Meet The Team

The Stand2Learn Team is proudly leading the paradigm shift in schools to allow students to move - creating healthier, happier, and smarter children!

 
 

How We Started

PositiveMotion, LLC was formed in 2008 as a cooperative faculty startup by Mark Benden PhD, CPE of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. He had researched and identified several ergonomic interventions that could lead to significant breakthroughs in physical and mental well-being in classroom and office environments.

One of those research areas was stand-biased workstations which had been a priority in adult office projects for Dr. Benden since 2001. His work in this area led to an interest in improving workstations for children in schools. Stand2Learn™ was the natural offshoot of this initial startup effort and in the fall of 2011, PositiveMotion, LLC received an SBIR grant to fund the development of the Stand2Learn™ Intellectual property portfolio. This funding and the combined commercial interest in the product launched Stand2Learn™ as its own brand.

 

Michele Klumb

Vice President: Sales and Marketing


Michele Klumb at Stand2Learn understands firsthand how difficult it is for children to sit still. Managed chaos, is how she describes her life with 6 children. Capturing the vision of how children mentally and physically benefit from being able to move in the classroom, she jumped at the opportunity in October 2011 to work again with Dr. Mark Benden. She and Dr. Benden had worked together previously as an innovative team responsible for 4 office and industrial ergonomics patents.

Mack Westbrook

President


You won’t find a sit down desk in Mack Westbrook’s Stand2Learn corporate office. After spending years sitting behind a desk as the Director of Engineering and Quality Assurance, at a $50 million school furniture manufacturing company, Mack was captivated after studying work published by Dr. Benden. In 2011 Mack brought his talent for innovation, including 4 patents and joined forces with Michele and Dr. Benden to launch Stand2Learn with a passion for improving learning and combating childhood obesity.

Dr. Mark E. Benden

Designer and Researcher


Dr. Benden’s research began to highlight the ergonomic advantages of standing and movement in the office environment as early as 2001, long before standing desks became popular. As a commissioned Officer in the Unites States Army Reserves, and in a civilian Ergonomic Engineering career culminating as an Executive VP for an Ergonomic Product manufacturer, Dr. Benden has seen firsthand the impact of his research.

He is currently serving as the Director of the Ergonomics Center at Texas A&M where his groundbreaking research continues. Stand2Learn draws insights from his published research to provide educational solutions that fit children and adults of all sizes. His work with biometrics and biomechanical precision behind the scenes combined with research and years of industry experience is why these innovative solutions feel so natural.

Leslie Muckleroy

Sales & Marketing


My passion is learning and seeking change that leads to a healthy, positive, goal-oriented lifestyle, and encouraging others to do the same. I truly believe that we all have been Divinely blessed with the ability to live healthy, productive lives based on making the best possible lifestyle choices that we can. We have the power to change our health circumstances based on those choices, and I believe that our personal choices influence the behavior of others and giving us personal responsibility.

 
 
 

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