Staff & Board of Directors


Executive Director Jonathan Markowitz Bijur is a founder of Tinkering School LA, an educator, maker, and administrator with over 15 Read more
Director of Operations Jay True has been reDiscover Center's Director of Operations since 2021. With twenty years of administrative experience Read more
“You are an artist, no matter how often you make art or how much you make from it.”   Los Read more
Hanabee Cartagena is the Distance Learning Programs Manager. Hanabee started with reDiscover in 2018 as an Intern Facilitator, was hired Read more
Bailey Fisher Development Associate Bailey Fisher (she/her) is the Development Associate. She joined reDiscover Center in 2024 after graduating from Read more
Office Coordinator A lifelong Los Angeles resident who’s passionate about childhood education and educational equity.  With over 10 years of Read more
Yeltsin Penado joined reDiscover Center as a Programs Manager in 2021. He works closely with Facilitators and interns through collaborative Read more
Patrick Smith Camp Programs Manager Patrick Smith (he/him) joined reDiscover as a program facilitator in 2023, and now manages camp Read more
Jim Sullivan is the Makerspace Programs Manager. Jim joined reDiscover in 2022. With extensive experience in construction, sculpture, and K-12 Read more
Mid City Programs Manager Kate Zankowicz (she/her/hers) is a museum educator who has created community-driven, inclusive arts and nature programming Read more

Program Facilitators

Cynthia Aguilar
German Diaz
Molly Dickler
Desiree Garcia
Erika Herod
Alex Hunziker
Anna Hunziker
DJ Jackson
Guillermo Kersh
Addy Marsh
Madisen Matsuura
Sam Morales
Ken Mori
Mac Rettig
Liz Reyes
Oliver Sowers

Board of Directors

Board President Linda Solomon is a retired engineer and mother of three who is passionate about providing equitable STEAM education Read more
Vice President Cathy Kersh Millstein joined reDiscover's board in 2022. Raised in Los Angeles, she has spent most of her Read more
Treasurer Donna Tiocao has been a board member since 2020. A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she is passionate about education, charitable Read more
Secretary Max Nishimura joined reDiscover's board in 2020. Max is a Southern California native, born and raised in Orange County, Read more
Jonathan Markowitz Bijur
Executive Director and Ex-Officio Board Member Jonathan Markowitz Bijur has been a volunteer, artist, and instructor at reDiscover since 2010, Read more
Dori Friedman has been a technology and maker educator for over 30 years. Currently, she is a Makerspace and Innovation Read more
Board Member Trevor Gililland has been a reDiscover Center board member since 2021. A musician, woodworker, and computer artist, Trevor Read more
Aaron has been actively involved with reDiscover since 2009, joined the board in 2015, and served as Board President 2020-2024. Read more
Tracey Roden brings over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She joined the Rediscover Center Board in 2023. Read more
Director Emerita and Board Member Co-founder and former Executive Director of the reDiscover Center, Mary Beth Trautwein brings problem solving Read more