MISSION 

 

The Digital Education and Work Initiative of Texas (DEWIT) empowers individuals who have limited income options by removing barriers to work in the 21st-century economy by providing mobile based work and training resources that lead to improved quality of life.

DEWIT assesses and improves an individual’s skills and provides cloud work and digital education relative to their competency. DEWIT is focused on three primary areas of vocation including micro-tasking, freelancing, and digitally accessible work.

 
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Carrie Isaac
Executive Director

Carrie is a fourth-generation Texan who lives in Dripping Springs with her husband, Jason, and their two boys. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science and Purdue University Global with a Master of Science in Health Education. Carrie owns a health and wellness company, is an avid volunteer, and is an accomplished athlete, having completed several adventure races and triathlons including a 30-hour adventure race and 140.6-mile IRONMAN triathlon. She chairs the Dripping Springs Mayor’s Health and Wellness Council, where she led her community to win first place in the IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge.

Carrie aspires to bring Texans together, remove barriers to wellness, provide opportunities for Texans to thrive regardless socioeconomic status or geographic status, and provide all Texans with the resources and opportunities to get on the path to sustainable employment.


 
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Nathaniel Gates

Board Member

Nathaniel Gates is a career technology worker and entrepreneur focusing on the Cloud Computing and Cloud Labor spaces. Nathaniel co-founded Alegion in 2012 and now serves as its CEO and an industry evangelist. Prior to Alegion, Nathaniel founded Cloud49, a successful cloud computing solutions provider focused on the public sector.

Nathaniel has a passion for providing next generation work opportunities to people around the world who demonstrate a willingness to work hard for themselves and their families.

Nathaniel lived and worked in Alaska for 36 years prior to moving to Austin, Texas with his family in 2012. Nathaniel greatly enjoys this warmer climate with his wife Wendy, and their three children Caleb, Titus, and Lauren.

 

Jason Isaac
Board Member

Jason Isaac’s professional career has been focused on marketing safety, communication, and natural gas fueling solutions to the trucking industry. Jason owns a small business that assists a wide variety of companies with achieving their sales and marketing goals.

He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, founder and board member of the Texas Natural Gas Foundation, and a youth lacrosse coach.

In 2010, Jason was elected to the Texas House of Representatives to serve Hays and Blanco counties. He lives in Dripping Springs with his wife, Carrie, and two sons. They attend Westover Hills Church of Christ.

 
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Robert H. Seale, III
Board Member

Robert “Hank” Seale, III, is the founder and chairman of Q2. He has experience both as a community banker and as an entrepreneur building successful software companies that develop innovative financial services solutions and provide award-winning customer support.

Hank started Q UP Systems, a provider of technology to more than 700 community banks. Q UP became part of S1 Corporation in 2000, and he served as the CEO of S1’s Community and Regional Solutions group until 2001.

Passionate about the financial services industry, he spends time creating and refining his vision for providing industry-leading technology solutions, along with superior customer service, to the community bank and credit union marketplace.

Hank is an active entrepreneur and investor in multiple companies; a recipient of the esteemed EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Central Texas region; an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National finalist; and a graduate of Texas Tech University.