About us

Roland Omene, Co-Founder & CEO

During his former years at Texas Christian University, Roland began developing FrogTutoring in the confines of his student apartment with the aid of a single laptop. After graduating from TCU with a BS degree in Biochemistry in 2008, Roland finally founded his first company FrogTutoring a year later. FrogTutoring provides one-on-one private home tutoring and now successfully operates in more than 33 cities across the nation. Roland is now building on his entrepreneurial enterprise and has co-founded his second company, Amumba, which specialises in creating an online, learning-centric social network between Mentors and Mentees. He also serves as President of a community clinic called Salvation and Deliverance Integrated Health Center, which is located in a rural village in Andek, west of Cameroon’s capital Yoaunde. In his free time, Roland involves himself in missionary activities while his passion is soccer and his favourite team is Arsenal... of course!

Anh Pham, Co-Founder & Lead Developer

Anh graduated from Texas Christian University in 2010 with a BS degree in Maths and Computer Science. During his years at TCU, Anh worked with Roland developing his FrogTutoring startup phase. Since graduating, he has been programming and developing the FrogTutoring and Amumba platforms full-time, as well as other major projects that he is involved in. Anh continues to actively work with Roland in maintaining and developing all the technical-related and web-based aspects of the business.

Max Sop, Lead Data Scientist & Software Engineer

Max graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a MS in computer science in 2012. He also earned his BS degree in Electrical Engineer from the same university in 2009. Since graduation in 2012, Max has been working as a contractor for several companies as a data scientist before joining the Amumba team in August 2013. In his current role, his focus is directed towards marketing and website optimization while also serving as a technical advisor to the CEO. In his spare time, Max relishes mountain climbing, cooking five-star meals, and Bible studies.

DJ Perera, Business Development Lead

DJ and Roland first encountered each other on the campus of Texas Christian University. He graduated with a BFA degree with Cum Laude honours in 2010 and went onto to complete his MFA degree Summa Cum Laude from Pratt Institute in New York. Since then, DJ has worked as a National Advisor for the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, taught at elementary and middle-school for the Fort Worth Independent School District, and now currently teaches Art Survey at Tarrant Community College while continuing to exhibit art as a professional artist. DJ creates and manages business development strategies that aim to expand and integrate Amumba into the educational mainstream. DJ is a cricket fanatic, enjoys cooking, and is a dominant billiards player.

Brittany Eldred, Account Executive

Brittany Eldred first joined with FrogTutoring as a Regional Coordinator and now serves as an Account Executive with Amumba. Brittany graduated with a BS degree in Education from Tarleton State University in 2011 and went on to further complete her MS degree Summa Cum Laude in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013. Brittany has since then devoted herself to teaching on all academic levels for both charter and public schools statewide, before teaming up with FrogTutroring and Amumba. Brittany looks forward to time spent reading and the great outdoors such as fishing, but beware, this girl can hunt as well!

Michael Sherrod, Amumba Adviser

Michael Sherrod's expert input is not only privileged, but invaluable for what Amumba is ultimately striving for. His involvement, though recent, has already setup the trampoline from which Amumba will make huge leaps towards ensuring that its web-based platform reaches each and every student, teacher, and mentor. Michael’s professional credentials are impressive and unfortunately too long to list; but most noteworthy though include the roles of Founder, Black Dove Media; President and CEO,Examiner.com, 2008-2009; Vice-President of Ancestry.com, 2005-2008; and Vice-President and General Manager of AOL Communities Worldwide. Michael's forte also involves contributing for both paper-based and web-based journalistic outlets including Publisher, TexasTribune.org; National Advising Director, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; and Publisher, Dallas Business Courier.Clearly Michael’s national and International commitments position him high within the corporate echelon.Michael earned his BA degree from University of Notre Dame in 1974 with an interdisciplinary focus in Philosophy, History, Theology, and Political Science; his MA degree in Journalism and Publishing from the University of Missouri in 1976; and later pursued his Executive MBA degree from Texas Christian University in 2010.Beekeeping, trap and skeet shooting, science fiction, and cycling are his non-corporate interests.

Amumba uses modern technology to provide an intuitive, engaging way for parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about a student’s success to encourage that student toward making positive changes in their behavior, and their attitudes toward learning.

To create a platform that allows anyone, regardless of race, language, social status, income or geographic location, to be a positive influence on an individual child’s life.

To reward hard work, passion, lifelong learning, and personal achievement through positive reinforcement, constructive feedback and engagement with the global community.