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Doug Dohring
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Doug Dohring founded The Dohring Company in 1986, which within five years became a top-100 market research firm in the United States and the largest provider of custom market research to the retail automotive industry. In 1995, Mr. Dohring set aside his daily operations of The Dohring Company to become President and a Director of a high-tech telecommunications equipment company, which in February 1997 completed its Initial Public Offering at a valuation of $300 million on the NASDAQ.

Mr. Dohring returned to The Dohring Company in 1998 to launch, a multi-million-member online research panel that generated several million completed online surveys per year. Additionally, in mid-1999, as an investor and advisor to an Internet-based online casual game company, Mr. Dohring helped secure its first interactive sponsorship, which ultimately contributed to its $50 million sale in late 1999 to a publicly traded NASDAQ company.

Soon thereafter, Doug Dohring founded NeoPets, Inc., which was one of the top-ranked global online youth entertainment communities, serving over 5 billion pageviews per month in 11 languages. Mr. Dohring served as Chairman and CEO of NeoPets, Inc. from its inception in February 2000, through its successful transition to a new management team in September 2006, following its sale for $160 million to Viacom, Inc. in June 2005. Read this Harvard Business School case study of Doug Dohring and NeoPets. also did this profile of Doug's work with Neopets: NeoPets: Doug Dohring.

do After NeoPets, Doug Dohring founded the online education company Age of Learning. In 2010 Age of Learning launched Early Learning Academy, an award-winning website offering a comprehensive online early learning curriculum for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Read this Wall Street Journal profile of Doug Dohring and And shortly after he launched, Hollywood Life did a feature on Doug Dohring and his new early learning website.

Mr. Dohring currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Age of Learning.

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Lee Borth
Chief Operating Officer

Lee Borth served The Dohring Company for more than 15 years, first as Vice President of Sales and then as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Borth served as COO of NeoPets from 2000 through 2006, overseeing the company's development into the largest youth community on the Internet, in both the U.S. and throughout the world. Mr. Borth guided NeoPets' development of offline merchandise and product licensing, and personally secured many of NeoPets' licenses and strategic relationships with companies such as Sony Computer Entertainment, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Milton Bradley, Thinkway Toys, and Index Corporation, then the largest wireless content developer in Japan.

Lee Borth joined Doug Dohring at Age of Learning, Inc., where he currently serves as COO.

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Rik Kinney
Executive Vice President

Rik Kinney served as Executive Vice President at The Dohring Company since its establishment in 1986. As head of the company's Busines Development and Research groups, he advised over 3,000 national and international corporate clients on their advertising, marketing, Internet, and corporate strategies.

During his tenure with the company, Mr. Kinney was instrumental in developing The Dohring Company's multi-million-member online research panel for,, as well as its vertical online market research divisions, including and

Mr. Kinney served as Executive Vice President of NeoPets, Inc., from April 2000 to December 2006. There, he spearheaded the development and marketing of an innovative advertising technique created by NeoPets called Immersive Advertising®. An online evolution of product placement, Immersive Advertising integrated advertisers' products, services, and brands into existing or customized NeoPets site activities, thereby delivering the advertising message in a more impactful and engaging format. Mr. Kinney directly brought on numerous Fortune-1000 clients such as McDonald's, Disney and Mattel, and oversaw all aspects of advertising, both business development and creative execution of client campaigns, for the company.

Rik Kinney joined Doug Dohring at Age of Learning, Inc., where he currently serves as Executive Vice President.

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