Over 30 years of experience working with educators.

What We Do

Mesa automates college readiness and scheduling so you don’t have to. We provide a full suite of analytic dashboards for administrators, principals, and counselors. Mesa gives educators a broad look at their schools, finding insights with visualizations and automated analysis.


Our Team



John Kennedy

John is an experienced programmer and developer. He has interned as a developer at SnapStream and SAS, where he wrote two white papers and presented twice at industry conferences for the latter. He volunteers with the University of Houston basketball team to provide analytics services. He started Mesa in September 2015 and has transitioned the company from an analytics consulting group to an educational software tool.



SCHOOL COordinator

Craig Crisler

Craig brings over 12 years of K12 educational technology experience to the Mesa team. From implementation/training to logistical and operations support, his experience includes facilitation of district wide contracts with Hawaii Department of Education (full state 90+ schools) and professional development district contracts in Oregon and California.



COO / President

John Ruff

John brings several years of classroom experience, school IT leadership, and an HISD background to the Mesa team. Mr. Ruff’s main work is focused around strategic planning, new accounts, product features, and customer relations. His experience includes development and usage of the Mesa product within Schools as well as working with district leaders from some of the largest districts in the state and country. 




Clemmie Martin

Clemmie is a published author in educational research, possesses several years of classroom experience and has a background in the Houston school landscape to offer the Mesa team. Mrs. Martin works with clients immediately after a contract has been received through the entire lifecycle of a district’s usage of Mesa. Clemmie’s primary role is to serve as the liaison between Mesa and each school district, and to ensure that each district’s needs and aspirations are being properly and efficiently addressed and implemented within Mesa.




Chris Lyles

Chris brings development experience as Mesa’s lead developer.