Gene Tavares joined AMF in 1996 as an Education Technology Specialist and was promoted to Director of Education in 1997 and Vice President in 1999. Since his first assignment - to develop and teach a program which trained retiring NASA engineers to work in the K-12 school environment - Mr. Tavares has taught, and continues to teach, all technology programs offered by AMF. His experience includes management in the private sector and technology instruction for middle school and college students. In addition to his technical expertise and innovative presentation skills, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Florida State University, a Business Education certificate from the University of Central Florida, and a Master of Science degree in Educational Technology from Nova Southeastern University.
Mr. Tavares is active at various technology conferences and enjoys writing technology curriculum as well as learning new technologies. As Vice President, Mr. Tavares is responsible for the overall management and advancement of AMF’s Education Department, which has developed a state and national following.