the alphabound team
Dorian Ho / Integrative Director
Dorian has the executive role at Alphabound and is a lifelong teacher, educator, performer and judge in the universal language of music. Born in Taiwan, Dorian holds a Ph.D. from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University. Dorian made her New York solo piano debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as Winner of the Thirteenth Annual Artists International Competition, and The New York Times said of her: "An extremely convincing pianist . . . MIss Ho made fine musical sense." She has a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School of Music, Concert Diploma from the Vienna Academy of Music and Art, and Bachelor of Arts from University of Southern California. She has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the U. S. Concerto appearances include the Fine Arts Orchestra of Taiwan, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta, the State Chamber Orchestra of Kazakhstan, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, the Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic of Czech Republic and the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. She has performed at Shanghai Grand Theater, Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center, Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Hall as well as in venues in Japan, China, Austria, Russia, Switzerland and Taiwan at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall for former President Chieng Ching-kuo. Since 1988, she has been a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the Preparatory Department and is a frequently invited judge at notable music performance competitions. She is also a Coach for Chinese Line Dance Association of America.

Gregory J. Yu / Inventive Director
Gregory Yu launched AlphaBound to conceive and design ways to help children and adults learn while entertaining themselves and playing together. A native of Michigan, Greg has been engaged in practicing corporate, litigation, intellectual property, and technology law and launching ventures with clients for over 20 years. After working with major law firms in New York City and Silicon Valley, he formed his own law firm to serve clients in the financial services, semiconductor, Internet, software and biotechnology industries. Greg has filed a number of patent applications in the financial services industry. As a young people’s mentor, Sunday school teacher, and father of two grown children, Greg has always been interested in how to stimulate a young mind to reach greater potential. This led him to become the Founder of AlphaBound Corporation, which develops and distributes educational games, online tools, and manipulatives. He has authored U.S. patent and trademark applications in this field. LetterJAM!™ is being launched in the educational and videogame environments. Greg is a member of the International Game Developers Association. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and the University's Stephen Ross Business School, Greg is admitted to the state bars of California and New York and is a Certified Public Accountant in Michigan.

Richard Lai / Operative Director
Richard Lai oversees the technical design, programming and build-out of learning solutions and games for AlphaBound. Born in Los Angeles, California, Richard is on a lifelong discovery of the physics of matter and objects and how they function and interact with their environment. Following his Bachelor’s and Master's degree from Cornell University, his engineering career began with IBM in New York. Richard later served as design engineer and scientist with various optics instrumentation and components firms in Silicon Valley, including PerkinElmer Optoelectronics. Always active in learning and discovering, Richard has taught himself advanced skills in computer programming and software tools, including UNIX, engineering design, database management, Internet programming, as well as advanced optical and optics instrumentation. Teaching and mentoring come naturally to Richard. He was a Teaching Assistant prior to securing his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. As a grad student, he tutored disadvantaged and inner-city children in various subjects. Under an international nonprofit organization, Richard has been on five overseas volunteer business engagements, and worked with clients in the children's entertainment field, biotech services, and consumer and health services.
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