Gangplank Jr is a volunteer-lead organization that relies on the generosity of parents and Gangplank members who donate their time to help run our programs.
Selena Larson, Allie Davis – Initiative leaders
These two ladies are strong supporters of both the Gangplank culture and the future of out-of-the-box education. They have volunteered to ensure that the programs of Gangplank Jr continue to embody the “be dangerous,” culture. They are working with a variety of programs and different speakers and teachers to create a Gangplank Jr environment that includes art, music, engineering, science, mathematics, robotics, architecture and much more.
Selena and Allie work for the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, one of the anchor companies at Gangplank. Their non-profit organization works with the City of Chandler to establish relationships with businesses and community members and market the Downtown Chandler area.
Mike Benner – Founder
To ensure our vision continues on the right track, Mike Benner volunteered to head our Gangplank Jr initiative for 2011. Mike has been with the program since the beginning, and created and ran events from Scratch Programming, to Castles & Catapults. He designed the younger kids track for our Lego League and is a key influence in starting DangerScouts. Mike is the CTO for Gangplank anchor, Authority Labs. He has since moved to North Carolina, but his vision and ideas for the program continue to be top of mind.