About Us

Hi, We’re Momentum

Learn­ing is a life­long process. Momen­tum believes that all peo­ple have the abil­i­ty to learn and, in turn, deserve a high qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion expe­ri­ence — because momen­tum starts with you.”
Jes­si­ca Mitsch Homes, CEO and Co-Founder
Who we are

We’re help­ing to build mean­ing­ful tech careers for all

A leader in talent identification, cultivation, and transformation in tech and related skillsets, Momentum conducts a full complement of tech training and talent transformation courses for individuals - career changers, talent from under-represented groups, and others looking to advance their careers. Momentum also partners with companies of all sizes to build a resilient workforce with an always-learning personal and professional growth mindset, providing a host of services to identify, cultivate, and train internal talent. Momentum has upskilled employees at companies ranging from Salesforce to Accenture to BlueCross BlueShield to Red Hat to IBM - specializing in giving candidates a non-traditional pathway into high-impact and high-earning technology careers.

Our work is technology-driven and people-focused, and that resonates, today more than ever: Momentum has been highlighted in top-tier media and forums, including Harvard Business Review, CIO Magazine, CNN, NBC, the Brookings Institute, and SXSW.

At Momentum, we think big. We believe in people, including our employees, and entrust them with great responsibility. We are a team of curious lifelong learners who care about people and shaping a greater future for those in all stages of their careers. We’re setting an example for training and education that will shape the future.

Our team of experts are here for you

We’re inno­va­tors in the cod­ing school indus­try, experts in our fields, and life­long learn­ers. Here, peo­ple-first is our way of work, in and out of the office. We find ways to serve our com­mu­ni­ty. And we’ve made it our busi­ness to help oth­ers suc­ceed. We’re pas­sion­ate peo­ple ready to make work mean­ing­ful for you.
CEO and Co-Founder


With exten­sive expe­ri­ence in tech tal­ent and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment, Jes­si­ca plays an inte­gral role in grow­ing and devel­op­ing trans­for­ma­tive tech edu­ca­tion local­ly and beyond. Jes­si­ca has been at the fore­front of the ed tech indus­try as an exec­u­tive, spokesper­son, and pio­neer in the cod­ing school movement.
Strate­gic Advisor


Eri­ca Parks Mur­ray is a Strate­gic Advi­sor for Momen­tum and also serves as a Man­ag­er for Momentum’s sis­ter com­pa­ny, Clark­ston Con­sult­ing. Erica’s exper­tise is guid­ing cor­po­ra­tions through a vari­ety of change man­age­ment ini­tia­tives — from stand­ing up tech­nol­o­gy ser­vice cen­ters, to devel­op­ing tal­ent, to imple­ment­ing new sys­tems and infrastructure.
Direc­tor of Engi­neer­ing and Instruction


Hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly served as a Senior Soft­ware Engi­neer and Instruc­tor for Momen­tum, Amy is cur­rent­ly Direc­tor of Engi­neer­ing and Instruc­tion. Learn­ing to code at Durham’s first code school, Amy arrived in tech through a non-tra­di­tion­al path. After code school, she worked as a soft­ware devel­op­er in a vari­ety of pro­fes­sion­al and vol­un­teer roles, includ­ing Soft­ware Devel­op­er at Cus­tom Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Chap­ter Co-Leader at Girl Devel­op It, and Web Devel­op­er at Adwerx.
Direc­tor of Career Development


An expe­ri­enced career ser­vices and uni­ver­si­ty admis­sions pro­fes­sion­al who also spent 5 years work­ing in tech in the Tri­an­gle. Katie enjoys coach­ing moti­vat­ed stu­dents through their job search and build­ing rela­tion­ships with com­pa­nies that hire engi­neer­ing tal­ent. She is also the founder of Back to Busi­ness, an ini­tia­tive to help pro­fes­sion­al women return to the work­force after tak­ing a career break, and the host of the job search pod­cast​Get a Job, Here’s How,​now avail­able on Apple Podcasts.

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