Reuben Thiessen

Reuben Thiessen
VP of Education Technology and Chief Technology Officer


Reuben Thiessen joined Edify in September 2010 as the Chief Technology Officer. He took a leave of absence in 2015 to obtain a Master of Education degree in Learning Design and Technology from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education and re-joined Edify in September 2016.

Prior to joining Edify, Reuben was the Product Manager and Chief Architect for Opportunity International’s peer-to-peer giving website, then called Before spearheading OptINnow during his 6 years at Opportunity, Reuben lead teams involved in revamping their website through two CMS platform changes. Reuben has also worked internationally in Mexico, Australia, and India with Youth With A Mission.

Reuben holds a Master of Education from Stanford University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a diploma in Computer Programming, and is a commercially certificated multi-engine pilot.

Reuben resides in Southern California with his wife, Christyl, and their two sons. He enjoys traveling, building robots, making iPhone apps, and flying small airplanes.