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.
Kevin Stoller - Co-Founder & CEO
Driven by his passion for enhancing the learning process, Kevin started Kay-Twelve in 2009. Coupled with his experience in the contract furniture industry, Kevin has a B.S, in Mass Communications from Miami University and a MBA from The Ohio State University. Kevin is married with 3 kids and though Kay-Twelve keeps him very busy, he still finds time to coach his 3 kids in their various sports. Involved in several civic and industry groups, one of these programs works with kids to foster creativity and entrepreneurship. In terms of personal interests he still tries to find time for travel, sports, and getting to local concerts when time permits. The underlying mission and philosophy of Kay-Twelve exemplifies his commitment to improving the learning environment. Personally Kevin feels "deeply passionate about allowing kids to fail and learn how to handle adversity. Learning does not stop once they leave the four walls of a classroom and experience learning is invaluable."
Bob Roche - Regional Sales Manager
Bob has been with Kay-Twelve since 2015 and came to us with 30+ years in the industry. A graduate of Temple University, Bob is married with 2 kids. A committed baseball, basketball, and soccer coach as his kids were growing up, Bob is now able to spend time enjoying golf and music. With Bob's commitment to learning, Bob feels strongly 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, communicate their ideas more effectively and also value the opinion of others."
Steven Murphy - Regional Sales Manager
Bringing years of sales experience to our team, Steven has been with Kay-Twelve since 2015. Having played football at Salem College, Steven spent the majority of his 3 children's childhood coaching their various sports as well as spending a lot of time tutoring in the local elementary schools. Now that his children are grown, Steven uses his free time to fly RC planes, boating, and gardening. With regard to his commitment to creating better learning environments, Steven's goal is "ensuring that educators have an environment to reach all with knowledge not just technology."
Kevin Foote - Regional Account Manager
Having 13 years of experience in the classroom as a teacher and administrator, Kevin joins the Kay-Twelve team as the Regional Account Manager for the Southwest US. Kevin received a Bachelors in Education from Northern Arizona University, and Masters of Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. He is married with 5 kids and enjoys attending all of their sporting events, and school activities. As a 3rd generation Arizona native, Kevin is passionate about helping AZ schools grow. With a wealth of knowledge in not only public schools, but also charter and private, Kevin can provide solutions for schools to thrive in today's challenge of engaging students and creating collaborative classrooms.
Kim Taylor - Operations Manager
Kim has been with Kay-Twelve since 2013. A graduate in environmental science from The Ohio State University, Kim is married with 2 children and enjoys hiking and travel. Constantly volunteering at her kids schools, she often becomes the "room mom" as well as helping with her daughter's girl scouts. With her commitment to creating better learning environments because "I think it's important to find the right learning environment for each kid so they can thrive in school."
Keirsten Todoran - Web Sales Director
Keirsten joined the Kay-Twelve team in 2018 with over 5 years experience in the school furniture industry. She is from Canton, Ohio and is married with 2 young 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 the new style of learning to encourage student focus through the furniture and tools they use. “From my experience in school, every child learns differently and what might be effective for half the class, may not be effective for the other half. I want to change the classic style of learning and show schools how something as simple as the furniture in their classrooms, can make a big impact on the learning outcomes of their students.”
Matthew Rogers - Customer Support & Marketing
Matt is currently attending The Ohio State University studying Marketing within Fisher College of Business. He brings management experience previously working as the head of the footwear department at Under Armour in Columbus. Matt is also involved in many organizations at The Ohio State University including Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Phi Sigma Theta, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing and watching sports including basketball, baseball, football, and golf as he grew up involved in all these while in high school.
Garrett Miller - Sales Support
Garrett joined Kay-Twelve in 2019 and is excited about the transition from a background in education, to gaining experience in the business world. He received his bachelor’s degree from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. He spent two years working in the education system in McMinnville followed by two years at Oregon State University performing education research under an industry leader. His hobbies include coaching baseball and golf, outdoor sports, traveling, and spending time with his girlfriend and two dogs. Garrett is passionate about the Kay-Twelve mission because he truly believes the environments we create in the classroom have a major impact on student learning and well-being.