Board Of Directors
Brent Bushnell, Board President is the CEO and Chief Rabble-rouser of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company. Most recently the team launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Brent was an on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, cofounder of Anti-Aging Games, founding member of Syyn Labs, a creative collective combining art and engineering to create high engagement for large brands and bands including Google, Disney and responsible for the viral hit Rube Goldberg music video for OK Go that garnered 40 million views on YouTube. Brent also mentors teens in entrepreneurship.
Dave Zobel, Board Vice President, is a Cal Tech Alumni and a science writer. He describes himself as: “Half-bithead, half-executive, half-writer, half-wit: Possessing that rare ability to get down in the trenches with the researchers and the coders (being one myself), defend them to upper management and clients, and explain what they do to the outside world.” Zobel was the developer of the first Science Kits that changed the focus of T4T materials from use in Art alone to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education. He joined the Board in 2011. He is coordinator of External Events for T4T.
Karen Wolfen, Board Secretary, has practiced real estate law in Los Angeles for 13 years, having received both her undergraduate and law degrees from UCLA. She had her first experience with T4T in 2013 when she and her then 14-year-old daughter came to the T4T warehouse as volunteers. She quickly came aboard. She serves on the Grant Committee.
John Pallaro, Board Treasurer is an accountant and has been with the T4T.org Board since its inception in 2004. He does all the T4T accounting and taxes. As incoming President of the Rotary Club of Del Amo, he helped T4T obtain funding for the Sunday Makers Workshops at T4T.
Celeste Anlauf, Board Member, is currently the Major Gifts Officer at the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, a 25 million dollar non-profit that has been improving that lives of people with special needs since 1946. Previously, Celeste held the position of Director of Major Gifts and Communication at Para Los Niños. Prior to that she planned and launched St. Paul the Apostle’s $20 million capital campaign—the first comprehensive campaign in the School’s 75-year history.
Danielle Egerer, spent 22 years in banking and finance, including 12 years at Occidental Petroleum where she was Assistant Treasurer. She has a MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Egerer became a fan T4T.org when her daughter’s school, the UCLA Lab School, had a T4T event. She joined the Board in September 2013.
Francisco Arechiga, Board Member, helps manage digital content strategy, implementation and development for East West Bank. Francisco has eight years’ experience related to U.S. and China cross-border business and cultural exchange and is involved in tri-sector projects in arts and culture, civic engagement, education and economic development in Los Angeles. Previously, he worked for four years in the department of public education at the Yunnan Provincial Museum in Kunming and is fluent in Mandarin.