Our Team

Neill Seltzer Chief Executive Officer

Neill started as an SAT and GRE tutor in Hong Kong in 1992. Since then he has run tutoring companies in top markets across the US, trained hundreds of teachers, written test prep books, software, courses, and tests, and consulted for other educational brands. He still tutors GRE students in NYC. Neill also has a Masters of Architecture. He has designed numerous restaurants, ice lounges, and consumer products. When he is not designing or working in tutoring, he is cooking or hanging out with his three kids.

Molly Phelan Director of Operations

Molly is a Pennsylvania native and a lover of all things writing and language related. After gaining an M.A. in Composition, Language and Rhetoric and tutoring throughout undergraduate and graduate school in University Writing Centers, she transitioned to work in test prep. She enjoys assessing students' needs and matching them with talented tutors who inspire them to reach their goals. While she's not working in Operations at Noodle Pros, she's going to concerts around NYC and pretending she's an athlete on her intramural kickball league.

Brendan Mernin Director of Outreach

A star tutor for 27 years, Brendan is or has been a dad, husband, teacher, student, writer, reporter, laborer, bike messenger, hipster, gentrifier, anti-gentrifier, hiker, biker, transit nerd, and traveler. He loves the fun and hard-working team at Noodle Pros, and he especially loves bringing more great and experienced tutors on board. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the writer Regina M. Porter, and their two daughters. These days, he's into CitiBike, coaching youth soccer, helping improve STEM education with a nonprofit called Math4Science, and serving on the Board at St. Joseph High School in Brooklyn.

Darwin Abella Chief Information Officer

Darwin serves as CIO for Noodle Companies, LLC, and its subsidiaries. Prior to this role, he was the Executive Director of Networking and Telecommunications at The Princeton Review where he led day-to-day operations, management of data and voice networks, data centers, and call centers. Darwin has over fifteen years of experience focused on building and cultivating best-in-class disruptive technology platforms and groundbreaking products. He is passionate about architecting cloud computing environments that are secure, scalable, and cost effective. He enjoys fine wine and food, traveling, music, and pickup basketball games.

Victoria Kehl Associate Director of Marketing

Victoria grew up in Colorado before moving to Texas to pursue a degree in journalism from Texas Christian University. Victoria's love of conversations, people, and writing help her build relationships with anyone and everyone who will talk about Noodle Pros. When she isn't busy working, she is either being dragged down the street by her labrador-mutt 70 pound puppy or watching Netflix while pretending to be active.

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