Barb Noren

Director of Programs (Former) Barb Noren is a maker, educator, and general geek. Barb has been involved with STEAM education since 1999. She started at reDiscover Center as the Lead Tinkerer in and served as the inaugural Director of Programs 2017-2021. Barb Noren is a generalist who loves getting her hands dirty. A master maker,...

John Umekubo

Board Member John Umekubo is the Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Westside Neighborhood School in Los Angeles, and a consultant to schools in the areas of making, STEAM, and educational technology. An educator for the past 27 years, John is passionate about active, self-driven learning for children, with an emphasis on hands-on, creative making as...

Joyce Tam

Community Programs Manager Joyce Tam is a builder, educator, and kinesthetic learner. She teaches in reDiscover's school and camp programs. Currently, at the helm of staff development, programs, and camp prep, she has been with reDiscover since 2018. You will find her zipping around on her bike and weaving with rope. With a background in...

Yeltsin Penado self-portrait

Yeltsin Penado

Yeltsin Penado joined reDiscover Center as a Programs Manager in 2021. He works closely with Facilitators and interns through collaborative teaching and by creating curriculum and educational materials. Yeltsin is passionate about arts education with an emphasis on diversity and inclusive lesson structures. “My teaching superpower is being empathetic to a student's interests and imagination...

Amy Bauer

Director of Operations Amy Bauer has been a powerhouse in arts administration since 2001. Amy worked at reDiscover from 2014 to 2021, starting as a teaching artist and rising to direct operations. She also served as community ombud, HR generalist and EEO officer. She is a professional member of SHRM and PIHRA. Additionally she conducted...

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