Persevere Instructor Spotlight: Meet Ricardo Brown

Our greatest asset is our staff. Particularly our instructors who are helping our folks gain valuable skills in coding. Not only are they top notch, but they are pretty amazing humans as well. Check out the Instructor Spotlight series to get to know them.

I think that I have chosen this path as a way to give back to an organization that has literally changed my life.

Name: Ricardo Brown

What Location do you teach at and for how long?
WTSP(men’s). I have been with Persevere since April 26th, 2021.

Where are you from originally?
Holbrook, Arizona & Colorado Springs, CO

Where did you learn coding?
AZDOC (Whetstone, facility).  I am an alumni!

What is your favorite thing about coding?
I enjoy solving/creating algorithms and the oddball in me enjoys ReGex.

What is the hardest thing about coding?
Computer Coding isn’t a skill that is built by muscle memory, or coordination, or physical prowess. Much of coding is training/re-training your brain to solve problems in a programmable format.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
The “Ah Ha!” moments. I am amazed and humbled by the reactions that I get to witness. It’s a quick adrenaline rush to see other’s comprehend lessons taught, and then utilize those skills independently. I often relive my own progression and victories vicariously through the students.

Tell us about a project you worked on that you are especially proud of.
Prior To becoming an instructor for Persevere, I was a QA Analyst and oversaw 32 different Shopify accounts/websites. This included any and all updates to web design and product management.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and am an avid golfer.
Do you have any pets?
Favorite Movie or Show.
Forrest Gump.
Anything Else we should know about you?
I am a graduate of the Persevere Program. I utilized the transition home (Rayner House) in Memphis, TN. I worked for Banyan Labs and was the very first person hired at Bounteous for their 6 month internship. I then became an instructor for Persevere. I think that I have chosen this path as a way to give back to an organization that has literally changed my life. My outlook, thinking process, and my future have all been changed for the better. Without the numerous individuals who are dedicated to one common goal, this wouldn’t be possible. I love the company I work for, and the mission it represents. “I’m not only an instructor, I’m also a client.
Skip to content