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.

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.

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 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

Joseph Kuefler

Chief Product Officer

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 and designed relationship that brings about sustainable…

Beatriz Winn

Operations Manager

Beatriz is an education designer and consultant with expertise in program design, product management, and global operations. Originally from Mexico, Beatriz moved to the U.S. to pursue her…

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

Dr. Stephanie Furlough-Morris

Industry Advisor

Stephanie is a multi-sector international finance specialist, accomplished in orchestrating financial strategy, operations and fiscal excellence. She has a decade of senior experience within the global higher education…

Beth Chesterton

Coaching Advisor

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…

Bill Durden

Bill Durden

President Emeritus, Dickinson College

Bill Durden is President Emeritus of Dickinson College and a Joint Appointment Professor (research) in the School of Education, Johns Hopkins University. He served as th President of the…