Meet the LifeRamp Team

Michael Huckaby

Founder & CEO

Michael founded LifeRamp to accelerate student success through on-demand life coaching. He has spent the last 16 years working with international higher education and edtech companies.

Beth Chesterton

Vice President, Programs

Beth spent decades consulting and developing leaders within Fortune 100 and 500 companies, organizations and schools. Through her work in the field of optimizing performance in world…

John Beed

Chief Partnership Officer

John Beed is the chief partnership officer for LifeRamp, managing our partnership development with universities and employers. A former senior U.S. diplomat who led innovative global…

Dr. James Vineburgh

Chief Marketing & Product Officer

James is leading the development and marketing of the coaching platform for LifeRamp. Having worked with various types of organizations, from colleges and universities to financial

Kate Buchanan-Jack MCIM, DipM, MA

Strategic Marketing & Communications

Kate Buchanan-Jack is a senior consultant and lecturer in international marketing, with almost two decades of leadership experience in marketing and enrollment for the education sector.

Joseph Kuefler

Product & UX

Joseph Kuefler is a hybrid designer, strategist, and creative who thrives in the spaces where brand, technology, and the human experience collide. He has deep experience in brand…

Anees Muzzafer Shah

Eonyx Infotech, Engineering Partner

Anees is the co-founder of Eonyx Infotech – the company leading the engineering and technical aspects of LifeRamp. Having worked previously as the COO of Alpha Magnus Studios, Anees

Sue Abuelsamid

Coach Network Lead

Sue Abuelsamid is a specialist in cultivating leaders with a focus on using curiosity as a tool for engagement in authentic dialogue to bring about sustainable…

Antione Tomlin

Coach Network Trainer

Antione Tomlin is dedicated to increasing student access to and success in college. He has a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, an M.A. …

Ed Tech industry advisors

Christopher “Chip” Paucek

Co-founder and CEO of 2U, Inc.

2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), described by Forbes Magazine as the “nation’s leading provider of software for universities” delivering digital higher education at scale. Chip is a leading voice and…

David Graves

Principal and Partner, Tuscany Strategy Consulting

David currently is Principal and Partner at Tuscany Strategy Consulting, a specialized firm for the education sector encompassing early childhood, K-12, and higher education. He has worked

Don Smithmier

CEO The Big Know

Don is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovator, Don has devoted his career to bringing new thinking to old categories. Don Smithmier applies innovation and technology to create a

Amit Sevak

Senior Advisor, Revature and Chairman of Mindset

Amit has served in senior leadership capacities in the US and globally. Amit was the Chief Operating Officer at UNITEC in Mexico, the President/CEO at INTI in Malaysia and also led the