Kris is the developer and a co-founder of BatonSync. Kris hails from southeast Kansas and has been a “band kid” most of his life. Since joining band in middle school, he has played trombone in, high school, college, and still plays in a community band in Topeka, Kansas.
While pursuing a career in aerospace engineering, Kris shifted his focus to software development and computer science. Kris’s career in software development began with the Kansas Legislature developing and managing legislative automation tools from bill drafting and legislative record keeping to vote reporting. Kris currently serves as VP of Engineering Operations at Farmobile, an agriculture technology firm in Leawood, Kansas. At Farmobile, Kris combines his passion for engineering, technology and leading engineering operations to help deliver data driven technology solutions to farmers and the agricultural industry.
Kris is passionate about the inclusion of music in public education. He is dedicated to empowering music educators by providing tools and services, which can support them to be more effective teachers. In the creation of BatonSync, Kris has leveraged his professional experience and his knowledge of engineering and software development to help music educators efficiently manage the many facets of their classroom. Kris lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife, and co-founder, Jennifer.
Jennifer is the Assistant Director of Bands at Topeka High School, the Director of Bands at Robinson Middle School, and the Band Director at Meadows Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas. She received her Master of Music Education (MME) and Bachelor of Music Education (BME) from The University of Kansas.
In her current position, Mrs. Antonetti teaches several ensembles at three schools and sees over 350 students per day. Prior to becoming a band director, Antonetti taught elementary general music also in Topeka. Additionally, Antonetti is a regular performing member in several local community ensembles including Marshall’s Civic Band and the North Topeka Community Band, and she has been a presenter at district, state, and national conventions. Jennifer’s professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA), Kansas Bandmasters Association (KBA), Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), and the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Antonetti is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.
Jennifer is passionate about music education, teaching, and learning. She is involved in mentoring pre-service and early-career music teachers, researching and presenting on best practices in music education, and developing tools to help teachers to be more successful in the classroom. Jennifer lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, and co-founder, Kris.
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