About teleCalm

teleCalm improves the quality of life for families and caregivers living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We provide safe phone service for seniors living at home, in assisted living, and memory care communities. Our customers experience life-changing benefits for the senior and reduced caregiver stress.

Our Team

Tavis Schriefer

Chief Executive Officer

Tavis is the CEO and Co-Founder at teleCalm. As a caregiver for his mother, he realized the magnitude of issues around helping a loved one with dementia retain independence while keeping them safe from targeted scams and telemarketers. Schriefer founded teleCalm to solve these and other phone-related issues with the mission to help seniors stay safely connected with family and friends, while prolonging their independence.

A serial entrepreneur, Tavis founded his first startup in 2002 where he bootstrapped Ideative, a consumer products company; with Ideative he took seven of his patented products to mass retail markets worldwide. Prior to Ideative, Tavis was an eCommerce Strategist and Project Liaison at Nortel for 11 years; he also spent 13 years in the Air Force Communications Command as a software programmer.

Carl Ott

Chief Technology Officer

Carl is the CTO and Co-Founder at teleCalm. He brings over 15 years of cellular product R&D experience at companies including Nokia and TerreStar, where he managed device, web app and cloud service development, certification and launch.

Jill Schriefer

Chief Customer Officer

Jill is the Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder at teleCalm. She brings 20 years of relationship management, 13 years of grant and fundraising and 7 years of proposal management experience to teleCalm. Jill’s greatest skill is being detail oriented and thorough, which is vital to providing good customer support to teleCalm’s customers.

Jill has witnessed the effects of cognitive disorders first hand, with her Grandfather, Aunt and Uncle all diagnosed with different forms of dementia.

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