Meet Our Team

As part of our mission, we are committed to creating better learning environments. "Creating" is a verb - or action. "Better" means constant improvement. We see this as working with our clients to constantly improve the learning environment but our goal is bigger than that - we want to improve learning outcomes by the environments we create. We are excited at Kay-Twelve to learn about your goals and how we may be of service.

Sales Team

Bob Roche - Education Market Leader

Bob has been with Kay-Twelve since 2015 and has over 30 years of experience in the industry. A graduate of Temple University, Bob is married with 2 children. As a coach for baseball, basketball and soccer when his children were growing up, he now enjoys golfing and listening to music. With his commitment to learning, Bob believes that "creating a collaborative learning environment will help students improve their ability to learn and retain information. By discussing topics with their peers, they hone their ability to work their way through problems and communicate ideas more effectively."

Mark Barga - Education Market Leader

Mark joined the Kay-Twelve team after 15 incredible years teaching and leading in urban educational environments. With years of experience doing innovative, high-impact work for students, teachers, and communities, he knows the transformational power of schools and places of learning. Mark is passionate about centering students and teachers in the design process, and understands how the built-environment can directly impact student learning, teacher practice, and the wellbeing of the entire community. He earned his Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University, his Masters Degree from DePaul University, and his Doctorate Degree from The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Urban Education. He is married, has two sons, and most of his free time involves little league baseball and spending time with friends and family.

Clarissa Darbone - Education Market Leader

With two decades of sales experience, Clarissa dedicated the past two years to the exciting world of furniture sales. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of collaborating closely with professionals in the design industry, including Interior Designers, Architects, & Procurement Firms. Clarissa's dedication to her work goes beyond aesthetics; it's deeply rooted in a passion for people and helping creating spaces where children can feel safe, confident, and a strong sense of belonging. Beyond her professional life, Clarissa cherishes her role as a wife and mother to a son who is on the brink of embarking on his college journey. She finds joy in the art of cooking and exploring new flavors, and she is an avid traveler, always seeking inspiration from different cultures and places.

Victoria Brooks Morlan - Director of Business Development - East Region

Victoria Brooks Morlan comes to our organization with 25 years of experience in the education space. She has worked with schools and architects throughout the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, helping to develop innovative learning environments for students of all ages. A teacher by education, Victoria has a unique ability for connecting with her clients while seeking to provide them with a holistic solution to foster innovative, collaborative and pedagogy-driven learning environments. She is married to John Morlan, whom she met in Charleston 13 years ago in a coffee shop; they live in Winston-Salem and enjoy traveling together.

Keirsten Todoran - Project Manager

Keirsten joined the Kay-Twelve team in 2018. She has more than ten years of experience in the school furniture industry and is from Canton, Ohio. She is married with two children. "Trying new recipes in the kitchen with my son and daughter, keeping active by going to my boot camp class, and watching sports with my husband are what I enjoy most." After graduating high school, Keirsten started working in the school furniture business and has found a passion for helping schools integrate new styles of learning into their classrooms by using furniture and tools that encourage student focus.

Kim Johns - Project Manager

Kim has been in the educational furniture industry for over twenty years. She believes that today's classrooms should foster both individual success and teamwork by providing diverse, outside-the-box spaces where technology can be implemented. Kim graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a business degree, and she resides on a small farm in Mansfield, Ohio, with her husband. Her greatest joy is experiencing the beauty of nature and creating areas on their farm that cultivate bee and butterfly habitats.

Garrett Miller - Project Manager

Garrett joined Kay-Twelve in 2019 and is excited about the transition from education to business. He received his Bachelor's from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where he spent two years working in the education system and two years at Oregon State University performing research related to education. His hobbies include coaching, baseball, golf and traveling; outdoor sports; spending time with his girlfriend and two dogs. Garrett is passionate about the Kay-Twelve mission because he truly believes that environments we create in the classroom have a major impact on student learning outcomes and well-being.

Lauren Glunz - Project Manager

Lauren joined the Kay-Twelve team in 2022 with three years of experience in the educational furniture industry. Most of her experience is handling large-scale projects, new constructions and remodels; however, she has worked on smaller projects such as classroom and office updates and/or supply orders. "I love being able to give back to the community by helping bring schools' visions to life and help teachers have amazing learning environments for their students." Lauren graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She loves spending time with her husband, Luke, and two young children--Carson and Mallory--as well as traveling. Their favorite place to go camping is Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.

Leesa Smith - Lead Installation Manager

Leesa joined the Kay-Twelve family in 2021 as a Project Management Specialist with over 20 years of experience in K-12 education. She has worked on large-scale projects and renovations with districts across the country. On a personal note, Leesa has 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and a son-in-law that she loves spending time with and spoiling. Her favorite past time is football and cheering on both the Buckeyes and Browns.

Nathan Leipheimer - Project Coordinator

Nathan joined the team in 2023 as a summer intern from Miami University, where he is pursuing a degree in accounting. With a passion for hiking and a love for the great outdoors, Nathan spends his free time exploring the many trails around Miami's campus. Currently, Nathan serves as a project coordinator on the Kay-Twelve team. He is eager to learn more of the business, and to help you achieve your goals of creating a better learning environment!

Betsy Andrusiak - Lead Interior Designer

Betsy graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and Professional Sales. She recently got married and currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI with her husband. When not working, Betsy enjoys hiking, rollerblading, crafting and trying new beers around Beer City USA. With both parents and multiple family members in education, Betsy felt it was only natural for her to design for education as well. "My parents said their favorite part of being an educator is watching their students get their 'Ah Ha' moment in the midst of their studies," Betsy says, "so it's really fun for me to be able to design educational spaces that help students get to that moment."

Customer Experience Team

Matthew Rogers - Communications Manager

Matt Rogers is a dynamic professional deeply committed to advancing the education industry through innovative strategies and impactful initiatives. As the Communications Manager at Kay-Twelve, he leads transformative efforts in education by revolutionizing physical learning environments and improving education through the use of media. His dedication has earned him recognition as Kay-Twelve's Core Values Employee of the Year in both 2021 and 2022, and also positioned him as one of the inaugural winners of the NexGen Awards in 2023. Matt joined the Kay-Twelve team in 2019 as an intern while attending Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Matt's multifaceted approach extends beyond his role at Kay-Twelve; he serves as the lead Producer for the Better Learning Podcast where they facilitate enlightening discussions that break down the silos of physical space, leadership, and culture in education.

Kay-Twelve was selected as an Inc. 5000 company, one of the fastest growing in America, because of our commitment to making a difference in education and helping teachers and administrators create better learning environments for students.

Support Team

Kevin Stoller

Kevin Stoller is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for mission-based businesses. He earned a Master's in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor's degree from Miami University. He co-founded Kay-Twelve, a leading national distributor of educational furniture, in 2009. On a personal note, Kevin spends as much time as possible with his wife Darci and their three active children, Grant, Maggie & Tessa. The Stoller Family recently moved to Scottsdale, Arizona--but Kevin still roots for his sports teams from growing up in Chicago and spending 20+ years in Ohio.

Aaron Evans

Aaron is a professional with over eight years of experience in the education industry. He lives in San Marcos, Texas, with his wife Natalie and three dogs named Bailey, Daisy and Paisley. In his free time, Aaron enjoys traveling and trying new recipes in the kitchen. He has also become an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) through the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).

Kim Taylor

Kim has been with Kay-Twelve since 2013. A graduate in environmental science from The Ohio State University, Kim is married with two children and enjoys hiking and traveling. She often becomes the "room mom" at her children's schools, along with helping with her daughter's Girl Scouts troop. Her commitment to creating better learning environments stems from her belief that "I think it's important to find the right learning environment for each kid so they can thrive in school."

Adam Craddock

Adam joins the Kay-Twelve team with over 15 years of industry experience, a heavy focus on large scale projects both new construction and renovations along with sales leadership. Growing up in the Midwest being from Missouri, he received a Bachelors in Business Administration from William Jewell College where he played college football and went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri. Adam resides in the Denver area with his wife, Becky and three busy kids: Chase, Daxton and Emery. In his free time he enjoys coaching youth sports--baseball, basketball and football--and loves giving back to the community in various capacities. The most rewarding part of what he enjoys most at Kay-Twelve is being part of fulfilling a school's vision while helping create a better learning environment for students.

Carla Cummins

Carla has 23 years of experience in the educational design industry, with a focus on connecting with people and driving initiatives. She lives in Gilbert, Arizona, where she raises her four children: Jennifer, Joey, Jody and Julianna. Together they chase their four golden doodles. In her spare time, she enjoys paddle boarding and hiking. Her true passion is traveling the world to experience new cultures and meet people from around the world. Her travels have taken her to 32 countries and 5 continents.

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