Meet the Team

These are the friendly faces behind the scenes at Next Step Academy. Find out why we do what we do and feel free to contact any of us about your questions, concerns or just to get in touch! We’ll be happy to hear from you.


kristin hanratty

Kristin Hanratty
Lead Developer  E-Mail

Why do you do what you do? My job is to create user-friendly content that is accessible and informative. I love the challenge of web development and the ability to see something turn from an idea into a workable product.


Sean-Reed McGee
Managing Partner  E-Mail

Why do you do what you do? As a husband, father and entrepreneur that believes in living a healthy lifestyle, I know that increasing one's knowledge is a healthy choice that impacts a lifetime. By providing education to the masses and engaging learners with stimulating and interesting content, I can encourage growth in men and women of all ages. I have been committed to growing businesses and partnering with top-notch organizations for more than 20 years and I will continue to recruit the best talent in the industry while providing unmatched service to my customers.

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alaikia miller

Alaikia Miller
Social Media and Content Manager  E-Mail

Why do you do what you do? As a communications student, I love writing and creating content that helps people gain the knowledge they need to establish themselves personally, academically and professionally. I write weekly blogs and manage our social media accounts to keep people informed and help learners of all ages take their next step. I continue to grow everyday through my work at Next Step Academy and I want to help you grow too!


Theresa Oschmann
National Sponsorship & Sales Director  E-Mail

Why do you do what you do? Every good partnership starts with a good relationship. When it comes to our clients, building good relationships is especially important and I want them to know that we will go the extra mile to form a satisfying and lasting partnership with them.

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tania potter

Tania Potter
Executive Assistant  E-Mail

Why do you do what you do? Assisting others is more of a lifestyle for me, my mentality is we all need some help sometime. It’s who I am, serving others needs is second nature to me at this point. If I see a need I look to meet it! Some might find this work menial, I think of how another’s day was a bit better because they did not have to do whatever it was that I took care of for them. I look for opportunities to put a smile on someone’s face each and every day.


Laura Sestito
Production and Editorial Coordinator  E-Mail

Why do you do what you do? I've always loved reading and writing because I love how words give you the ability to take ideas and make them into something that can be shared. The ability to inform is something powerful and I want to share the knowledge that we have with everyone who comes to our site. It's so rewarding to see how our content encourages users to take action and how those actions eventually turn into their success!

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rodney sprauve

Rodney A. Sprauve, J.D.
Senior Vice President, Administration, & External Affairs  E-Mail

Why do you do what you do? Too often, people spend long periods of time trying to "figure out" what they should do with the life they've been given. Simply put: I am motivated by helping others to connect with their purpose in life. My passion is to help others discover their purpose and systematically engage it. Every next step in life should be, in some way, connected to purpose!