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WHO ARE WE?

The Knowledge Exchange is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in Fredericksburg, Virginia on April 30th, 2020. We are a diverse team of concerned professionals who realize that quality tutoring is oftentimes unattainable for the majority of Americans. Our mission is to promote education equality by providing affordable, high-quality tutoring to our community. 

OUR BOARD

DAN CRADDOCK
BOARD MEMBER
Dan is a small business owner, husband, and father of three amazing tiny people. He believes that he has on obligation to support the community that has supported him, his business, and his family. He feels deeply about the paving the way for our kids to create a better future and that starts with education. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”
– Dolly Parton 
CHIP TAYLOR
BOARD MEMBER
Giving back and supporting our community is everything to me. I like being involved with groups and efforts that produce local, tangible results. There is no better example of that than The Knowledge Exchange which is having a successful impact on strengthening our youth.
ERIN BLAKLEY
BOARD MEMBER
I stand behind TKE’s mission of providing equitable educational opportunities for all. Communities succeed when organizations like TKE seek to intimately understand and provide necessary resources that cannot be fulfilled by larger institutions. As a federal consultant, I have learned that powerful cultural change comes from the bottom up, and I am honored to provide guidance and leadership to this passionate group of change agents.”
ANITA CROSSFIELD
BOARD MEMBER
Anita is the owner of Italian Station, a coffee shop in downtown Fredericksburg. She is very active in the Fredericksburg community, belonging to groups such as the Rotary Club and the Fredericksburg Museum. Activism and community engagement are Anita’s passions, always willing and able to help out her fellow neighbors.

OUR OFFICERS

JIMMY SHING
FOUNDER & CEO
“After privately teaching for 8 years, I often see that those that need help the most are those that can rarely afford the help they need. Quality education should not be limited to those that can afford it, but in today’s environment, that is quickly becoming the new reality. Therefore, I am fortunate enough to found TKE with like-minded colleagues that are ever willing and able to make a difference: to uplift our community and to help everyone, regardless of one’s background. Through TKE, we will create a better community for all.”
MAIJA PENN
CO-FOUNDER & COO
“I want to reinvent education for our community! I worked in the public school system and behavior therapy services for 4 years with children with disabilities. I loved helping the families improve their home situation and watch the children’s improvements. However, our current education system is flawed due to teachers required to teach to a test which leads to parents forced to seek tutoring for their child they cannot afford. So I was excited to be asked by Jim (founder of TKE) to help build up his vision for affordable educational services, so anyone can have access to quality education in their community!”
MICHEAL TIEA
TREASURER
“I believe there are endless paths to impacting the world for the better. I was fortunate to succeed in leading teams globally in the IT industry with a high school degree. I am here to share the alternative to our education system that has numerous people of all backgrounds falling through the cracks without learning there are other means to success. I am a product of mentorship, principles gained through reading, and a servant heart that I see existing in the founders and team. I am honored to be working as a jack-of-all-trades, but primary the treasurer to support the vision shared by the team at TKE.”