Our team has over 75 years of experience in medical technology and behavioral health treatment and research.


Robyn Hussa Farrell​
CEO and Co-Founder

Tim Farrell​
COO and Co-Founder

Brian Painter​
Founding Engineer​

Bryan Dennstedt​

Salma Hatim​


Brian Reed​
Business Development

Greg Firn​
Former Superintendent and Ed Tech Strategy​

Samantha Carroll​
Assistive Technology Specialist​
Mental Health Professional​

Sophia Sirianni​
Graphic Design and Client Success​

Kevin Askew​
K12 Sales - TechXTend

Elena Pulanco​
Marketing intern, Wofford College​

Advisory Board

Christy Brown,​
President LaunchPad2X​
Advisory Board

Diana Keough​
Content expert​
Advisory Board

Greg Swayne​
Medical Technology Expert​
Advisory Board

Research Collaborators

  • Stephanie Aldret, D.O.​

  • Randy Aldret, Ed.D.​

  • Timothy Brewerton, M.D.​

  • Gunner Brolinson, M.D.​

  • Craig Burnette, Ph.D.​

  • Casey Childers, Ph.D.​

  • Martin Eaton, Ph.D.​

  • Natalie Fadel, Psy.D.​

  • Skip Garner, Ph.D.​

  • Alex Karydi, Ph.D.​

  • Lindsey Ridgeway, Ph.D.​

  • Alexis Stoner, Ph.D., MPH​

  • Mark Weist, Psy.D.​

Team Leads​

  • Sharpen Family, Paige Stephenson and Heather Witt, United Way of the Piedmont​

  • Sharpen Founder, Charlie Banks, Venture Carolina and Paul Clark, Venture South​

  • Sharpen Schools, Dr. Greg Firn, Superintendent / learning management software consultant​

  • Sharpen Warrior, Dr. Craig Burnette and Charlie Hall, Upstate Warrior Solution​

  • Medical Student Mental Health, Dr. Natalie Fadel, Dr. Lindsey Ridgeway and Dr. Alexis Stoner, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine​