Franchisee and Center Director
Sabrina is excited to start the first Stemtree Education Center in Washington state. Sabrina was born and raised in the Seattle area. She attended the University of Washington where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Sabrina and Eric have four children (ranging in age from 15 to 29) and two grandsons. Sabrina has spent the last 15 years working in IT QA for multiple technologies. In July 2017, she decided it was time to become a business owner. Sabrina understands that children are our future and wants to do all she can to encourage students to be responsible and happy members of society. She also wants to inspire the students to be open to new ideas and be able to utilize critical thinking to make informed decisions throughout their lives. She selected the Stemtree franchise because it offers the structure needed to expand students’ minds through hands on learning and encourages self-reliance with one-on-one support that is always available. Sabrina is looking forward to meeting you and your children and providing a fun and safe environment for each student to develop a strong foundation for all future learning.
Franchisee and Center Director
Eric has been a life-long resident of Snohomish county and has attended Everett Community College, Edmonds Community College, Western Washington University and has a MBA from City University of Seattle. He has worked primarily in healthcare IT and worked as an industrial engineer for Boeing. He is certified in project management and in process improvement. Eric has a passion for teaching and has experience in adult learning in academic, corporate and non-profit learning environments. He is an instructor for the Everett Community College Corporate and Community Education Center and teaches classes for project management and process improvement. He is also an instructor for Bellevue College in the Healthcare Leadership program teaching project management and is a mentor for the field study program. He has also taught for City University, Cascadia Community College, Project Management University at Providence and at the American Red Cross. Eric has always been very involved in his children’s school and community activities. He has been a soccer coach and a Girl Scout leader, as well as participated in WatchDOGs. He has volunteered for several youth organizations, such as Junior Achievement, PMI Educational Foundation, and has been a DECA competition judge for the past 7 years. Eric is excited to be part of Stemtree which is a fun way for kids to learn about science and technology and to promote skills they will need for the future.
My name is Dominique and I attended William Woods University where I completed both my Bachelor’s degrees (Elementary Education and Equestrian Science) and my Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction. I am a K-8 certified teacher in both WA and MO. I have been a substitute teacher for all grades K-12 since finishing my degrees. I have also been a horseback riding instructor for a number of years. I am working toward my certification in teaching middle school Science, Math and Humanities. STEM gives kids experiences in real world situations while keeping them excited about learning. I strive to give a positive memorable experience to every student I work with. Some fun facts about me are that I have been riding horses for 20 years, I train horses and I dabble in Fashion Design.
My name is Grace and I will be attending University at Buffalo in the fall where I plan to study mathematics. I have tutored STEM previously and enjoy working out material with students. My goal as an instructor is to make the learning process enjoyable and to enable students to be able to apply their knowledge elsewhere. For me, STEM is a way to understand the world; from the way we think to the reason we get so much rain here! In my free time, I like to volunteer and watch hockey.
My name is Hannah and I am a student at Lake Stevens High School and I am studying Video Game Design at Sno-Isle Tech. In previous years I have been part of a robotics team that has gone to state competitions. I have been a volunteer for Math Fest and Camp Invention. I like STEM because it challenges my thinking; it pushes us all to think in different ways. As a coding and robotics instructor I strive to help kids see coding as fun. I enjoy drawing and game design; I especially like drawing and writing stories about dragons.
My name is Jackson, I’m currently attending WSU majoring in Electrical Engineering and I formerly studied physics at UW. I like that STEM offers right and wrong answers, and you can take logical steps to get to the right answers. Science, technology and engineering are some of the few things that objectively improve the average quality of life. I have been a math tutor and am looking forward to tutoring chemistry and physics. As an Instructor I believe that the most important thing is that the kids are enjoying STEM activities, so they will want to learn more. Fun fact about me: I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in twelve seconds, I can run a mile in four and a half minutes, but I cannot do both at the same time.
My name is Sophia and I am studying Environmental Science at University of Washington- Bothell. I really enjoy the subjects of marine ecology and environmental justice in my program. I have lots of teaching and mentoring experience with the Girl Scouts and have worked at a museum. I have also worked on restoration and conservation projects with reptiles and amphibians. I like working with others to help fix a problem - we all have different strengths and by using all parts of STEM we can do amazing things. I also enjoy game design. There is always something to discover in science and technology. In my free time, I like to draw and go birdwatching.
My name is Matthew and I am studying biology at the University of Washington- Bothell I can trace my enjoyment of science back to General Chemistry, the first "real" science class that I took. When I started, I had no concept of atoms or elements and ever since this class I have been fascinated in learning more. Discovery is important to me as there is still tentative and limited information and we try our best to prove scientific truths. It's important to have integrity in communicating a sense of discovery. One of my favorite pastimes is cooking, which I refer to as the "last bastion of modern alchemy." Part of the fun of mixing and matching food and technique is to discover new flavors.
My Name is Andrea and I attend Edmonds Community College. I am studying Mechanical Engineering and Design and will transfer to the University of Washington next spring. I enjoy helping and seeing kids discover the catalyst that inspires self-motivation, confidence, growth and creativity. I have tutored my neighbors in reading, music and math and I also help teach the Kamiak Showband. I like to program games, draw, design, run and am involved in the drum corps. I love to create and am fascinated by the creative process. We live in such a fast paced world and technology is creating change even faster, this pretty much means anything is possible – if anyone has an idea or a goal, it can be accomplished. Through STEM, I can experience the creative process in all that I do. I’ve been in almost every state in the U.S. Spoiler alert: most of it is corn.