Executive Director and Ex-Officio Board Member
Jonathan Markowitz Bijur has been a volunteer, artist, and instructor at reDiscover since 2010, served as board secretary 2013-2014, and Executive Director since 2014. He is one of the founders of Tinkering School LA. Jonathan was inspired to join reDiscover out of a deep respect for what is accomplishes facilitating creativity, recycling, and community in our Westside neighborhoods and a desire to help it reach more kids, inspire more artists, and divert more materials from the trash stream. His previous board and staff work includes contributions to choirs, museums, libraries, and community centers in Boston and Los Angeles.
Jonathan is a passionate tinkerer, artist, educator, and STEAM advocate. He tries to apply a tinkering attitude to all aspects of his life, whether that is cooking, playing with his three young children, making toys and furniture, redecorating his home and neighborhood, or in his Unitarian Universalist church community. Jonathan is a graduate of Yale University and holds a Masters of Library Science from Simmons GSLIS.