Gary Bennett is the Founder and Chief Maker of Accelerated Internet Strategies, LLC. Accelerated Internet Strategies
was formed in 2006 and is located in Scottsdale, AZ.
Gary has worked for 25 years in the technology and defense industries. He served 10 years in the US Navy
as a Nuclear Engineer aboard 2 nuclear submarines and received several awards (2 Navy Achievement Medals)
for developing software and his expertise in training.
After leaving the Navy, Gary worked for several companies as a software developer, CIO and President. As
CIO, he helped take VistaCare
public in 2002.
In 2008 Gary was an Adjunct Instructor at
Collins College – Game Design.
Gary has completed two iOS programming books for Apress Books:
iPhone Cool Projects
and Learning Objective-C for Absolute Beginners.
Gary is currently working on the second edition of Learning Objective-C for Absolute Beginners.
In July 2009, he completed Tee Shot
Live for EA Sports. This very popular and cool golfing iPhone application, links all golfing information
on the iPhone with EA Sports interactive social networking
site for golfers.
Gary is currently consulting for a national bank, writing iOS banking applications.
Mobile Banking app for the the iPhone and Woodforest Mobile Banking app for the iPad have been very successful.
To date, hundreds of students have completed Gary’s iOS and game programming courses. Many of these students have gone on to develop some of the most popular apps on the iTunes App Store.
To view Gary’s professional profile along with student and client recommendations, see his
Stefanie Bennett received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in math, cum laude,
from Grand Canyon University’s online program in May 2010. Stefanie is also SEI endorsed. Stefanie believes xcelmath
will be a benefit to parents and their child(ren). Stefanie has done administrative work for the xcelme company. In
her spare time Stefanie likes to read, do puzzles, hike, and walk the dog. Stefanie resides in Scottsdale, AZ with
her husband and 2 of her 4 children.
Suzanne Sloan is a certified teacher in the state of Arizona. She has a master’s degree in education with an emphasis
in e-learning and educational technology through Northcentral University. She is currently employed as a technology
instructor for the Scottsdale Unified School District, where she is responsible for integrating Arizona’s Education
Technology Standards within the context of all the other requirements for student learning. Her participation in Xcelmath
stems from her belief in the power of conversations — “Students learn mathematics best through social interactions.
Xcelmath provides a technology based forum for students to engage in two-way conversations about mathematical concepts.
This program is not about ‘getting answers.’ Rather, it is about inviting students to explore, investigate, conjecture,
verify, and use their mathematical knowledge to deepen everyone’s understandings, especially their own.”
Jeff Hughes brings over 18 years industry passion as a marketer, publisher
and keynote speaker in high technology industries including such companies
as McAfee, Blue Coat Systems, Webroot, and Novell. Hughes is the author of
12 technology books and numerous trade press articles on technology and
He is the developer and lead instructor for Xcelme’s iPhone App Marketing,
a course that helped scores of developers learn how to market their iPhone
apps the right way in a very competitive market. He has recently released
his latest book, “iPhone and iPad Apps Marketing: Secrets to Selling Your
iPhone and iPad Apps (Que Biz-Tech)”
Jeff is a frequent contributor to popular iPhone sites including
148Apps.Biz, an iPhone development and news site. He has also consulted to
a growing number of independent developers and small companies on how to
launch their iPhone apps, offering marketing expertise and consulting
services to gain maximum exposure.
Hughes has a BS in Marketing/Minor in Computer Science from Brigham Young
University. He resides in Scottsdale, AZ.
Brad Lees has more than 12 years of experience in application development and
server management. He has specialized in creating and initiating software programs
in real estate development systems and financial institutions.
His professional career has been highlighted by his positions as Information Systems
Manager at The Lyle Anderson Company; Product Development Manager for Smarsh; Vice
President of Application Development for iNation; and Information Technology Manager
at The Orcutt/Winslow Partnship, the largest architectural firm in Arizona.
A graduate of Arizona State University, Brad and his wife, Natalie, reside in Phoenix
with their five children
Chris Fletcher has over 3 years of professional application development experience in both
iPhone/iPad applications as well as small business automation and efficiency applications.
During his 8 years as a Mathematics instructor, including 2 years as an Adjunct Instructor
at Lone Star Community College in Houston, TX, he developed numerous applications. These
applications served to introduce and link technology to mathematics, automate assessment, as
well as improve students’ engagement, comprehension and satisfaction.
Chris has a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology/Minor in Mathematics from Texas A&M
University. Chris and his snowboard now reside in Silverthorne, CO.
Mitch Fisher is a software developer in the Phoenix, Arizona area. He was introduced to PCs back in the
1980s when 64K was a lot of memory and 1 Mhz was considered a fast computer. Over the last 25 years, Mitch
has worked for several large and medium-sized companies in the roles of software developer and software
architect, and has led several teams of developers on multi-million dollar projects. Mitch now divides his
time between writing iOS applications and server-side UNIX technologies.