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Our Team

Meet the team behind Learnit


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After dedicating the initial 22 years of his life to the pursuit of becoming a Major League Baseball player, Damon pivoted in 1995 to helping his father (Walt Lembi, Founder of Learn iT!) by investing his heart and soul in Learn iT! to help individuals gain the knowledge and confidence they need in attaining their professional goals through the value of education.

Damon has a deep commitment to the Learn iT! team past and present and the San Francisco Bay Area Community as a whole, where he was born and raised. Damon attributes Learn iT!’s longevity and success to the ability to surround himself with “A” players and taking advantage of learning / evolving through past mistakes.

Outside of Learn iT! Damon is an avid reader, moviegoer, live music fanatic, and most of all loves his wife, dogs, and has a special place in his heart for his daughter Lucy.


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Matt is a native Northern Californian who loves the outdoors and grew up hiking, biking, skiing, and hunting. Matt is a no excuses, get it done kind of guy. He believes in survival of the fittest—mind and body—through hard work, discipline, and focus.

With 15+ years of experience in corporate sales at Learn iT!, Matt has successfully driven profits and created lifelong corporate partnerships. His mantra is Listen, Learn, Grow, Share, and Repeat.

When not in Learn iT! mode, Matt is either enjoying a well-brewed cup of coffee while burying his nose in the latest influential business book or he's exploring the great outdoors with his beautiful wife, rambunctious two boys, and dog.


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Evans has supported and helped develop Learn iT!'s client base since 2005. As a Senior Account Manager, she helps Learning and Development, Technical and Individual teams build and implement tailor-made learning programs to support their business goals. Her event planning background prior to Learn iT! brings the tools to treat each class and program as its own unique event, requiring ultimate customer service and attention to detail. In addition to working at Learn iT!, you can find her doing yoga, hiking in Marin, or spending time with her family.


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Post Graduation from San Francisco State University in 2003, Courtney was looking for a job to get her started in the corporate world. As luck would have it, Learn iT! was looking for someone to help out with client relations in an administrative role.

After only a few months, Courtney quickly took a liking to the work Learn iT! was doing for its clients. Courtney developed long-lasting relationships with clients, eventually moving into the Executive Account Management role that she’s been in now for over a decade.


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Julia Atie Briefstein is an expert facilitator at Learn iT! whose passion for education helps to establish Learn iT! as a leader in professional development.

Prior to joining Learn iT!, Julia served as the Director of Student Success at Cram Fighter, where she applied her EdTech skills, creating products and solutions for study planning.

Julia holds a Master’s degree in Education Technology & Innovation from Harvard.


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With 25+ years of teaching experience,Tom has the knowledge and ability to break down the complexities of technology, making it simple to understand and learn. Tom's professional yet casual teaching style make for a successful and enjoyable learning experience.

Tom has specialized in SharePoint instruction since its debut in 2001 and also Microsoft Office from introduction to advanced topics including VBA (Visual Basic for Applications).

As one of the Bay Area’s leading SharePoint instructors, Tom specializes in “first-contact” classes for end users as well as IT staff, with the goal of introduction and successful use of new technology and software. He delivers classes daily for a wide range of audiences, in-person classroom training, large conferences as well as webinar and remote training.


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A bay area native, Elizabeth earned her BA in Sociology and Criminology from San Francisco State University and has continued her education through MIT Sloan.

Prior to joining Learn iT!, Elizabeth ran operations as the Assistant Director of an International School, overseeing multiple branches of the company. She then took her talents to Yahoo, learning the day to day procedures of a large corporation. Elizabeth is now taking her experience and automating the operations here at Learn iT!, continuing her passion in making processes efficient.

When Elizabeth is not at Learn iT!, you can catch her out with her pup or painting in her art studio.


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Educator, leader, instructional program designer, project manager, and communication expert with 18+ years’ experience in curriculum development, facilitation, and employee management.

David facilitates workshops and strategically consults for Fortune 500 and emerging companies.


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Dalit joined the Learn iT! team more than ten years ago as an Account Manager / Customer Success Manager. Focusing on Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Higher Education industries, she learned industry best practices and trends, as they relate to technology implementation and professional development.

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Benjamin is the Enrollment Manager at Learn iT! He makes sure everyone is in their class. In his spare time, Ben plays video games, hits the gym, and roots for the 49ers. Travel is his passion; he is always looking for his next travel adventure. Go 49ers!


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Cara Mia is passionate about the overall Learn iT! experience. She is eager to find a creative, effective and steadfast partnership to help elevate client's businesses and employees to the next level.

Cara Mia began her career in the furniture industry and went on to receive her California real state license.


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Nicole hails from the unbearably hot climates of the High Desert of California and Las Vegas. She found relief from the heat when she moved to the Bay Area in 2002.

One of Nicole’s favorite hobbies is Geocaching. Ask her about it; she’ll regale you with tales of discovering hidden gems wherever she goes.

Nicole joined Learn iT! in 2005 and has worked in almost every department from Sales to Operations and most recently Accounting. Needless to say, Nicole likes to move around!

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Born and raised in San Francisco, Cass is at Learn iT! to provide exceptional customer service. She recently graduated from UC San Diego. During her free time, Cass likes to walk her dog while playing Pokemon Go, find a good milk tea place, and eat fried chicken.


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Michael has been working in E-Learning since 2012. Starting out in the K-12 world, he’s now squarely focused on creating and managing content for adult learners. A majority of his free time is spent finding and listening to new music, eating an absurd amount of salad, avoiding the beach, and planning his next trip to NYC.

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As a leadership development and Microsoft Office desktop instructor since 2012, Mary brings to the classroom a diverse background in teaching, coaching, project management, conflict resolution, and international human rights work. In the classroom, Mary enjoys building inclusive learning experiences focused on real-world situations and solutions. Mary has an MA from the Middlebury Institute of International Policy and a BA from Bard College.

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As an avid runner, moderator for Lean In, and volunteer Confidence Coach for young girls, Carly enjoys bringing her passion for women’s health and education to help teams reach collaborative goals. She graduated from University of San Diego with a BA in International Relations in May 2018 and has experience working on the marketing and sales teams of nonprofit organizations and startup companies.

Carly channels her passions for physical movement and exploration by running marathons and trail races nationwide, surfing with friends, and teaching Vinyasa yoga here in the Bay Area. She is extremely excited to ‘bring the sunshine’ and her love of learning and professional development to the Learn iT! team and clients as an Account Manager.

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Joe recently moved to the Bay Area from New Jersey. As an avid world traveler, Joe has lived in Ukraine, Russia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, London, and a quick stay in China. When he isn’t traveling, he loves singing, acting, volunteering, and hanging out with his wife and son.

Joe is very enthusiastic about being a part of the Learn iT! team as an End User Instructor. He truly believes in what Learn iT! has to offer to its customers.


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Born and raised in the suburbs of Washington D.C., Trevin moved west to San Francisco after graduating from the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He quickly fell in love with San Francisco and made it his home. He continues to explore and learn more about S.F. through its food, culture, beauty, and people. Trevin enjoys traveling, cooking/eating, spending time with friends and family, and watching his two beautiful daughters grow up.

Trevin comes to Learn iT! after years of managing client support and sale operations in the Media Industry. He is excited to couple Learn iT!’s vast training and development knowledge with his support background to help people and companies solve their technical, professional, and personal concerns.