Noyo is the brainchild of Mike Sullivan, a beloved public schoolteacher, and Ted Chan, an experienced education software designer who is responsible for more than 100 apps for iOS, Android, WP7, Palm and Blackberry. Led by Mike’s pedagogical insight and Ted’s knowledge of mobile UI design, our team has created the perfect app for supplemental vocabulary building for language learners of all ages.


Mike Sullivan

Chief Learning Officer

Mike Sullivan, a career educator and dynamic classroom teacher, has
been teaching Spanish for over 15 years. His experienced pedagogical vision is the guiding force behind Noyo’s creation. Mike received his B.A. from DePauw University and his M.Ed. from Cambridge College; he has also studied at Universitat de Barcelona and Universidad de Salamanca. He is a member of MAFLA (Massachusetts Foreign Language Association). (Detailed bio)

Ted Chan

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ted Chan is a Co-Founder of Noyo, and serves as Lead Software Designer, while running business and marketing operations. Ted brings strong software architecture and mobile UI design to the team from his ongoing role as the CEO of Upward Mobility, a leading producer of educational mobile apps. (Detailed bio)

Micaya Clymer

Product Manager

Micaya Vance Clymer graduated with High Honors in Linguistics and Modern Languages from Swarthmore College, and did her graduate study in linguistics and cognitive science at the University of Arizona, where she taught college-level courses in linguistics and language acquisition. She has also worked as a substitute teacher for middle-school Spanish and Latin classes. She draws upon this educational background as she leads content development for Noyo.

Samantha Tanzer

Technology and Operations Manager

Samantha Tanzer is another Swarthmore graduate and works with Ted at Upward Mobility. At Noyo, she wears many hats; besides managing platform development, Samantha dabbles in marketing, legal, HR, documentation, testing, graphic design, support, website development, and baking.

Christine Dempsey

Graphic Designer

Christine Dempsey is a Boston-based freelance graphic designer and 3D artist. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Christine is responsible for the friendly design of the app and website.