Kelly Smith has been obsessed with learning and building things since childhood. After getting a master’s degree in nuclear fusion (MIT), Kelly held engineering and marketing roles at various technology companies. While volunteering at an afterschool code club at the library, he got excited about the power of self-learning. He started a microschool around his kitchen table in January 2018. He is the founder and CEO of Prenda (prendaschool.com), an education company that helps people run microschools out of their homes. Kelly lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and four children.