Blink Tech

About Us

Fifteen years ago, using your personal computer for a video chat half a world away was amazing. Phones and fax machines had been used decades previous, but real-time video elevated the possibilities. Today, we are on the brink of a new frontier of serving people Online. We must look beyond video alone. Our software must integrate tools that help providers, educators, musicians, and beyond achieve the same goals Online that they do in person.

The challenges is: the tools of each specialty are different. Where a cardiologist depends on an EKG, a speech pathologist might rely on flashcards, and a piano teacher need to show sheet music and and their hands simultaneously.

Blink Tech launched it's first product, Blink Session, in 2017. The question was: How do you do speech therapy online? As I observed my wife, a speech pathologist, grapple with how to translate in-person therapy to a computer screen and webcam, I thought: there has to be a better way. Something better than using software designed for business meetings to help people with their speech Online.

Today, Blink Tech's mission goes beyond Speech Therapists to all therapists and now music teachers, with Blink Lesson. Our brands include software, training, and resources to empower professionals help their clients and students online, plus run their entire operations.

-- Eric DeGrove, Founder & CEO


Eric DeGrove, President & Founder

Eric DeGrove, Founder & CEO

Eric has a diverse background including 20 years experience in software development and information technology. He has founded four companies, including a speech therapy clinic with his wife. A passionate music fan, he attended the University of North Texas to pursue Jazz Studies. He has received post-graduate education in sociology, statistics, history, social research, and marketing, including a Masters in history and inter-cultural studies. As CEO, Eric overseas everything at Blink, including all software development.

Emily Creteau

Emily Creteau, Lead Therapy Trainer

Emily is an expert in providing life-changing speech therapy online. Her experience as a Speech Language Pathologist spans many settings including work with children and adults. Emily holds a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Maine. At Blink, Emily has trained hundreds therapist to, not only use Blink, but in the mode of online therapy delivery.

Rob Garland Guitar

Rob Garland, Music UI Design Consultant

Rob has spent 25 years touring as a professional guitarist and lesson teacher. An in-demand teacher, he has published method books, videos, as well as writing and recording music of his own. An expert in music education technology, Rob is the driving force behind many aspects of Blink Lesson.

Tim Brokopp

Tim Brokopp, Director of Business Development & Sales

Tim has spent most of his career helping non-profit organizations develop healthy communities in Africa. In those roles, he has helped raise millions in private equity for social-good businesses. He has a passion to develop business that have an impact in the world, both in the U.S. and around the globe. At Blink, Tim overseas all sales and strategic business development.

Rikki DeGrove

Rikki DeGrove,Advising Therapist

Rikki has over eighteen years of experience as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. Along with her work with Blink Session, she is co-founder of Sprout Therapy Services in Colorado Springs, CO. She is the driving force behind Blink Session's design.

Elise Mitchell

Elise Mitchell, Consultant

As a licensed speech-language pathologist, and former Chief Clinical Officer at Dotcom Therapy, Elise understands every aspect of providing health services online. At Blink, Elise consults schools, clinics, and staffing firms on program implantation and design.