Meet Marissa Evans Alden, the co-founder of Sawyer, the new app that makes parents choose from 1000’s of classes, lessons & camps for kids in your neighborhood, recently moved to DUMBO and had a baby girl:

Your job title: CEO, Sawyer

Your work in one sentence: I run Sawyer, a technology company changing the way parents access children’s education.

Your child/children: I have my first daughter arriving this October! Update: Baby girl has arrived.

What street do you live on: Adams Street

What do you look forward to doing with your daughter in DUMBO: Looking forward to walks around Brooklyn Bridge Park and of course starting to take classes in the neighborhood once she’s old enough!

What do you love about DUMBO:  We love the sense of community and family friendliness that Dumbo has! Also in the mornings I love that I can smell the water on the walk to work, it makes me feel like I’m on an Island.

What needs improvement in DUMBO: I’d love a few more groceries stores!

More information about your company: Sawyer is an online education marketplace for the fragmented $80B childhood education industry. For our early education customers (after school programs, early dev classes, preschools, camps, etc) we provide Sawyer Tools, a SaaS offering that includes reservation management, ticketing/booking, and customer management (Opentable meets early education). For parents or children seeking educational opportunities, our website and mobile app offer discovery and booking of educational programs. Sawyer’s mission is to ensure our children are prepared for the future. Sawyer is bringing the hundreds of thousands of early educators online with Sayer Tools and transforming the way parents access educational opportunities for their children.

Photo: Marissa on the left with her co-founder Stephanie Choi who lives in Brooklyn Heights.