Daily operations for Interface School are managed by a talented and tight-knit team of professionals who are passionate about doing their part to add new talent to the tech pipeline.
Ellie BrucknerOperations CoordinatorEllie Bruckner is the Operations Coordinator at Interface. Starting at AIM Institute in an executive assistant role, Ellie was instantly drawn to the mission and impact in the community, which made the Interface team a great fit. Ellie is also a double threat as she’s an Interface alumni! She graduated from Foundations of Web Development in December 2018, and will continue her education there because of her drive for trying new, challenging things. Ellie provides operational & administrative support to the Interface team, including student enrollments & coordinating financial aid.
Chris CottrellRecruitment and Placement SpecialistChris joins Interface as our full time Recruitment and Placement Specialist. She has a wealth of experience within the fields of education and recruiting. Chris has worked for both local and global staffing firms as well as spent eight years at Bellevue University (BU). Chris supported both new students through her time within the Enrollment department and continuing students as a Graduate Adjunct Professor. In her final role at BU, Chris was able to assist in the revamp of the Career Services department, which further contributed to the department mission of students finding jobs that best fit their skill set. Chris is excited to put her experience towards assisting Interface students reach their full potential and find their ideal job within the IT industry.
Ellen MyerDirectorAs Director, Ellen brings a strong background in tech education to Interface. She came to AIM from the SANS Institute, the global leader in cybersecurity training, education, and certification. There Ellen led recruitment and outreach efforts for the CyberTalent division, which held academies across the US, training veterans, women, and career changers in the cybersecurity field. AIM and Interface is a natural fit for her, as her goal at SANS was to fill the cybertalent gap, which aligns well with AIM’s mission to connect and inspire the tech talent community in Omaha.
Ellen leads the Interface team, ensuring we’re continually recruiting inspired students, creating innovative classes and workshops, and producing the absolute best tech talent to fill the pipeline in Omaha.
Kent SmothermanDean & Senior Instructor
Interface’s instructors are carefully selected experts in their field that share a passion for education as adjunct faculty.