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 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 is a former, educator and youth pastor with an extensive background  serving first-gen and immigrant communities.  A proud first-gen of Sierra Leonian parents, Sia has developed and managed out-of-school time programming for many years. Before joining EDMO™ Sia taught third grade (her favorite)!

My favorite EDMO™ memory is...

The summer I directed an all Jr site; I love working with the babies!

When I'm not working at Camp EDMO™...

I am watching the Golden Girls.

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!

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 Camp 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
    Camp Director - Elk Grove
  • 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
  • Julia White Julia White
    Julia White
    Camp Director - SF Glen Park
  • Olivia Leong Olivia Leong
    Olivia Leong
    Camp Director - San Carlos
  • Laius McCormick Laius McCormick
    Laius McCormick
    Camp Director - OHUB Allendale (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 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!

Julia is incredibly excited to return to the Bay Area for her second summer with Camp EDMO™ and her first summer as a Camp Director! A proud Californian, Julia grew up in the Silicon Valley and attended Chapman University in Orange, CA where she graduated with her B.A. in Peace Studies in 2016. For the past two years, she has been traversing the nation’s capital and served over 3,400 hours as an AmeriCorps member with City Year D.C. Through her experiences in college and with City Year, Julia has cultivated passions for youth development, civic engagement, and mindfulness–which she is stoked to incorporate at EDMO. When she’s not sporting her rainbow tutu and rockin’ the EDMO vibe, you can find her eating an avocado, reading a book outside, or on the search for the best vegetarian pad thai.

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.

  • Maddi Brumbaugh Maddi Brumbaugh
    Maddi Brumbaugh
    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
  • Kenia Fuentes Kenia Fuentes
    Kenia Fuentes
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Sacramento Area
  • Marina Hydeman Marina Hydeman
    Marina Hydeman
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Bay Area
  • Morgan Glover Morgan Glover
    Morgan Glover
    Camp EDMO™ Presenter; Sacramento Area

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!

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!

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!

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!

  • Helena Ortiz Helena Ortiz
    Helena Ortiz
    Site Coordinator
  • Alyssa Senoren Alyssa Senoren
    Alyssa Senoren
    Administrative Assistant
  • Chelsea Freitas Chelsea Freitas
    Chelsea Freitas
    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
  • 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
  • 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

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!

Alyssa has a strong passion for working with people of all ages and making a difference. She majored in Japanese Language and Culture at San Francisco State with the intention of one day becoming a translator or an educator. She has taught in both preschool and grade school settings while living abroad in Japan for five and a half years. She is excited to work in the administration department for Camp EDMO™ because she truly enjoys helping people as well as supporting them in all of their needs. Alyssa loves the thrill of going on adventures and in her free time likes traveling, taking long drives, horseback riding. being with friends and family, and eating all kinds of food!

I Believe...

that having good people in your life is one of its greatest pleasures.

Chelsea is EDMO’s newest addition to the Marketing Team. As 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 fiance 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. 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.

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.

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
  • 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