Pantea Shakib

Pantea Shakib

Pantea is a passionate mom to three boys. The founder of Ask Panta, a strategic consultancy, she draws on 20 years experience analyzing and streamlining businesses for growth, including product development and national branding. When not tinkering with businesses, she loves to tinker and build with her husband and kids. One of their favorite...

Mari Brusseau

Mari Brusseau

Mari is a Seattle native who began working at a young age in her family’s thriving cafe, bakery, and catering business. Mari was certain the creativity gene had skipped right past her and the business path would be her calling.  But after watching Gever Tulley’s popular TED Talk on "5 Dangerous Things You Should...

Kim Ayres

Kim Ayers

Kim has been a lifelong crafter, and being a direct descendant of the inventor of the spring balance which revolutionized Swiss watchmaking history, has a penchant for making things from tiny objects. Her dedication towards recycling, reusing and recrafting lead her to join the Board in 2014 and because she can type fast, became...

Lynne B. Clark

Lynne B. Clark

Board Member Lynne B. Clark has been working in Los Angeles? non-profit sector for nearly three decades. Following her tenure as Director of Development at UCLA?s Fowler Museum (1997-2008) she began her own fundraising consultant business where she specializes in working with community-based arts organizations. During this time, she has served as a grant...

Aaron Kramer

Aaron Kramer

Board Member Aaron has been actively involved with reDiscover since 2009 and joined the board in 2015. He has had art shows in the gallery space, exhibiting works of collage and sculptures that feature recycled and reclaimed materials. He had been the Senior lead instructor for the first two years of Tinkering School LA,...

John Umekubo

Board Member John Umekubo is the Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Westside Neighborhood School in Los Angeles, and a consultant to schools in the areas of making, STEAM, and educational technology. An educator for the past 27 years, John is passionate about active, self-driven learning for children, with an emphasis on hands-on, creative making...

Tinkering School LA Camp

Tinkering School LA – One Day Camp

Monday, February 18, 2019 Monday, May 27, 2019 Ages: 7-12 9:00 AM-3:00 PM $120 per day Aftercare until 5 PM included. Additional care until 6 PM available for $10. Home school charter funds accepted for all programs. Beginning with tool technique and safety training, the day progresses through exciting rapid design challenges and brainstorming...

Tool Training

Ages 7+ Saturdays and Sundays 2:00-4:00 PM or by appointment (6 child minimum) Home school charter funds accepted for all programs. This two hour workshop provides training on our safety-oriented Tinkering Mindset and the specific tools used in Tinkering Club. Learn how to properly use safety equipment like eye, dust, and hearing protection. Learn...

Tinkering Birthday Parties

Tinkering Party

Ages 7+ $400 for first 8 participants, $25 for each additional participant 120 minutes Tinkering Parties guide participants through a design challenge, themed build, or open studio sculpture play using tools, lumber, and upcycled materials. This workshop provides tool training and workshop access up to a maximum of 15 participating children. The party starts...

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