Meet the Code Central Team! Our staff is made up of a diverse team of coders that are passionate about teaching their skills to others!​



Eric Mendelsohn
Eric MendelsohnCO-FOUNDER/DIRECTOR
With more than 25 years of experience in teaching and education management, Eric has worked with a wide range of students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. Holding a M.A. in English and armed with extensive program development and teaching.


Jose Quijas
Jose QuijasDirector of Curriculum Development
CEO and Founder of his own IT consulting company since 2011, and mentor for five separate FIRST Robotics Competition teams, Jose is the go-to guy for all things computers and robotics. He travels all over the country for competitions and has been a mentor to countless kids for many years.


Sam Cornelius
Sam CorneliusLead instructor
Sam is a homeschool graduate and currently holds an Associates in Computer Programming from the College of Southern Nevada. His passion for educating others in computers and computer programming shows in his work as a tutor, lab monitor, and peer leader at CSN. He is the eldest of three siblings whom he tutored in math and computers


Nadine Reyes
Nadine ReyesInstructor
A fourth year undergrad Computer Science student at UNLV. Nadine has been learning computer science since her freshman year of high school. Her passion for coding arose from an interest in video game design at a young age. She was a computer science tutor at Virginia State University.


Christopher arce
Christopher arceCenter Manager
Chris is a VMWare (Virtual Machines) Student, Ruby on Rails Developer, and Consultant Working on IOT (Internet of Things) applications developed on Rails, and Intel’s XDK. His passion for programming comes from the endless opportunities that knowledge of programming affords.


Brandon Romero
Brandon RomeroCenter Manager
Part of the first graduating class from West Career and Technical Academy I am currently in my last semester for my Computer Science Engineering BS. Originally self taught coding by making small code based games, I now excel with C based languages. Brandon is Passionate about teaching anyone willing to learn.


Blair Bauman
Blair BaumanInstructor
Blair is a senior in UNLV’s Howard Hughes College of Engineering, expecting to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship in December 2019. She specializes in C++ and graphic design, particularly the Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Maya.


Mikian Musser
Mikian MusserInstructor
Mikian is a senior at UNLV studying computer science and mathematics. Applying his knowledge, Mikian has contributed to research papers about neural networks and genetic algorithms. He plans to graduate in the fall and continue his research in grad school.



Cameron Burns
Cameron BurnsInstructor
Blair is a senior in UNLV’s Howard Hughes College of Engineering, expecting to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship in December 2019. She specializes in C++ and graphic design, particularly the Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Maya.


Xander Endre
Xander EndreInstructor
Xander is an Instructor at Code Central, where he teaches Intermediate and Advance Computer Science concepts, to students ranging from ages 7 to 17. Before joining Code Central, Xander was a Student Volunteer.


Cali Javalana
Cali JavalanaCenter Coordinator
A current student at Southwest Career and Technical Academy, majoring in Web Design and Development, Cali strives to be an influence in the advancement of technology. A member of SkillsUSA, shows her dedication for improving herself personally, professionally, and educationally.


Devon Lloyd
Devon LloydMarketing Director
Devon graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2017 with a B.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication and is a member of the American Advertising Federation. During his short career Devon has been involved with companies such as the National Basketball Association, FanDuel, BroadbandTV, and iMackulate Vision Gaming.



“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
-Phil Jackson