Learn to Discover

Meet Our Staff

Brian Laschkewitsch

As Learn to Discover's President and CEO, Brian is responsible for the strategic execution of Learn to Discover's mission and fundraising to support this mission. In addition, Brian designs curriculum, leads the company's IT and technology operations, heads up the organization's Research and Development efforts, and teaches/coaches classes.

Brian has over 35 years of experience in technology, marketing, sales, support and entrepreneurial ventures, including Sun Microsystems, Tandem Computers, Control Data Corporation, Tolerant Systems, Motorola, Inc., and several small start-ups. He has also worked in the non-profit sector, where he established The First Tee of Monterey County's Learning Center, served as its first Director and raised funds for its continued operation. Brian has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Washington, and specializes in robotics/AI, electronics and animation.

Shelly Laschkewitsch

As Vice President, Shelly is responsible for the overall curriculum strategy and development, teaches/coaches classes, heads up fundraising efforts, and handles much of the organization's PR efforts.

Shelly has over 23 years of experience as a paralegal/manager in areas of business, corporations, contracts, nonprofits, tax, intellectual property law, and other areas. She also has taught technology and developed curriculum for over 15 years. She has volunteered for numerous nonprofits over the past 25 years (including Autistic Children Foundation, Junior League of San Jose, The First Tee, etc.) She is an experienced grant writer --- fundraising and writing grants for Pacific Coast Charter School and Aptos Academy for the past 10 years. Shelly is CBEST (substitute teacher)-certified, and has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Davis as well as a Paralegal Certificate from Santa Clara Law School.

Aubrey Madrigal

Aubrey has had a love of science and technology since she was a child. She took a break from science during high school, during which time it was taught "to the test" instead of for discovery. She was re-introduced to experiential science with the TV premiere of Mythbusters. Almost 10 years later, a love for all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) has returned.

Aubrey is dedicated to sharing a love of exploration in science and technology with children of all ages. She has developed marketing and business development skills through her work with grass-roots organizations. She is very happy to have found Learn to Discover, and is eager to show kids how much fun science and technology can be, both as hands-on activities and as elements of a career.