A little about us.

Educators, designers, developers, and spreadsheet heroes.

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A note from us to you

We believe, from our brains to our toes, that when we can help creative, thoughtful educators like yourself guide learners well (and make a living doing it), we've done what we set out to do.

All about those paths

We think about you a lot. That's why we say “make paths”. It’s shorthand for what we think anyone should be able to do: Build a series of learning steps to teach from A to B—or C, or Z, or wherever you need to go.

Well-made paths mean learners stay focused on the right step at the right time. Meanwhile, teachers enjoy tailored control and more time to connect.

Everyone's over the moon.

Why us?

We started writing Pathwright in 2009. Partnering with our first school helped us tailor Pathwright to the future of education, not the past. Ever since launching publicly in 2012, we’ve made it better and more useful for people like us—you.

We’re constantly building and testing new features in real classrooms and real-life. Over 50% of our full-time employees are current or former educators. We even use Pathwright to teach our own classes. Opportunities abound.

We probably wouldn’t be laser-focused on actual needs and actual people if we couldn’t chart our own course. That’s why we grew Pathwright to be profitable from day one instead of playing the typical start-up lottery. Not being at the mercy of investors has kept us free to build what folks like you need, not what the money guys think might make a 10x return.

We succeed with you, not instead of you.

That’s part of why Pathwright runs as a family business headquartered in beautiful Greenville, SC (come visit!). It keeps us connected.

What does success look like?

Enough about us. Back to you.

Life isn’t fragmented into semesters or divided down a school-career line. We think you should be able to teach and learn not just in school units, but in whatever units life gives you.

We’d like to eliminate the complexity that bogs down teaching & learning.

If we can do that, you won’t have to battle that complexity—you’ll be free to craft each learner’s path. And without any unnecessary constraints, learners won’t need artificial timeframes to connect with teachers who’ll change their lives—they’ll be free to learn with you whenever, wherever, and forever.

Measuring matters

Tracking how many teachers and students connect through great paths tells us how we’re doing and encourages us to keep going.

So far, we've seen educators use Pathwright to help 405,873 spongy minds complete 7,342,087 steps through thousands of courses. That's progress!

This is the mission driving us and our product. It’s about you and the learners you’ll connect with. We make Pathwright so you can make paths.


High five,

All of us at Pathwright

The humans of Pathwright.

A big, happy family of educators, designers, developers, and business folk. (Some of us seriously are family.)

Mark Johnson

Founder & CTO

I develop the parts of Pathwright you see so you can bring your school to life on any screen, anywhere.

Paul Johnson

Founder & CEO

I architect Pathwright and our services so you can craft great education and make a good living.

Thomas Osborn


I help organizations make their vision operational with Pathwright.

Christian Shockley

Head of Learning Experience Design

I write and research about education to help you design the most engaging learning experience possible.

Louisa Henry

Operations Manager

I coordinate our team as we join forces with you to create what your school needs to succeed.

Justin Hall

Creative Director

I design our look and feel so Pathwright is easy to use and love.

Robert Gonzales


I turn ideas into working features so your paths can fit anyone's needs.

Joe VanLeeuwen


I build interfaces for you to better teach and learn.

Brad Reardon


I build digital connections between your school and Pathwright so everything runs smoothly.

Lindsay Ramler


I build sites and tools that help Pathwright make more sense.

Laurie Garcia

Community Support

I answer questions and coordinate with our team so you can focus on teaching.

Michelle Johnson

Community Support

I answer your questions so you can build and grow with Pathwright.

Lydia Sellers


I help connect new contacts with new possibilities.

Hosanna Greene

Learning Experience Designer

I help you create beautiful learning experiences that take advantage of every tool Pathwright has to offer.

David Chapman


I build tools to make your content easy and fun to create and teach.