At EDMO, we say that people don’t work for us, they work with us. From our field staff to our board, at the end of the day, that’s what EDMO is…a bunch of hard-working, open-minded folks with big hearts playfully working towards a shared vision. We recruit staff that shine with the 6 SEL skills we aim to build in kids: Responsibility, Empathy, Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving, and Emotion Management. Most of our EDMO staff come from our museum partners, top universities, specialty graduate programs, local schools, and other like-minded educational organizations. The extensive training they receive is led and informed by our experienced team of Region Managers, Camp Directors, Curriculum Writers and Curriculum Advisory Board. It takes so many people to make the magic of EDMO…and we’re grateful for every single one of them. 

Visit our “Jobs” page if you’re interested in joining our team.

  • Region Managers
  • Camp Directors
  • Curriculum Advisory Board
  • Curriculum Writers
  • EDMO360 School Year Presenters
  • Home Office Staff
  • Executive Board
  • Miranda McLemore Miranda McLemore
    Miranda McLemore
    Sacramento Area Region Manager
  • Ryan Kochevar Ryan Kochevar
    Ryan Kochevar
    East Bay Region Manager
  • Greg Nelson Greg Nelson
    Greg Nelson
    San Francisco & North Bay Region Manager
  • Ashley Huff Ashley Huff
    Ashley Huff
    Peninsula Region Manager
  • Kendra Watkins Kendra Watkins
    Kendra Watkins
    South Bay Region Manager

After spending two summers as the Rocklin Camp Director, Miranda is thrilled to continue with the year-round team as the Sacramento Area Region Manager. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and has a passion for teaching science! Miranda worked as an EDMO360 instructor, an instructor at Chico State’s Hands-On Science Lab, worked as a summer camp leader for the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, and was previously the EDMO360 School Year Programs Coordinator for the Sacramento area. She’s also a nationally certified EMT to help keep the kiddos safe! Miranda can’t wait to continue bringing her summer camp spirit and experience with EDMO to home office. She loves science and camp!

My favorite EDMO memory is...

the great search for Beaver Kevin at Camp EDMO Rocklin! All of my campers spontaneously came together to find Beaver Kevin (Our puppet and beloved camp mascot). The campers loved Beaver Kevin and spent their lunch time making "missing" signs in an effort to find him. It was a sweet and authentic EDMO moment that showed how much campers cared!

When I'm not working at Camp EDMO....

You can find me hiking, running, fishing, playing soccer, backpacking, camping, and throwing a tennis ball for my lovely, energetic yellow labs named Cedar and Lassen.

Ryan has been an educator for the past five years working as a third and fourth grade public school teacher before finding the amazingness that is EDMO. After working on EDMO360’s School Year team last year and directing camp in Alameda for the last two summers, Ryan was given the incredible opportunity to work with Camp EDMO full time as the East Bay Region Manager, allowing him to work with youth of all ages. Ryan’s passion for makers and science education has grown since his first day with EDMO and he absolutely loves the hands-on, project based learning that EDMO brings to children. Ryan is a native of the Bay Area and holds a degree in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential which he received through CSU East Bay’s Teacher Education program.

 

My favorite EDMO memory is...

Getting to see all the students that I taught in our school year programs come to camp. One student even exclaimed, “Hey, you’re the guy that taught me how to make ice cream!”.

When I'm not working at EDMO...

I am reading, writing, watching sports, playing kickball or hanging out with my amazing family!

Greg comes to EDMO and the Bay Area after several years spent working as a middle school classroom teacher in conjunction with the Boston Teacher Residency at the Dearborn STEM Academy in Boston, MA. Greg’s time in Boston,  collaborating with compassionate colleagues in social justice oriented schools, helped develop his passion for promoting and creating educational spaces that provide equitable opportunity for self-determination. EDMO’s focus on youth programs with an emphasis on 21st century skills and character development is what drew him to the company as a Camp Director during the 2017 summer. He now works as the Recruiting Manager and Leader-in-Training Program Coordinator during the school year, and as the San Francisco Region Manager during the summer. When not working at EDMOm Greg also satiates his love of the classroom and academia as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Los Medanos Community College.

My favorite EDMO memory is...

hearing the jokes after lunch everyday, in particular, those younger campers who haven't really gotten the structure of joke telling yet, but are totally nailing the spirit!

When I'm not working at EDMO...

I also teach philosophy at Los Medanos Community College and love reading, listening to records, watching movies, playing trivia, and hiking with my wife and dog Chewy.

After spending two summers as the San Carlos and San Mateo Park Camp Director, Ashley is thrilled to be joining the year-round team as the Peninsula Region Manager and Outreach Manager. Before joining the EDMO team, Ashley completed her degree at Chico State in Recreation Administration and spent her time traveling Northern California teaching children and adults of all ages about conservation and environmental awareness. During her free time, you can almost always find her outside, rain or shine! From rock climbing and hiking, to painting and dancing, she has a wide variety of interests and experiences. Ashley is very excited to be a part of EDMO, where she can combine her passion for adventure, SEL & STEAM inspired learning, and self expression.

My favorite EDMO memory is...

Introducing Kimochi's to kids and adults for the first time. They are really fun stuffed creatures that help kids and adults learn how to identify and express their feelings, leading to more positive social skills and success in many aspects of life. Super cool!

When I'm not working at Camp EDMO...

I enjoy being an active community member of San Francisco's Filipino Heritage District by celebrating the cultural contributions of the Filipino community and protecting San Francisco's cultural diversity.

Kendra has always wanted to work with children and joined Edventure More with years of experience working in various educational roles. She earned a degree in Education and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While earning her degree, Kendra worked at the local humane society where she directed a humane education camp. Kendra spent the last four summers working as an Instructor and Director for Camp EDMO. For the past three years, she has been our EDMO360 Manager and is excited to take on the additional role this year of South Bay Region Manager.

My favorite EDMO memory is…

getting to see returning campers each summer! It is so wonderful when campers remember who you are. I also get to see campers during the school year and I love how excited they get about EDMO!

When I’m not working at Camp EDMO…

I love to spend my time reading, eating Sushi, volunteering at the local animal shelter, and hanging out with my Pit Bull Preston, my mutt Dakota and my cat Mr. Bar!

  • Nailah Franklin Nailah Franklin
    Nailah Franklin
    Camp Director - Oakland & Oakland Park
  • Megan Killoran Megan Killoran
    Megan Killoran
    Camp Director - Los Altos
  • Chris Salazar Chris Salazar
    Chris Salazar
    Camp Director - Cupertino & Cupertino Park
  • Adam Flores Adam Flores
    Adam Flores
    Camp Director - San Jose
  • Merre Renner Merre Renner
    Merre Renner
    Merre Renner - Elk Grove Camp Director
  • Chaunise “Chaun” Powell Chaunise “Chaun” Powell
    Chaunise “Chaun” Powell
    Camp Director - Fremont
  • Esmeralda (Juana) Sanchez Esmeralda (Juana) Sanchez
    Esmeralda (Juana) Sanchez
    Camp Director - Sacramento
  • Melanie Alameda Melanie Alameda
    Melanie Alameda
    Camp Director - SF-Sunset
  • Marina Hydeman Marina Hydeman
    Marina Hydeman
    Camp Director - SF-Marina & Presidio (Park)
  • Morgan Glover Morgan Glover
    Morgan Glover
    Camp Director - Folsom
  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    Camp Director - Rocklin

Nailah is a California native who is motivated by the arts and has been passionately working with students for 13 years. With a degree in fashion design and merchandising with a minor in business she is the proud owner of Top Natch designs clothing line. She was the 2017 Camp EDMO Director for the Oakland Hub at Brookfield Elementary, and is currently an EDMO School Year Program Presenter. As a member of the 2016-17 OASP leadership team, she is eager to share her knowledge and is looking to further her education in early child development. Starting a career in modeling at the age 14, she’s always had a love for acting, singing, dancing and doing visual arts & crafts. Nailah’s passion to share her creative gift makes her super excited to be a part of EDMO’s 2018 summer season!

Megan is thrilled to be joining Camp EDMO for her seventh summer in Los Altos! Over the past six summers, Megan has had a variety of roles at camp and is excited to return for her third year as Camp Director. Megan was born on the East Coast, but has always called the Bay Area her home. She received her bachelor degree in Elementary and Special Education, and her teaching credential from Northern Arizona University. During the school year, Megan is a Special Education Teacher in San Jose where she gets to teach an amazing group of kindergarten through 5th grade students every day. While not teaching or enjoying her time at camp, Megan loves to relax by reading, shopping, doing puzzles with her family, and watching her favorite TV series. Megan is ready for another summer with the awesome campers in Los Altos.

Chris is THRILLED to be returning to Camp EDMO for his fifth summer! He has worked at our Los Altos and Palo Alto locations over the past four summers, including last summer as Palo Alto’s Camp Director. During the school year, Chris is a fifth grade teacher in Hollister, California and loves teaching math. Although a native of the Bay Area, Chris got his Bachelor’s degree from Boston University in 2016 and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Education through the University of Southern California. He has over 7 years of experience working with children including those with learning disabilities. When not at school or camp, Chris loves running marathons, the hills of Los Gatos and spending time with his family. Chris couldn’t be more excited for another great summer full of education, new and old friends, and of course, PIES!!

Adam is excited to be returning for his second summer with Camp EDMO! Last summer he worked as a counselor and Instructor at EDMO Los Altos and loved it so much he had to come back for another summer.  During the school year, Adam works as a private tutor for families around the Bay Area and leads several After School Programs for Camp EDMO. Adam has earned a degree in Human Development with an emphasis on early childhood education. He has aspirations of becoming a math teacher in the future and really enjoys working with kids. In addition to his current pursuits, Adam has worked in classrooms as a teacher’s aide in pre-schools and middle schools in his home city of San Jose.  Adam is stoked to be back at Camp EDMO as a Camp Director in San Jose. This summer is going to be a blast!

Merre is so incredibly excited to be back in Elk Grove for her third year directing Camp EDMO fun! Merre recently graduated from California State University, Sacramento with two teaching credentials in both special and general education and is now a resource teacher at Carmichael Elementary School. In the past, Merre has worked with the Sacramento Area EDMO360 team while also student teaching in classrooms of her own. Merre knows exactly what it means to rock that EDMO vibe and encourage campers to do the same! Merre loves having a blast with kids of all ages and works hard to see that they get the most out of their experience with Camp EDMO. When Merre isn’t teaching or at camp, she loves baking yummy treats, getting lost in a great book, finding new hikes to enjoy, or going on grand, spontaneous adventures with her Corgi named Tucker Waffles.

Chaunise (Chaun) is ecstatic to be returning to Camp EDMO this summer in Fremont! Prior to taking an academic hiatus Chaun held various roles working in summer camps. Chaun is Bay Area born and raised, she is committed to working with children and youth in the area. Chaun received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work. She is currently a Dean of Students in San Jose where she works to reduce suspensions and expulsions; as well as build school wide Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) on a middle school campus. When she isn’t working Chaun is is in classes working toward her Doctorate in Educational Leadership, coaching high school basketball, working out or watching Netflix. Chaun’s energy and excitement is contagious, so Fremont campers, get ready to have a blast this summer!

Esmeralda (Juana) is a recent graduate from Sacramento State University where she majored in Biology. Due to her love of learning, Juana has background in many subjects including art, math, anthropology, health, chemistry, geology, and physics. She is extremely excited to join the Sacramento EDMO team as their Director as it allows her to continue learning and to share new and old knowledge with others. She can often be found sitting with a book in hand, playing games, watching t.v., singing/dancing, or cracking a horribly nerdy joke or two. Her love of hiking, camp, and travel, has led her to visit some beautiful places including Point Reyes, Big Trees, Yosemite, Belize, and Fiji.

Melanie is so excited to be joining Camp EDMO for her third summer in San Francisco. Melanie is from Arizona where she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in Vocal Performance (Opera Singing). She has just recently graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with her Masters in Vocal Performance. She has been performing since the age of four and loves to spread her love of music teaching private piano and voice lessons. On her off time, Melanie loves to swim, play basketball, and enjoy time with close friends and family. She is looking forward to her second year as camp director and can’t wait to make some great memories with the awesome campers of Camp EDMO.

Marina is a biology graduate of Cornell University and a life-long science enthusiast! She began her career studying disease ecology and amphibian conservation, and has worked in research, environmental advocacy, and zoo keeping. She loves being a part of the EDMO360 and curriculum writing teams, and can’t wait to spend the whole summer with CAMP EDMO, too! She is very excited to share her love of science and technology with the next generation of scientists, makers, and citizens of the world!

Morgan has been a Camp EDMO fanatic since she began her journey with EDMO last year when she taught the PRO Tech courses in Rocklin. She is thrilled to be a Camp Director this year for Folsom! Her enthusiasm is infectious and her excitement can be felt through the room. She is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and plans to attend graduate school in Neuroscience pending acceptance for Fall 2018. Morgan will bring her love of teaching, learning, and dressing up all the time to Camp Folsom this summer!

Kenia is excited to be a Camp Director! She has been with EDMO since the Sacramento area debuted in 2015 and loves the organization and its values. Kenia was a counselor and an instructor at the Rocklin Camp for the last two years and is excited to bring the EDMO vibe as she leads the team to another year of STEAM and SEL camp fun! She is an avid volunteer with her community church, and loves to work with children of all ages and has attended California State University, Chico. Kenia is extremely excited to work with the EDMO team to encourage kids to fall in love with science and create fun and educational projects! When she’s not at Camp EDMO, she likes to paint and play with graphic design in her free time! She also loves to travel and is hoping to travel to Iceland one day!

When I'm not working at EDMO360...

I like to paint and play with graphic design on my free time! I also love to travel, the next adventure location would be Morocco!

  • Charlotte Jones Charlotte Jones
    Charlotte Jones
    Education and Programs Manager
    Museum of Craft and Design
  • Katie Levedahl Katie Levedahl
    Katie Levedahl
    Director of Education & Informal Learning & National Partnerships
    California Academy of Sciences
  • Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.
    Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.
    Education Director, UC Berkeley
    Greater Good Science Center
  • Charles Higgins, MSW Charles Higgins, MSW
    Charles Higgins, MSW
    Mindfulness Expert
    Richmond District Neighborhood Center
  • Megan Schufreider Megan Schufreider
    Megan Schufreider
    Director of Education, K-12 Partnerships and Online Learning
    California Academy of Sciences
  • Stephanie Chang Stephanie Chang
    Stephanie Chang
    Interim Executive Director, Director of Programs
    Maker Ed

Charlotte Jones is the Education and Programs Manager at the Museum of Craft and Design, where she oversees the planning and implementation of kids’ programming, as well as plans and executes all adult learning opportunities and events. The Museum of Craft and Design features school and community group field trips, gallery tours, customized hands-on learning workshops, MakeArt family programs, and free community events including monthly workshops at local library branches. Charlotte holds a B.F.A. in Sculpture and worked on community outreach for MCD while completing her M.B.A. and M.A. in Museum Studies from JFK University. In her spare time you can find her dancing, snowboarding, reading, or (you guessed it) crafting.

Katie creates and leads a culture of innovation and action that empowers communities to engage meaningfully with complex social problems and solutions. As the Director of Informal Learning with the California Academy of Sciences she drives the strategic design, implementation, and wide-scale expansion of science education resources that transform science learning. Her work includes leading a team of innovators in creating programs that use museum resources to engage public audiences at scale. Through both traditional models such as direct service museum programs or leveraging the latest online learning platforms Katie’s approach combines both creativity and community needs to create high impact programming. She personally oversees the implementation and training of the museum’s Science Action Club curriculum in EDMO’s Nature Programs.

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D., is the Education Director of the Greater Good Science Center. Her articles (GGSC MagazineHuffington Post, Edutopia, and ASCD’s Educational Leadership), talks, workshops, and GGSC Summer Institute for Educators around the world provide science-based ideas for promoting the social and emotional well-being of students, teachers, and administrators, as well as methods for creating positive school cultures. Examples of her recent consulting work beyond EDMO for incorporating the life-enhancing science of compassion, empathy, gratitude, awe, and other social-emotional skills include: the Mind and Life Institute (of which she is a fellow), the Jim Henson Company on a new television show for preschoolers, the International School of Brussels on the Common Ground Collaborative character curriculum, the International School of Bangkok and Palo Alto Unified School District on integrating social-emotional learning into their work, and Pixar/Disney on The Emotions Survival Guide—a follow-up book for children based on the movie Inside Out.

A former teacher and school administrator, Vicki earned her Ph.D. in Education and Positive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. In her doctoral research, Vicki spent two months in India at a school awarded the Peace Education Prize by UNESCO and the Hope of Humanity Award by the Dalai Lama, researching their methods for developing teachers’ ability to create caring relationships with students.

Charles Higgins is the Executive Director of the Richmond District Neighborhood Center in San Francisco. He was in the same role at Slide Ranch, Enterprise for High School Students, Youth Tennis Advantage, and the Bicycle Community Project before joining RDNC.  A native of San Francisco, Charles graduated from Galileo High School, U.C. Davis and the School of Social Welfare at U.C. Berkeley. Charles has been practicing Hatha yoga refining his approach to Mindfulness since 2002. In the last few years, he started a daily meditation practice using a mantra given by a teacher in the tradition of the ancient Vedas. Charles leads workshops and retreats for teachers, counselors and others working with children.  Charles believes that the application of Mindfulness practice for children helps them to be good listeners and observers, feel good about themselves and to be patient and supportive.

Megan Schufreider is Director of Education and K-12 Partnerships at the California Academy of Sciences, where she supervises a team focusing on the development, delivery and evaluation of Pre-K-12 educational programs. Her department team has consulted on EDMO’s Nature Program curriculum since Summer 2005. Now her portfolio includes a professional development institute, workshops and resources for teachers, onsite classroom programs for schools, field trips for school and youth groups, homeschool events, family nights, virtual programs, online learning resources, and community outreach.  Since joining the Academy in 2007, Megan has overseen web development, asset management and e-marketing. She holds a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution & Japanese from UCLA and an M.A. in Museum Studies from SFSU.  She has previous experience as a middle and high school classroom teacher, as well as an educator in various informal science settings.

Stephanie Chang works as Maker Ed’s, Director of Programs, is responsible for the design and implementation of program models. Previously, Stephanie was the Program Developer and School Liaison at Maker Media, where she worked with 15 Bay Area teachers to define and develop maker spaces and making programs in schools. Prior to this, she worked in educational research and evaluation, designed curriculum, led the science and technology summer program at The Tech Museum in San Jose, and taught environmental and marine science. Stephanie is interested in technology’s affordances for learning, how to best bridge formal and informal education and ways to better connect tangible and digital technology. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from MIT and a Master’s degree in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.

  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    EDMO JR Curriculum Writer
  • Marina Hydeman Marina Hydeman
    Marina Hydeman
    EDMO & EDMO PRO Park Curriculum Writer
  • Alexis Gibson Alexis Gibson
    Alexis Gibson
    EDMO PRO Science Curriculum Writer
  • Krista Kelley Krista Kelley
    Krista Kelley
    EDMO PRO Science Curriculum Writer
  • Joe Allington Joe Allington
    Joe Allington
    Tech Curriculum Writer
  • Ryan Kochevar Ryan Kochevar
    Ryan Kochevar
    EDMO Science & PRO Park Curriculum Writer

Kenia is excited to be a Curriculum Writer!! She has been with EDMO since the Sacramento area debuted in 2015 and loves the organization and its values. She is an avid volunteer with her community church, and loves to work with children of all ages! Kenia has attended California State University, Chico. Kenia is really excited to work with the EDMO team to encourage kids to fall in love with science and create fun and educational projects!

Marina is a biology graduate of Cornell University and a life-long science enthusiast! She began her career studying disease ecology and amphibian conservation, and has authored a number of publications on the subject.  Locally, she has worked with the San Francisco Zoo to teach and develop biology programs for youth volunteers.  She is very excited to share her love of science and technology with the next generation of scientists, makers, and citizens of the world!

Alexis is filled with enthusiasm to be a Curriculum Writer with Camp EDMO! This is her first year with EDMO however she has been a writer since middle school joining various writing programs. She continued her love of writing into college receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications specializing in Magazine Journalism.  She utilized her talents as a middle school Language Arts teacher and tutor inspiring other young, developing writers. You may hear her reference poet Maya Angelou who has been an inspiration of hope in Alexis’ life.  After receiving her Masters of Science degree in School Guidance and Counseling, Alexis has developed and facilitated professional developments and classroom guidance lessons that promote social emotional growth for all students. She challenges herself in her current role as a district school counselor to be like Angelou’s quote: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

Krista is thrilled to join the Camp EDMO team as a Curriculum Writer. She began working with EDMO this past summer as an EDMO PRO Instructor teaching Tech Styles, Mobstacle Course, WordPress Web Design, and SmileMob Challenge. Krista has Masters in Teaching from Marylhurst University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Portland State University. Krista has designed and taught curriculum for various non-profit agencies and summer camps. Krista is currently a full-time 5th grade teacher for Fremont Unified Schools and has worked in public education for over ten years. When she’s not in the classroom, she is usually working on a DIY project, or having a spontaneous pajama dance party with her husband, Jamie, and her two sons, Darby and Max. Krista is so excited to share her passion for creating maker-infused spaces and project based learning!

Joe is a programmer, designer, teacher, and gamer. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz majoring in Computer Game Design, and spent three years working at an education technology startup in Santa Cruz. There, he designed and taught a range of high-tech kids camps, and developed software and curriculum to help elementary and middle school teachers use the game Minecraft as a teaching tool. Joe believes in the power of games in education, and is excited to be working with EDMO to bring game-based learning to more students. In his spare time, Joe enjoys cooking, hiking, racquetball, watching movies, and (of course) playing video games.

Ryan is thrilled to be the EDMO Science and PRO Park Curriculum Writer! Before joining EDMO full-time as an Education Coordinator, Ryan was a third and fourth grade teacher in Albany, CA. He holds a multi-subject, California Teacher’s Credential. Ryan also has formal experience in the solar industry, renewable energy and environmental science. He’s excited to bring this first-hand knowledge to his summer programs! Ryan is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology. Ryan is a Renaissance man with a DIY-spirit and passion for tinkering and making his own machines. During the summer, you can find Ryan in the East Bay as the Region Manager. When not working with EDMO, Ryan is spending time with his wife, Nellie, and his son, Jackson.

  • Adam Flores Adam Flores
    Adam Flores
    EDMO360 Presenter; Bay Area
  • Alex Combes Alex Combes
    Alex Combes
    EDMO360 Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Brooke Matthews Brooke Matthews
    Brooke Matthews
    EDMO360 Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Clarissa Rivera Clarissa Rivera
    Clarissa Rivera
    EDMO360 Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Jeff Woodward Jeff Woodward
    Jeff Woodward
    EDMO360 Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Joshua Nkwocha Joshua Nkwocha
    Joshua Nkwocha
    EDMO360 Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Kaitlynn Turro Kaitlynn Turro
    Kaitlynn Turro
    EDMO360 Presenter; Bay Area
  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    EDMO360 Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Kyrstin Lulow Kyrstin Lulow
    Kyrstin Lulow
    EDMO360 Presenter; Bay Area
  • Marina Hydeman Marina Hydeman
    Marina Hydeman
    EDMO360 Presenter; Bay Area
  • Morgan Glover Morgan Glover
    Morgan Glover
    EDMO360 Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Randy Polliard Randy Polliard
    Randy Polliard
    EDMO360 Presenter; Bay Area
  • Samantha Chang Samantha Chang
    Samantha Chang
    EDMO360 Presenter; Bay Area
  • Sylvia Gin Sylvia Gin
    Sylvia Gin
    EDMO360 Presenter; Bay Area

This will be Adam’s first year working on the EDMO360 but he could not be more excited. Coming off the heels of a great summer as an instructor for EDMO, Adam decided to keep on rocking that EDMO vibe all throughout the school year as a new after school instructor. Adam’s has a particular affinity for mathematics and science and had planned his education and careers around that. Currently Adam is pursuing his degree in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Oaks University in San Jose.

 

When I am not working at EDMO360…

I can usually be found hiking local trails with my camera looking to capture the landscapes of the Bay Area. Either that or watching some Netflix.

Alex Combes has been working in education for almost a decade. Graduated with a degree in English Education, he has worked with nearly every grade level and discipline. Hands on Science is his passion and he has developed and facilitated various science projects that focus on student-based discovery. Alex also served as the Camp EDMO Rocklin PRO Science/Maker instructor this year. Now at EDMO360 for his second year Alex continues to make an intellectual and emotional impact on youth, he loves his job, and the EDMO mission. When he is not teaching he enjoys hiking, sci-fi literature, cartoons, bowling, and bugging his friends with science facts.

Brooke Mathews is an undergraduate student at California State University, Sacramento where she is pursuing two Bachelor Degrees – in Child Development and Art. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Sierra College in 2015 and has over 8 years of experience working with children. Brooke loves exploring new places, climbing trees and mountains, reading books, and being creative. This was her second year counseling at Camp EDMO Rocklin and she can’t wait to help out with the EDMO360 team!

Clarissa is extremely thrilled to join the school year program for the first time. She was previously a counselor at Camp EDMO Rocklin and she loved it so much that she came back for more fun! During the school year, she is a full-time student currently pursuing a degree in Psychology. In her spare time, Clarissa enjoys hiking with her roommates, lip-synching to 90’s songs, and taking afternoon naps with her dachshund, Bruno.

Jeff is an optimistic 3D artist who hungers for knowledge and is driven to teach others along the way. Graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Game Art and Design from the Art Institute of Sacramento, he works primarily as a 3D Animator and worked this summer as the Downtown Sacramento Camp EDMO PRO tech instructor. However he has a well rounded background in game design, development, and art fundamentals. With a love for children (as well as being a father himself) Jeff understands the importance of encouraging young minds to explore interests and passions. This year he hopes to work with EDMO360 to teach tech and science principles. Jeff also enjoys spiders, biking, singing out of key, and is the king of being the class clown.

Josh can’t wait to have a BLAST this school year after working as a Camp EDMO PRO Tech instructor this summer in Folsom. Growing up in the Central Valley and going to school in Santa Barbara, Josh has been in an a barbershop quartet and an a capella group. He is also a substitute teacher, music producer and social media technology enthusiast. Josh believes that your mindset is key in becoming the best version of yourself possible and that problem solving challenges you to expand your comfort zone. He is PUMPED to be with EDMO360! When Josh isn’t teaching, he is usually creating music or helping local businesses tell their stories through social media outlets. You’ll also find him at the gym or meditating before finding the best place to grub in town. Josh is excited to inspire learning and growth with the EDMO360 team!

If you’re looking for an artist who’s fluent in fun, you should talk to Kaitlynn. She loves to create art that can get you to smile. This rad grad from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) studied in animation and now continues to celebrate the art form by sharing it with this next generation of artists! This past summer, Kaitlynn taught the EDMO tech classes over in Alameda. She is pumped and ready to teach round 2 for EDMO360.

When I’m not working at EDMO360…
…Or when I’m not doodling or animating, I’m playing ukulele, enjoying the outdoors, cooking, or writing stories.

Kenia is excited for the 2017-2018 EDMO360 program! She is an avid volunteer with her community church, and loves to work with children of all ages! Kenia has attended California State University, Chico. Kenia is really excited to work with the EDMO team to encourage kids to fall in love with science and create fun and educational projects!

When I'm not working at EDMO360...

I like to paint and play with graphic design on my free time! I also love to travel, the next adventure location would be Morocco!

Kyrstin is thrilled to be joining EDMO 360 after an incredible summer with Camp EDMO in East Palo Alto and San Mateo Park! As a recent graduate from Duke University with a background in biology, environmental science, and experiential education, Kyrstin spent the last year combining those passions as a Naturalist in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Kyrstin has a love of science and dreams of sparking curiosity in young minds to explore the wonders of our natural world. Kyrstin hopes to someday found her own experiential learning and nature immersion center.

When I am not working at EDMO360…

I like hiking or rock climbing (with my camera and journal in hand), playing ukulele, or drinking a warm mug of coffee.

Marina is a recent biology graduate of Cornell University, a San Francisco native, and a life-long science enthusiast! After working in amphibian conservation research, environmental non-profits, and zoo keeping, she is very excited to be a part of the EDMO360 team. She can’t wait to share her love of science and technology with the next generation of scientists, engineers, and amazinators! When she’s not working at EDMO, Marina loves to conduct cooking experiments, travel the world, and go on outdoor adventures with her dog, Gus.

Morgan Glover is a recent graduate of California State University, Sacramento. She now spends her time researching graduate programs in Neuroscience with a focus in memory, learning, and/or cognition with hopes of attending one of her top choices in Fall 2018. Morgan taught PRO Coding at Camp EDMO Rocklin this past summer and loved it – she is so excited to be on the EDMO360 team now! Morgan loves learning new things all the time and teaching others. When Morgan is not teaching for EDMO360 she is probably crafting, playing with cats, or empowering women in STEAM!

Beginning his first year with the EDMO360 team, Randy has been making, creating or sketching for over 20 years. After receiving his bachelors degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado Boulder, Randy embarked on a professional journey that has led him to Seattle, where he directed art and animation on Rugrats and EZ Bake Oven video games to San Jose, where he created course curricula for the largest technology camp provider in the U.S. A longtime cartoonist and animator, Randy currently freelances for the Seattle Times as their weekly sports editorial cartoonist. Deepening his passion for physical computing education, design thinking and the “maker movement”, Randy is beginning a Masters program in Instructional Design this fall at Cal State-Monterey Bay.

When I’m not working at EDMO360…

I am playing with rolling robots, programming Arduino LED’s, learning to build games with Python, building interactive kid’s furniture, refining a board game for a Kickstarter campaign, writing a kid’s book about a fictional STEM school, coaching competitive soccer or drawing Pokemon.

Samantha is a fresh alumni of the University of California: Santa Barbara, emerging from her academic career with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minors in English and Education. She has spent the past four summers working for the City of Fremont: Recreation Services coordinating and leading various programs and camps with topics ranging from film production to personal budgeting to popcorn physics. This is her first year working for EDMO and she is ready to bring her zeal for teaching into the classroom.

When I am not working at EDMO306…

I am playing Nancy Drew games, trying to beat my carrot peeling record (ten pounds in seven minutes), or gaining motivation from my various role models (Shonda Rhimes, Samantha Bee, Nancy Drew).

Sylvia Marie Gin is an excited and passionate human being and is always waiting for her next adventure! She is a health education student at San Francisco State University and plans to use her degree to educate others in her community on how to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Being the eldest sister of four has made her want to continue to be a role model for younger generations, hoping to encourage both physically and mentally healthy behaviors at an early age. Sylvia’s favorite thing to do is explore the various parts of the city, both its natural and cultural aspects, with her friends. She knows that understanding others is the key to successfully working together and creating strong relationships. Sylvia is grateful to be in such a welcoming and diverse city! With her experience and knowledge comes a passion to help others from all backgrounds.

  • Eduardo “Ed” Caballero Eduardo “Ed” Caballero
    Eduardo “Ed” Caballero
    Co-Founder & Executive Director
  • Sharon Mor Sharon Mor
    Sharon Mor
    Co-Founder & Executive Director
  • Margot Segal Margot Segal
    Margot Segal
    Chief Marketing & Operations Officer
  • Courtney Cimoli Courtney Cimoli
    Courtney Cimoli
    Summer Operations Director
  • Nima Shaahinfar Nima Shaahinfar
    Nima Shaahinfar
    Purchasing & Supply Manager
  • Eden Gerson Eden Gerson
    Eden Gerson
    Marketing Manager
  • Lindsey Friedberg Lindsey Friedberg
    Lindsey Friedberg
    Marketing and Engagement Coordinator
  • Kendra Watkins Kendra Watkins
    Kendra Watkins
    EDMO360 Manager
  • Ryan Kochevar Ryan Kochevar
    Ryan Kochevar
    Curriculum Manager
  • Joe Allington Joe Allington
    Joe Allington
    Technology Coordinator
  • Miranda McLemore Miranda McLemore
    Miranda McLemore
    Sacramento School Year Program Coordinator
  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    Sacramento Area Outreach Manager
  • Kaylan Devlin Kaylan Devlin
    Kaylan Devlin
    Administration & Development Coordinator

Ed is a San Francisco native and graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep and Cornell University. He has worked in the summer and out-of-school time field since the age of 12. His career began as a Counselor-in-Training for SF Rec & Park in middle school, and after college as a Center Director for SCORE! Educational Centers, a subsidiary of Kaplan. Ed’s passion for enrichment lives through his work and his commitment to bring equal access to high-quality enrichment across the state. In addition to serving as Executive Director of Edventure More, Ed currently sits on the SF Department of Children & Youth’s Summer Work Group, The Big Lift collaborative’s Inspiring Summers Workgroup in the Peninsula, and the Oakland Summer Learning Network. He has also represented the Bay Area at summer funding lobbying events at the state capitol through CalSAC. Ed also contributes to the field as both a speaker and attendee of national summer and afterschool conferences.  He has led co-led workshops with Sharon on Authentic Leadership, The Maker Mindset, and Social Emotional Learning at the National Afterschool Association Conference, BOOST, and SXSWedu.

I believe…

that happy kids make happy grown ups.

Sharon is devoted to making the world a better place by helping people foster, express and be their authentic selves in both their work and personal lives. She has passionately worked in education, administration and leadership for over 20 years. Starting from her days as an academic and peer counselor at UCLA she knew she would devote her career to education, leadership and people development. Nearly 10 years ago Sharon, a certified Life Coach, created a Coaching Program called “The Question of the Season” which encourages staff to identify and share areas of growth both personally and professionally. Currently, Sharon facilitates this program with the Edventure More field and home office staff as well as leads week-long transformational retreats at The Hoffman Institute.

I believe...

in miracles.

Margot has been with Edventure More since 2011. She began as Marketing Director, interacting with each of the organization’s various departments and learning all aspects of School Year and Summer Camp Program operations. She is a veteran of in the business world with experience in advertising sales, direct marketing, strategic and media planning, creative development and project implementation through to program back-end analyses. A graduate of Syracuse University, Margot began her career in Chicago with management positions in top ad agencies including divisions of Rapp Collins, DDB, and Grey. Since arriving in the Bay Area, Margot has been a freelance account and media planner, working directly with clients, as well as through marketing firms.

I believe...

in the power of a team.

Courtney has been working to educate children in a variety of settings for 10+ years.  She started as Manager of a kid’s martial arts program, then found her passion for summer camp when she began directing a Humane Education camp while working towards her Animal Science degree.  After graduating from Calpoly, San Luis Obispo and spending many years in the shelter industry, including working for two years as a surgery technician for veterinary medicine, she decided to make the exciting switch to a full time emphasis on summer camp with her move to the Bay Area to join Edventure More. Courtney has the exciting role of Outreach Manager during the year and a Camp Director during the summer.

I believe...

in the power of positive thinking.

Nima believes in every child’s potential for greatness.  He loves the EDMO Vibe and EDMO’s mission of inspiring curiosity, courage and kindness. Nima has been passionate about science and math as long as he can remember, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Physics from UCLA. After several years practicing law, Nima found he had a passion for education and promoting the growth mindset in youth, and excitedly joined EDMO. Outside of EDMO, Nima promotes the growth mindset volunteering as an assistant men’s basketball coach for City College of San Francisco’s championship program, where he focuses on player development and advanced statistics, starting every morning working players out and pushing them towards their potential. 

I believe...

in every child's potential for greatness.

Eden is passionate about cultivating curiosity, courage, and kindness in children. That passion, combined with her years of experience in nonprofit and camp marketing, makes her a powerful champion of EDMO’s mission and an asset in amplifying the brand. Eden honed her marketing expertise in New York where she received a Master of Science in Marketing from Baruch College. As a new resident of the Bay Area, Eden has been immersing herself in exploring her new surroundings.

I believe...

you can do anything you set your mind to.

Lindsey has had a passion for the arts, science, technology, and camp for as long as she can remember and is excited to bring her love and passion to the position of Marketing and Engagement Coordinator. Having studied film, television and technology analytics for the past eight years, Lindsey brings a wealth of knowledge to the EDMO crew. Lindsey has a Bachelors of Art in Film and Screen Studies from Pace University. After falling in love with big cities, she set out for San Francisco to study film more closely. After finishing her studies in Film & Television Editing at the Academy of Art, Lindsey started working with boutique companies in the Bay Area to help them reach their social media potential.

I believe...

in the science of love.

Kendra has always wanted to work with children and joined Edventure More with years of experience working in various educational roles. She earned a degree in Education and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While earning her degree, Kendra worked at the local humane society where she directed a humane education camp. Kendra spent the last three summers working as an Instructor at Camp EDMO and Director for the Park Program. She has also been a School Year Presenter for Edventure More and now has the exciting job of EDMO360 Manager!

I believe...

in equal access for ALL children.

Ryan has been an educator for the past five years working as a third and fourth grade public school teacher before finding the amazingness that is EDMO. After working on EDMO 360’s School Year team last year and directing camp in Alameda, Ryan was given the incredible opportunity to work with Edventure More full time as the Leader-In-Training and Curriculum coordinator, allowing him to work with youth of all ages. Ryan’s passion for makers and science education has grown since his first day with EDMO and he absolutely loves the hands-on, project based learning that EDMO brings to children. Ryan is a native of the Bay Area and holds a degree in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential which he received through CSU East Bay’s Teacher Education program.

 

I believe...

in the maker movement.

Joe is a programmer, designer, teacher, and gamer.  He graduated from UC Santa Cruz majoring in Computer Game Design, and spent three years working at an education technology startup in Santa Cruz.  There, he designed and taught a range of high-tech kids camps, and developed software and curriculum to help elementary and middle school teachers use the game Minecraft as a teaching tool.  Joe believes in the power of games in education, and is excited to be working with EDMO to bring game-based learning to more students.  In his spare time, Joe enjoys cooking, hiking, racquetball, watching movies, and (of course) playing video games.

I believe...

in games for good.

Miranda is so excited for her second summer directing Camp EDMO Rocklin – Sierra College! She graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and has a passion for teaching science! Miranda worked as an EDMO360 Presenter, an instructor at Chico State’s Hands-On Science Lab, worked as a summer camp leader for the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, and is currently the EDMO360 School Year Programs Coordinator for the Sacramento area. She’s also a nationally certified EMT to help keep the kiddos safe! Miranda can’t wait to bring her summer camp spirit, Hands-On Lab experience and experience with EDMO to Rocklin once again. She loves science! When she’s not in camp mode, Miranda is hiking, running, fishing, playing soccer, backpacking, camping, and throwing a tennis ball for her lovely, energetic yellow lab named Cedar.

I believe....

in the good in every human.

Kenia is excited to take on the role of Sacramento’s Outreach Manager! She has been with EDMO since the Sacramento area debuted in 2015 and loves the organization and its values. She is an avid volunteer with her community church, and loves to work with children of all ages! Kenia has attended California State University, Chico. Kenia is really excited to work with the EDMO team to encourage kids to fall in love with science and create fun and educational projects!

I believe...

in the power of self expression.

Kaylan has a passion for making the world a better place, and is thrilled to be able to hone this passion at Camp EDMO! After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in psychology, sociology and philosophy, Kaylan started working with non-profits in southern California. Making the leap to the Bay Area, she was excited to continue her work in non-profits at Edventure More. Starting as an Enrollment Specialist, she is now excited to work closely with EDMO’s grant-funded programs and ensuring that all kiddos are able to come to camp.

I believe...

in the power of compassion & connection.

  • Sharon Mor Sharon Mor
    Sharon Mor
    Co-Founder & Executive Director
    Edventure More
  • Eduardo “Ed” Caballero Eduardo “Ed” Caballero
    Eduardo “Ed” Caballero
    Co-Founder & Executive Director
    Edventure More
  • Andrea Gains-Germain Andrea Gains-Germain
    Andrea Gains-Germain
    Engineering Program Manager, Apple
  • Conor Madigan Conor Madigan
    Conor Madigan
    CEO, Kateeva
  • Gillian Cervero Gillian Cervero
    Gillian Cervero
    Grants Manager, California HealthCare Foundation
  • Sharad Rastogi Sharad Rastogi
    Sharad Rastogi
    VP Marketing, Cisco
  • Stephanie Rach Stephanie Rach
    Stephanie Rach
    Founder, It’s All Good Media, Inc.

Sharon is devoted to making the world a better place by helping people foster, express and be their authentic selves in both their work and personal lives. She has passionately worked in education, administration and leadership for over 20 years. Starting from her days as an academic and peer counselor at UCLA she knew she would devote her career to education, leadership and people development. Nearly 10 years ago Sharon, a certified Life Coach, created a Coaching Program called “The Question of the Season” which encourages staff to identify and share areas of growth both personally and professionally. Currently, Sharon facilitates this program with the Edventure More field and home office staff as well as leads week-long transformational retreats at The Hoffman Institute.

Ed is a San Francisco native and graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep and Cornell University. He has worked in the summer and out-of-school time field since the age of 12. His career began as a Counselor-in-Training for SF Rec & Park in middle school, and after college as a Center Director for SCORE! Educational Centers, a subsidiary of Kaplan. Ed’s passion for enrichment lives through his work and his commitment to bring equal access to high-quality enrichment across the state. In addition to serving as Executive Director of Edventure More, Ed currently sits on the SF Department of Children & Youth’s Summer Work Group, The Big Lift collaborative’s Inspiring Summers Workgroup in the Peninsula, and the Oakland Summer Learning Network. He has also represented the Bay Area at summer funding lobbying events at the state capitol through CalSAC. Ed also contributes to the field as both a speaker and attendee of national summer and afterschool conferences.  He has led co-led workshops with Sharon on Authentic Leadership, The Maker Mindset, and Social Emotional Learning at the National Afterschool Association Conference, BOOST, and SXSWedu.

Andrea is currently Engineering Program Manager at Apple and previously held positions as Director of New Product Development at Energy Recovery and Direct of Product Management at Cogenra Solar. Andrea earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. from the University of Arizona. At Stanford, Andrea also served as a National Science Graduate Research Fellow with research focusing on innovative water supply and delivery solutions for the developing world. Andrea’s passion for education comes from personal experience. She spent a year teaching science at BASIS School, an award winning science and math focused charter school in Tucson, Arizona. She developed a middle school Physics curriculum and taught ninety 6th and 7th graders that Physics can be fun! At BASIS, she learned a ton about what it takes to be an educator and the impact great programs and people can have.

Conor is the President and co-founder of Kateeva, a leading developer of inkjet-based manufacturing equipment for the flat panel display industry.  Before Kateeva, Conor was a postdoctoral research scientist at MIT, where he studied organic electronic device technology.  Conor has authored numerous publications on the topic and holds patents in fields spanning physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science, and software engineering.  In 2010, Conor was honored as one of the TR35, the list of top young innovators in technology named by Technology Review magazine.  Conor earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton and a Ph.D. from MIT in electrical engineering.  Conor also serves on the Board of Governors of StartOut, a non-profit supporting the LGBT entrepreneur community, and is the Co-Chair of the Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering Alumni Advisory Council.

Gillian is the Grants Manager at the California HealthCare Foundation, where she has worked since 2007. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, where she began her commitment to working in the non-profit sector. Gillian is a Bay Area native and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Gillian is community service oriented and passionate about children, women and health issues. She has volunteered as an elementary school tutor and mentor to juvenile delinquents and has been involved in the Avon SF Breast Cancer Walk as a volunteer and walker. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Grants Managers Network and is a member of the Young Filipino Professional Association and Asian Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. Gillian enjoys reading, hiking, running, traveling, and her Bay Area sports teams.

Sharad is an experienced strategic leader with a strong track record of delivering results. He is currently VP of Marketing at Cisco and in the past was SVP of Corporate Development at JDSU and Avid, GM at Pinnacle and a Partner at Bain. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, a M.S. from Boston University and a B.Tech. from IIT Delhi. In addition to Edventure More, he also serves as an advisor to the College of Engineering at Boston University. Sharad is passionate about holistic learning, development and education. He enjoys playing squash and traveling across the world.

Stephanie Rach turns inspiration into action, motivating entrepreneurs, innovators and idea-generators to do good while doing well. Stephanie brings 20+ years of consumer marketing and technology experience working with companies like MasterCard, Keep America Beautiful/Phoenix, Starbucks, SMART Technology, UC Davis, Perfect Fitness, Hyatt Corporation, and more. She is the creator of the nature-inspired, play-powered program Let’s Go Chipper. A lifelong 4-­H member, outdoor enthusiast and active volunteer for children’s services, Stephanie consults with the Turner Syndrome Society and is the founder of the non‑profit Growing Up For Good, receiving the Blue Shield award for her contribution to children.

“CAMP EDMO has truly offered my child a lot...My daughter has learned character building skills that provide her a better sense of self. She has developed meaningful participation, positive social interaction and creative self expression. As a parent, I am deeply thankful anf grateful for CAMP EDMO. The staff are supportive and encouraging and represent diversity, teamwork and role model leadership skills. CAMP EDMO is the BEST! Thank you! ”
– Yaffa A., 5th Grade, SF-Noe Valley/Twin Peaks Parent