Meet Our Team

One of us is a graduate of the Skip Barber Racing School. Another greets co-workers in an Irish brogue. And one of us used to be a missionary in Zambia. Who did what? Read on.

Jason Beutler

Jason’s dream world would be filled with interesting people that constantly have new and innovative ideas and want to talk about them. And chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

Several years ago, Jason Beutler was teaching a college computer engineering class when he realized that his students were writing better code than an outsourced team he was supervising at the same time. And that’s how EduSource was born. With almost 20 years of professional programming experience, you might expect Jason to spend his free time reading fantasy fiction, playing board games, or drinking Mountain Dew. He does. But he also spends a fair amount of time playing competitive sand volleyball and fanning hard-core at Notre Dame football games. His passion for Notre Dame extended to completing his MBA there in 2009. Professionally, Jason is passionate about process improvement and using accountability to grow young developers. He speaks often on this topic, to audiences as diverse as coding conference attendees, classes full of university students, and computer science educators. He’s currently serving on a national committee to measure and quantify the quality of high school computer science education.

University of Notre Dame — MBA (2009)

Taylor University — BS in Computer Science (2000)

Kendra Beutler
Director of Talent

Kendra never wanted a minivan. But she has one, and it’s always filled up with employees on Mondays for company lunch day. They call it the “mom van.”

Kendra Beutler loves working with young adults. For many years of her career, that involved teaching at local universities. Now she gets to hang out with college students and young adults all the time at EduSource (the company’s average age is around 25, after all). Kendra is passionate about stories. She’s an avid reader of fiction. But she also loves a great in-depth feature story about anyone. When Kendra’s not working or carting kids all over, she enjoys making pasta sauce or specialty candies. And Kendra and Jason love to travel with their kids. Any reason is a great reason to throw everyone in the car and hit the road.

Ball State University — MA in Journalism (2009)

Taylor University — BA in Journalism (2000)

Caleb Dinsmore
Caleb Dinsmore
Software Engineer

Caleb and his new wife don’t have kids. But they do have a cute little puppy that has its own Instagram account.

Caleb grew up with a dad in the Marine Corps., so he’s lived a little bit of everywhere, including a stint in Hawaii. So we’re pretty happy that this traveling guy is putting down roots in the Midwest. Even though Caleb is one of our younger employees, others already come to him for help and advice. After all, they’ve been used to doing it for years, since he started with us early in his sophomore year in college. He’s known around the office for his front-end and iOS skills, logical thinking, and can-do attitude (which sounds corny, but there’s really no better way to describe this guy). Caleb’s got a quirky sense of humor that makes him fun to have at any event. As an illustration, he has a Bobblehead of himself as a desk decoration (it was a gift from his wife). And once, when he was a student, he instituted dress-up Fridays, and tried to get other students to dress up trendily at the end of every week. If you’ve spent much time around programmers, you can only imagine how much of a challenge that was.

Taylor University — BS in Computer Science with Systems (2017)

Eric Fritzsche
Erik Fritzsche
Business Analyst

Buying a new dishwasher? Choosing flooring for your home? Erik is one of those people who knows everything about EVERYTHING. And if he doesn’t know, he’ll be busy finding out, and then he’ll report back to you (and likely send you a link or two).

Erik’s official title may be business analyst at EduSource, but he also serves as the jack-of-all-trades. Need a picture hung? No problem. Printer acting funky? Erik’s on it. Trash bag sitting by the door? It’s gone as soon as he sees it. Right now, Erik’s life revolves around his three little ones, but he also enjoys playing golf or soccer and watching college football. Erik is one of those people who is always up on current events and enjoys reading finance news. But lest you think he’s stuffy, never fear. Erik’s a graduate of the Skip Barber Racing School. Oh yes, he is! We don’t even know what that is, but we are all quite jealous.

Taylor University — BS Business Systems (2000)

Tory Harter
Tory Harter
Software Engineer

Tory is the kind of person who never, ever microwaves in plastic. He knows the risks.

Tory Harter is very quiet. But here at EduSource, we have a way of drawing people out. That’s why we know things about Tory. For instance, we know that his favorite milkshake is vanilla (“Vanilla IS a flavor,” he insists), and that he likes to create programming projects on the side. But the best thing we know about Tory? Even though he’s this quiet, blend-in type guy, he always wears crazy socks. If you’re feeling a little blue on a Monday morning, just come in and take a gander at Tory’s socks. Guaranteed to cheer you right up. Tory’s originally from Bluffton, Ind., and his geeky passion is that he can’t wait to see how artificial intelligence progresses in the future. You never know – Tory just might be the scientist behind one of those robots that take over the world!

Taylor University — BS in Computer Science (2016)

John "Hass" Hasenmyer with a big beard
John Hasenmyer
Director of Strategic Technology

Hass loves to greet everyone cheerfully in the morning. Often it’s “Top of the morning to ya!” in a bit of an Irish brogue. But last Friday it was “Guten morgen.” We all agreed that it was slightly less peppy than his usual greeting.

John Hasenmyer is the spirit of EduSource. He just is. He was the very first person founder Jason Beutler hired (even before his wife, Kendra!). But it’s more than that. Hass’ passion for mentoring young programmers comes through big time. Last summer, he personally coached all 12 of our student apprentices, meeting with them occasionally to discuss career options and future thinking. And you’ll (more often than not) find his chair pulled up to the desk of a less-experienced programmer, chatting about creative ways to solve a problem. Hass once spent six months hiking the entire Appalachian Trail with his wife. But his attempts to lead company backpacking trips have been only moderately successful. Programmers, after all, usually aren’t hired for their hiking ability.

Taylor University — BS in Computer Science (1999)

Michael Neeley
Michael Neeley
Director of Finance

Two parts financial guru, one part parent to adopted teens, one part rock band bass player. Michael is definitely not what you expect when you think of “Director of Finance.”

Often wearing high tops, Michael slips into the office quietly. Though he’s a snappy dresser, Michael doesn’t call attention to himself. In fact, we often don’t realize he’s here (he’s part-time, after all) until we get hit with a question about a missing receipt or credit card transaction. Michael’s stress outlet (other than a deep love for music) is rock climbing or hiking or camping. Basically, anything outdoors. He and his wife also have a serious passion for helping teens through the foster system. Their two adopted children spent most of their lives in that system. And the Neeley family just built a new house with room for plenty more.

Ball State University – BS in Entrepreneurship (2006)

Justin Powell
Justin Powell
Software Engineer

Justin was an Eagle Scout in high school. For his final project, he built bat boxes on high poles and placed them in local parks. But he’s not sure if any bats ever actually moved in.

Justin Powell is a heads-down, ready-to-work programmer. But we’ve still managed to learn some things about him. Music is vital to Justin’s life. In high school, he was part of a competitive marching band, playing trumpet. Music continued to be important through college. Today, you’ll hear him listening to a variety of genres, but never country or rap. Justin likes to hang out with friends, but he’s also pretty happy having some time to himself.

Taylor University – BS in Computer Science (2016)

Bret Ridoux
Brett Ridoux
Director of Sales

In the mornings, Brett flits around the office, with a quick comment or question for each person. He doesn’t talk much about himself, though, so unless you asked, you’d never know that his favorite ice cream is Graeter’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chip.

Underneath Brett’s cheerful exterior, you’ll find that life hasn’t been easy the past few years. His wife is a recent cancer survivor and continues to fight to keep the illness at bay. Those struggles combined with his son’s mental illness have taught Brett to take life one day at a time. But life has a lot of joy too, and Brett says that adopting his two boys has been the most meaningful thing that’s happened in his life, one that happened as a result of a direct call from God. When he isn’t hanging out with the family or building his tech network, Brett is a yard guy. He loves to landscape, watch birds, and relax in nature. He’s considering launching a “Bird Watching Guild” at EduSource and adding bird feeders outside the office windows. THAT would be a whole new kind of education.

Cornell University – Certificate in Digital Marketing (2017)

University of Tennessee – MBA in Marketing/Logistics (1998)

Indiana University – BA in History (1994)

Bryant Sell
Bryant Sell
Software Engineer

Back when he was a single college student, Bryant drove a lime-green motorcycle, with a matching lime-and-black leather jacket. For fun, he programed an Arduino to flash lights on his right or left shoulder to match his turn signals. Then he got engaged. And sold the bike.

Bryant is the heart and soul of EduSource. He’s one of our earliest employees, since he started his career with us as a sophomore in college (as an apprentice). If you hear a humming in the office, it’s coming from Bryant. At least he’s upgraded from wearing headphones and belting out Taylor Swift, which is what he did as a student. Bryant is extremely social. If anyone is up for doing anything, Bryant is up for it. He attends more EduSource events than anyone except the owners. He loves playing game or video games or just hanging out and chatting. If you’re hanging out with him after 11 p.m., you know a deep conversation is on the way. That’s one of the great things about Bryant. He takes the time to get to know you, to ask questions, and to care about the answers. Bryant’s a smart guy, and never steps down from a programming challenge. He’s also become a leader in user experience at EduSource.

Taylor University — BS in Computer Science/Systems (2016)

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
Software Engineer

Andrew’s pretty quiet. Once, he was driving with me to a job fair about an hour away. I warned him when he got in the car: “My goal is to get to know you during this drive. I’m going to ask A LOT of questions.” To his credit, he just smiled and chuckled softly. Then he went on to answer each and every question I asked.

Andrew Smith carries all of his 6-foot-6 frame with confidence. He’s extremely quiet, but not shy. In fact, we suspect that he’s behind a lot of the shenanigans that go on in the office, though you’d never know. When people are having strange conversations in the office (not that this ever happens…), Andrew will often be over at his desk, chuckling, shoulders shaking, even though he’s not contributing to the conversation. He gets the subtle points of humor. Andrew is exceptionally close to his family. He has three sisters and a brother, and if he takes time off, it’s usually to be with them. At “home” in Illinois, relatives are sprinkled like fairy dust around the nearby blocks. Holidays involve them all converging on one house with lots of noise and lots of food. Andrew is smart and steady and very mature for his age. He’s a vital part of our team.

Taylor University — BS in Computer Science/Systems (2016)

Jonathan Trick
Director of Software Development

Trick has all the certifications and experience that would impress you. But really, the most impressive thing about him is his ability to remain healthy without eating “anything that grows out of the ground.”

Jonathan Trick is passionate about mentoring youth. Ask any of the teenage boys he (along with his wife) spent years providing foster care for. Or any of the students in the youth group he volunteers with. Or ask our apprentices, who get the opportunity to learn much from Trick, who is one of our senior software engineers. On top of regular software development, you’ll find Trick leading book clubs about software best practices, helping the company along in our pursuits of Kanban and process improvement, or cleaning out the office refrigerator. The only complaint from one of our summer apprentices was that “everyone needs something from Trick, so we never get enough time with him!”

Anderson University — BA in Computer Science/Mathematics (1998)

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