Our Team

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
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
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.

Alison Lark
Director of Operations
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
Program Director
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.
Stephanie Briggler
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 STEMbusUSA. 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.
Kerri Edwards
Regional Camp Director, East Coast
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 STEMbusUSA.org summer camps. She’s always excited to learn the latest skills to engage students in STEM and prepare them for the workforce.
Sai Ellis
Lead STEM Demonstrator and Marketing
Currently working on degree in Communication at Boise State University

Sai Ellis is currently enrolled Boise State where he is pursuing a degree in Communication. Sai enjoys helping kids realize how exciting STEM careers really are.
Ben Marsden
Head of I.T.
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
Videographer/Photographer and Event Assistant
Ethan plans on working in the film industry. He has a passion for telling stories and exploring the different ways ideas can be communicated and collaborated upon through filmmaking and science. He works full-time at STEMbusUSA putting on school assemblies and generating marketing materials.
Maxx Aguirre
Technical 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!