Sylvan Franchise Blog

Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Tony Brogan

Posted by Tony Brogan on Feb 5, 2015

Retail Executive

Meet Tony Brogan, who left his executive role at JC Penney to become a Sylvan multi-unit franchisee in Dallas, TX.

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Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Scott Lindsey

Posted by Scott Lindsey on Jan 5, 2015

Educational Brand Ambassador

Scott Lindsey has stretched his entrepreneurial goals with Sylvan Learning overseas and has returned to the United States to take on a new endeavor with his new ownership of the Falls Church, Va., location.

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Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Lisa Yeung-Ng and Wing Ng

Posted by Wing Ng on Nov 11, 2014

Married couple, Lisa Yeung-Ng and Wing Ng, merged their education and finance backgrounds to acquire their first Sylvan center in the Port Washington-Great Neck, NY area.

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Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Anthony DiGiacomo

Posted by Anthony DiGiacomo on Nov 3, 2014

Tutoring Operations

Meet Anthony DiGiacomo, who entered the tutoring industry upon graduating college. It didn't take him long to realize he wanted to make a career out of helping children succeed in life and school.

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Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Chris & Jano Pittner

Posted by Chris Pittner on Oct 2, 2014

Corporate Regional OperationsJano_Chris_Pittner

Brothers, Chris & Jano Pittner held various regional operations positions before becoming Sylvan franchisees together. They now run 11 centers in Texas.

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Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Kari & Ryan Weigel

Posted by Kari Wiegel on Sep 23, 2014

Married Accountants

Meet Kari and Ryan Weigel, who left their CPA jobs to join Kari's mom in owning a variety of Sylvan locations and expand the family business.

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Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Crystal Cotti

Posted by Crystal Cotti on Sep 4, 2014

News Anchor

Meet Crystal Cotti, who left her job as a news anchor to open multiple Sylvan centers throughout Texas.

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Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Kym Benford & Amanda McNew

Posted by Amanda McNew on Aug 26, 2014

Mother/Daughter Duo

Amanda McNew and her mother, Kym Benford's passion for education led to owning their first Sylvan center.

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Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Penny Loome & Joseph Rooney

Posted by Penny Loome on Aug 7, 2014

International Educators

Penny Loome and Joseph Rooney have an impressive international resume as husband and wife, but eventually landed in Miami, where they own five Sylvan Centers.

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Sylvan Franchisee Spotlight - Becky Taylor

Posted by Becky Taylor on Jul 15, 2014


Becky Taylor left her 10-year teaching career in the public school system to open numerous Sylvan centers throughout North Carolina.

About Me
I grew up in Jacksonville, NC and was one of six children. I was the first in my family to receive a college degree. I graduated from East Carolina University with both a Bachelor's and Master's in Special Education. Since my grandmother and aunt were both teachers, I knew by the age of 14 that I wanted to study Special Education and couldn't wait to have my own classroom. 

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