Our Team & Partners

The Story of Tile Farm

It all started with a simple idea –  to show people of all ages and backgrounds how beautiful and exciting math can be.  Louis Romero, an applied mathematician with a PhD from Caltech and a deep love for math, started tinkering with this idea in the 1990’s while testing his concepts out on his kids.  Decades later, leveraging the power of modern technology, he is teaming up with his kids and extended family to bring the beauty and excitement of math to people of all ages.  Enter Tile Farm –  a groundbreaking suite of software products aimed at fundamentally changing the way people relate to math.  

Our Team

Louis Romero


Louis has a PhD in applied mathematics from Caltech, has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has decades of experience teaching math to people of all ages.  He is passionate about showing the world how beautiful and elegant math can be.

Julian Romero


Julian has a PhD in economics from Caltech, and was previously a professor of economics at the University of Arizona where he conducted research in game theory, neuroscience, and political science.  He loves computer programming and teaching people, and he combines these passions while developing code for Tile Farm. 

Alex Romero


Alex has an MS in biochemistry and molecular biophysics from Caltech, and has extensive experience both as a research scientist and as an elementary school math and science teacher.  He is passionate about art and innovation, and making the math learning experience as beautiful as possible.

Elia Romero


Elia has a PhD in education from the University of Mexico, and has decades of experience both teaching and providing professional development for teachers at Albuquerque Public Schools.  She is community leader passionate about ensuring all students have equitable educational experiences.

Aaron Johnston


Aaron is a product designer and strategist, and is the cofounder of Awairness Inc., a design studio specializing in designing games and apps with a societal contribution.  He strives to make the math learning experience with Tile Farm as intuitive, beautiful, and impactful as possible.

Megan Kidwell


Megan has decades of experience teaching and training teachers in Albuquerque Public Schools, and has extensive experience in both the practice and theory of math education.  

Patrick Iverson


Patrick has over a decade of experience in public and private sectors as a designer, developer, and operations manager, and is a co-founder of the design studio Awairness Inc. He plays an integral role in overseeing all of Tile Farm’s initiatives, ensuring balance between creativity and productivity.

Jim Lujan


Jim has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years and is passionate about the ways in which technology can transform classrooms.  He is one of the top international ed-tech sales executives at Technology Integration Group, is a STEM advisory board member for Albuquerque Public Schools, and a board member of the Albuquerque Teacher Federation Teacher Leadership Foundation.  


National Science Foundation

Tile Farm is funded in-part by the National Science Foundation, and was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant in 2019 as well as an additional Phase II grant in 2023.

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