Management Team

Jonathan Davar Golding, President and CEO
Jonathan brings more than 25 years of experience developing software and products, and has over a decade of senior management and executive experience. His areas of expertise include social networking, computer networking, security, and virtualization. He has recently focused on ideas and companies that improve life and the environment, both physically and emotionally. Jonathan has led product development at Redwood Systems, Tropos, Xsigo, Desana, and Cisco.

Daniel Franklin, VP of Education
Daniel Franklin, Ph.D. is the founder and executive director of Franklin Educational Services, Inc. His Los Angeles based company provides a broad range of educational services to students of all ages with diverse needs. Dr. Franklin has been in the field of education for over twenty-five years and has extensive experience as an educational psychologist, university faculty member, classroom teacher, and is a board certified educational therapist. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from UCLA and a Master of Education in Reading, Language and Learning Disabilities from Harvard University where he was also an instructor at the Harvard Reading Lab. Dr. Franklin frequently conducts seminars for educators and parents to help them better understand a variety of complex learning processes.

Scott Lum, VP, Product Development & Strategy
Scott has been designing and developing websites and web-based solutions since 1994. He founded his first web design company, Webnex, in 1995, and created award-winning sites for customers such as 3Com Corporation and Sun Microsystems as well as creating television station WB20's first interactive site in 1996. Prior to his work on the web, Scott held sales, marketing, and field engineering positions in the computer aided software engineering (CASE) industry with various companies. Scott earned a BSEE at San Jose State University, with an emphasis in software programming.

Steve Dodds, VP, Client Services
Steve Dodds brings a unique set of successful business and educational experiences to his role as Thrive's VP of Client Services. Steve's driven sales from start up's to the largest technology companies, including Apple, HP, IBM, and Sony; leading all aspects of successful revenue generating teams. In these roles he has consistently defined, developed, and delivered success in business model, products and services, sales capabilities, and distribution strategy. Steve's focus on developing people in order to drive results has included managing sales and technical training for his team, partners and customers. He's also used this focus in part-time teaching and coaching positions in local schools and is excited by Thrive's ability to help these students. Steve has degrees in Business, Finance and Education from Montana State University where he also earned All American honors in football.

Sandra Tripp, VP, At-Risk Populations
For over 30 years, Sandra has used her expertise and skills as a strategist and futurist to provide counsel and leadership to several Fortune 500 companies and innovative nonprofit organizations. She was most recently the Vice President of Strategic Planning for the Johnson & Johnson global pharmaceuticals business. Sandra also held senior level positions at other pharmaceutical giants including, Merck and Syntex Laboratories. She gained management consulting experience working at Booz Allen & Hamilton and the Institute for the Future. Sandra has used her business acumen to help nonprofit organizations serving at-risk populations to develop successful strategies for long-term viability and to achieve their strategic goals. Prior to her focus on strategic planning, Sandra also held positions in sales, marketing and business development. Sandra received a BA in Chemistry from Wellesley College and a MBA from Columbia University.

Andy Winzelberg, VP, Program Content & Behavioral Engagement
Andrew Winzelberg Ph.D. has been developing and evaluating health promotion media for 25 years. Dr Winzelberg has worked on numerous studies evaluating synchronous and asynchronous online support groups and social networks, and has published over fifty articles and book chapters on the use of technology in health promotion and the treatment of psychiatric disorders. He is internationally known for his expertise in computer delivered health curriculum design and evaluation. Andrew was the Director of Health Education Clinical Services at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a researcher at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology and economics, his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of California, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Stanford University. He completed his clinical internship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and a fellowship at the Stanford Center on Adolescence.

Katherine Taylor, Director, Program Development
Katie graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Psychology and obtained her Master's in Public Health at UCLA in Community Health Sciences. During her undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate career, she worked as a research assistant to Dr. C. Barr Taylor in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where she helped develop internet behavior change programs for adolescents and young adults.