Our Team

 
Lorna Finman STEM Revolution

Lorna Finman

Founder and President

Graduated from Stanford University with a doctoral degree in physics.

Dr. Lorna Finman is the president of LCF Enterprises in Post Falls, which she owns with her husband, Dr. Paul Finman. LCF Enterprises manufactures radio amplifiers and jamming devices that the military use to disable IEDs and roadside bombs. 2015 finalist, Idaho Innovator of the Year and Board Member, Idaho STEM Action Center

Paul Finman

Paul Finman

Founder

Graduated from Stanford University with a doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

A graduate of Kellogg High School, Dr. Paul Finman attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then Stanford University where he met his wife, Dr. Lorna Finman.

Ross Finman

Ross Finman

Founder

Graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a B.S. Currently pursuing a PhD at MIT.

His research is focused on increasing robots’ awareness of complex environments seen outside laboratories. His most recent research has been on autonomously discovering objects of interest to both humans and robots in real time by detecting changes in dynamic environments. He has worked at Astrobotic, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and SpaceX.

Pam Induni STEM Revolution

Pam Induni

pam@stemrevolution.org

Director of Business Development (acting)

MBA and B.S. Business Administration, University of Maine

Pam is a marketing and business development consultant working with STEM Revolution. She was formerly the Program Director for IBM’s Watson Academic Engagement program, driving strategy to bring Watson technology into top universities. Pam’s passion is inspiring our youth to embrace STEM ideals and education. She is an inventor and entrepreneur coach/advisor, and has served as the lead marketing mentor for an award-winning FIRST Robotics team.


Alison Lark STEM Revolution

Alison Lark

alison@stemrevolution.org

Director of Operations, Corporate

B.S. Civil/Environmental Engineering; University of Nevada, Reno

After spending time working in the engineering field, Alison now enjoys encouraging children to share her love of STEM by giving them the opportunity to experience it hands-on.  In addition, she volunteers her time as a Girl Scout leader and is the president of the local chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

Derica Preble STEM Revolution

Derica Preble

derica@stemrevolution.org

Programs Director, Corporate

Derica is working on a degree in Non-profit business administration, she has successfully managed teams to increased productivity in the hospitality industry and has 10 years of business ownership. You will see her at the schools, assisting the staff and engaging the students.

Elizabeth Kofmehl

Elizabeth Kofmehl

beth@stembususa.org

Finance, Purchasing

Kerri Edwards STEM Revolution

Kerri Edwards

kerri@stembususa.org

Curriculum Advisor, Corporate

Full time teacher, Union County Public Schools, NC STEM Fellow, Discovery Place Education Studio Teaching degree from North Carolina State University

The energetic Kerri Edwards is currently a STEM enrichment teacher in the Union County Public Schools. Ms. Edwards brings much enthusiasm for STEM teaching to STEM Revolution summer camps. She’s always excited to learn the latest skills to engage students in STEM and prepare them for the workforce.


Stephanie Briggler STEM Revolution

Stephanie Briggler

stephanie@stemrevolution.com

Oregon Regional Director

Purdue University, Bachelor of Science

Stephanie has a passion for providing opportunities that inspire and empower today’s youth. For over 10 years, she has worked alongside teachers and administrators to develop STEAM programs that allow students to explore the possibilities and realize their potential. Stephanie is excited to bring her program development and management skills to STEM Revolution. She will be working closely with local educators to engage students in STEM and provide opportunities that will better prepare them for careers in our innovative age. In Stephanie’s spare time, you will find her mentoring her local high school’s award winning FIRST robotics team.

Ivana O'Kelly

Ivana O'Kelly

ivana@stemrevolution.org

North Carolina Camp Director

Matthew Rawley STEM Revolution

Matthew Rawley

matt@stemrevolution.org

Arizona Regional Director

Matt has spent his career asking, “How do we prepare students for success in life?”  He spent 10 years in education, including his last four years as a PreK-8th Grade principal where he helped turn a traditional school into a STEM school.  Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth where he was a four-year scholarship athlete in basketball.  He also has his Master’s in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.


Sai Ellis STEM Revolution

Sai Ellis

sai@stemrevolution.org

Director of Communications

Currently working on degree in Communication at Boise State University

Sai enjoys helping kids realize how exciting STEM careers really are. Equipped with an enthusiasm for sharing ideas and working alongside others, Sai is always ready to dive into a new project. He also created the website you're currently viewing!

Ben Marsden

Ben Marsden

ben@stemrevolution.org

I.T. Director

When Ben is finished with college he plans to go into the automotive engineering field. Ben is currently working full time to promote STEM by helping put on school assemblies and working face-to-face with kids showing them firsthand how cool and truly exciting STEM is.

Ethan Holt

Ethan Holt

ethan@stemrevolution.org

Director of Video Production

Ethan has a passion for telling stories and exploring the different ways ideas can be communicated and collaborated upon through filmmaking and science. He produces short films and works full-time at STEM Revolution putting on school assemblies and generating marketing materials.

Sonja Jacobson STEM Revolution

Sonja Jacobson

sonja@stemrevolution.org

Marketing Specialist

B.S. Business-Marketing
Minor in Statistics
Montana State University 

From her days on her high school's FIRST Robotics Team, Sonja has always been passionate about STEM and its power to transform kids into inspired dreamers. With a million ideas running through her head, she enjoys the process of ideation, collaboration, and creativity. When she's not in the office, you can find her hiking, knitting, or traveling to a far off destination.


Maxx Aguirre STEM Revolution

Maxx Aguirre

maxx@stemrevolution.org

Technology Specialist

Currently working on B.S. in Mechanical Engineering; Boise State University

Maxx is currently enrolled at Boise State University seeking a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Graduating from Skyview High School, in Nampa Idaho, Maxx was a salesman by day and a welder of trailers by night. He has traveled across America in search of the best slopes and waves to shred. Look for him at your next assembly causing a ruckus!

Austin Bobrowski STEM Revolution

Austin Bobrowski

austin@stemrevolution.org

Workshop Coordinator

Currently working on B.S. in Civil Engineering; Boise State University

Austin has a passion for teaching and working with kids of all ages. When he's not helping students understand STEM concepts through the medium of workshops he's coaching local baseball teams.

Brett Harned

Brett Harned

brett@stembususa.org

Technology Specialist