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.

We could never do all this awesome work alone. Each of our amazing partners also contribute to our award-winning summer camp and school year programs by providing curriculum and training to staff, teaching life skills essential to children’s success, or through funding that helps us bring all of our programs to more families and communities. Learn more about the transformative and inspiring contributions of our partners below.

  • Region Managers
  • Camp Directors
  • Curriculum Advisory Board
  • Camp EDMO School Year Presenters
  • Home Office Staff
  • Executive Board
  • Medical Advisory Board
  • Sam Wilcox Sam Wilcox
    Sam Wilcox
    San Francisco Region Manager
  • Rachel Shensa Rachel Shensa
    Rachel Shensa
    North Bay Region Manager
  • Miranda McLemore Miranda McLemore
    Miranda McLemore
    Sacramento Area Region Manager
  • Ryan Kochevar Ryan Kochevar
    Ryan Kochevar
    East Bay Region Manager
  • Kendra Watkins Kendra Watkins
    Kendra Watkins
    South Bay Region Manager

This is Sam’s fifth year with EDMO, and her first year full-time as San Francisco Region Manager! She has worked with EDMO as a counselor, instructor and director at the SF-Marina site every summer since high school, and is fluent in the vibe. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Journalism and Communication Arts and has a passion for giving campers amazing summer memories. Summer camp is an experience she loved as a camper and giving everyone that same opportunity and memory is a goal she strives for every day. When not at camp, you can find her hiking, eating Mexican food, or enjoying the California weather.

After spending last summer as Camp Director in Corte Madera, Rachel is over the moon to be joining the year-round EDMO team, as the North Bay Region Manager. 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 and helping brands build connections with their customers. She’s delighted to have the opportunity to live in the world of child enrichment and camp shenanigans year-round! Outside of work, Rachel likes to read, write, explore Marin, and see live music.

My favorite EDMO™ memory is...

How excited the campers get during rally, especially during our weekly improv rally!

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

I enjoy writing short stories and blog posts, watching movies, playing with cats, and seeing live local music.

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 the 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 Camp EDMO™...

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

Kendra has always wanted to work with children and joined Camp EDMO™ 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 four summers working as an Instructor and Director for Camp EDMO™ and last year took on the exciting role of South Bay Region Manager. For the past four years, she has been our Camp EDMO™ School Year Programs Manager and is excited to keep learning and growing with Camp EDMO™.

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!

  • Lucy Rodriguez Lucy Rodriguez
    Lucy Rodriguez
    SF-Mission Camp Director
  • Juliet Mendoza Juliet Mendoza
    Juliet Mendoza
    Camp Director - Novato
  • Robert Stewart Robert Stewart
    Robert Stewart
    SF-Glen Park Camp Director
    InstructorI'm a former instructor!
  • Anabel West Anabel West
    Anabel West
    Camp Director - Fremont
    CounselorI'm a former counselor!
  • Glo Rodriguez Glo Rodriguez
    Glo Rodriguez
    Camp Director - Berkeley
  • Kaitlee Venable Kaitlee Venable
    Kaitlee Venable
    Camp Director - Folsom
  • Sierra Gemheart Sierra Gemheart
    Sierra Gemheart
    Camp Director - Sacramento
  • Lauren Amundson Lauren Amundson
    Lauren Amundson
    Science Curriculum Writer & Camp Director
  • Rebecca Solomon Rebecca Solomon
    Rebecca Solomon
    Camp Director- San Carlos
  • Samantha Wilcox Samantha Wilcox
    Samantha Wilcox
    SF Marina - Camp Director
    CounselorI'm a former counselor! InstructorI'm a former instructor!
  • Hannah Hoagland Hannah Hoagland
    Hannah Hoagland
    Camp Director - San Jose & Los Gatos Park
  • Victoria McCall Victoria McCall
    Victoria McCall
    Camp Director - Petaluma
  • Megan Killoran Megan Killoran
    Megan Killoran
    Camp Director - Los Altos
  • Chris Salazar Chris Salazar
    Chris Salazar
    Camp Director - Cupertino & Los Gatos Park
  • Alexandra Sifert Alexandra Sifert
    Alexandra Sifert
    Camp Director - SF - Noe Valley/Castro
  • Seth Dahlgren Seth Dahlgren
    Seth Dahlgren
    Camp Director - Santa Rosa
    CounselorI'm a former counselor!
  • Helena Ortiz Helena Ortiz
    Helena Ortiz
    Camp Director - Oakland Park
  • Timothy Dutton Timothy Dutton
    Timothy Dutton
    Camp Director - Alameda
  • Mary-Jo Okawa Mary-Jo Okawa
    Mary-Jo Okawa
    Camp Director - Burlingame
  • Heather Loewe Heather Loewe
    Heather Loewe
    Camp Director - Rocklin - Park
  • Luis Lupercio Luis Lupercio
    Luis Lupercio
    Camp Director - Sacramento
  • Carina Arguello Carina Arguello
    Carina Arguello
    Camp Director - Burlingame
  • Heather Sipsy Heather Sipsy
    Heather Sipsy
    Camp Director - Elk Grove
  • Sydney Snyder Sydney Snyder
    Sydney Snyder
    Los Gatos Park Camp Director
    CounselorI'm a former counselor! InstructorI'm a former instructor!
  • Tia Hunt Tia Hunt
    Tia Hunt
    Camp Director - Rocklin North
    InstructorI'm a former instructor!
  • Laius McCormick Laius McCormick
    Laius McCormick
    Camp Director - Oakland
  • Janise Powell Janise Powell
    Janise Powell
    Camp Director - Palo Alto & Palo Alto Park
    InstructorI'm a former instructor!
  • Helena Ortiz Helena Ortiz
    Helena Ortiz
    Camp Director - Ruby Bridges (Equity)
  • Shawna Sok Shawna Sok
    Shawna Sok
    Camp Director - Sacramento
    InstructorI'm a former instructor!
  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    Camp Director - Rocklin South
    CounselorI'm a former counselor! InstructorI'm a former instructor!

Lucy is excited and ready to lead our SF-Cole Valley (Park) site this summer. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Sociology and concentration in Education and is working on earning her Masters in Education and teaching credentials. Lucy has dreamed about teaching and working with youth since she was 14 years old and is incredibly passionate about the field of education. Originally from South Central Los Angeles, she considers San Francisco her home and has fallen in love with the city. Lucy is thrilled to be working with Camp EMDO and rock the EDMO vibe with the kiddos this sum

This is Juliet’s first summer at Camp EDMO! She has been working as a Site Director for after school programs and is so excited to join us for the summer! She hails from L.A. but, after attending Sonoma State University, decided to make Sonoma her home. She is never without a book, loves all things Harry Potter, and enjoys cooking.

Robert is delighted to be returning to Camp EDMO™ for his second year and as the Camp Director of the SF-  Glen Park site. Last year, Robert worked at both SF – Mission and SF – Glen Park as the STEAM Coach. He is looking forward to seeing the campers and their families again. Robert began his career in education teaching ballet in Dallas, Texas both at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, as well as for private studios and regional companies. At this same time, Robert was also a dancer and administrator of arts outreach programs. After earning a Master of Education degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Robert taught Reading at W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy. After earning his second Master of Education degree (this time with an emphasis on Educational Leadership and Administration) from Southern Methodist University), Robert served as Assistant Principal for Momentous School in Dallas. Robert moved to San Francisco with his wife, Melinda and son, Maxton, two years ago and currently teaches second grade at John Muir Elementary.

This is Anabel’s first summer as director with EDMO, but second year at EDMO where she was a Social Emotional Learning Coach last summer at 2 San Francisco sites. She is excited to spend another summer with EDMO! She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in English Literature in 2014, and then Cal State Long Beach with a teaching credential in 2017. During the school year she works as a middle school English teacher in East Oakland. She has been working in camp and education settings for over 10 years, and is looking forward to continue to work with kids to help them discover the joy of learning and self expression. When not at camp, you can catch Anabel dancing in the kitchen while she bakes some treats, or playing around with her cat. She can’t wait to make some amazing memories this summer with Fremont campers and families!

Glo has been an educator since graduating from her undergraduate studies at Fairfield University where she received her bachelors in Business Management. Upon graduating from college, she spent that summer working as a camp counselor for the residential summer camp program that she participated in as a youth. After that summer she knew she was ready to embark on a journey in youth development. She has served in leadership and mentorship roles throughout her career; with experience working with elementary, middle school, and high school students. The summer of 2016 she was excited to take on a new journey moving from Brooklyn, NY to Oakland, California and was happy to receive a warm welcome and so much love from the EDMO™ community. That summer she served as EDMO’s Berkeley Camp Director and cannot express enough how much learning and fun she had that summer. She is very excited to join the EDMO™ community this summer and looks forward to creating a safe, fun, and inquisitive environment at the camp she serves. Growth-mindset!

When I'm not working at Camp EDMO™...

In her spare time she enjoys DJing, crafting, and being in nature (art and nature, two of the many reasons why she is choosing to make California her home)!

Kaitlee has eight years experience working with kids in educational settings and is so excited to extend that work to summer camp with EDMO™! She grew up in Fair Oaks, earned her BA in psychology in 2009 from the University of Washington in Seattle, spent some time in Denver, Colorado, and has been back in Sacramento for the past seven years. She recently began her Master’s program to become a credentialed Professional School Counselor through USC’s online program. She is passionate about SEL, educational success, and helping kids be their best selves. She is an artist, an avid reader, a dog lover, and is stoked to get to know your kids and ensure that they have the most awesome camp experience possible!

Sierra is extremely excited to be joining the Camp EDMO™ team this year! For the last decade, Sierra has worked with children of all ages at summer camps, after school programs, and in classrooms. She has specialized in working with children on the Autism Spectrum and children with other learning differences and teaching science. At Sonoma State University she received her BA in liberal studies with a concentration in child development and education. Currently, Sierra is in the process of getting her BSN and becoming a Registered Nurse and looks forward to working in pediatrics. She can’t wait for a Summer full of curiosity and fun!

This is Lauren’s first summer as a director with EDMO and she is pumped for a fun and exciting summer. She graduated from UC Boulder with a degree in Biology and after falling in love with field work and research she was inspired to take an internship at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. She then came to San Francisco State University where she obtained her master’s degree in Evolutionary Biology while conducting research at the California Academy of Sciences. She has extensive experience in STEM education and is ready to bring her love of science and passion for education to camp. When not at camp, you can find Lauren out on the hiking trails, playing board games with friends, or curling up with a good book. She can’t wait to have heaps of fun this summer and make amazing memories with the campers and their families.

Rebecca is super excited to join EDMO as a first year Camp Director, bringing over 10 years of experience in Youth Development, from a camp and after school setting. She is a huge advocate of the transformative magic that happens in both of those environments, especially camp. Fun is great for wellness and she is a proud SJSU Alumni with a Recreation and Leisure Studies degree, lover of homemade chocolate chip cookies, and HGTV. When off the clock, she enjoys reading, inspirational audio, catching up on some Hulu shows, hiking (on an existing trail), good conversations, visiting back home in Los Angeles and more.

This is Sam’s fifth summer back at Camp EDMO, and she could not be more excited to be director! After years of rocking the EDMO vibe as a counselor and then Maker instructor, Sam is ready to lead the charge. She recently graduated with degrees in Journalism and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, but has a passion for working with campers and their families. When not at camp, you can catch her enjoying the sunshine, eating Mexican food or hanging with friends. She can’t wait to see some familiar faces and the other side of many pies!

Hannah has been working in the education field since high school, working with students ages 0-18. She received her BA in Early Childhood Studies in 2018 from Sonoma State University and is currently attending San Jose State working on her credentials to teach as well as her Master’s degree in Education. While away at SSU for college undergrad, Hannah worked as a preschool teacher at the SSU Children’s School which is where her passion for education really grew and she realized what her purpose in life was: to inspire inquisitiveness and creativity through learning. While this will be her first Summer with Camp EDMO, she is no stranger to summer camp! Previously, Hannah worked at the Youth Science Institute as an Adjunct Instructor for their year round school programs but also as a camp Lead Instructor for many years and one year as Volunteer Coordinator. Hannah values being a lifelong learner as well as being a huge advocate for creativity, as she enjoys painting in her free time. Hannah is excited for her new journey at camp EDMO this summer as the San Jose site Director!

This is Victoria’s first summer working with Edventure More and she is ecstatic to embark on this new adventure of her life.  For the last five years Victoria has been running an after school program for a local elementary school in Monterey County.  Through working with children, Victoria has developed a passion to see children learn and grow through social and educational experiences. Because of that passion, she is currently obtaining her masters in school counseling.  When not working at camp or working on her own school work you can find Victoria cuddled up with her cat and good book.  She can’t wait to spread her joy and sense of humor with EDMO!

Megan is thrilled to be joining Camp EDMO™ for her eighth summer in Los Altos! Over the past seven summers, Megan has had a variety of roles at camp and is excited to return for her fourth 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 sixth summer! He has worked at our Los Altos, Palo Alto, Cupertino and Los Gatos locations! 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!!

Alexandra graduated from Fresno State with a recreation degree. She has over 15 years of resident camp experience, which covers being a camper at 12, to numerous leadership roles. When not at camp she enjoys anything outside which will usually include her dog Roo. Alexandra also enjoys going and supporting her favorite team the Oakland Athletics.

Seth Dahlgren is an EDMO veteran excited to make his return after several years away! He previously ran EDMO camp in Marin for four summers, and worked at other EDMO locations in San Francisco and Oakland. After taking several years off, to build a house and start a family, he is eager to return to EDMO and make an impact in his home community of Santa Rosa. He’s looking forward to bringing the EDMO vibe to the Santa Rosa community. When not working with his team and students, Seth spends his time with his family and acting like a big kid. He’s always pursuing hobbies like musical theater, legos, games, and writing goofy songs.

Hi my name is Helena Ortiz. I am a current college student pursing my Masters degree in which I will be receiving this summer. I have had a long journey so far in my work with elementary students. I am passionate about helping students succeed in whatever life brings them. I want students to learn responsibility, care, and love for themselves and others. We are all brought together by love and love goes a long way. I would not be where I am if I did not love! I enjoy humor and fun engaging activities. Shopping is my go to and being a parent to my daughter brings me life!

This is Tim’s first summer as director with EDMO and he is thrilled to be rocking the vibe! He graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Film Production in 2015, but has a passion for working with kids and education. He has been working in camp settings for the last ten summers with Oakland Parks and Recreation, and is ready to bring his experience to a STEAM setting. When not at camp, you can catch Tim at Oakland A’s games, playing video games or hanging with friends. He can’t wait to have a crazy amount of fun and make some amazing memories this summer with Alameda campers and families!

Mary-Jo is excited to be the Burlingame Camp Director this summer. She joined Camp EDMO™ last year as the Camp Director in Fremont, 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 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.

Summer 2019 will be Heather’s first summer with EDMO and she can’t wait to spend it with all of your creative superstars. A recent graduate of San Francisco State University, Heather spent her last semester of school teaching Edmo’s after school programs. She began to feel right at home with the mission and vibes of EDMO so much that she became determined to be one of Sacramento’s Summer Camp Directors. When Heather isn’t teaching or hanging out with cool kiddos you can find her traveling around the world or crafting away on her latest creative endeavor. This includes sewing, crocheting, and painting. If you ever need a buddy to create with she is your gal!

Luis is happy to be joining EDMO camp for the first time this summer as a Camp Director. Luis was born in Iowa but he has lived in California for as long as he can remember. He studied music at Sacramento State and he plays a variety of musical instruments. During the school year, Luis is a band director and guest teacher in the Sacramento area. He is currently pursuing a teaching credential at Sacramento State. Luis also teaches private music lessons and spends time practicing for upcoming performances. Luis is excited to start his new journey with Camp EDMO!

Carina is looking forward to joining Camp EDMO. During the school year, Carina works as a School Psychologist in San Mateo County. She is thrilled to work with kids in early childhood and is looking forward to creating a fun learning environment for ALL students! Outside of camp, you can catch Carina hiking, kickboxing, reading or watching her favorite TV shows!

I Believe in...

Expanding Hearts & Minds

Heather will be returning for her second summer with Camp EDMO. Her first year she was a Pro Maker Instructor at Rocklin North and this year she is thrilled to be the Camp Director in Elk Grove. She is currently a 4th grade teacher and loves science and learning. She has been teaching for 17 years and has been a director of a school in the area! She is excited to kick off the summer with the EDMO Vibe!

Sydney is currently attending Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. This is her second summer at Camp EDMO and she has also worked at our Cupertino location. She loves working with kids and helping them to discover their infinite potential. She enjoys reading and meeting new people.

I Believe...

in your infinite potential

Tia is ecstatic about being apart of Camp EDMO for her third year and as a first year Camp Director! Tia taught EDMO Tech for the last two years at Rocklin South and loved encouraging creativity in coding. She attended California State University, Chico with an emphasis in business management and human resources. She truely cares about people and the whole child. She loves our EDMO Rocklin kiddos and is really looking forward to meeting/teaching new campers and having the best summer 2019! When Tia’s not having a blast at camp, she’s rockin the EDMO vibe, focusing on fitness, hiking, traveling, and loving puppies and turtles!

Laius McCormick-Taylor is excited to be back for her third year in Oakland. No stranger to the camp setting, Laius has worked in the field of Recreation & Youth Services for over 30 years. Laius credits summers spent in Oakland Parks & Recreation with helping her to develop her self-confidence, make friends, and think for herself. Laius can’t wait to spread more of the EDMO™ vibe. Laius is looking forward to creating a summer experience that allows youth to be curious, courageous and kind.

Janise is very excited to be re-joining the Camp EDMO™ team for her 2nd year as the Palo Alto and Palo Alto Park Camp Director. Prior to being a Camp Director, Janise was the Maker Instructor in Cupertino. 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™!

Helena has a passion for helping others succeed. She has had many experiences working with children as she started as an intern in the after school program her senior year of high school. Since then she has made her way up to managing programs for children to learn and build relationships in a safe environment. Helena is born and raised in California, in the Bay Area. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s from University of Phoenix and is currently in her Master’s program. Helena is very excited to start her new journey with Camp EDMO™! In her free time, Helena loves to keep busy with her 6 year old daughter and family, as well as shop!

I Believe...

in the power of love!

Shawna is extremely ecstatic to be back at Camp EDMO for her third year and first year as the Camp Director. Shawna taught EDMO Tech and Pro Tech the last two summers with Camp EDMO. She enjoys nothing more than being surrounded by children with radiating EDMO vibes! She attended Sacramento State where she studied Sociology and Economics. She spent many of her years working with children of all ages as well as working as an ABA behavioral therapist. Shawna is looking forward to a great summer filled with kids, fun, and science!

Kenia is excited to once again be a Camp Director at our Rocklin-South location! 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 prior to being a Camp Director and is excited to bring the EDMO™ vibe as she leads the team to another year of STEAM and SEL camp fun! Kenia is an avid volunteer with her church community, 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 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.

  • Jasmine Taylor Jasmine Taylor
    Jasmine Taylor
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • McKenzie Lynch McKenzie Lynch
    McKenzie Lynch
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Bay Area
  • Heather Loewe Heather Loewe
    Heather Loewe
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Faye Taylor Faye Taylor
    Faye Taylor
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Jocelyn Zidar Jocelyn Zidar
    Jocelyn Zidar
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Eric Fayad Eric Fayad
    Eric Fayad
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Bay Area
  • Brooke Matthews Brooke Matthews
    Brooke Matthews
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Sacramento Area

Jasmine is excited to be joining EDMO’s school year program staff for her first year! She graduated from Cal State Sacramento in spring of 2018 with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in Sociology. For the past five years, she was a member and coach of the Sacramento State Women’s rowing team. Jasmine’s passion is making science, art, and history accessible and exciting for kids.

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

I am Studying for the GRE, painting or playing board games with my friends.

McKenzie is thrilled be your Camp EDMO instructor! She studied Art History at Stanford University and loves all things education. She likes to play basketball, Irish dance, and she is also a maker extraordinaire. She can’t wait to see what you’ll create in your next EDMO session.

When not at EDMO...

you can find her working at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Heather is a recent San Francisco State graduate who can’t wait to be back in the classroom. She loves to explore and travel the world when ever she gets the chance.

When she isn't with EDMO...

you can find her crafting up a storm.

Faye is a curious and creative person, who enjoys performing, wearing silly costumes, and animal science! She is most looking forward to trying new things and creating new art projects in 2019.

When not at EDMO...

You can find her crafting, in drama, or playing with animals.

Jocelyn is a Sacramento State graduate with a degree in Communications, her concentration is in Public Relations. In her free time, she loves to create jewelry and spend time outdoors with her dog and her boyfriend. Jocelyn is excited to teach and spend time helping the youth in our area learn and grow!

Eric is an Animator based in Oakland. He has been part of the camp EDMO staff since Summer 2018. He enjoys instructing classes for the youth and sharing his passion for Astronomy, Nature, Technology, Art and Cooking.

When he is not working at Camp Edmo...

he is working at a screen printing studio or creating animated films.

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!

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!

  • Mandee Schultz Mandee Schultz
    Mandee Schultz
    Administrative Assistant
  • Sam Wilcox Sam Wilcox
    Sam Wilcox
    San Francisco Region Manager
  • Lauren Amundson Lauren Amundson
    Lauren Amundson
    Science Curriculum Writer & Camp Director
  • Cynthia Lopez Cynthia Lopez
    Cynthia Lopez
    Administrative Assistant
  • Heather Knape Heather Knape
    Heather Knape
    Writer
  • Rachel Shensa Rachel Shensa
    Rachel Shensa
    North Bay Region Manager
  • Helena Ortiz Helena Ortiz
    Helena Ortiz
    Site Coordinator
  • Chelsea Mouhalis Chelsea Mouhalis
    Chelsea Mouhalis
    Marketing Associate
  • Eduardo “Ed” Caballero Eduardo “Ed” Caballero
    Eduardo “Ed” Caballero
    Co-Founder & Executive Director
  • Sharon Mor Sharon Mor
    Sharon Mor
    Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer
  • Margot Segal Margot Segal
    Margot Segal
    Chief Marketing & Operations Officer
  • Courtney Cimoli Courtney Cimoli
    Courtney Cimoli
    Operations Director
  • Kendra Watkins Kendra Watkins
    Kendra Watkins
    School Year Programs Manager
  • Ryan Kochevar Ryan Kochevar
    Ryan Kochevar
    Curriculum Manager
  • Miranda McLemore Miranda McLemore
    Miranda McLemore
    Sacramento School Year Program 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

Mandee joined the EDMO team in April as an Administrative Assistant, where she is excited for the opportunity to work behind the scenes assisting families to have the best summer camp experience. Mandee has always had a passion for working with children; she started her career as a preschool teacher then progressed to a behavioral therapist working with special needs children. In her free time she likes to travel, spend time with her husband, and camping.

I Believe...

In the power of a good song.

This is Sam’s fifth year with EDMO, and her first year full-time as San Francisco Region Manager! She has worked with EDMO as a counselor, instructor and director at the SF-Marina site every summer since high school, and is fluent in the vibe. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Journalism and Communication Arts and has a passion for giving campers amazing summer memories. Summer camp is an experience she loved as a camper and giving everyone that same opportunity and memory is a goal she strives for every day. When not at camp, you can find her hiking, eating Mexican food, or enjoying the California weather.

This is Lauren’s first summer as a director with EDMO and she is pumped for a fun and exciting summer. She graduated from UC Boulder with a degree in Biology and after falling in love with field work and research she was inspired to take an internship at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. She then came to San Francisco State University where she obtained her master’s degree in Evolutionary Biology while conducting research at the California Academy of Sciences. She has extensive experience in STEM education and is ready to bring her love of science and passion for education to camp. When not at camp, you can find Lauren out on the hiking trails, playing board games with friends, or curling up with a good book. She can’t wait to have heaps of fun this summer and make amazing memories with the campers and their families.

Cynthia is one of the newest members to join the Camp EDMO™ team as our Administrative Assistant. Prior to Camp EDMO™, Cynthia was a Recreation Specialist for the City of San Leandro. Providing exceptional customer service fulfills her service heart. In her personal life, Cynthia is a proud mom to her one & only son, Omar and her fur baby, Princess. She is a regular volunteer at the San Leandro Food Pantry, co-leads a mommy workout group, as well as serves on the board for school PTO. She enjoys practicing self-care to balance out her very busy life. She also loves stand-up comedy & Zumba!

 

I Believe...

living life to the fullest! 

Heather has written for Camp EDMO since 2016. Previously, she wrote and edited for the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley, Education Outside and a variety of small businesses, in addition to volunteering in the Outdoor Classroom at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley and parent teaching at a cooperative nursery school in San Francisco. Heather moved to California after graduating from Kenyon College, where she began her career as a support rep for an Internet Service Provider and worked her way up to become a UNIX systems administrator, programmer and eventually manager of a gaggle of youthful tech-gurus at a San Francisco start-up. That experience inspired her to focus on promoting progressive education, in hopes that all children can grow up to earn a living by following their passions.

I believe...

that kids succeed when given what they need.

After spending last summer as Camp Director in Corte Madera, Rachel is over the moon to be joining the year-round EDMO team, as the North Bay Region Manager. 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 and helping brands build connections with their customers. She’s delighted to have the opportunity to live in the world of child enrichment and camp shenanigans year-round! Outside of work, Rachel likes to read, write, explore Marin, and see live music.

My favorite EDMO™ memory is...

How excited the campers get during rally, especially during our weekly improv rally!

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

I enjoy writing short stories and blog posts, watching movies, playing with cats, and seeing live local music.

Helena has a passion for helping others succeed. She has had many experiences working with children as she started as an intern in the after school program her senior year of high school. Since then she has made her way up to managing programs for children to learn and build relationships in a safe environment. Helena is born and raised in California, the Bay Area. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s from University of Phoenix and is currently in her Master’s program. Helena is very excited to start her new journey with Camp EDMO™! In her free time, Helena loves to keep busy with her 6 year old daughter and family as well as shop!

I Believe...

in the power of love!

Chelsea is our Marketing Associate, Chelsea has a passion for making learning fun. She brings to the team three separate interns experiences as a Marketing Coordinator where she was involved in email creation, event planning, social media execution, public relations, and creative design for local sponsorship pieces. Born and raised in Florida, Chelsea studied communication at the University of North Florida. Chelsea is very excited for her next big adventure here in San Francisco and at Camp EDMO™! In her free time, Chelsea loves spending time with her husband Ryan and their dog Blue, exploring the city.

I Believe...

in the power of laughter

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. For the last 25 years of her professional life, Sharon has devoted herself to leadership development, transformational work and education. A graduate of UCLA, Sharon is also a Hoffman Institute Teacher, a certified Life Coach and a Master Business Coach, and has integrated all of her trainings to create an internal coaching program where EDMO™ staff are encouraged and celebrated for doing courageous personal and professional work. To Sharon there is no better time than right now to guide both adults and children to be kind, courageous and curious.

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 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.

Kendra has always wanted to work with children and joinedCamp EDMO™ 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 four summers working as an Instructor and Director for Camp EDMO™ and last year took on the exciting role of South Bay Region Manager. For the past four years, she has been our Camp EDMO™ School Year Programs Manager and is excited to keep learning and growing with Camp EDMO™.

I believe...

in equitable 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.

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.

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.

  • Bud Werner Bud Werner
    Bud Werner
    Broker, Golden Gate Business Advisors
  • Sharon Mor Sharon Mor
    Sharon Mor
    Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer
    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

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. For the last 25 years of her professional life, Sharon has devoted herself to leadership development, transformational work and education. A graduate of UCLA, Sharon is also a Hoffman Institute Teacher, a certified Life Coach and a Master Business Coach, and has integrated all of her trainings to create an internal coaching program where EDMO™ staff are encouraged and celebrated for doing courageous personal and professional work. To Sharon there is no better time than right now to guide both adults and children to be kind, courageous and curious.

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.

  • Tanya Petera Tanya Petera
    Tanya Petera
    School Nurse
  • Trace Cimoli Trace Cimoli
    Trace Cimoli
    Paramedic

Tanya is honored to be advising on the new EDMO™ Medical Advisory Board. Unable to sit still for long, she has had a wide variety of careers in the medical field. However, this has added to her experience and appreciation for medicine. She started out as an EMT for 3 years in Santa Barbara County. There she transitioned to 911 dispatcher for about a year, dispatching police, fire, and ambulance across the county. Her love for the northeast brought her back to her hometown in New Jersey where she studied to be a Registered Nurse and achieve her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has been a nurse now for about 3 years working in several different environments. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia specializing in hematology, immunology, and allergy. At Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin Texas specializing in critical care for post surgical, cardiac, and general pediatric patients. And now she is a school nurse at an Elementary School. Her passion for kids and the medical field are what drive her.

Trace is excited to be joining our new EDMO™ Medical Advisory Board. Always interested in medicine, Trace started out by earning his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly in Animal Science. After graduating, he moved back to San Jose, where he was born and raised, and enrolled in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) School. He worked as an EMT for 5 years before returning to school again to become a Paramedic. Trace currently works as a Paramedic for AMR in Santa Clara County. He also has the benefit of being married to our Operations Director – what a lucky guy!

  • Museum & Industry Partners
  • Civic & Foundation Partners
  • CORPORATE PARTNERS
  • The California Academy of Sciences
  • Museum of Craft & Design
  • Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D., Education Director, UC Berkeley, Greater Good Science Center
  • Kimochis
  • Let’s Go Chipper!™
  • The Children’s Creativity Museum

The California Academy of Sciences mission is to explore, explain and protect the natural world. This mission extends to all corners of the institution; from a research expedition in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, to a teacher training program in a California classroom, to an interactive game on the museum exhibit floor. The California Academy of Sciences designs the hands-on activities for the natural science week at Camp EDMO™ and trains all Camp EDMO™ Science Instructors on how to lead the activities.

Become a member of the Academy here.

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) asks visitors to question the conventional notion of art by valuing designers, makers and artists who are risk takers. Visual culture thrives at the Museum of Craft and Design through the exhibition of the work of hand, mind and heart– building a path to the future of innovative creative expression.

The Museum of Craft and Design is a curriculum advisor and content provider for our Camp EDMO™ curriculum.

Learn More

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D., is the Education Director of the Greater Good Science Center. Vicki consults in the design, training and implementation of The EDMO Method™, the framework that guides our child development of key mindsets, SEL skills and character traits. Her articles (GGSC Magazine, Huffington 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 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.

Learn More about The Greater Good Science Center here.

Kimochi (KEY.MO.CHEE) means “feeling” in Japanese. When kids can communicate their feelings effectively, they develop positive social and emotional skills that lead to lasting friendships and success in academics and all aspects of life. Kimochis…Toys With Feelings Inside® are playful tools that can help children identify and express feelings; solve behavioral problems; communicate openly; resolve conflicts; and create closer connections. Kimochis trains our staff to play games that use Kimochis to build up children’s emotional intelligence.

Learn more about Kimochis here.

Let’s Go Chipper!™ Into the Great Outdoors. Let’s Go Chipper is an eco-educational app, DVD and book series that playfully teaches good character and a love for the environment. Based on 21st century learning principles, the Let’s Go Chipper series has an emphasis on science and the environment, arts & literature and building social and emotional skills. In the series, children follow Chipper, an overly curious city squirrel and his sidekick, Paisley, on adventures into the great outdoors. Let’s Go Chipper nature activities are incorporated into our Camp EDMO™ Park Program curriculum.

Earn a park badge and learn more

The Children’s Creativity Museum’s mission is to nurture the 3C’s of 21st-century skills – Creativity, Collaboration and Communication – in all youth and families. The museum transforms the way kids learn, moving from the conventional approach of play to one of invention. This encourages kids to imagine, create and share. The Children’s Creativity Museum also offers programs for educators and parents who play a critical role in lifelong learning and creativity. The Children’s Creativity Museum aids in the design and Instructor training of our weekly Animation camp sessions.

Become a member of the Children’s Creativity Museum here.
  • The Children’s Fund of San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth & Their Families
  • Fullerton Family Foundation (in partnership with Marin Community Foundation)
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Oakland Fund for Children and Youth
  • Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

Supports: Summer Scholarship Program (2013-Present)

The mission of the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF) is to ensure that families with children are a prominent and valued segment of San Francisco’s social fabric by supporting programs and activities in every San Francisco neighborhood. DCYF allocates over $60 million to a wide range of grants and initiatives that serve children, youth, and their families. The primary areas of DCYF funding are Early Care and Education; Out of School Time; Youth Leadership, Empowerment, and Development; Family Support; Violence Prevention and Intervention.

DCYF awarded Camp EDMO™ with our first multi-year government grant in 2013 allowing us to run a completely subsidized Camp EDMO™ for 6 weeks each summer for approximately 50 – 100 pre-k-4th grade students in San Francisco. We were honored to be reviewed by a DCYF grant reader as, “the most innovative, well-thought, planned, and evaluated programming.”

Learn more about the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families.

Supports: Camp EDMO™ Marin Scholarships (2010 – Present)

Fullerton Family Foundation, a supporting organization of the Marin Community Foundation, supports new or entrepreneurial approaches and private school scholarships in locations where there are insufficient public school opportunities for low-income students with high achiever skills, special talents or potential. It also supports vocational education and Bilingualism, teaching English-speaking children a second language so they can communicate with other children in their community.

The Fullerton Family Foundation  has provided comprehensive support for 20-40 disadvantaged children from the Canal District of San Rafael to experience hands-on arts, science, maker, tech, and recreation enrichment at Camp EDMO™ for the past five years.

Learn more about the Fullerton Family Foundation.

Supports: Camp EDMO™ Half Day Summer Camp (2014 – Present)

The Oakland Unified School District aims to serve children and families by creating a community focused on academic excellence, one where students can build well-rounded life and academic skills and enjoy their learning experience.  Additionally they are committed to ensuring each student is prepared for college, career, and community success.

The Oakland Unified School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Center grant provides funding for our 4-week half-day summer program in Oakland. Under-performing elementary school students attend summer school for the first 3 hours of their day, then attend Camp EDMO™ for the afternoon hours, getting hands-on enrichment programming in a fun camp setting. We’re excited that summer 2016 will mark our third year running this collaborative program.

Learn more about the Oakland Unifed School District.

The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth was established in 1996, when Oakland voters passed the Kids First! Initiative (Measure K), an amendment to the City Charter, to support direct services to youth under 21 years of age. In a special election in 2009, it was reauthorized under Measure D to set aside 3% of the City’s unrestricted General Fund for an additional twelve years (2010-2022) to further its mission.

The Oakland Fund for Children & Youth provides strategic funding to support Oakland’s children and youth from birth to 20 years of age to become healthy, happy, educated, engaged, powerful and loved community members.  Leveraging our efforts with partners for greater collective impact towards social and economic equity, we build the capacity of community agencies to work together to fully develop each child’s potential, achieve positive outcomes, and promote the positive contributions of children and youth to Oakland’s greatness.

OFCY supports the funding of a full-day Camp EDMO™ camp at three OUSD schools in East Oakland. Thanks to this funding, nearly 300 low-income students from underserved communities in East Oakland experience the magic of our STEAM & SEL programs at no-cost to the families.

Learn more about the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth here.

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation was created and funded in 1993 by Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song, in order to fulfill her desires to use the fruits of her success to help people of all races, cultures and beliefs. Ella hoped to make their lives more rewarding, and she wanted to foster a love of reading, as well as a love of music. In addition, she hoped to provide assistance to the at-risk and disadvantaged members of our communities – assistance that would enable them to achieve a better quality of life.

Thanks to the foundation.

Learn more about The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation here.

When you partner with Edventure More (EDMO), you do great things for children and your business. Our Corporate Partnership Program is your chance to be recognized as a kind business that supports a leading brand in children’s education, science, technology, and Social Emotional Learning. Learn more about our Corporate Partnership program now!

  • Thales e-Security
  • The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs
  • Wells Fargo & Company

Thales is a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, Thales’ architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions that make life better and keep people safer. From the bottom of the oceans to the depths of space and cyberspace, Thales helps customers think smarter and act faster in challenging environments. Thales serves five keys sectors; Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Defense, and Security. Thales has 64,000 employees and operates in 56 countries worldwide.

Learn more about Thales here.

The Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs is an independent professional baseball league that is based in Northern California.  Play began in 2013 and the league recently completed its fourth season in 2017.  The league is currently comprised of four teams: San Rafael Pacifics, Sonoma Stompers, Vallejo Admirals and Pittsburg Diamonds. The Pacifics will be both leading clinics at our Neil Cummins camp this summer and hosting us during one of their home games at Albert Park for a Camp EDMO™ night out.

We thank them for their support!

Learn more about The Pacifics here.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified, community-based financial services company.  Wells Fargo’s is committed to delivering value to its shareholders and becoming a leader in corporate citizenship by advancing diversity and social inclusion, creating economic opportunity, and promoting environmental responsibility.

Learn more about Wells Fargo here.
“Both of my son's instructors have been extremely poised and knowledgeable. They were excellent communicators, teachers and role models for my son. Camp EDMO's instructor hiring process has been successful. Each team member from Director to Leader-In-Training displays genuine positive energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for the kids and the camp.”
– Christopher K., 2nd Grade Elk Grove Parent