Stephen is a self-taught musician and DJ from the age of 12 . Educated at Boston University, Stephen went on to work at Silverstein Properties Inc. as an independent consultant for their marketing and leasing divisions. He stayed on for 1.5 years before leaving to found Me-j. Stephen is passionate about music, and the benefits people, especially children stand to gain by interacting with music on a daily basis. His mission is to reintroduce active music engagement into kids' daily lives.
Lead Software Developer
Peter Torpey is a media experience artist and founder of The nth Art. He leads the software development of Me-j's applications.
Peter believes that combining and connecting disciplines and the arts broadens everyone's expressive capabilities and cognitive potential. In this way, active listening and music-making strengthens attention, planning, creative problem-solving, community, and appreciation not just in music, but all areas of learning, life, and the world around us.
iOS Software Developer
Adam is a programmer, musician and mathematician with several years experience working at the intersection of music and technology. He is a classically trained virtuosic pianist and aspiring improviser with an insatiable appetite for new music, especially the alien!
Born and based in Vancouver BC, Taylor’s been building websites for almost twenty years for a wide and diverse roster of clients, from small one person consultancies to large scale multinational corporations and everything in between.
The act of listening to, and just as importantly, appreciating great music has always been a big part of his life. Growing up with a father in the radio broadcasting industry not only taught him to appreciate the technical side of audio reproduction and playback, but also to appreciate the nuances each recording whether that be instrument, voice or any other element within a piece of music.
As such, what attracted Taylor to Me-j was its focus of creating a truly modern, organic way to teach children, including his two pre-teen daughters, what it is to truly appreciate music of all types and form.
Favorite Music: Tend to focus on the smooth stuff whether it's some deep modern house, awesome retro 70’s yacht rock, or the classic lyrical hip hop of the 80’s and 90’s.
Senior Curator and Head of Research
Curator and lead researcher for Me-j, responsible for content discovery. In addition to driving Me-j’s content, Ann is the director of research at Weil & Co, a boutique management consultancy. Ann earned a Certificate of Education at the University of London, Institute of Education and a B.A. Honors in English Literature and Education at Oxford Brookes University UK. She worked in early childhood education in the Caribbean and UK and was a regional coordinator in the Pre-school Learning Alliance in the UK. After moving to America she changed fields-to design–lettering arts and eventually landscape design and historical research as Assistant Curator of Landscape at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. She has now come full circle as a member of Me-j’s founding team, returning to her educational roots.
Henry Birdseye Weil is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, President of Weil & Company, Inc., an IDEO Fellow, and an Advisor to HDS Capital, a founding investor in Me-j. He is a widely recognized expert in corporate strategy and market dynamics. His research focuses on competition in technology-based service industries. Mr. Weil specializes in e-business across a range of products, services, and markets. He has been deeply involved in shaping the e-business strategies and Board-level thinking of a number of major corporations. His co-authored publication “The Road from Dependency to Empowerment” describes how effective information management drives the value of customer relationships. Another publication “Dynamics of Social Factors in Technological Substitutions,” analyzes the critical effects of lead users, social networks, and customer perceptions on the adoption of innovative technologies.
Professor of Music and Media at M.I.T. Media Lab, Tod is a senior advisor and consultant to Me-j, responsible for software/hardware design and development direction, as well as high level thinking regarding Me-j's brand, products and strategy.
Business & Brand Advisor
Founder, managing partner of HDS Capital LLC. Formerly executive director, group president of Li & Fung USA, a $20 billion global supply chain provider of consumer goods, to which he sold his company, Regatta USA LLC in 2007. Considered a pioneer of the proprietary brand business model. co-founder of Gitano. On the advisory board of Metamorphic Ventures, a Disruptor fellow, and serves on the board of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.
Executive vp of global brands group. Formerly partner & CMO of London Fog; and founder & partner of Hothouse Brand Group, which she sold to Li & Fung USA in 2007. Marketing executive & brand strategist with significant fashion and luxury experience. Creative brand builder with demonstrated success in driving growth across retail channels. Developer & leader of brand concepts.Heather advises Me-j on all things marketing related.