There's a better way

Can you think of those moments as a child that have shaped who you are as an adult?

What children do after school and during summer has long-lasting impact. Consistent participation in high-quality programs can lead to:
Healthier mental and physical health habits

Our mission is to ensure every child has access to these positive, life-changing experiences, especially children who are most often underserved. Our data-driven team and technology platform helps schools, city leaders, and program providers see where there are gaps and discover opportunities to better serve their community's youth. Together, we strive to improve program quality, grow the number of children served, and produce measurable positive impact on every child's life.

Our Story

Growing up in a middle-class neighborhood outside of Sacramento, California, I was lucky to have parents who pushed me into extracurricular activities. As a first-generation Indian-American kid, my childhood was filled with soccer games, karate lessons, drawing classes, baseball practices and Cub Scouts. These activities cultivated my confidence and curiosity, which pushed me forward in life.

As a parent, now living in Austin, TX, I’m trying to find the best activities for my son. Scouring the Internet, reading newspapers, browsing brochures and piecing together recommendations from other parents, I realized how difficult it was to find fun, educational and affordable activities for my kid. Hence, Kwaddle was born.

- Deven Hariyani, CEO

Meet the Team

Deven Hariyani
Co-Founder / CEO

Deven’s passion for Kwaddle comes from his love of being a father to an energetic toddler and a husband to a compassionate and beautiful wife. Before launching Kwaddle, he did software development at global technology companies such as Microsoft and Bazaarvoice. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors, playing basketball, training in the martial art of jiu-jitsu and cheering his favorite football team, the Chicago Bears.

Brooke Turner
Co-Founder / CMO

Brooke is driven by helping others and always wants to be learning. As a step-parent, rescue-dog mom, and former teacher, she looks for new ways to solve problems and fill gaps. She has 10 years experience in marketing at a technology company and has co-founded a non-profit organization to support robotics where she used to teach. Outside of work, you can find Brooke on the trail, reading, or enjoying one of the many kid-friendly and dog-friendly breweries in the Austin area.

Gabby Fisher
Senior Content Strategist

Gabby is a loving wife and the mother of four amazing children, one of whom is adopted from Haiti. With a degree in Early Childhood and years of experience as a summer camp counselor, childcare center director, and yes, a professional Girl Scout, Gabby is very passionate about helping children and encouraging parents to find joy in the journey and connecting them with valuable resources and support. In her spare time, Gabby enjoys spending time with family, singing, playing softball and soccer, and painting.

Jonathon O’Brien
Lead UX Designer

Jon is passionate about empowering regular people through user-centered, goal-oriented design. He joined Kwaddle with the goal of helping parents and caregivers accomplish their goals in a helpful and useful way. Besides his professional work, Jon enjoys good music, friends, family, food, beer, and atmosphere. Oh, and if we’re talking about sports teams here, Go Spurs Go.

Kenny Loveall
Senior Software Developer

A Houston native, Kenny has always enjoyed the challenge of building highly scalable systems, similar to those he has built for Many don't know that Kenny was a Theatrical Lighting major before switching over to Computer Science. Outside of coding, he loves to lead his bowling team to victories.

Ryan Ngoh
Fullstack Developer

Ryan is driven by helping others and always strives to learn new technologies to help others. Before pursuing a career in web development, he was studying to be a pediatrician. However, he found that through his creativity and passion for technology, software development was a better fit to helping more kids and parents. When not coding, he enjoys baking desserts, drawing, and playing board games.

Alice (ChiaHui) Liu
Data Scientist Intern

Alice is passionate for using data insights to help improve people's lives. Before focusing on data science at UT, Alice obtained her master degree of business Administration in her home country, Taiwan. In her free time, she loves exercising and watching NBA games. Alice is also a big fan of the Warriors! "Let's go! Dubs!"