Faculty/Staff

Bio Picture Dzana Homan
CEO
Dzana served four years as COO of Goddard Systems, a franchised educational services company. She has earlier CEO tenure in franchised educational services, with two and a half years as CEO of Huntington Learning Centers and over five years as CEO of Futurekids Computer Learning Centers. She began her corporate career working for a...

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Bio Picture Carl Hinds
Vice President of Operations
Carl picked up electric guitar at age 11. He has released several albums on Columbia Records with the band Dandelion, toured internationally, and has had his music featured in several motion pictures and television shows. He has also written the music for several children's theater productions that continue to tour nationally. Carl joined School...

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Bio Picture Shannon Holtzman
Controller
Shannon’s extensive work in music and franchising has helped her oversee financial growth for multiple companies, including as Controller for School of Rock. Her music background includes eight years at House of Blues and Live Nation where she was VP of Finance.  She joined School of Rock in 2012. Contact Shannon at sholtzman@schoolofrock....

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Bio Picture Len Sitnick
Senior Director of Training and Program Development
Len began playing guitar as a teenager in the DC area, fronting several local bands. He began playing bass years later and continues to play bass with the John LT Band. Before School of Rock, Len co-founded Tectrix Inc, a provider of training in desktop productivity, design, and graphics applications. Combining his expertise in curriculum...

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Bio Picture Sam Dresser
Senior Director of Information Strategy
Sam, a saxophone player, has always had a passion for music as well as technology. While pursuing a music degree in Jazz Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, he also began to work at Apple in its retail stores. After completing his degree, he ended up spending almost ten years at Apple focusing on technical support, management, and training....

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Bio Picture Linda Hefferman
Director of Marketing
Linda's early career in creative and technical writing, including writing a "For Dummies" book on web design, and founding a web marketing company. In 2006 her life took a distinct turn when she enrolled her kids in the newly opend School of Rock in Portland, OR, and she's been with School of Rock ever since. Her experience with School of Rock as...

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Colin Fitzpatrick
Director of Franchise Development
Colin grew up all over the place but would call Houston, TX his hometown.  Prior to joining School of Rock, he worked in franchise development for a large multi-branded franchisor and has been involved in franchising in various capacities since the ripe age of 15.  Colin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and loves 90's era rock.  He...

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Bio Picture Chuck Prentner
Director of Franchise Development
Chuck comes to School of Rock with over 25 years experience in franchise development.  Chuck's passion for music started early as a drummer.  He has always been active in coaching youth sports so combining his love of music and kids along with franchising has been a dream come true. Contact Chuck at:cprentner@schoolofrock.com

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Bio Picture Stephanie Scianna-Pitts
Director of Franchise Operations
Stephanie is a pianist, vocalist, keyboardist, and fine artist with degrees in Music and Fine Art. She was a special education art teacher in Miami, Florida before moving to New York City where she continued her career in education as an Executive Director at The Princeton Review SES division. She oversaw field and internal operations of multiple...

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Bio Picture Justin Nihiser
Director of Franchise Operations
Justin grew up in Ohio, dreaming of the day when he'd be able to make music a part of his job. He graduated Berklee College of Music in 2004 and joined the millions of other folks who were quickly migrating to sunbelt cities, eventually landing in Atlanta. While still finding his way in the south, Justin was tapped to open a School of Rock, and...

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Bio Picture John Guffey
Director of Franchise Operations
John Guffey (always referred to as just "Guffey", sort of like Cher) has been with School of Rock since 2008, and is the former General Manager and Music Director at our highly successful school in Portland, OR.  He was recruited to be one of the Directors of Franchise Operations in 2014, and his knowledge of what we do from both the...

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Bio Picture Ken Tomczack
Franchise Development Coordinator
A Denver semi-native, Ken has spent his entire career working in the music business including radio and concert promotions at venues such as Fiddler’s Green, Pepsi Center and the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater. A singer and guitarist, Ken recently released a melodic hard rock album "Thrill To Your Touch" under the band name Fortress....

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