Educational Media Producer and former TechHive Manager, Matt is a local who grew up in the East Bay. A carpenter, a puppet fabricator, a filmmaker, and a classroom teacher, Matt has been seeking new ways to engage young minds in story telling and technology for over 15 years.
Working with organizations like the Jim Henson Company, The Children’s Creativity Museum and Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, Matt has found his niche directly between the worlds of media and education. He first came to the Lawrence Hall of Science in 2012 to develop a new animation camp for middle school students. He has had the great pleasure to watch the TechHive’s media program grow into a bonafide production studio with the capability to produce commercials, training videos and other types of educational media.
Designer and educator, Andrew migrated south from the misty mountains of Canada to continue his quest to build workshops where youth can learn with their hands and have fun with technology.
Originally trained in Human Computer Interaction (he spent several years building Virtual Reality interfaces), Andrew has spent the past few years building makerspaces, developing curriculum and running hands-on technology programs for youth. Splitting his time between teaching, tinkering and grad school, Andrew built out a makerspace at Science World (the science museum in Vancouver), co-founded a social venture that used a mobile workshop to do hands-on technology classes with youth, served on the board of the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, and published research on the habits of amateur designers. Andrew hopes to build on this experience at TechHive, and help create a welcoming space where young people from all walks of life can get excited about science and technology.
The visionary and founder of the TechHive, Sherry dreams of youth turning their innovative ideas into products and services that make the planet a happier, smarter, and greener place for all.
Sherry brings together a dynamic team of educators, students, and professionals together to inspire the next generation of youth in making. As a sophomore in college, Sherry got her first job working at the Lawrence Hall of Science teaching math and computers to young children. After completing her degrees in engineering and science education from UC Berkeley, Sherry spent 20+ years working on designing innovative learning environments using different technologies. Sherry’s dream is to create a thriving youth program that promotes innovative thinking and nurtures the curiosity of aspiring STEM professionals