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


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 and software developer 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 software developer 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.



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.



Michelle serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as a Strate­gic Advi­sor for Momen­tum and also serves as a Partner and Head of Marketing and Corporate Strategy for Momentum’s sis­ter com­pa­ny, Clark­ston Con­sult­ing. In her career, Michelle has advised a variety of Fortune 500 executives and board directors in a variety of industries including consumer products, life sciences, financial services, and internet software and services.



Faith serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as a Strate­gic Advi­sor for Momen­tum and also serves as Chief Financial Officer for Momentum’s sis­ter com­pa­ny, Clark­ston Con­sult­ing. As CFO, Faith is responsible for the financial and operational growth of the firm and its operating subsidiaries and affiliates, including Momentum, along with tax, financial reporting, oversight, and analysis.



Eri­ca 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.



With over 10 years of experience serving startups in the Raleigh area, Raschelle brings a diverse background in HR, recruiting, sales, and account management to the Momentum team. She is passionate about helping learners navigate their career journeys, particularly in finding exciting opportunities in the North Carolina tech space. Raschelle’s unique skill set makes her an invaluable asset to both the Momentum team and the community we serve.



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.



With a degree in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill, Rachel comes to Momentum as a marketing associate eager to contribute to the team and help make a name for Momentum in the tech training space. From content curation and social media to events and merchandising, Rachel spends time working on marketing and public relations efforts across the board.

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(919) 561-5015

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