Meet Our Coding Bootcamp Instructors

We recruit bootcamp instructors for Grand Circus that have a passion for tech, deep knowledge of programming languages, and a supportive coaching style. These people have major cred!

David Wolverton

David Wolverton

Instructor

    Java, JavaScript

David is a seasoned Java and JavaScript developer with over 8 years of industry experience. After years of rocking it in the software industry in Chicago, he joined the Grand Circus team in order to share his passion with a new generation of developers. He worked on the Hibernate Generic DAO, an open source framework for common DAO patterns with Hibernate. David’s core philosophy: basically humans are awesome! He loves living in Hamtramck, where he can get to know awesome humans from many backgrounds, countries and cultures.

Peter Guenther

Peter Guenther

Instructor

    Java, Unity3D

Peter comes to Grand Circus with well over a decade of experience teaching Java and his M.Ed in Instructional Technology. Having spent more years in high school than any sane person would, he finally graduated to teaching adults. He has taught adjunct graduate courses at Wayne State University and at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as well as classes for Lawrence Technological University and the Focus:HOPE Center for Advanced Technology. What he loves about teaching at Grand Circus? The lack of parent phone calls but misses giving detentions. Outside of work he loves to build Lego projects (robotics and otherwise), play with Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects, and has led the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy robotics team to nationals.

Antonella Solomon

Antonella Solomon

Instructor

    Java

Antonella is a graduate of the Grand Circus Java Bootcamp, where she found her true passion in all things tech. Antonella is a Bizdom graduate, ran her own startup, and worked in the IT industry. These experiences pushed her to have a desire in helping others understand the wonderful opportunities in the tech industry, and to teach people how to code. Antonella is passionate about helping to revitalize the city of Detroit, and she truly believes that anyone can learn to code!

Maurice Tedder

Maurice Tedder

Teaching Assistant

    Java

Voted most likely to be a cult leader in High School but lacking the charismatic personality required for a cult leader, Maurice decided to pursue a life of tech by programming computers, building electronics, 3D printing stuff and creating robots. He is the beloved teaching assistant of Grand Circus’ Java Bootcamps, and also an entrepreneur who has started many startups that never started up. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters Degree in Computer Science. His three happiness factors are coding, science fiction and bar music.