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Our CEO and co-founder Ellimaija is responsible for business development, partner and investor relations and leading the team. You get her attention immediately when talking about sustainability and impact in education. This cheerful lady loves to spend time in nature, relax at the summer cottage, pick mushrooms and travel with her family. She believes that service to humanity is the best work of life.
Johanna is a LessonApp co-founder and together with her colleagues responsible for the pedagogical development of LessonApp. She is a teacher, a teacher trainer and an educator who has trained teachers from all over the world. Her passion is promoting learning and empowering teachers. Moreover, she loves to travel and spend time in her family’s summer house. Other interests? Sustainable development, old houses, art, interior design, nature, hiking, good food.
Päivi is a co-founder and pedagogical expert with a background in educational research. She is interested in teaching methods, especially in co-operative practices. She was born in the archipelago of the Gulf of Finland, and she is an islander by heart. She is a homebody, but enjoys going out and travelling in Italy with her family. She defines teaching as helping work: teaching is helping others to develop and succeed.
Software develoment, Co-founder
Our CTO and co-founder Tuomas works with everything technical in LessonApp. As our main coder he is responsible for the technical development and is always working with the team to create new features for LessonApp. He has studied both software development and pedagogy, and finished his Master's studies in 2023. Outside of work, he likes to run in the forest orienteering, or play board or computer games with his friends.
Web development, Co-founder
Meri is a math, chemistry, physics and computer science teacher in upper secondary school in Finland. As a LessonApp co-founder she participates in product development and updates our social media and website. In her free time she enjoys playing frisbeegolf and hunting down monsters in fantasy worlds both on the internet and on the game board.
Software and web development
Sanni joined the team in 2022 to assist Tuomas with LessonApp's version 2. Along with the app's technical development, they help with designing new features and updating the website. They have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics and have also studied computer science. Outside of work their hobbies include archery, video and board games, and almost anything to do with fabric or yarn.
Marketing and graphic design
Heidi joined the team through a study internship to develop the marketing of LessonApp and to design visual concepts. She holds a degree in graphic design and is currently studying digital marketing with a focus on climate responsibility and sustainable development. In her free time, she often plays online and board games. Occasionally, she also takes walks in the forest, listening to music along the trails. Cats and baking cheesecakes are among her favorite things.