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
  • Camp Staff
  • Camp EDMO School Year Presenters
  • Home Office Staff
  • Executive Board
  • Sia Magadan Sia Magadan
    Sia Magadan
    Equity and Development Manager
  • 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
Sia has been working to address the holistic needs of young people for many years. A recent transplant from Washington, D.C., she is an  experienced educator and program facilitator dedicated to guiding students to succeed while inspiring a passion for learning and higher education. Sia has worked extensively in the area of equipping youth and their families with the skills and competencies needed for them to create ‘a seat at the table’.  Sia is excited at the possibility of providing camp for all kids.
I believe...

...in bringing dignity to equity.

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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO’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 Camp EDMO 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!

  • Dustin Ercolano Dustin Ercolano
    Dustin Ercolano
    Camp Director - SF Marina
  • Kyrstin Lulow Kyrstin Lulow
    Kyrstin Lulow
    Camp Director - SF Potrero Hill
  • Hannah Do Hannah Do
    Hannah Do
    Camp Director - SF Noe Valley & SF Presidio Heights Park
  • Natalie Farrell Natalie Farrell
    Natalie Farrell
    Camp Director - Burlingame & San Mateo Park
  • Rachel Shensa Rachel Shensa
    Rachel Shensa
    Camp Director - Corte Madera
  • 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
  • Melanie Alameda Melanie Alameda
    Melanie Alameda
    Camp Director - SF-Sunset
  • Mary-Jo Okawa Mary-Jo Okawa
    Mary-Jo Okawa
    Camp Director - Fremont
  • Evelyn Herrera Evelyn Herrera
    Evelyn Herrera
    Camp Director - OHUB REACH Academy
  • Olivia Leong Olivia Leong
    Olivia Leong
    Camp Director - San Carlos
  • Laius McCormick Laius McCormick
    Laius McCormick
    Camp Director - REACH Academy (Equity)
  • Allyson Truly Allyson Truly
    Allyson Truly
    Camp Director - Alameda
  • David Wilcox David Wilcox
    David Wilcox
    Camp Director - Berkeley
  • Jack Nelson Jack Nelson
    Jack Nelson
    Camp Director - Oakland & Oakland Park
  • Janise Powell Janise Powell
    Janise Powell
    Camp Director - Palo Alto & Palo Alto Park
  • Alex Combes Alex Combes
    Alex Combes
    Camp Director - Sacramento
  • Marina Hydeman Marina Hydeman
    Marina Hydeman
    Camp Director - SF Mission & SF Cole Valley Park
  • Morgan Glover Morgan Glover
    Morgan Glover
    Camp Director - Folsom
  • Kadira Cook Kadira Cook
    Kadira Cook
    Camp Director - Rocklin North & Rocklin South (Park)
  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    Camp Director - Rocklin South

If you have a love for being wild and bouncing off the walls with exuberant enthusiasm, you would be best friends with Dustin. Returning this summer for his fourth year at EDMO, Dustin is more than ready to jump back into the Summer Season to put his EDMO Vibe on display. Dustin started at EDMO as a counselor at the Marina site, then moved up to a position that allowed him travel around to a couple of Bay Area locations and add a splash of awesome as an instructor, counselor, and Co-Director. Now he’s returning to his home-site, Marina as a full-fledged Director to pump up the hype (and probably take more than a couple pies to the face). Dustin got his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of San Francisco and has his sights set on returning in the Fall to begin his three-year journey to earn his Law Degree. But don’t worry, when Dustin isn’t buried in tomes of criminal procedure and the codes of evidence, things can get a bit… crazy. In many ways, Dustin is a walking paradox. He loves to sing, but has a dreadful singing voice. He never misses a chance to dance, but has no rhythm… or skill. He can memorize over 20 camp songs, but has problems remembering his own phone number. He is a man of many names: Dustin, Rainbow Dustin, the Storyteller, Pie Target No. 1, and “that one guy who told me that one joke.” Sometimes random campers walk straight up to him and say, “you’re silly,” and then walk away. Whatever name you call him by, he is ready for another awesome season of camp and is thrilled to share his with his EDMO family.

Kyrstin is thrilled to be an EDMO Camp Director this summer, after a wonderful year as as an EDMO summer camp Counselor and Camp EDMO Instructor! Kyrstin graduated from Duke University, where she studied biology, environmental science and experiential education. She then spent time as a naturalist, teaching immersive science curriculum at San Mateo County Outdoor Education. Kyrstin loves science and dreams of sparking a curiosity to explore the wonders of the world in young minds! She hopes to someday found her own experiential learning and nature immersion center. In her free time, you can find Kyrstin hiking or rock climbing (with her camera and journal in hand), playing ukulele or drinking a warm mug of coffee.

Hannah is stoked for her very first year at Camp EDMO! She was born and raised in San Diego, but for the last three years she has been living in San Francisco. She has worked in outdoor education at the San Francisco National Maritime Association on Hyde Street Pier, in classrooms teaching civic engagement and community outreach at Gateway Middle School and Creative Arts Charter School, and in an after school program at Grattan Elementary School. Hannah has a degree in International Studies from the University of San Francisco, and she hopes to get her Masters in Education and teaching credential from the University of Pacific’s Bay Area Teacher Training Institute. When she isn’t donning colorful tights/animal onesies at camp, Hannah loves to sail, travel, and pet a bunch of dogs. Hannah is excited to join everyone in an exciting, adventurous summer!

This is Natalie’s first summer at Camp EDMO and she is so excited to be joining such a rad community! Natalie has been working with students ages 5-18 in various school and camp settings as a camp counselor, an instructor, teacher, facilitator, mentor, and a friend for 6+ years. During the school year she works full time bringing educational history lessons come to life with the company California Weekly Explorer, teaching and engaging with 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in local schools across the Bay Area. Natalie holds a Master’s Degree from UC Santa Cruz in Theatre Arts, as well as a BA from UC Santa Cruz in Theatre Arts with a minor in Literature. During her run at UCSC she toured bay area schools acting in 50 minute versions of a Shakespeare play with Shakes-to-Go. Natalie can’t wait to meet all of the campers of the Peninsula!

Rachel is delighted to be joining the Camp EDMO team for her first summer as Camp Director! Growing up Rachel was a serial day camper turned CIT and counselor. She’s a huge fan of what camp experiences can do to enhance a child’s growth and capacity to learn. Before going back to school for her masters in advertising, she taught enrichment classes, worked at an after-school program, and taught first grade and Kindergarten.  For the last six years, Rachel has spent her days teaching and training adults on how to improve their work performance. She’s over the moon to reenter the world of child enrichment and camp shenanigans! Outside of work, Rachel likes to read, write, explore Marin, and go to shows. She can’t wait to meet the awesome campers who will be joining Camp EDMO in Marin!

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 Camp EDMO 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.

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.

Mary-Jo is excited to be joining Camp EDMO after running Copperstar Summer Theatre Academy in Arizona for the past 9 years. Originally from the Bay Area, she is thrilled to be joining this amazing team. Mary-Jo is an award-winning educator, having taught Visual and Performing Arts for over twenty years. She earned her BFA in Musical Theatre BFA in Musical Theatre in Denver, then attended University of Utah as a Graduate Fellow in Musical Theatre & Directing where she taught Musical Theatre, Acting and Applied Voice. After touring and performing extensively abroad, she returned to the US to perform in and around New York and at regional theatres through the US. Mary-Jo earned her Secondary Teaching Certificate from Santa Clara University and is currently pursuing her Nonprofit Management Certification through Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. While not teaching or running camps, Mary-Jo enjoys time with her family, watching movies and TV and attending theatre and concerts. Mary-Jo is thrilled to be directing the Fremont location of Camp EDMO.

Evelyn is eager to be returning as a Camp Director for the original HUB site in East Oakland.  Over the past four summers, Evelyn has been leading Camp EDMO at both Reach and Korematsu Elementary schools.  She was born in Veracruz, Mexico, and raised in East Oakland.  Evelyn is genuinely thankful that Camp EDMO is serving our kids in this community at no cost.  Her passion for change in her community has allowed her to be part of this amazing camp where children are able to do science projects, art projects, learn about who they are, but most importantly leave with a smile and wanting to return every summer.  During the school year, Evelyn works for the Oakland Unified School district where she holds various roles at an elementary school.  In her spare time, she enjoys going salsa dancing, eating tacos and doing Zumba!

Olivia is thrilled to be returning to Camp EDMO for her 3rd summer at San Carlos! Olivia has worked as a Science Instructor for the past 2 summers but is excited to start her first year as Camp Director. Olivia graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Marine Biology. While at UC Santa Cruz, Olivia was a docent at the Sanctuary Exploration Center where she fell in love with teaching visitors about the Monterey Bay. During the school year, Olivia is a substitute teacher for the New Haven and Hayward school districts. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys swimming, drawing, trying new foods, and taking long walks with her dog named Haku!

Laius McCormick is excited to serve as the Camp Director for Allendale Elementary.   No stranger to the camp setting, Laius attended and later served as a Counselor-in-Training at Oakland Parks & Recreation camps.   Laius brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from over 10 yrs of serving as an After school/Summer Coordinator for the city of Oakland.  In her spare time she also volunteers as a cheer coach to empower young girls and assist them in SEL skill building  and development.

Allyson is overjoyed to be joining Camp EDMO for her first summer as Camp Director. Allyson was born in Memphis, Tennessee and has been a Bay Area resident for two years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the University of Memphis and studied physical theater at Academia Dell’Arte in Italy.  Allyson’s favorite hobbies are creating, writing, acting, reading, and listening to podcasts.  Allyson is super excited to spend her first  summer with the awesome campers in Alameda.

David is an aspiring teacher, artist, & animator, as well as an overall fun loving guy. In the past, David regularly volunteered with local youth groups in Contra Costa County, working with elementary and middle school students. In 2017, he graduated from San Francisco State with a Bachelors in Art Education and a minor in Animation. At SF State, he was able to study a wide variety of interests from classical and digital art disciplines to history and education.  David is very interested in how Social Emotional Learning skills apply in the EDMO programs. Currently David is enjoying his work as an Instructor in the after school program and is really excited to join Berkeley this summer as the Camp Director.

Jack can’t wait to get started at Camp EDMO for his first summer! A native Upstate New Yorker, he received his Bachelor’s in Philosophy at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, and started working at Colgate University in 2016 as an Assistant Director of Residential Life. For the past two years he has helped his community foster an inclusive campus environment where students can flourish in their pursuit of a college degree. When not in the Adirondack Mountains or swimming in New York State’s many lakes with his greyhound, Sammie, Jack is making ceramics, reading a new book, or playing a board game with friends. California is calling, however, and Jack can’t help but answer this new opportunity to serve as an EDMO Camp Director.

Janise is very excited to be joining the Camp EDMO team as the Palo Alto Camp Director. Last year, Janise was the Maker Instructor in Cupertino and is excited to return in a new position and to a new site. Although Janise was born and raised in the Bay Area, she has spent the past few years in Stockton earning a degree in Business Administration and is continuing her education by working towards a master’s degree in Higher Education. Janise is a full-time student has spent her time working with children and young adults from a variety of backgrounds and ages. As an involved student Janise has little free time, but with the free time she DOES have, she enjoys watching movies, napping, and reading. Janise is eager to start another amazing summer with EDMO!

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 as an EDMO School Year Program Instructor 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.

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 Camp EDMO 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!

Kadira Cook loves camp! Kadira has been with EDMO since summer 2014. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento and has a passion for helping children! Kadira worked as an EDMO counselor, instructor, and director. She loves camp because children are encouraged to be curious and bold. In her spare time she likes to golf and play rugby. Kadira can’t wait to rock the EDMO vibe in Rocklin!

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 Camp EDMO...

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.

  • Sam Wilcox Sam Wilcox
    Sam Wilcox
    Maker Instructor
  • Grace Burke Grace Burke
    Grace Burke
    EDMO JR Coordinator
  • Maddie Krishnaswamy Maddie Krishnaswamy
    Maddie Krishnaswamy
    EDMO JR Coordinator
  • Flynn Edlund Flynn Edlund
    Flynn Edlund
    EDMO PRO Maker Instructor
  • Megan Kuo Megan Kuo
    Megan Kuo
    EDMO Counselor
  • Brooke Matthews Brooke Matthews
    Brooke Matthews
    EDMO Maker Instructor
  • Vanessa “V” Agudo Vanessa “V” Agudo
    Vanessa “V” Agudo
    EDMO Counselor
  • Julia Beatty Julia Beatty
    Julia Beatty
    EDMO Counselor
  • Tia Hunt Tia Hunt
    Tia Hunt
    EDMO Tech Instructor
  • Veronica Vazquez-Sosa Veronica Vazquez-Sosa
    Veronica Vazquez-Sosa
    EDMO Counselor
  • Claire Wilson Claire Wilson
    Claire Wilson
    EDMO JR Coordinator
  • Shefali Jariwala Shefali Jariwala
    Shefali Jariwala
    EDMO Counselor
  • Jack Cramer Jack Cramer
    Jack Cramer
    EDMO Counselor
  • Sabrina Settle Sabrina Settle
    Sabrina Settle
    EDMO PRO Coding Instructor
  • Benji Lenett Benji Lenett
    Benji Lenett
    EDMO Counselor
  • Samuel Kominowski Samuel Kominowski
    Samuel Kominowski
    EDMO Counselor
  • Elsa Balfe Elsa Balfe
    Elsa Balfe
    EDMO Counselor
  • Constance Rambert Constance Rambert
    Constance Rambert
    EDMO Counselor
  • Olivia Potes Olivia Potes
    Olivia Potes
    EDMO Counselor
  • Chloe Renner Chloe Renner
    Chloe Renner
    EDMO Counselor
  • Danielle Monroy Danielle Monroy
    Danielle Monroy
    EDMO Maker Instructor
  • Nidia Burgos Nidia Burgos
    Nidia Burgos
    EDMO Counselor
  • Shelby Johnson Shelby Johnson
    Shelby Johnson
    EDMO Tech Instructor
  • Sri Annepu Sri Annepu
    Sri Annepu
    EDMO Counselor
  • Heather Sipsy Heather Sipsy
    Heather Sipsy
    EDMO PRO Maker Instructor
  • Tate Blas Tate Blas
    Tate Blas
    EDMO Counselor
  • Marissa Sisco Marissa Sisco
    Marissa Sisco
    EDMO PRO Tech Instructor
  • Katie Newbold Katie Newbold
    Katie Newbold
    EDMO Counselor
  • Jasmine Johnson Jasmine Johnson
    Jasmine Johnson
    EDMO Instructor
  • Shannon Folan Shannon Folan
    Shannon Folan
    EDMO Counselor
  • Phuong Cooc Phuong Cooc
    Phuong Cooc
    EDMO Counselor
  • Kenya Dumetz Kenya Dumetz
    Kenya Dumetz
    EDMO Counselor
  • Sal Taylakov Sal Taylakov
    Sal Taylakov
    EDMO PRO Tech Instructor
  • Tyler Drake Tyler Drake
    Tyler Drake
    EDMO Tech & Maker Instructor
  • Cami Evans Cami Evans
    Cami Evans
    EDMO Counselor
  • Will Osborn Will Osborn
    Will Osborn
    EDMO Counselor
  • Lily Tucker Lily Tucker
    Lily Tucker
    EDMO Maker Instructor
  • Santi Gonzales Santi Gonzales
    Santi Gonzales
    EDMO PRO Maker Instructor
  • Cynthia Savage Cynthia Savage
    Cynthia Savage
    EDMO Counselor
  • Tiana Kujawski Tiana Kujawski
    Tiana Kujawski
    EDMO Counselor
  • Laila Adranly Laila Adranly
    Laila Adranly
    EDMO Pro Tech Instructor
  • Howie Wu Howie Wu
    Howie Wu
    EDMO PRO Coding Instructor
  • Olivia Johnson Olivia Johnson
    Olivia Johnson
    EDMO Counselor
  • Em Mitchell Em Mitchell
    Em Mitchell
    EDMO Counselor
  • James Williamson James Williamson
    James Williamson
    EDMO PRO Coding Instructor
  • Nina Bernstein Nina Bernstein
    Nina Bernstein
    EDMO Counselor
  • Mulan McNabb Mulan McNabb
    Mulan McNabb
    EDMO Counselor
  • Jasmine Kissinger Jasmine Kissinger
    Jasmine Kissinger
    EDMO Counselor
  • Emma Pond Emma Pond
    Emma Pond
    EDMO Maker Instructor
  • Kaitlynn Turro Kaitlynn Turro
    Kaitlynn Turro
    EDMO Tech Instructor
  • Malik Ashorobi Malik Ashorobi
    Malik Ashorobi
    EDMO Counselor
  • Carlos Lopez Carlos Lopez
    Carlos Lopez
    EDMO Counselor
  • Mitra Jalilvand Mitra Jalilvand
    Mitra Jalilvand
    EDMO Counselor
  • Gianna Cappuccia Gianna Cappuccia
    Gianna Cappuccia
    EDMO Tech Instructor
  • Justice Thorton Justice Thorton
    Justice Thorton
    EDMO Counselor
  • Tanya Mir Tanya Mir
    Tanya Mir
    PRO Coding Instructor
  • Yan Xu Yan Xu
    Yan Xu
    EDMO Counselor
  • Greg Maier Greg Maier
    Greg Maier
    EDMO Counselor
  • Cloe Tarlton Cloe Tarlton
    Cloe Tarlton
    EDMO Counselor

This is Sam’s fourth summer at EDMO, and her second as Maker Instructor! When not counting her vibe cards or singing camp songs, she is a rising senior at University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she studies Journalism and Communications. She loves Mexican food, the San Francisco Giants, and the great outdoors. She is super excited for another summer filled with familiar faces and great memories!

I Believe...

...in the Miracle of Summer Camp!

Grace is very excited to be a part of camp EDMO for the second summer and is looking forward to her first summer as EDMO JR Coordinator. She is looking forward to all the fun that will be had at camp and can’t wait to make it a great summer. When not at camp Grace is studying to become a teacher, she also loves to cook and try new things.

I believe...

...in expanding hearts and minds.

Maddie is short for Madhulika!! Maddie is an aspiring preschool teacher and presently is a Child Development graduate student at San Diego State University. Maddie loves children and the Bay Area so she thought it was a great idea to combine the two and join EDMO in Los Altos for her first summer! Maddie is extremely excited to be here at camp. She loves to travel, cook and dance.

I believe...

...in expanding hearts and minds.

Reid is super stoked to hang out with Camp EDMO campers this year as the EDMO PRO Maker Instructor. He is returning from two years living in Spain and can’t wait to meet his new amigos for the summer to share some amazing experiences with them. Bring on the pies and smiles, Camp EDMO Folsom!

I believe...

...that diversity leads to respect and success.

Megan is thrilled for her second summer as a Camp EDMO Counselor at the Rocklin South location! She is originally from Rocklin, California and graduated from Rocklin High School in 2016. Megan just finished her second year at Pomona College in Claremont, CA where she plays on the women’s varsity soccer team. Go Sagehens! She is a neuroscience major and a media studies minor. The hardest part about college for Megan is being away from her three incredible younger siblings. Megan absolutely loves working with kids and is child at heart! Her main hobbies include playing soccer, running cross country, singing, dancing, watching movie and TV, taekwondo, trips to Disney (Disneyland and Walt Disney World), and hanging out with friends and family. Megan is excited to bring her camp spirit, her contagious happiness and enthusiasm, and her immense love for science to Camp EDMO this summer!

I believe...

...in YOUR infinite potential.

Brooke is an undergraduate student at California State University, Sacramento where she is pursuing two Bachelor’s Degrees – in Child Development and in Art. She received her Associate’s 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 is her third year with Camp EDMO at the Rocklin South location and she can’t wait to be back!

I believe...

...in expanding hearts and minds.

V is excited to spend yet another summer at Camp EDMO. When V is not in camp mode, she enjoys the serenity of local swimming holes in the nearby mountains. Vanessa also occupies her time studying California ecosystems and works towards their preservation. Vanessa is super stoked to be back at camp Rocklin South, and knows that many FUN experiences lie ahead!

I believe...

...in creating well-rounded humans.

Julia is so excited to be working as a camp counselor for her second year in a row with Camp EDMO! She is looking forward to introducing children to the fun of STEAM education and the beauty of nature and our environment. When not working at EDMO, Julia loves to explore, hike, practice yoga and hangout with her awesome family and cute cat named Snowball.

I believe...

...in expanding hearts and minds.

Tia is ecstatic about being apart of Camp EDMO for her second year as the tech instructor! Since last summer, Minecraft has become one of her favorite games and she is really looking forward to meeting/teaching new campers and having the best summer 2018! Tia loves the Rocklin South community and is so excited to rock the vibe and taste some pies this summer!

I believe...

...in expanding hearts & minds.

Veronica is thrilled to be spending her summer with the Camp EDMO community! She is excited to meet and work with people that are just as curious and excited to learn as she is. Veronica is looking forward to the millions of laughs and smiles she will be sharing with all the children and staff throughout the summer.  In her free time, Veronica enjoys hanging out with friends, crafting, dancing, and making memories. Veronica is excited for what this summer has in store for her before she heads off to college!

I believe...

...in YOUR infinite potential.

Claire is super excited to spending her first summer at Camp EDMO as the EDMO JR Coordinator! Claire goes to Colby College where she is part of the Varsity Volleyball team, the Colby Dancers club, and works in a Psychology research lab. When she isn’t playing volleyball Claire loves to sing, dance, and be outdoors. Claire can’t wait to cartwheel her way through camp this summer!

I believe...

...in creating well-rounded humans!

Shefali is so grateful and happy to work with Camp EDMO this summer. She is looking forward to making great connections and having fun. A fun fact about Shefali is that she has traveled to Europe and hopes to travel more in the future. Ask her about her Travel Bucket List!

I believe...

...in boundless curiosity!

Jack started EDMO as a camper back in 2005 and is glad to be back again for his second summer as a counselor! A rising senior at Lowell High School, he is a music nerd with a love for math. Jack is looking forward to once again rocking both Team Time and the EDMO vibe all summer long.

I believe...

...in letting your freak flag fly.

This is Sabrina’s first summer at Camp EDMO & she is very excited to be teaching and encouraging individuality! Sabrina has a extensive knowledge of movies, and has been known to quote Star Wars, Shrek, and Casablanca. Sabrina is so excited to rock the Noe Valley Vibe this summer!

I Believe...

...in the Courage to be Yourself!

Benji is really psyched to be a Counselor at the SF Noe Valley site this year! After spending the past four years accumulating knowledge and love for camp as an LIT, Benji is super excited to rock the vibe and put on the dark blue shirt for the first time this summer. Benji loves to play sports, perform onstage, and play trading card games, and has over 14 Kimochi pins! Benji is looking forward to bringing his boundless energy and booming voice to Camp EDMO this summer!

I Believe...

...in the Logic of Kindness!

Summer 2018 is an exciting summer for Sam! He is moving up from happy EDMO camper to official EDMO counselor! O.K. … It has been some time since he was a camper. He started when he was 5 years old, one of the summer’s youngest campers, but he has never lost the EDMO vibe! He can’t wait for re-entry and the chance to to tinker, make movies, create games and get back to the Sunny Side!! Sam is determined to have so much fun that he will be “that counselor” the kids remember so favorably all the way through the year!

I believe...

...in the power of camp songs.

Elsa is ecstatic to be returning for her second year at Camp EDMO as a counselor and looks forward to spending her summer with inquisitive young minds that share her passion for learning. It’s likely to find Elsa wandering aimlessly in bookstores, reading a book about the mind, writing, drawing portraits, hiking out in nature, or swimming in the Ocean. After graduating with the class of 2018 from Sir Francis Drake High school, she is ready to take on new heights by propelling forward in subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Physiology and Psychology. Currently, she dabbles wherever her curiosities take her, reading a book about mental processes one day and religious beliefs, another. As summer approaches, Elsa can’t wait to the rock that EDMO vibe!

I believe...

...in expanding hearts and minds.

Constance is a funky French girl who loves croissants. She is so excited to come to Camp EDMO! It is going to be even cooler than the time she rode a bareback horse into the ocean.

I believe...

...in the Power of Kindness!

Olivia can’t wait to join Camp EDMO for her first year as a camp counselor! She is looking forward to meeting all of the campers and connecting with them throughout the summer. A fun fact about Olivia is that her hair has been every color of the rainbow! Ask her about her next color adventure!

I believe...

...in summer days filled with laughter.

Chloe is so excited to join the Camp EDMO team this summer! She has 8 years of theater experience and is looking forward to bringing that vibe to camp. She can’t wait to meet everyone!

I Believe...

...in Summer Days Filled with Laughter!

Danielle is stoked to be a part of the EDMO team for her first summer! As Maker instructor, she can’t wait to create amazing things with your kiddos. She is looking forward to making this summer unforgettable and having tons of fun at Camp EDMO. Danielle is a Disney-maniac and dreams of one day living in a princess castle like Cinderella. She can’t wait to meet every single Camp EDMO Camper!

I believe...

...in your infinite potential!

Nidia is super excited to be a part of Camp EDMO in Alameda this summer! A fun fact about Nidia is that she loves puzzles and she has two dogs! Nidia is looking forward to an awesome summer filled with lots of fun activities and most importantly she is super excited to meet everyone! Will YOU be the one to pie Nidia this summer?

I believe...

...in glorious diversity.

Shelby is super excited to join the Camp EDMO team for the first time as the Rocklin North Technology Instructor. She’s a Roseville/Rocklin native currently studying at University of California, Santa Cruz. Playing music, exploring the environment, and helping others be more creative are some of her passions. She looks forward to making awesome animation projects and sing fun camp songs at EDMO. Shelby can’t wait to meet everyone and make some new camp friends this summer!

I Believe...

...in the Courage to be Yourself

Sri is excited to be a counselor this year after volunteering for Camp EDMO for the last two summers. He is ready and excited to work with mentors from past summers. Looking forward to get pied in the face, Sri is ready for this summer! In his free time, Sri enjoys playing soccer, and watching movies.

I believe...

...in the power of teamwork

This is Heather’s first year with camp EDMO with over 15 years of teaching experience. She has been a camp counselor, has taught at a Science Camp and has experience teaching STEAM classes. She LOVES Starbucks! She is excited to get to know and learn with the Campers this summer!

I believe...

...in the power of teamwork

Tate is so excited to be a part of Camp EDMO this summer! She is looking forward to playing games, singing songs and having fun with campers and staff all summer long. Tate loves traveling, reading and the Dallas Cowboys, and is excited to study US history in the fall.

I Believe...

...in the Miracle of Summer Camp

Marissa is super excited to be part of Camp EDMO for her 1st summer as an Instructor! She is a rising senior at the University of Richmond studying Computer Science and Mathematics. She loves hiking, sports, puzzles, board games, and everything in between. This summer, she is ready to share her passion for tech with the wonderful kids at Camp EDMO!

I Believe...

...in the Courage to be Yourself

Katie is so excited to be spending her summer as a Counselor with Camp EDMO! She’s looking forward to singing all the camp songs and lots and lots of pie. A fun fact about her is that she learned to ride a unicycle in gym class when she was 10 and can still ride it today!

I Believe...

...in the Miracle of Summer Camp!

Jasmine is very excited to be a part of Camp EDMO for her first summer as an Instructor. She loves working with kids and is looking forward to exploring, learning and having fun with the campers. Fun fact, Jasmine is an opera singer! Jasmine is thrilled to join Camp EDMO and can’t wait to start.

I Believe...

...in the Courage to be Yourself!

Shannon cannot wait to join Camp EDMO again for her 2nd summer. She is a rising Junior at Loyola Marymount University where she rows and competes as a Division I athlete. In her free time, Shannon volunteers with children at a local family center as a tutor. She is excited for a summer of learning and fun!

I Believe...

...in Summer Days Filled with Laughter!

This is Phuong’s seventh summer at Camp EDMO and returning as a Camp Counselor. She worked for AmeriCorps for two years through the Jumpstart for Young Children Program, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts, and a Master of Arts in Education from San Francisco State University. She continues to pursue her career in biotechnology and early childhood education. Phuong is looking forward to meeting new campers because she loves making connections with the campers, continually finding exciting new ways to provide them assets in order to inspire their minds and become successful leaders in the future. Phuong enjoys baking and cooking for family and friends.

I Believe...

...in the Power of Teamwork!

Kenya is very excited to return as a counselor this summer at Camp EDMO! He is looking forward to meeting new campers, and playing kickball during rec. On his free time he enjoys playing basketball, and spending time with friends outside.

I Believe...

...in Expanding Hearts and Minds!

Sardor is very excited to join Camp EDMO this summer for the first time. With his background in Computer Science, he will be able to make learning very effective. He has worked with children before and made the learning process fun!

I Believe...

...in Your Infinite Potential!

Tyler is so excited for his first year at Camp EDMO as a Tech & Maker Instructor! He graduated from USF this year with a degree in Performing Arts & Social Justice, and will be continuing in their School of Education Graduate program in the fall. He spends his free time playing hockey or playing dungeons & dragons. Tyler is looking forward to spending his summer creating video games and films with the campers!

I Believe...

...in Letting Your Freak Flag Fly!

Cami is excited to be joining the Camp EDMO team this year! She worked last summer at Walker Creek Ranch helping children understand and connect with nature. Cameron is known for her silly sense of humor and her love of telling jokes. She can’t wait help kids explore all Camp EDMO has to offer and looks forward to making her campers laugh and have a fabulous summer!

I Believe...

...in Creating Well-Rounded Humans!

Will believes in adopting a growth mindset, opening your heart to those around you, and practicing zesty responsibility. Having served four years as a Leader in Training, he can’t wait to lead countless variations of tag and help craft some nifty projects — he loves to shape ideas into reality, and is hoping to study product design at Stanford next fall.

I Believe...

...in Boundless Curiosity!

Lily is a recent graduate from California State University, Sacramento, where she received a degree in Child Development with a minor in Counseling. Within the next five years, she aspires to become an elementary school teacher after she receives her credential and masters in Teaching. In her free time, she enjoys photography, watching sports, and baking. Lily is so excited to return to Camp EDMO for her second summer as Marker Instructor. She is looking most forward to camp-wide dress up days and reuniting with returning campers.

I Believe...

...in Expanding Hearts & Minds!

Santiago is excited to come back for his second summer at Camp EDMO! Santiago is looking forward to teaching Maker classes to PRO campers as well as getting a pie or two in the face by campers – this is most definitely a challenge to all of the SF Sunset campers. One fun fact about Santiago is that he is undefeated at dodgeball with his PRO campers, so he wants to see who will finally take him down this year!

I believe...

...in your infinite potential.

Cynthia is excited to be joining the Camp EDMO staff for the first time this summer! Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has worked at summer camps in the region for the past 5 years. As an energetic science-enthusiast, Cynthia looks forward to sharing this passion and curiosity with EDMO campers. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and spending time with friends. Cynthia will enter Northeastern University as a freshman to study bioengineering in the fall.

I Believe...

...in Boundless Curiosity!

Tiana is looking forward to her first summer at Camp EDMO! She was born and raised in San Francisco but is currently studying Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In her free time she loves to go on adventures with friends, take photographs, and play in tide pools. Tiana can’t wait to share her love for science and fun with everybody at camp!

I Believe...

...in Summer Days Filled with Laughter!

Laila is an upcoming third year student at UCLA, where she loves spending time with friends and exploring the city. She has played piano for eleven years, and recently, she traveled to Yosemite National Park to hike near the waterfalls. This summer, she is so excited to join the Camp EDMO community as the PRO Tech Instructor and to rock the EDMO Vibe!

I Believe...

...in Boundless Curiosity!

Howie is currently studying Electrical Engineering at UC Davis. Besides technology, he’s also an expert game player, which he proved by winning the 2018 Best in the West Riichi Mahjong tournament. This summer, he can’t wait to help all campers learn more about technology and improve their video gaming skills!

I believe...

...in your infinite potential.

Olivia is a student at NYU and is happy to be returning to Camp EDMO for her 2nd summer as a counselor! Her favorite Pixar movie is “Coco” and in her free time she likes to listen to music. She’s looking forward to playing games and meeting all of the campers!

I believe...

...in glorious diversity!

Emori is excited to join Camp EDMO for her 2nd summer as a Camp Counselor. Emori likes playing softball and wall-ball. Emori is looking forward to drawing colorful pictures and playing uno with her campers. Emori cant wait to see everyone for the summer 2018!

I Believe...

...in Summer Days Filled with Laughter!

James is excited to return to camp EDMO for his third summer. James grew up in Alameda where he attended Alameda Community Learning Center.  While at ACLC James led a tech team where he enjoyed teaching young people how to fix computers and maintain electronic systems. James is kind and hardworking leader, who has a passion for developing a deep understanding of complex electrical systems as well as computer programming. He is currently majoring in Industrial Technology with a concentration in computers, electronics, networking, and telecommunications at San Jose State University. In his free time, James develops video games using skills he has learned at camp and school. He also enjoys photography and biking. James is very excited to see all the creativity and energy that the campers exhibit in their projects this year.

I believe...

...in the power of teamwork!

Nina is excited to come back for another awesome summer at Camp EDMO. She enjoys arts and crafts and is especially looking forward to fun games outside!

I believe.....

...in profound inner growth.

Mulan is juiced to spend her summer with Camp EDMO for the first time. Something people don’t know about her is that she did competitive gymnastics while she was growing up! She was really good. Though there are many things she is looking forward to this summer, one exciting thing Mulan can’t wait for is singing everyday of the week! Bring on that EDMO vibe!

I believe...

...in creating well-rounded humans.

Jasmine is so thrilled to join Camp EDMO at the Alameda location for her first year as a counselor! She is currently a Junior in college and will soon be transferring to California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) to further her studies in Communications. In her free time she enjoys hiking, painting and sharing many laughs with friends and family. Jasmine is dedicated to creating a fun, memorable experience for the children at EDMO!

I believe...

...in expanding hearts and minds.

Emma is so excited to be part of the Camp EDMO team for her first year as a Maker Instructor! She is currently a student at Occidental College and can’t wait to have a great time being creative at camp this summer. Emma loves dogs and being outside! She’s ready to rock the EDMO vibe this summer!

I Believe...

...in the Logic of Kindness!

She’s back and better than ever. Kaitlynn is ready for round 2 of summer camp! 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!

I Believe...

...in boundless curiosity!

This will be Malik’s second year with Camp EDMO as a Camp Counselor. Malik couldn’t be more excited about seeing all the kiddos and making sure they enjoy their summer! A fun fact about Malik is that he loves sports and sneakers 🙂

I Believe...

...in the Logic of Kindness!

Carlos is super excited to get to know all of the kiddos and be a Camp EDMO counselor for his second year. He has a very goofy personality and can’t wait to make everyone laugh and have a great time. A fun fact about Carlos is that he can play the drums and that he SECRETLY loves getting pied!

I Believe...

...in the Courage to be Yourself!

Mitra is ecstatic to have the opportunity to working with Camp EDMO as a legitimate counselor this summer. For the past two summers, she has participated in Camp EDMO’s Leader-in-Training (LIT) Program and is finally primed to ascend to a true counselor position. Mitra will be looking forward to meeting all the new faces she’ll be seeing at camp and sharing ideas and stories with all those beautiful, brilliant minds. One fun fact about Mitra, she LOVES to read so if anyone has some superb book ideas, she welcomes them!

I believe...

...in the power of love and friendship!

Gianna can’t wait to join Camp EDMO for her first summer as a Tech Instructor! She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation from California College of the Arts and has previously worked at local Oakland tech camp Camp Reel Stories. She’s most looking forward to empowering kids to unlock their creativity through technology. Fun fact: she once had a poem published in a magazine when she was 9 years old!

I Believe...

...in Letting your Freak Flag Fly!

Justice is happy to be apart of camp EDMO for the second year as a camp counselor. Last summer, after his time at our Acorn site, Justice showed real initiative when he opted to join EDMO for a few extra weeks working in the park in Cupertino! Justice is a very nerdy Star Wars fan so look out for spaceship lessons!!!

I believe...

...in profound inner growth.

Tanya is so excited to work for EDMO Burlingame for her second year this summer! In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, playing guitar, volunteering, and going to concerts. She is a junior at Burlingame High School, and plans on studying Political Science in college. As you can tell by her silly photo, Tanya loves getting pied in the face!

I Believe...

...in the Courage to be Yourself!

Yan is so happy to be at Camp EDMO for her second summer. Currently Yan attends the University of California, Santa Barbara and is an economics major. She loves the fun learning environment of camp and is so excited to get to know everyone! She is especially excited to play lots and lots of games. Yan loves to dance and eat ice cream!

I Believe...

...in Summer Days Filled with Laughter.

Greg is excited to come back as a counselor this summer at San Carlos. He enjoys making costumes out of everyday objects for the special dress up days. Greg is looking forward to playing games with everyone, and is favorite is probably Lava Tag. See you on the jungle gym!

I Believe...

...in glorious diversity.

Cloe is so excited to join the camp EDMO staff as a counselor this year! She can’t wait to have tons of fun and make some memories. In her free time, Cloe loves to cook, sing and play water polo.

I believe...

...in the logic of kindness.

  • Maddy Vollebregt Maddy Vollebregt
    Maddy Vollebregt
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Bay Area
  • Maddi Brumbaugh Maddi Brumbaugh
    Maddi Brumbaugh
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Bay Area
  • Lily Liang Lily Liang
    Lily Liang
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Bay Area
  • Nailah Franklin Nailah Franklin
    Nailah Franklin
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Bay Area
  • Adam Flores Adam Flores
    Adam Flores
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Bay Area
  • Alex Combes Alex Combes
    Alex Combes
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Brooke Matthews Brooke Matthews
    Brooke Matthews
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Clarissa Rivera Clarissa Rivera
    Clarissa Rivera
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Jeff Woodward Jeff Woodward
    Jeff Woodward
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Joshua Nkwocha Joshua Nkwocha
    Joshua Nkwocha
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Kaitlynn Turro Kaitlynn Turro
    Kaitlynn Turro
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Bay Area
  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Kyrstin Lulow Kyrstin Lulow
    Kyrstin Lulow
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Bay Area
  • Marina Hydeman Marina Hydeman
    Marina Hydeman
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Bay Area
  • Morgan Glover Morgan Glover
    Morgan Glover
    Camp EDMO Presenter; Sacramento Area

Maddy joined Camp EDMO this past September as a School Year Presenter and is very excited to continue the adventure. Since graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Environmental Science and Management she has worked in construction project management and outdoor education. Maddy loves to share her passions for sustainability, science, and the outdoors.

 

When I’m not working at Camp EDMO…

I am crafting/sewing/painting (recently started hat making), mountain biking, surfing, hiking, and always listening to music.

Maddi is excited to be joining Camp EDMO’s School Year Program Staff for her first year! Maddi moved to the West coast from Pennsylvania about a year ago and is loving getting to know the area and the people! She graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 2014 where she majored in International Relations and Politics and minored in Physics. She is super excited to bring her enthusiasm and love of learning to the kids she is teaching!

When I’m not working at Camp EDMO…

I am reading sci-fi or fantasy, playing tabletop or video games, and volunteering as a court appointed special advocate with children in dependency!

Lily is thrilled to join Camp EDMO’s Camp EDMO Team. She graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts, and she took child development classes at SFSU. She studied abroad for her major at University of Seoul in Seoul, South Korea, where she taught English in a group study through the University’s language program, Global Lounge. Also she volunteered at Amsa Festival in South Korea, where she taught ceramic to children ages 5 to 15. She studied ceramic with a local potter, Norito in Arita, Japan. In Japan, she volunteered to teach seniors at a retirement home how to make baskets with clay. In the Bay Area, she taught art to toddlers to teenagers, and she enjoy being around children. Lily is looking forward to teaching children, and she loves to see children having fun in the classes and at events.

When I’m not working at Camp EDMO:
I enjoy hiking and exploring the different neighborhoods in the Bay Area with my friends, sister, and dog.

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. 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 school year team!

This will be Adam’s first year working on the Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO…

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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO! 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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO.

When I’m not working at Camp EDMO…
…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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO...

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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO…

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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO team now! Morgan loves learning new things all the time and teaching others. When Morgan is not teaching for Camp EDMO she is probably crafting, playing with cats, or empowering women in STEAM!

  • 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
  • Kaylan Devlin Kaylan Devlin
    Kaylan Devlin
    Office & Equity Programs Manager
  • Kendra Watkins Kendra Watkins
    Kendra Watkins
    School Year Programs Manager
  • Ryan Kochevar Ryan Kochevar
    Ryan Kochevar
    Curriculum Manager
  • Marina Hydeman Marina Hydeman
    Marina Hydeman
    Curriculum Coordinator
  • Miranda McLemore Miranda McLemore
    Miranda McLemore
    Sacramento School Year Program Coordinator
  • Sia Magadan Sia Magadan
    Sia Magadan
    Equity and Development Manager
  • Lindsey Friedberg Lindsey Friedberg
    Lindsey Friedberg
    Marketing and Engagement Coordinator
  • Joe Allington Joe Allington
    Joe Allington
    Technology Coordinator
  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    Sacramento Area Outreach Manager
  • Nima Shaahinfar Nima Shaahinfar
    Nima Shaahinfar
    Purchasing & Supply Manager
  • Oscar Gallegos Oscar Gallegos
    Oscar Gallegos
    Administrative Assistant

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 since she was 13 years old.  She started as the manager of a kid’s martial arts program and 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 Camp EDMO. After many years with this incredible organization, Courtney is now the Summer Operations Director, an exciting role that includes coming up with new summer fun and supervising our awesome Region Managers.

I believe...

in the power of positive thinking.

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.

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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO’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.

Marina is a naturalist, educator, and life-long science enthusiast! She began her career studying disease ecology and amphibian conservation at Cornell University, 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 be developing the nature curricula for Camp EDMO, and to have the opportunity to share her love of science with the next generation of thinkers, makers, and environmental advocates!

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 Camp EDMO 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 Camp EDMO 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.

Sia has been working to address the holistic needs of young people for many years. A recent transplant from Washington, D.C., she is an  experienced educator and program facilitator dedicated to guiding students to succeed while inspiring a passion for learning and higher education. Sia has worked extensively in the area of equipping youth and their families with the skills and competencies needed for them to create ‘a seat at the table’.  Sia is excited at the possibility of providing camp for all kids.
I believe...

...in bringing dignity to equity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oscar is a recent graduate from San Francisco State University where he studied studio art and child development. He began working with children as an education intern for the Children’s Creativity Museum and eventually became an Educator and intern mentor for the museum. After graduating he worked with elementary students in an after school program and later with very young children as a Preschool teacher. Oscar is our Administrative Assistant at our main Camp EDMO office. He loves long walks on the beach and making collages in his spare time.

I believe...

that creativity is a muscle that can always be made stronger.

  • Bud Werner Bud Werner
    Bud Werner
    Broker, Golden Gate Business Advisors
  • 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
    President, Kateeva
  • Gillian Cervero Gillian Cervero
    Gillian Cervero
    Senior 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.

Bud leverages over 30 years of business experience in various senior management and consultant positions at established companies and start ups including Bank of America, Mervyn’s (Dayton Hudson/Target), Gymboree, CapCom, Sega of America, Ziff Davis, Markettools and LeapFrog.  Bud founded a B2B company that within three years grew to multi million dollar revenues and profitability.  He applies time-tested business principles with the flexibility to help companies change directions quickly to meet fluctuating client demands and business environments.  Utilizing excellent listening and analyzing skills, Bud is able to assimilate large amounts of input and quickly make decisions.  Bud is currently a business broker with multiple successful engagements, interim CFO/consultant and Board Member of a San Francisco based electrical contractor.

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 currently leads an engineering program management team at Apple. Her project is top secret but she loves the complex technical and organizational challenges of bringing new technology to life. Her previous positions include Director of New Product Development at Energy Recovery, Director of Product Management at Cogenra Solar and Physics Teacher at BASIS Schools, an award winning math and science focused charter school. At BASIS Schools, she taught 6th and 7th graders that Physics can be fun! She fully believes in the power of a strong STEAM curriculum in K-8 education. Andrea holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

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 technical publications and holds more than 50 issued patents. In 2016, Conor was named “Inventor of the Year” by the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association. In 2015, Conor was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Northern California. Shortly after founding Kateeva, he appeared on the 2010 TR35 list; published annually by MIT Technology Review Magazine, this prestigious list names top technology innovators under the age of 35. Conor earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton, and a M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, all 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 Senior 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 served on the Board of Directors for Peak Grantmaking (formerly known as the Grants Managers Network) and is a member of the Young Filipino Professional Association and Asian Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. Gillian enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and rooting on 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