Meet the Team

Appsedu consists of a core team which works remotely across the world. A number of world class trainers with a history of innovation in the classroom make up the rest of the team at Google for Education summits, bootcamps and cloud camps. We always try to accomodate requests for specific Google trainers at your event – just let us know. Find out more about everybody below.

Core Team

Dan Taylor


Dan has been involved in the Google for Education community since 2006. He has trained educators across the globe from El Salvador to Vietnam.


James Sayer

Asia, LATAM, and Middle East Director

Aside from managing events in Asia, James is the Head of Mathematics and IT Coordinator for Patumwan Demonstration School’s international program in Bangkok.

Peter Horner

Google Technical Expert

Peter is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator and has experience working in education as an IT Manager, where he was responsible for the ongoing development and use of EdTech. He has a masters degree in Information Technology.

Katarina Lockley

Account Manager

Katarina looks after the schools in Asia, Middle East and Europe. She’s a Google Educator and holds a masters degree in Economics.

Veronika Hlavenova

Mainland Europe Director

Veronika manages logistics for events worldwide as well as mainland European events. She holds a masters degree in Economics.

Bogdan Copil

Head of Professional Development

Bogdan is passionate about science, gamification and IT integration. Working smarter is the way to go – this is his motto! He is a big fan of self-directed learning and hands-on activities.


Jane Vestil

Website and Promotions

Jane is a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She has a degree in Information Technology and Diploma in Professional Education.

Edelyn Sumambot

Licensing and Adminnistration

Drawing on years of expertise as a client success manager and sales admin. Focus on detail and commitment to compliance promises streamlined processes and enhanced service delivery, ensuring team success and growth.


Tara Linney

USA Trainer

GCI, GET, #ASCDEL17, ISTE CS PLN Leader, Raspberry Pi Certified, #EdTech Coordinator, Author @codeequitybook Keynote, Blueberry Lover, Nerd. #GTAMTV14 #ISTEcert

Rowland Baker

USA Trainer

Rowland has been an educator for over thirty years in both public and private schools. He is currently Executive Director of the (TICAL).

Kimberly House

Mainland Europe Trainer

Kim has been a primary school educator for 20 years, serving the 12 years as a Technology Integration Specialist at the Bavarian International School in Munich, Germany. She is a Google Certified Trainer and an Apple Distinguished Educator.

John Mikton

Mainland Europe Trainer

John is the Primary Technology Learning Coordinator at the International School of Geneva. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Trainer. John co-hosts the International Schools Podcast together with Dan.

Charlie Love

UK Trainer

Charlie is an educator, author, developer and technical/admin leader. He has worked with the Scottish, UK and Singapore Governments on Education Technology and Computing Science projects. He supports schools globally with Google Workspace and Chromebook deployments with a focus on effective technical administration and cloud adoption.

Wendy Peskett

UK Trainer

Google Certified Trainer, Coach,  Innovator and ISTE Educator/Trainer. Passionate about patiently supporting teachers who are nervous or disengaged with technology.

Sethi De Clercq

Asia Trainer

Sethi is passionate about technology integration and how this impacts education and student learning. He is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Google Innovator and Computing Subject leader. He loves training  at numerous events and through his YouTube Channel with tips, tricks and tutorials.


Sarah Woods

Asia Trainer

Sarah is an MYP Design Technology teacher at the International School of Amsterdam. Her style of presentation and sessions reflect her passion for student directed learning.



Rob McElroy

Asia Trainer

Rob is a Google Certified Trainer and the Assistant Director at Young Hoon Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea. Rob is always excited to share what he knows about Edtech to help teachers maximize their instruction time in the classroom and enjoy using tech with their students.

Dale Plotzki

LATAM Trainer

Educator. Rascal. Man of the world. Chronic pocket-tweeter. #GoogleEI #FDRrocks

Dan Pardy

Middle East Trainer

Dan is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and the Lead Teacher of Library & Technology at Qatar Academy – Doha. He is passionate about using technology to transform learning and developing 21C skills in students.