Meet Our Leaders

Gene Zhu

Founder
Gene is a well-seasoned accounting and finance professional. He has been serving in various capacities in financial operation for non-profit organizations and public charter schools…

Belinda Bai, CPA

Co-Founder
Belinda is a seasoned accountant with over 25 years of experience in financial accounting management. She has experience in various financial areas, not limited to;…

James Dworkin, CPA

Chief Executive Officer
James entered the not-for-profit sector as CFO of Trinity Basin Preparatory in 2015, then concurrently as the CFO of IL Texas in 2020. His background…

Michael Hooten

Chief Operating Officer
Michael was Founder & Superintendent/CEO of an innovative environmental charter school, Trinity Environmental Academy, as well as the Executive Director of Destination Wilderness Youth, an…

DaiAnn Mooney, CPA

Chief Accounting Officer
For over 26 years, DaiAnn served in several different roles for the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD gaining extensive experience in the school finance field. She served as…

Augusto Daan

Chief Technology Officer
Augusto is an Information Technology Director with 18+ years of IT leadership experience. Augusto entered the non-for-profit sector in 2007 with Uplift Education where he…

Dr. Alan Seay

School Leadership
Alan Seay is a thirty two year veteran of Texas public education. He spent the first twenty-five as a teacher, coach, principal, assistant superintendent and…
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