3150 Highlands Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA 30082

Our Team

Ghazal Qureshi

Ghazal Qureshi

Founder and Chief Visionary

As the Founder and Chief Visionary of IDEA Lab Kids, Ghazal Qureshi is our fearless leader who guides the team and franchisees into new and innovative directions with our programs, curriculum and more!

Shams Siddiqui

Shams Siddiqui

VP of Franchise Sale

As Managing Partner of IDEA Lab International, Shams provides constant and ongoing guidance and support to our franchisees in regards to sales and business strategies.

Kristopher Ellis

Kristopher Ellis

Director of Research

As Director of Research and Development, Kris is our resident mad scientist, and we love it!. He is constantly working on cutting-edge projects and activities in our Innovation Lab to be presented in the classroom and beyond.

Vernee Hines

Vernee Hines

Manager of Curriculum

In addition to developing curriculum for Science, Cooking, Art while leading our talented curriculum team, Vernee provides support to the franchisees in regards to anything and everything related to curriculum and onboarding. 

Marta Peralta

Marta Peralta

Director of Franchise Operations

From providing franchise support with onboarding, operations, business development and much more – Marta is here to help and provide guidance with everything involving the IDEA Lab Kids brand.

Christy Abercrombie

Christy Abercrombie

Branding and Creative Manager

As the Branding and Creative Manager, Christy is in charge of marketing responsibilities to develop and execute marketing strategies that increase brand identity and brand awareness to further advance IDEA Lab Kids brand and mission.

Rijah Javed

Rijah Javed

Franchise Support

Rijah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Houston. Prior to joining IDEA Lab, she has worked on a Higher Education project for Houston Community College, with experience in logistics, communication, and customer service. 

Walker Keel

Walker Keel

Curriculum Writer

As a team member who has been with the company for years as both a curriculum writer focusing on Animation, 3D Printing, etc and an instructor, Walker is a crucial part of the IDEA Lab mission.

Mabast Ahmad

Mabast Ahmad

Analytics Associate

As our Analytics Associate, Drone and Robotics expert in the office, Mabast provides support by Analyzing Franchise and Territory Data and developing curriculum in these subjects, as well as instructing sells as representing the brand on the Franchise Sales front.

Khadim Mbow

Khadim Mbow

Web Developer

In addition to writing Coding and Programming curriculum, we go to Khadim for all of our web development needs! He leads the creation and management of our proprietary STEAM Hub.

Rasuna Khatami

Rasuna Khatami

Web Developer

Started as an intern, Rasuna is now in charge of writing Engineering curriculum, as well as developing internal web applications to help streamline the process of writing curriculum and boost Idea Lab team general productivity.

Andrew Luna

Andrew Luna

Videographer

From filming, directing and editing, Andrew tackles all aspect of producing content such as curriculum training videos, social media clips, commercials, and more as our Videographer.

Wardah Godil

Wardah Godil

Office Manager