Elevating those who are making real change happen

Matterlab is a team of educators, school leaders, and communications experts. We’ve come together out of a shared passion for impact-driven work and a desire to help education organizations, nonprofits, and foundations reach their potential. With an average of 12 years of experience, our team has seen it all – and that’s how we know that the nation’s most ambitious education organizations are perfectly poised to grow their impact. With Matterlab’s support, they can achieve even greater impact.

Our mission is advancing your mission. Our values guide how we get there.

Make it matter

We focus on what is most important—achieving results to improve the lives of children and families.

Dig deep

We get close to the people closest to the work to understand problems and opportunities.

Experiment

We enjoy getting unstuck and seizing the opportunities in ambiguity. 

Start a conversation

We know nothing is more powerful than communication and collaboration.

Go forward, above, and beyond

We are hardwired to go the extra mile for each other and our clients.

Seek simplicity

We find simplicity on the far side of complexity by asking bigger and better questions.

Our Team

Searcy Morgan

Searcy Morgan

CEO + Founder

Odera Agbim

Odera Agbim

Partnership Manager, Studio

Jackie Begnoche

Jackie Begnoche

Director of Partnerships, Enrollment

Cherise Brock

Cherise Brock

Art Director, Studio

Jessie Collins

Jessie Collins

Vice President, Studio

Afzal Habiban

Afzal Habiban

Digital Advertising Specialist, Enrollment

Shawn Hardy

Shawn Hardy

Web Designer & Developer

Teddy Johnson

Teddy Johnson

Partnership Manager, Studio

Tatiana Johnson-Boria

Tatiana Johnson-Boria

Director of Content, Studio

Michelle Lerner

Michelle Lerner

Communications Strategist, Studio

Lane Lowe

Lane Lowe

Vice President, Studio

Nique Mayo

Nique Mayo

Partnership Manager, Studio

Jose Moreno

Jose Moreno

Graphic Designer, Studio

Vic Olakojo

Vic Olakojo

Business Manager

Amy Polglase

Amy Polglase

Partnership Manager, Studio

President, Matterlab Studio

Matterlab Studio is hiring its first President to lead the organization through the next phase of growth. The President will oversee all aspects of business operations and manage implementation of Matterlab’s new By and Beyond 2025 strategic plan, which calls for considerable growth in both size and impact in the years ahead. This entails working side-by-side with the CEO to make the vision a reality.

Learn More & Apply ⟶

Coming Soon:

Marketing Manager, Studio

Coming Soon:

Graphic Designer, Studio

MATTERLAB HQ

austin texas

We’re a distributed team with Austin roots. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin on South Congress, and Matterlab team members have the option of living anywhere across the country.