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 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

Meet Our Team


Leadership Team

Mark Hurlburt Headshot

Mark Hurlburt

President & Founder
Emily Schumacher Headshot

Emily Schumacher

Director of Recruitment & Admissions
Christy Larsen Headshot

Christy Larsen

Director of Employer Partnerships

Ange Wang

Sr. Director of Research and Strategy

Amanda Walker

Director of Instruction


Bethany Pfannenstiel Headshot

Bethany Pfannenstiel

Sr. Cohort & Student Advisor
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Rachel McNab

Recruitment & Outreach Manager
Megan Mikhelson Headshot

Megan Mikhelson

Operations Manager
Justice Simmons Headshot

Justice Simmons

Cohort & Student Advisor

Lanh Horton

Digital Content Designer

Full Stack Software Engineering Faculty

Dane Smith

Dane Smith

Head of Fullstack Software Engineering (Fulltime Programs)
Chris Black

Chris Black

Head of Fullstack Engineering (Part-time Programs)
Matt Black

Matt Black

Sr. Instructor & Software Engineer
Key Clark

Key Clark

Instructor & Software Engineer
Andrew Harasymiw

Andrew Harasymiw

Instructor & Software Engineer
Zac Delventhal

Zac Delventhal

Instructor & Software Engineer

User Experience Faculty

Siri Preston

Siri Preston

Head of User Experience Programming
Photo of Hannah Fredrickson

Hannah Fredrickson

UX Instructor
Mike Larson headshot photo

Mike Larson

UX Program Coach
Leslie Mollner Headshot

Leslie Mollner

Sr. UX Program Coach
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Joey Pearlman

Sr. UX Program Coach

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.