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I co-founded Generation with his sister Nacole in 2013. At the time, we were both working as technology consultants and traveling constantly.

As digital natives and tech enthusiasts, we naturally took the lead on getting our entire family online, with a special focus on including our (formerly) technophobic grandparents. These personal experiences inspired us to start a company that develops technology solutions to enrich the lives of older adults. 

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Michael and I both have a passion for helping others learn but while he enjoys to be in front of a group, I prefer working behind the scenes.

I love capturing special moments with friends and family, especially my adorable niece and nephew. You’ll see them throughout our resources.  : )

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I’ve been with Nacole and Michael since day one. Unlike my partners, I’m not a digital native. Technology is not intuitive to me. I remind them we’re all ignorant, only in different topics; however, I do share in their appreciation of the capabilities.

My two grandsons live 400 miles away, but my wife and I see them daily through video calls. Despite the distance, we’re part of their everyday lives.

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As a baby boomer, I’ve always been captivated by the potential of technology. Mobile computers are empowering and personal. As a gerontologist, I use them daily to help people with non-normative memory loss connect with their memories and their families.

As a daughter, I use it as well. My mother has Alzheimer’s, and our family is spread out geographically. We use a variety of apps for stories, music and games to help mom stay connected to our lives. There is an endless variety of free and low-cost apps, and we can help you discover that handful that can help you provide more personalized care.