Trant Batey

Trant is a native Texan from a ranch outside of Seguin. Trant has been a software engineer for over 25 years, starting on punch cards. In the past he has also taught Programming, Filmmaking, and even Driver’s Ed. In the 90’s Trant pursued a dual career as an actor and programmer. He has made a few independent films and had a small part on Spy Kids. In 1999, he served as the Executive Director of the Austin Film Alliance which promoted independent filmmaking in Austin. For years Trant has been looking to move his career into a more academic direction and Codeup is the perfect blend of the professional and academic worlds.

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Faith Kane

Faith Kane holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from UT Austin and a Master of Education specializing in Talent Development and Advanced Curriculum from Texas State University. Her background in public education spans nineteen years and six districts in Dallas and San Antonio. Faith is a long-time advocate for empowerment through quality education. She is a graduate of Codeup’s Data Science program who now uses her background to guide and support students.

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Casey Friday

Casey graduated from UTSA with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Music. He has since spent almost 10 years as a web developer, specializing in automation and e-commerce. He also spent 1.5 years as the Director of Security at a cryptocurrency hedge fund, where he built custom software for emerging crypto technologies. He has always loved learning new skills quickly and is thrilled to share this pastime with Codeup students. Outside of the class, he loves to disassemble every product can, to see how they work.

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Douglas Hirsh

Douglas brings 18 years of professional development experience. He has worked for companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 50s. In his spare time, Douglas spends time with his family and continues to learn new things.

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Meghan Desai

Meghan Desai

Meghan is our current Operations Intern, as well as a student at Trinity University, where she is studying Business Management. At Codeup, Meghan works on Finance, Compliance, and HR projects. Meghan was born and raised in Houston, but she’s also lived in The Netherlands and London, and loves to travel. When not at work or in class, you can find her exploring the San Antonio food scene, watching movies with friends, discovering local coffee shops, learning about all things birth charts, or reading a good book.

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Katie Facemire

Katie is our Operations Associate. Originally from Houston, she moved to San Antonio to attend UTSA and graduated with a degree in Marketing. Before Codeup, Katie spend a year living in Shanghai, China teaching English. While living abroad she loved traveling, learning more about other cultures, and eating all types of new foods! On the weekends you can find her visiting her favorite dog parks in San Antonio with her best four-legged friend, Alaska. She’s loves being active and playing sports. Her two favorite sports are women’s tackle football and rugby.

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Christian Torres

Christian Torres

Christian is a product of the San Antonio Tech District with experience in Technical Support, Marketing, Sales and Project Management. Working with fast-growing companies, he brings knowledge of what is important to our Employer Partners. When he’s not helping place our students, you can find him chasing the Ironman Dream, the sport, not the superhero, that would be silly. Outside of triathlons, Christian enjoys exploring our city, playing in his rock band and creating memorable experiences.

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Liza Gomez

Liza comes to Codeup from the education sector after a career of serving as teacher and athletic coach in San Antonio and working for a K-12 EdTech company. Liza is excited to continue working in an education environment while helping students find their path after graduation from Codeup. With a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College, Liza has always found her way back home to San Antonio. Outside of Codeup, you can catch her spending time with her family and doggo, traveling, reading, or playing adult rec sports.

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Marianna Vargas Muñoz

Marianna comes from a background in Student Development in Higher Education and Business best practices. She will be utilizing her passion for creating strong and meaningful relationships to help our students fulfill their career goals.

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