Our Team

Staff

Sarah Bass

Sarah Bass — Senior Editor

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Sarah manages the editorial operations for Best Online Universities. Her responsibilities include proofing, editing, and developing content for the company’s Web sites. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree from Drake University and an MA in writing from DePaul University.

Nikki Martens — Project Manager and Content Writer

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Janika manages projects at Best Online Universities. Her areas of focus include improving monetization, in addition to researching, developing, and proofing content for the company’s websites. Janika holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University.

Josh Weikel

Josh Weikel — Chief Operating Officer

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Josh manages Web development for Best Online Universities. His areas of focus include managing the company’s front-end code as well as achieving efficiency through developing proprietary business process software. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree from The Art Institute of Houston.

Managing Partner

Scott Hawksworth

Scott Hawksworth — Finance

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Scott manages the financial operations at Best Online Universities. His talents include online marketing, administration, accounting, and project management. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.

Advisory Board Partners

Jimmy Atkinson

Jimmy Atkinson — Advisory Board Member

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Jimmy advises the company in its monetization strategies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Andy Hagans

Andy Hagans — Advisory Board Member

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Andy advises the company in its optimization strategy and in developing high-level strategy and vision of the company. His talents include online marketing and finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Rich McIver

Rich McIver — Advisory Board Member

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Rich advises the company in its optimization strategy as well as relationships with lead buyers, schools, and other clients. His expertise encompasses online marketing and legal subjects. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from the University of Chicago.