Linda grew up in a family of educators that includes school teachers, after-school educators, and a school superintendent. Following her 1983 graduation from Harvard College with a degree in psychology, Linda initially pursued a career as a choreographer, creating work for stage and screen (including Run D.M.C.’s first hit music video and a play directed by actor/director Tim Robbins). Alongside that creative career, Linda was also an arts educator, teaching in public and independent schools and out-of-school programs.
After earning her masters degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in 1993, Linda became a producer for children’s educational media, helping create products for Simon & Schuster, WGBH Interactive, the Smithsonian, Reuters News, and Yahoo Kids.
Linda was a Girl Scout leader for 13 years, guiding five of her troop members to earn the Gold Award, Girl Scouting’s highest honor. Over the last decade, Linda has served as a judge for the Harvard University President’s Challenge and an advisor-in-residence for the Harvard Innovation Lab’s social impact sector. Linda was board chair for deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum from 2016-2020, and also serves as a board member for several Boston-area arts and education organizations.
Andy studied film at Harvard College where he graduated in 1988. He is a serial entrepreneur in the communications and internet sectors, building private and public businesses, three of which were sold to Oracle, Juniper, and LHS Group.
During Governor Deval Patrick’s tenure, Andy served on business councils for the State of Massachusetts helping the state attract, retain, and grow technology enterprises. He also served as an advisor-in-residence for the Harvard Innovation Lab in the social impact sector, helping young people bring their ideas to fruition.
For the last decade, Andy has been involved in leadership board positions at three different independent schools focusing on infrastructure, accessibility and affordability. Andy is the current board chair of the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge. He is also a current mentor/coach for startup business CEOs and is actively involved in helping Harvard University establish and grow their Quantum Engineering department.
Bob graduated from Harvard College in 1954 with a degree in Economics. He entered the family garment manufacturing business after serving in the military following his 1956 Wharton Business School graduation. He later founded his own skirt-manufacturing business which he ran for 25 years.
Bob transitioned from sportswear to software when he partnered with his youngest son, Andy Ory, working on several of Andy’s businesses where he served as Treasurer and Chief Information Officer.
Bob is currently working as an independent investor. Also notable is Bob’s wife, Marjorie, who served as a psychologist in Worcester, MA public school system for 25 years.
Keri Borzello's career has spanned nearly twenty-five years through various roles at independent schools throughout California, including teacher, coach, admissions director, development officer, marketing director, principal, and head of school.
Keri has a B.A. from UCLA, an M.P.A. from California State University at Northridge, and an Ed.M. in School Leadership from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. While attending Harvard, Keri was part of a research team investigating the impact of certain teacher preparation strategies. In 2011, she was a graduate of the prestigious National Association of Independent School Fellowship Program for Aspiring School Heads, and in 2012 received a certificate in fundraising from UCLA.