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
Community Programs Manager Jennifer Racusin is an experienced arts and STEM educator based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the Read more
Hanabee Cartagena is the Distance Learning Programs Manager. Hanabee started with reDiscover in 2018 as an Intern Facilitator, was hired Read more
Yeltsin Penado joined reDiscover Center as a Programs Manager in 2021. He works closely with Facilitators and interns through collaborative 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
Jim Sullivan is the Makerspace Programs Manager. Jim joined reDiscover in 2022. With extensive experience in construction, sculpture, and K-12 Read more

Program Facilitators

Cynthia Aguilar
German Diaz
Molly Dickler
Desiree Garcia
Dillan Garcia
Erika Herod
Johan Hinojosa
Alex Hunziker
Anna Hunziker
Guillermo Kersh
Sam Morales
Nico Palermo
Mac Rettig
Liz Reyes
Patrick Smith
Emilia Thompson

Cynthia Aguilar
Jared Bishop
Allie Carr
German Diaz
Molly Dickler
Emma Diffley
Dillan Garcia

Bella Granados
Guillermo Kersh
Julianna Ostrovsky
Lauren Over
Nico Palermo
Karl Petion

Emma Ramey
Liz Reyes
Emeka Simmons, Weekend Programs Manager
Mary Beth Trautwein, Cardboard City Manager
Frank Wuts

Intern Facilitators

Rose Basile
Carmen Campos
Holly McCauley
Salem Ramon
Sabrina Zhong

Board of Directors

Board President Aaron has been actively involved with reDiscover since 2009, joined the board in 2015, and became Board President Read more
Mari Brusseau
Board Secretary Mari is a Seattle native who began working at a young age in her family’s thriving cafe, bakery, Read more
Treasurer Donna Tiocao has been a board member since 2020. A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she is passionate about education, charitable Read more
Lynne B. Clark
Board Member Lynne B. Clark has been working in the Los Angeles non-profit sector for nearly three decades. Following her Read more
Board Member Trevor Gililland has been a reDiscover Center board member since 2021. A musician, woodworker, and computer artist, Trevor Read more
Cathy Kersh Millstein joined reDiscover's board in 2022. Raised in Los Angeles, she has spent most of her career working Read more
Max Nishimura joined reDiscover's board in 2020. Max is a Southern California native, born and raised in Orange County, California. Read more
Dr. Kristen Paglia has been involved with reDiscover since her teenagers were kindergartners. She joined the board in 2020. The Read more
Linda Solomon is a retired engineer and mother of three who is passionate about providing equitable STEAM education opportunities for 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
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