Meet the Facilitators: Jenna Ervin

Miss Jenna (as she's known to her students) has coordinated and facilitated the Pali Design Lab since its opening in 2018. A talented camp leader, classroom educator, museum teacher, and maker, she previously worked at Kidspace Children's Museum and Yosemite National Park. Jenna is funny, kind to students and colleagues alike, and widely experienced...

Meet the Facilitators: Jae Hinrichs

Jae Hinrichs has been facilitating open studios, workshops, and camps with reDiscover since 2015. They're a favorite among parents and tinkerers alike. Jae is an experienced STEAM educator who has worked with LA Makerspace and LA's Best, specializing in youth development. They create a welcoming presence for all newcomers, mixing a great personal style...

A Culture of Safety

One of reDiscover’s favored phrases is “A Culture of Safety.” It’s the name of our core professional development workshop and top of mind for our facilitators in all of our programs. Culture is subtle, social, diverse, and vastly important. As the business aphorism goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” A teacher with a great...

Jonathan Markowitz Bijur

Executive Director Jonathan Markowitz Bijur is a founder of Tinkering School LA, educator, maker, and administrator with over 15 years experience in non-profit management. He has been Executive Director of reDiscover Center since 2014. Jonathan was inspired to join reDiscover out of a deep respect for what it accomplishes facilitating creativity, sustainability, and community...

Barb Noren

Director of Programs Barb Noren is a master maker and experienced educator. Barb has been involved with STEAM education since 1999. She has led Tinkering programs at reDiscover Center since 2014. Her work has been shown at the Kinetic Show LA, Two Bit Circus, and the Bay Area Maker Faire, where she won Editor’s...

Samir Sanghani

Treasurer. Samir Sanghani grew up in Texas but has happily resided in Los Angeles since 2008, where he spends his time with his wife and active young boys, enjoying the weather, coaching kids sports teams, and rooting for the LA Rams. Samir is a financial type - currently a portfolio manager at Guggenheim Partners,...

Simon Huss

Born in the midwest, Simon escaped to Los Angeles to work as a fuel cell engineer for Honeywell several years ago. He came to teaching as a second career, working first in the public school system in the LAUSD. Most recently, Simon taught physics at Venice High and as an adjunct physics professor at...

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