About NetRef

We believe that educators and parents shape the future through their work and we empower them with the tools they need to make the future a brighter place.

What is NetRef?

NetRef, a smarter classroom management tool, manages Internet distractions for students. Developed with teachers, NetRef offers easy, one-touch controls. The power resides with the teachers in the classroom, no IT experience needed. NetRef provides timeframes of when students have gone off task, allows customization of websites, and offers detailed reporting on Internet usage by student, class or school.

The patent pending approach ensures no individual app downloads are needed. NetRef is truly device independent -- it works for all iOS, Android, Chromebooks, Windows and any internet connected devices.

Our Mission

Creating a safe environment for the next generation of digital learners to explore, create and grow inspires NetRef. Our mission is to develop outstandingly simple-to-use technology for teachers to help kids focus their online activities at school.

Schools love us because students can now safely use their own devices as learning tools in class. Students need Internet boundaries. NetRef builds them. Teachers and Parents manage them.

The Team

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    George Dotterer

    CEO, Founder

    Creative engineer at heart, George is a successful entrepreneur and leader with over 12-years’ experience building leading-edge technology companies. George is also an Eagle Scout and in his free time continues to volunteer in Scouting.

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    Andrew Hedges

    Project Manager

    Capitalizing on his engineering and business background, Andrew spearheaded the inception of NetRef and has led the project from its origin as a four man team, to pilot launch at local school, to commercial viability. In his free time, Andrew enjoys sports, a good glass of bourbon, and indie music.

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    Scott Kelly

    Director of Engineering

    Scott leads the NetRef engineering and operations team and has been instrumental in leading NetRef into the education market.  In his free time, Scott loves spending time with his three boys.  He enjoys working with them on just about everything, from launching rockets to coaching their basketball and soccer teams.

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    Dave Maschinsky

    User Experience

    Dave focuses on the design of the NetRef user-experience. He has an education in computer science and is passionate about creating software which is friendly to users of all backgrounds.

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    Harrison Parker


    Harrison manages sales and implementation for our K-12 partnerships. When he’s not working with schools, he can be found fishing, skiing and traveling.

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