About Us

Who we are

LearnHowToBecome.org began in late 2013 with Doug and Wes. Our mission is to help students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder. We are passionate about creating a one-stop, comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.

We love hearing feedback and finding new sources of data and information to offer, so if you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.



What we do

So many websites publish data to facilitate college and career decisions, but fail to go beyond that first dimension. LearnHowToBecome.org does things differently. We work alongside educational and employment experts to make sure information is accurate and up-to-date. We also work with content and design specialists to maximize readability and comprehension for multiple educational levels.

To summarize, the LearnHowToBecome.org team creates expert-driven educational content, and presents it both logically and creatively to maximize understanding and engagement.

Our team

Doug Jones FOUNDER

Doug comes from the tech world in Silicon Valley, and has a passion for education, analytics and social progress. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Doug partnered with Wes on the LearnHowToBecome.org initiative in early 2014. Stemming from his own education and experience, Doug believes that providing students with step-by-step career guidance and other decision-focused employment information can truly make a difference. Doug has a lovely wife Mimi, and two sons that keep him busy – Caiden and Landon.

Wes Ricketts CO-FOUNDER

Wes earned his master’s degree in history and international relations in 2006, book-ended by teaching stints at the elementary and college levels, respectively. He entered the content side of post-secondary education as an editor in 2007. Wes built upon his editorial experience to become Director of Web Content at one of Silicon Valley’s largest higher education publishers. He joins LearnHowToBecome.org as vice president of content and communications.