We’ve assembled a team of experts dedicated to creating a product that brings relief to parents, providers, and children.
Lindsay Watson PT, MPTCEO & Founder
Lindsay has been a physical therapist since 2002, and has specialized in pediatrics since 2004. She was previously the managing pediatric physical therapist for the Geauga County, Ohio Educational Service Center.
Steve BlakeCTO & Co-Founder
Steve is a software developer and entrepreneur specializing in augmented reality and virtual reality. His career in the tech industry has spanned over 30 years, with a focus on both educational and medical software.
David GrimesMusic Director
David is an award-winning composer, sound designer, and educator with over 30 years experience in creating music for classical and commercial media. He has a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Toronto.
Matt Mathers3D Generalist
Matt is a self-taught 3D generalist. At Augment Therapy, he is responsible for creating the interactive games and environments found throughout the software. He completed his B.A. and M.A. at Hiram College in Ohio.
Lisa BlakeDirector of Communications
Lisa is responsible for all of Augment Therapy’s communications – from the website and newsletter to training courses for new users. She is currently completing a PhD at McGill University in Canada, where she also received a BA and MA.
Cecile has over 15 years of experience in database design and machine learning. She currently works at Lexia Learning Systems and previously worked at Microsoft in the SQL Server Datawarehouse Group. Cecile has has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from MIT and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
Paul has been involved in the design and development of educational software since 1994. He is the CEO of Symphony Learning, a company he formed in 2006 to create technology solutions that provide meaningful, research-based learning experiences for students.
As an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for Youngstown Business Incubator, Sally works closely with startups and entrepreneurs advising them as they scale their businesses and seek follow-on funding. Sally is a seasoned marketing executive who has spent more than 25 years working with businesses of all sizes including public, private, venture-backed and private equity-owned companies. Her passion is helping businesses accelerate growth through strategic sales and marketing initiatives and strategic growth plans.
Brian L. Davis, PhD
Brian Davis has over 25 years’ experience with medical devices, sensor-based systems and biomedical engineering. He has represented the field at the international level, including serving as President of the International Society of Biomechanics from 2005 to 2007. After being a staff scientist at the Cleveland Clinic for 18 years, he assumed the position of Vice President and Director of the Medical Device Development Center within the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. Currently he is the Associate Dean and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University.
Sreekar Gadde is the Executive Director at BlueTree Capital Group. At BlueTree, Sreekar leverages his background in engineering, law, and business to drive positive returns for his investors by selecting the best potential investment opportunities as well as mentoring companies in which they invest. What differentiates Sree from others in this industry is his ability to help companies develop comprehensive IP strategies – to identify what differentiates them from their competition and determine what forms of IP provide them with the best strategic value to protect that differentiation.
Prior to joining BlueTree, he worked as an IP litigator and an IP prosecutor at two top law firms, Ropes and Gray and Sterne Kessler, as well as Assistance Chief IP Counsel for Dynamics, Inc. In addition, he was a validation engineer and team lead for Intel’s microprocessor design business unit.
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