Aaron Kramer

Aaron has been actively involved with reDiscover since 2009, joined the board in 2015, and became Board President in 2020. He has had art shows in the gallery space, exhibiting works of collage and sculptures that feature recycled and reclaimed materials. In 2010-2011, Aaron the Senior Lead Instructor for the first two years of...

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,...

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 the 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...

Jeannine Chanin Penn

Jeannine Chanin Penn is an artist and marketing professional whose career is centered in the space between design and art. Growing up in New Jersey, her artistic philosophy was informed by time in NYC’s Soho galleries, the MOMA, Museum of Contemporary Crafts and anywhere else she could take in art and design. Jeannine first...

Kristen Paglia

Dr. Kristen Paglia has been involved with reDiscover since her teenagers were kindergartners. She joined the board in 2020. The Chief Executive Officer of P.S. Arts, Kristen is a leading voice in Los Angeles for high quality arts education for all. She has taught at UCLA and Claremont Graduate University, helped to draft California...

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...

Max Nishimura

Max Nishimura joined reDiscover's board in 2020. Max is a Southern California native, born and raised in Orange County, California. After earning his B.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley, Max served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Maker Guilds, a local Los Angeles nonprofit that brought STEAM and Making opportunities to underserved communities. After...

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