The T E A M

Kenneth G. Stickney
Mr. Stickney is acting as General Manager and Director of Lightspeed Learning Adventures. He has founded multiple businesses in industries ranging from dining to digital communications technology. He is currently the president of Pixelsmiths Inc., a corporation specializing in digital applications technology and services. Prior to that he served as an executive at the idealab-backed entertain ment venture - - and was a partner and Vice President of Operations at ITU, a start up company specializing in building secure dialup computer systems.

Bruce Payne
Mr. Payne is Co-Director of Curriculum Development and Interactive Design for Lightspeed Learning Adventures. He is nationally recognized as a developer of innovative and technologically advanced science curriculum. He has worked on a variety of projects with the National Science Foundation, NASA, Department of Defense Education Agency, State of Texas Educational Agency and State of California Department of Education. He served as a classroom teacher for six years in Southern California secondary schools and one year as an administrator. He holds Masters degrees in Education and Administration from Claremont College and science research credentials including advanced degrees from USC in Pathology and from Cal State Fullerton in Life Sciences.

Michael Garcia
Mr. Garcia is Co-Director of Curriculum Development and Interactive Design for Lightspeed Learning Adventures. He is a science, mathematics and physics education specialist whose work included the creation of educational outreach programs and events for Jet Propulsion Laboratories. He has received numerous awards for his participation in many NASA/JPL missions to the planets and community outreach programs. He holds a BA in Industrial Arts and a credential in Physical Science from Cal State LA.

George Giaimo
Mr. Giaimo is Director of Business Development for Light Speed Learning Adventures. A USC graduate, Mr. Giaimo has been in the computer technology industry for over 23 years. He is currently the founder and President of Balboa Computers, a company that specializes in computer services for the entertain ment industry with major clients such as Paramount Studios and Spelling Enter tainment. Prior to that he was with NASA/JPL on the Voyager Space Project Team and public affairs.

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