Creative Learning Corporation

Franchisor of Bricks 4 Kidz®, we serve over 450 franchisees in 36 countries


Board of Directors


Blake Furlow, in February 2015, co-founded Boise Escape LLC (“Boise Escape”). Boise Escape is a private company that offers an escape the room game, which is a real-life team-based puzzle game. Since founding Boise Escape, Mr. Furlow has served as President. In addition, Mr. Furlow has invested privately in commercial real estate and development since March 2009. In 2006, Mr. Furlow founded an internet lending company, Pay Day Loan Rescue, Inc., which offered borrowers relief from short term loans and provided consumer finance education, where he worked until July 2013. Mr. Furlow’s history of building entrepreneurial initiatives and operating small businesses successfully with a focus on cash flow and operations will be of immense value to the Company.


Gary Herman has many years of investment experience with a focus on undervalued public companies. Since 2002, Mr. Herman has been a managing member of Galloway Capital Management, LLC, which, through its fund, Strategic Turnaround Equity Partners, LP (Cayman) has focused on investments primarily in undervalued securities. From January 2011 to August 2013, Mr. Herman was a managing member of Abacoa Capital Management, LLC, which, through its fund, Abacoa Capital Master Fund, Ltd. focused on a Global-Macro investment strategy. Since 2005, Mr. Herman has been a registered representative with Arcadia Securities LLC, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer based in New York. From 1997 to 2002, he was an investment banker with Burnham Securities, Inc. From 1993 to 1997, he was a managing partner of Kingshill Group, Inc., a merchant banking and financial firm with offices in New York and Tokyo. Mr. Herman also has franchising experience, having served on the boards of several franchised concepts, including Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, Wall Street Deli Systems, Inc., Shells Seafood Restaurants, Inc., and Miami Subs Corporation where he also served as President from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Herman has a B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany with a major in Political Science and minors in Business and Music. Mr. Herman has served on the boards of public and private companies for many years, including Tumbleweed Holdings, Inc., since 2001. His experience has included board membership, corporate officer, advisory, capital raising and restructuring roles. We believe that these experiences make Mr. Herman well-qualified to serve as a member of the Board.


Bart Mitchell, is a founding member and partner of Greenbrier Academy for Girls (“GBA”), a residential therapeutic boarding school. He served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from June 2007 through August 2016, successfully navigating the company through startup and establishing it as a thought leader and premier academy in its highly competitive niche. Prior to his time at GBA, Mr. Mitchell was an officer and managing member of TAS Development, LLC from 2005 until 2007. From 2002 until 2005, he was department director for the Alldredge Academy. Previously, Mr. Mitchell served as a manager for Xlear Inc., from 2000 until 2002. Currently, he is the owner of Escape Game Coeur d’Alene, which provides live interactive adventure games focused on cooperative teamwork to solve puzzles and accomplish tasks to escape a themed game space. Mr. Mitchell holds degrees in philosophy from Brigham Young University and English from Dixie State University. Mr. Mitchell’s experience with both the financial and operations of GBA, including working with a curriculum team to provide flexible, engaging academics, give him unique and valuable insights that will prove to be an asset as a board member for the Company.


JoyAnn Kenny-Charlton has served as a director of CLC since July 2015. Ms. Kenny-Charlton is an attorney with Marks & Klein LLP and the owner of Kenny Law LLC. Ms. Kenny-Charlton concentrates her practice in commercial transactions, general corporate, and franchise, licensing and distribution law. Ms. Kenny-Charlton is a member of the International Franchise Association and was named a “Legal Eagle” (2013, 2014 and 2015) by the Franchise Times for her work in the field of franchise law. Ms. Kenny-Charlton is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law and holds a B.A. from Villanova University.