anything, and can solve many problems by being multiplied to both sides.

Education:

I graduated from Dixie High. I got my associate's degree from Dixie State and am currently finishing my bachelor's in Math Education from Western Governers University.

Why I love Mathnasium:

I hope to help kids build confidence in themselves and their math abilities so they can be successful in their educational endeavors.

Caleb Adams

Lead Instructor
Caleb has taken Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, Calculus 1, and Calculus 2. In high school he was on the Cross Country & Track teams, and was a member of the Washington City Youth Council. He loves puzzles! Jigsaw puzzles, Rubik's cubes, Sudoku, pretty much any puzzle! He also loves anything outdoors! Running, swimming, and hiking especially.

Fun Fact: I can say the alphabet backwards. I also have 33 digits of pi memorized.

Favorite Number: My favorite number is 14! When I was a freshman in high school the joke between my friends and I was that if we didn't know the answer on a math assignment, then the answer was 14.

Education: I graduated from DSU Success Academy in 2020 and am currently studying Marketing and Web Design at Utah Tech University.

Why I love Mathnasium: I love math! But I feel like math gets a bad rap sometimes, so I hope I can help the kids see how great and fun math really is!

Senecca Corsetti

Instructor
Senecca has a Masters degree in Math Education and a has taken classes in advanced calculus, differential equations, calculus based statistics, and real analysis. She also teaches 7th grade math at Fossil Ridge Intermediate School. She has taught grades 8-11 online during the COVID-19 pandemic and tutored all levels of math while she was in college. Aside from math, she loves swimming, spending time with her family and her dog, and art.

Fun Fact: I was a total dinosaur nerd as a kid, to be honest, I'm probably a dinosaur nerd now.

Favorite Number: i because it's imaginary!

Education: graduated from Weber State University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in math teaching

Why I love Mathnasium: I love working at Mathnasium because they have an amazing program that meets kids where they are in mathematics and builds their confidence!

Amber Jones

Instructor
I have taken Elementary Math methods, Math 0900, Math 1010, and Math 1050. In High school I was a 4-H State Ambassador, and involved in plays and music activities such as choir and orchestra. I served a mission in North and South Dakota for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am involved in music and I love any outdoor activities. I also volunteered through UVU working in K-6 Classrooms helping with math and English. I love to hike, kayak, fish, shoot, paint, sing in the community choir Lieto Voices and refinish furniture.

Fun Fact: I love refinishing antique furniture. My favorite piece I've refinished is my Great Grandmothers vanity (complete with mirror).

Favorite Number: I love the number 13, because I can.

Education: I graduated from Desert Hills High School, received my Associates of Science from Utah State University, and will be receiving my Bachelors of Education from UVU December 2022.

Why I love Mathnasium: I love working with the kids, as well as learning new tips and tricks of making math fun, and understandable.

Alberto Squassabia

Instructor
I've taken several college Calculus, Geometry and Algebra classes, discrete math, statistics, etc. I am a past member (now inactive) of the Civil Air Patrol. For work and leisure I've stepped on 6 of the 7 continents (alas, no Antarctica yet). I've been part-time Associated Faculty teaching computer science at Regis University SPS (Denver) for many years. I enjoy taking photos, writing software (yes :O as a hobby...), reading and writing science fiction.

Fun Fact: I love deadpan humor

Favorite Number: e (2.718281...): it makes so many things simpler

Education: Colorado U. at Boulder, MSCE 1989 and Colorado State U. (Ft. Collins), MSCS 2002

Why I love Mathnasium: In-person tutoring is to me one of the richest and most fulfilling experiences in life

Hayley Bradbury

Instructor
I have taken Extended Math classes throughout my high school career and am taking AP Calculus this year. I am the choreographer for the Crimson Cliffs Color Guard and a preforming member. I love Color Guard because it's a fun way to express myself by dancing, tossing flags, rifles, and sabers to music. I used to work as a assistant director for Singers Company where I would teach little girls how to sing and dance. I love to read. If I had a good book I would devour it in a single day.

Fun Fact: I take private classes for photo realistic portraiture art.

Favorite Number: 21, because I was at a football game with my friends, I don't know anything about football, and I predicated the score of the game based of the change in my wallet. Miraculously I was right and 21 has been a lucky number since then.

Education: I am a Senior at Crimson Cliffs High School.

Why I love Mathnasium: Math is order and has a clear answer. Despite the answer not being subjective, the methods people use to fins the answer vary widely. It's always fun when people get the correct answer, but do it differently then I do. It's a amazing learning experience both ways.

Emma Ripley

Instructor
I've taken up through Math 3 (about the equivalent of college algebra), math 1050, and am scheduled to take 1040 next semester. I am on the presidency of the Service Club, I was the president of the badminton club last year, I am part the social deductions club and I am on the seminary council! I like baking cakes, playing badminton, reading, and spending time with my family.

Fun Fact: I love making fascinators and I have a lot of them!

Favorite Number: 24, it's the year I graduate and it's a nice, round number. Also, since a lot of teachers assign numbers based on last names, I'm often number 24!

Education: I'm a senior at Desert Hills High school!

Why I love Mathnasium: It seems like a good place to work because they are actually doing good in the world.

Elise Marble

Instructor
I’ve taken AP Statistics with an A, and Advanced Precalc and trig in high school with an A and B. I just took Trig again in the summer and I’m taking calculus and so far have an A. I often go swimming either at school activities or at my dorms’ pool and I also worked at The Tutoring Center for 6 months in Kansas City Missouri, and worked at Liahona Academy for 2 months here in town. I love to dance, climb rocks, collect rocks and crystals, and walk my dog.

Fun Fact: I was called a spider monkey as a child.

Favorite Number: 49 because 7 is prime and it’s 7 squared.

Education: I go to school at Utah Tech. I am a sophomore with plans to acquire my doctorate.

Why I love Mathnasium: I like working at Mathnasium because it’s fun to see kids finally understand a topic like Math and watch it click behind their eyes when they understand.

Fischer Davis

Instructor
My love for math began my junior year of high school when l took calculus one and two. I am now a student at Utah Tech University where, and am perusing a BA in mathematics. Some of my favorite classes I have taken so far are Multivariable Calculus and Advanced Probability and Statistics. In high school I was a member of the golf team. I am currently on the competitive climbing team at Utah Tech, and a member of the pre medical club. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing and spending time outdoors. When not outside I also love to play video games such as Five Night's at Freddy’s and Fortnite.

Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is that I write with my left hand, but throw a ball with my right hand.

Favorite Number: My favorite number is definitely 7! 7 is seen my many cultures as a lucky or holy number, and it looks cool.

Education: I am currently a sophomore at Utah Tech University where I am working towards a Bachelors in Mathematics. I graduated high school from Cedar Valley in Eagle Mountain Utah with a 4.0 gpa.

Why I love Mathnasium: I like working at Mathnasium because I love math! I think math is the coolest thing ever invented and it is extremely useful. Everyone can benefit in every aspect of life from having math skills. I really like the opportunity to share my love of math with others.

Jarom Brown

Instructor
I took up to AP Calculus AB when I was in highschool and scored a 5 on the AP exam. I am a Music Performance Major at Utah Tech University! I also play Trumpet in the University Band and Orchestra and play as an accompanist for a vocalist who is working towards a music minor. Back when I lived in California, I volunteered at my local library helping to re-shelf books. Aside from music, I love spending time with my friends playing games or watching shows as well as rock climbing.

Fun Fact: I took a semester of Japanese my first semester just for fun!

Favorite Number: My favorite number is 3 because it was my number throughout elementary school and was my jersey number when I played soccer.

Education: I go to Utah Tech! I am currently a Sophomore and will be graduating in Spring 2026 with a Bachelor's of Music Performance on Flute.

Why I love Mathnasium: I like working at Mathnasium because I loved getting to help kids with their learning and seeing the fun that can come from math.

Kassidy Shumway

Regional Operations Director and Owner
Kassidy Shumway grew up in Bountiful, Utah, and graduated from Brigham Young University in 2011. While at BYU, Kassidy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, was a TA in the math department, and also found time to be an All-American and a team captain and member of the BYU Women's Soccer Team. Kassidy has many years of experience coaching children of all ages in soccer. She has been helping students at Mathnasium since January 2013. Kassidy and her husband have two kids and two active dogs.

Fun Fact: I was in a video on YouTube with over 6 million views.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from BYU

Why I love Mathnasium: I love helping kids realize that math can be fun. The favorite part of my job is going into elementary schools and putting on Math Nights. Laughing and having fun with kids while we do math is so rewarding!

Reed Brown

Owner
Reed has always loved math and enjoys helping kids learn to love math and how to use math in their daily lives. Reed earned a BS of Electrical Engineering degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business Administration degree at Boise State University. Reed has spent over 25 years as a successful engineering and operations executive at Hewlett Packard, Quantum, and Iomega. In 2004, he decided to test his entrepreneurial skills and created Matchbin (now Radiate Media), a successful internet software company. Over the last 10 years, Reed has been active in the Utah technology community. As a member of the Governor's Technology Initiative Advisory Board for the State of Utah, he has helped to grow funding for engineering programs at Utah Universities and Colleges. Reed and his team are committed to helping children grow their interest and confidence in math and prepare them for a successful college education and career in technology, business, finance, medical, manufacturing, science, biology, or other fields that require strong math skills. Fun Fact: I decided to become an Electrical Engineer because of an 8th-grade shop project making a DC motor. Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from BYU and Masters of Business Administration degree from Boise State University

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor

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