In addition to our team listed below, we have an extended network of affiliated consultants and subject area experts in campus safety, law enforcement, fire safety, student affairs, risk management, sexual misconduct, independent schools, boarding schools, higher education, and more!
Dr. Matthew Colpitts is the founder and Chief Safety Officer of GoodIvy Consulting, providing expert consulting and training on education safety, security, risk, and emergency management.
Dr. Colpitts has been an educator, administrator, and leader in higher education and K12 independent schools for over 15 years serving in the areas of residence life, housing, student conduct, campus safety and security, emergency management, and student affairs.
Currently, he is the Head of School & President of Ventures Academy (The High School for Startups, located in Bellevue, WA). Previously, he served as the Director of Residential Life and Campus Safety at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, the only boarding school in New York City. In the way-back-times, he was the Dean of Students at Interlochen Arts Academy. He has also served in educator-leader roles at diverse educational institutions including Clark University, Landmark College, Southern Oregon University, Utah State University, and Interlochen Center of the Arts.
In addition to his doctoral work, Matthew is a proud alumnus of the National Fire Academy, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. A selection of his certifications include TEEX’s Infrastructure Protection Certificate, FEMA’s Professional Development Series Certificate, National Incident Management System All-Hazards Planning Section Chief, as well as advanced Incident Command Certifications.
As a campus safety and emergency management practitioner-scholar, Matthew has presented on emergency management and campus safety at higher education, independent school, boarding school, and risk management conferences. He has also written about emergency management and campus safety for student affairs professional publications and on education blogs. Additionally, he has also sat on national, regional, and local boards including as an adviser to NASPA’s initiative to end sexual violence on campus (NASPA’s Culture of Respect Advisory Board) and as a board member for Studio East: Training for the Performing Arts in Kirkland, WA.
A first-generation college student from rural Maine, Dr. Colpitts is a proud graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA with a BA in English and Philosophy. He also holds an EdD from Fielding Graduate University in emergency management in educational institutions. Additionally, he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has an adorable family including a cat named Mrs. Scraggles.
Tiffany Lee has extensive experience with health and safety in early education and childcare settings. She started her early childhood education career as a Training and Curriculum Specialist for U.S. Navy Region Northwest’s Child and Youth Programs, designing and delivering training as well as supporting programs’ pursuit of national accreditation. In this role, she trained Department of Defense childcare providers in active shooter response, first aid/CPR, operational security, and in other safety topics.
After three years with the Navy, she worked in the state’s quality rating and improvement system, supporting the Olympic Peninsula region before moving to the state level as the Director of Quality Improvement and Professional Development at Child Care Aware of Washington.
She is a member of the Early Care and Learning Council’s board of directors where she serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council and Public Policy Committee. She also serves on the CLASS Advisory Council, a forum for providing feedback and advice to ensure the greatest impact on the lives of children. Tiffany is a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education studying Human Development and Psychology.
Eesha Kashif is an MBA student at Clark University. She is from Lahore, Pakistan. She is trying to make a career in Business, particularly Marketing or Finance, upon graduation. Outside the classroom, she is a member of the Entrepreneurship Club as well as the South Asian Student Association at Clark. Eesha also works for the Career Connections Center and the Admissions Office. In her free time, she loves reading books and listening to music.
Theodora Ene is an MBA student at Clark University. She was born in Romania but has lived in New York City for most of her life. She speaks four languages and loves to read in her spare time. She was drawn to GoodIvy because she is curious to learn more about the world of consulting and risk management.