I am a lifelong Marin County resident and owned a contracting business called Kaplan Brothers for over 20 years. During the later years of being a contractor, I decided to transition into a career in education. I had a passion for science and the burgeoning making movement that I wanted to share with kids.
I earned my teaching credential from Sonoma State in 2004. That same year, I began teaching at San Domenico School in San Anselmo, where I taught science with a making component for the students to provide them with a fun and active learning experience.
After teaching at San Domenico for 13 years, I created Mobile Maker Club to offer my professional making expertise to schools, groups and individuals at the 3rd to 8th grade level providing the instruction, workspace and necessary tools.
My goals are for the students to collaborate with their peers in executing the steps required to finish a project and for them to develop valuable life skills and confidence. What they learn in Mobile Maker Club can also offer them potential insights to future career options.