Senior Management Team
Evan Erdberg has over 16 years of online K-12 and Higher Education sales and Human Capital Management experience. He is the President and founder of Proximity Learning Inc., an industry leading K-12 virtual teacher staffing company that acts as the HR backup plan for over 100 school districts nationwide placing thousands of teachers in vacant classrooms. Prior to joining PLI, Evan held a Director level position at Teachscape, managing one of the largest implementations in the country of principal certification and teacher evaluation systems that incorporated student data.
Dr. Michael Robinson
Vice President of School Partnerships and Sales
My mission is to ensure that all students and educational practitioners receive the best experience in educational technology that will ensure immediate and future success in the real world. I am an educational professional with strong expertise in education software, and committed to meeting and exceeding the goals and objectives of my school partners. I achieved a steadfast progression through a series of management roles in public education; which I have a passion for. I believe in forming long-lasting partnerships with school districts and educational professionals in order to meet all students’ individual needs, thus the continuous promotion of differentiated learning. I am extremely knowledgeable on developing and managing complex implementation of software and services in small, medium and large school districts. I have over 30 years of experience in the world of education, serving students in reading, mathematics, tutoring, supplemental educational services, and technology.
Vice President of Operations
Chris has over 2 decades of award-winning Senior Management experience with Fortune 100 organizations such as GE, UPS, and FedEx. He joined Proximity Learning in 2018, embracing the mission of Equity in Education for all students. His diverse background, having a depth of knowledge in each department’s function, has been crucial to the growth and success of the company. He is a Customer Service Champion and Driver of Operational Efficiency. He currently leads the HR and Operations teams providing key guidance as the company continues its rapid growth.
Vice President of Client Success
Myken Caviness is the Vice President of Customer Success for Proximity Learning Inc. Myken was one of the first employees ever hired at Proximity Learning and has helped the company grow and succeed. She is now in charge of the full implementation life cycle for clients and ensures the quality of Proximity Learning teachers. Myken brings with her more than 12 years of experience working with K-12 institutions. She graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor of Business Administrations degree, specializing in human resources.
Vice President of Marketing
Jason Appelbaum brings over 20 years of marketing experience across a wide range of companies and industries to Proximity Learning. From large corporate tech companies to early stage startups, Jason has focused on building and optimizing marketing teams and processes across several industries including technology, pet food, senior living, music licensing and of course, over 5 years in various education sectors. He is now in charge of managing the marketing organization at Proximity Learning. Jason graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a degree in marketing and communications.
Vice President of Product
Senior leader in product, operations and project management with more than a decade of broad based professional achievement. Strong business and technical acumen, valued as an IT product manager, advisor to senior leaders, solutions-focused business analyst and champion of cross-functional teams. Exceptionally proficient in full product lifecycle management and user experience. Agile Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Project Management Professional (PMP), known for streamlining operations, increasing productivity and driving revenue growth.