Our Team

Diversity is our #1 priority because we understand that creativity and a broader range of skills are imperative to a great tech team. Our volunteer and mentor teams are comprised of individuals from various backgrounds and with varied skills. We do this because we know that every WeCode KC student will be able to envision a future where faces like theirs exist and contribute to better a technological future.

We encourage those who wish to see a more diverse future in technology to join our team!


Tammy Buckner | Founder & CEO

Tammy Buckner is the Founder & CTO of Techquity Digital LLC, a minority and women-owned technology solutions company specializing in innovative software & application development, Dev/Ops & business analytics to automate and improve business processes. As a successful serial entrepreneur, she also co-founded WeCode KC as a means to share her considerable educational and technology experience with young people in underrepresented communities. Tammy maintains strong connections with educators, business owners, schools, and community centers to provide conferences, community tech events, and facilitate workshops.

Nicole Urban | Program Director

Nicole Urban, PMP, MBA, CSPO brings over 25 years of project management experience from the utility, construction and IT industries. Nicole has been part of the WeCode program since November 2018, first serving as a volunteer project manager and program coordinator before advancing to her current role as the Program Director. As a supporter of all things tech and a strong advocate for tech education for youth, Nicole leads by example by holding her Professional Project Management certification through the Project Management Institute, a Masters of Business Administration degree from Rasmussen University, and a Certified Scrum Product Owner certification through Scrum Alliance. Nicole is committed to ensuring the strategies for all of WeCode's programs and initiatives are developed, implemented, executed for the achievement of our organizational goals. In her spare time, Nicole is also a serial entrepreneur and owner of 3 small businesses.

Adrienne Story | Executive Administrative Assistant

Adrienne is a professional Executive Administrative Coordination Manager with over 11 years of experience in customer service, C-Level Executive support, and HR coordination. Her people-focused attitude paired with her strong relational skills help create and sustain positive client relations.

Ben Richardson | Program Director

Ben is an engineer and entrepreneur with 16 years as a business owner, 13 years in the electrical utility industry, and 5 years in STEAM education. He graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and from Park University with a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on Computer Network & Security. His analytical and problem-solving skills are transferable amongst and variety of fields of knowledge from music to coding. He is coined as being a modern-day renaissance man.


Rob Rogers | Board Member

Ryan Reed | Board Member