Our last Computer Explorers franchisee video entries came from Rebecca Parrent  from Colorado and Joy Watson from North Carolina! The winner of our first ever Computer Explorers franchisee contest will win two iPads!

Rebecca Parrent  has been a Computer Explorers Owner/Director in Colorado since 2004.  She has worked in Information Technology since 1984, specializing in user support, custom applications design, curriculum development, adult professional development education for businesses and individuals, and students’ innovative technology education throughout the metro Denver area.    Rebecca participates in many community youth and technology outreach programs including Colorado FIRST LEGO League since 2005, the Colorado University of Denver’s STEM-a palooza since 2009, theArvada Harvest FestivalNational Guard Family & Youth programs, and offers many after school and summer programs throughout the metro Denver and surrounding suburbs. Rebecca says, “we are excited to be inspiring and bringing up the next generation of scientists, engineers, programmers and innovators by working with unique programs in the schools and communities.”

Her video entries feature students from Broomfield Community Center and Duncan Family YMCA working with robotics and engineering.


Joy Watson has owned a Computer Explorers  franchise since August of 2007 in Cary, North Carolina. She enjoys the hands-on approach to Computer Explorers classes and wants to make sure every Computer Explorers  participant learns while having fun! Joy came to the Computer Explorers franchise after 10 years as a marketing communications manager with a global corporation. Before that she worked for the beef industry and in public health, both involving educational components. Wanting to be more connected with her community and pursue a career that she truly loved, Joy left the corporate world and purchased a CE franchise. Joy lives in Four Oaks, NC and when she is not working she enjoys golf, reading, gardening and travel.

Her video entry highlights students from Cary Academy’s Summer Quest Camp using Marvelous Motorized Machines with LEGOs and Treasure Hunting with GPS.

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