About Prime

We're here to change our students' lives and the tech world for the better.

Prime's Vision and Values

We aim to humanize technology by bringing diverse and driven problem-solvers to the challenge of creating a better tomorrow. We’re an immersive learning community committed to transforming lives by helping people build meaningful tech careers.

Include Everyone

Respectfully bring your authentic self to the table and seek to hear the voices of others.

Practice Empathy

Understanding others is foundational to solving problems with or for them.

Foster Community

All of us are stronger than any of us - we’re best when we stay connected.

Collaborate Frequently

Learning together broadens our horizons and deepens our understanding.

Assume Positivity

Believe that others are trying to help - communicate when the impact is negative.

Our Campuses

While we've been teaching remotely during the pandemic, we have two beautiful campuses. We hope to resume on campus study in the second half of 2021 but in the meantime students who need a reliable internet connection or quiet place to study can register to use dedicated space on campus!


Located in Downtown Minneapolis in the historic Grain Exchange Building, Prime Digital Academy Minneapolis has helped hundreds of students launch their rewarding tech careers with the help of our Full Stack Engineering and User Experience Design programs. Our buzzing flagship campus hosts weekly industry guests speakers, local tech user groups and is also a meeting spot for Alumni who have lifetime access to our welcoming learning space.See the space for yourself.


301 4th Ave. S
Suite 577
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Kansas City

Prime's Kansas City campus is located downtown next to the Power & Light district. We've taken over a much larger space to accommodate our growing presence in the city. The central location makes it easy for the frequent industry guests to stop by as speakers or interviewers and help students get plugged into the KC tech scene. Student can connect with alumni on campus or online through our supporting Slack community! Check out our gallery to see our campus for yourself!


Novel Coworking - Kessler Building
1301 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Meet Our Team


Student Life and Career Development

Mark Hurlburt Headshot

Mark Hurlburt

President & Founder
Emily Schumacher Headshot

Emily Schumacher

Director of Student Affairs
Christy Larsen Headshot

Christy Larsen

Director of Employer Partnerships
Bethany Schulz Headshot

Bethany Schulz

Student Life Manager
Bellamy Kim Headshot

Bellamy Kim

Career & Alumni Relations Manager

Full Stack Software Engineering Faculty

Kris Szafranski Headshot

Kris Szafranski

Director of Full Stack Software Engineeering

Liz Kerber

Instructor & Software Engineer
Edan Schwartz Headshot

Edan Schwartz

Instructor & Software Engineer
Matt Black Headshot

Matt Black

Instructor & Software Engineer
Dane Smith Headshot

Dane Smith

Instructor & Software Engineer
Dev Jana Headshot

Dev Jana

Instructor & Software Engineer

User Experience Design Faculty

Ange Wang Headshot

Ange Wang

Sr. Director of UX Design & Strategy
Kyre Sheahan Headshot

Kyre Austin Sheahan

Instructor & Sr. UX Designer
Daniel Holzschuh Headshot

Daniel Holzschuh

Support Instructor
Mathias Rechtzigel Headshot

Mathias Rechtzigel

Instructor & Sr. UX Designer
Leslie Mollner Headshot

Leslie Mollner

UX Tech Coach
Joey Pearlman Headshot

Joey Pearlman

UX Tech Coach
Taylor Wegner Headshot

Taylor Wegner

Instructor & Sr. UX Designer
Josh Kaeding Headshot

Josh Kaeding

Instructor & Sr. UX Designer

Develop a New Generation of Technologists

Are you passionate about your field, filled with empathy for curious learners and excited to share your expertise with people who want to create tomorrow's software? Check out the open positions we're recruiting for below.


Prime Digital Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.