Our programming instructors

Antonio Raynor, Director of Education

Antonio holds a computer science degree from East Carolina University. He has over a decade of real world development experience with Microsoft-related projects for medium- and large-sized organizations. His background work includes consulting, development lead, and project management, and he has worked on all aspects of enterprise-level project deployments. He brings his passion for development and instruction to Coder Foundry. Antonio teaches at our Triad campus.

Jason Twichell, Instructor and Mentor // Triad

Jason holds a Master’s degree from UNC Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree from The University at Buffalo’s Computer Science and Engineering Department.

He has over 15 years of experience developing enterprise applications with the Microsoft technology stack. He's worked for notable companies such as WebMD and SunGard Public Sector (now FIS). His professional background includes roles such as Lead Developer, Consultant, Application Performance Manager and Scrum Master.

Jason brings a high level of enthusiasm and a deep passion for technical instruction to Coder Foundry and currently teaches at our Triad campus. 



Mark Jaang, Instructor and Mentor // Triad


Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree from University in South Korea. He’s worked as a professional interpreter and an instructor before the transition to a new career as a developer and a mentor. He is a graduate from Coder Foundry and successfully completed the accelerated course. He is passionate about mentoring students.





Charles Li, Instructor and Mentor // NYC


Xiaoquan Charles Li is an educator and a Full Stack Developer with over eighteen years of experience. He previously taught Computer Programming, Database Management, and Network Security as an adjunct professor at New York Institute of Technology and the City University of New York. Mr. Li. is a Microsoft Certified Professional and is recognized as an expert in software development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing and a Master’s degree from University of Cincinnati.






Ele Palmer, Instructor and Mentor // CLT

Ele has a background in social science research, where she conducted experimental designs and statistical analyses. She has a Masters in Psychology from Wake Forest University and two years of experience as a teaching assistant. Her passion for problem-solving drove her towards web development. She spent two years building her front-end web development skills through freelance and side projects before attending Coder Foundry to become a Full Stack Web Developer. Ele brings her passion for instruction and development to the Charlotte campus.



Eric Watkins, Instructor and Mentor // CLT

Eric Watkins Bio. Eric has 23 years of software development experience delivery software for small businesses, software companies and enterprise IT. His professional background includes roles such as product manager, project manager, development manager, director of IT, business analyst, architect, designer, developer and instructor. Eric has worked for notable companies such as Microsoft, LendingTree and Bank Of America. He brings his technical expertise, passion for mentoring and knowledge of applying pragmatic, best practices to software development.