Bernadette Casey left school at 16 and was married with a child by the age of 19. Balancing the domestic with a desire for knowledge, she went on to further and higher education as a mature student, gaining an Honours degree in Sociology and Politics from Plymouth Polytechnic in 1978, an MA from the University of Manchester in 1979 and a PhD, also from Manchester in 1987. She has taught in adult and Higher Education since 1980. Bernadette Casey is now Dean of the School of Culture, Communication and Society at University of St Mark & St John.
Ben Calvert is an information security consultant with an Arizona-based networking firm. He holds an MBA from Thunderbird - the American Graduate School of International Management, and has earned CNP and CCSE certifications.