Jenn Moore believes Eureka! is an intersection of math, science, and art—bringing students and the community together for exhibitions, hands-on activities, and classroom learning. Moore hopes to make Eureka! a magnet for creativity, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. She hopes to redefine the way people think about, learn about, and interact with science and technology by making science fun for everyone.
Moore comes to Eureka! from the Timberline Field Institute at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville where she taught courses in Natural Resource Management. Having always had a passion for science and teaching, she developed new programs, wrote grants for student driven research, and managed an internship program for students to have hands-on work experience. Previous to her work at the college she was a research hydrologist for the US Geological Survey in Grand Junction. Her educational background is in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University.
In her free time Moore enjoys mountain biking, gardening, reading books, and traveling the world with her husband Jesse and their daughter Madalyn.
Bambi Harmon recently retired from Deluxe Check Printers following 33 years of service. She began looking for a place to volunteer, seeking something she would enjoy doing while also serving others. After nearly two years of coordinating over 50 volunteers at Eureka! as a volunteer herself, Bambi became Eureka!’s Operations Manager in January, 2011. She also serves as the President of the Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club and often provides presentations to local organizations as well as to students who visit Eureka!. Bambi is an ASL Deaf Interpreter and is currently the secretary of her neighborhood Homeowners Association.
Rhonda Woltjer came to Eureka! in 2011. Prior to coming to Eureka! she worked as a receptionist for a concrete construction company, she also has experience in banking and retail. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, walking the dogs, painting, and looks forward to the times she gets to visit with her children and grandchildren who live out of town.
Tom Nelson joined Eureka! in April 2016. In the early days of the Math and Science center, he was among John McConnell's earliest students; now, after earning a B.A. in Business administration and certification in data systems from Colorado Mesa University, Tom is thrilled to be part of the Eureka! team, working to inspire a passion for learning.
Bree joined Eureka! in July 2017 as the Education Director. She is excited to have the opportunity to combine her program development experience with her passion for experiential learning in the outdoors. Bree is looking forward to creating meaningful learning opportunities that will engage current and new participants in STEAM programs throughout Mesa County and beyond. She hopes that through offering a variety of educational programs, Eureka! will have something for everyone and that participants will gain a better understanding of the world around them.
Prior to coming to Eureka!, Bree was involved with recreation program development for the City of Fruita, the Town of Breckenridge, and the City of Loveland Recreation Departments. Through these experiences, she created and maintained partnerships with outside organizations to offer a variety of programs ranging from state licensed summer day camps to afterschool programs to outdoor education camps to special events, she worked with stakeholders to create and implement new programs that met the community’s needs, and she worked with the Keystone Science Center to implement a county-wide after-school initiative in Breckenridge. Bree holds a Colorado K-12 Physical Education teaching license, a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.
In her free time, Bree enjoys trail running, hiking, ice hockey, stand up paddle boarding, skiing (water, tele, and cross country), photography, scrapbooking, and spending time with her husband Jon, sons Emmett & Austen, and their dog, Cisco.
Kayla recently moved to Grand Junction and loves it! This is her first time living west of the Mississippi River. She has a bachelor of science in elementary education from the University of Florida. Previously she taught at the Orlando Science Center in Florida. There she taught hands-on STEM labs and classes to students of all ages. She loves teaching science, especially anything to do with space! Teaching children is her passion and she loves being a part of their learning. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and roller coasters!
Hello! I am currently a sophomore at CMU majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Chemistry. I loved coming to the Math and Science Center as a child and I am excited to pass that love on to the next generation! I have a passion for medicine and I plan on pursuing a future career in the medical field. In my free time I enjoy reading, road trips, and my two cats.
Hi! I'm a student at Colorado Mesa University and I am majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I enjoy art, math, science and being around kids. I can't wait to inspire children about these things I'm passionate in.
Hello! I currently attend CMU, I am a first generation college student, and am studying human resources, business. I am a local product of Grand Junction, I graduated from GJHS, I am fluent in Spanish, and I am 18. I spent my youth going to the MASC for school field trips. I am a student athlete with the track and field team at CMU (hammer throw). I have also coached for Mesa County Junior Football for 5 years, and played for 13 years. I love working with children. I love watching their character grow. My work through football and here at MASC has helped them progress in life; I value academics, because athletics can only go so far. Your brain can take you anywhere. The kids are our future, so they require all of the resources to succeed. Every child needs an outside role model; I hope that myself, and my co-workers, can be those role models for your children. I love awful jokes, football and basketball. My favorite teams are the Steelers and the Bulls.
Hi! I'm Kiernin. I am a senior biology student at CMU hoping to work in the field of ocean conservation. I moved up to Grand Junction from Boulder for school but I grew up on the east coast which is where my love of the oceans comes from. I cannot wait to either help kids find their passions or help them learn more about the passions they already have.
Hello! I am a sophomore at Colorado Mesa University and I am majoring in Environmental Science. I am an outdoor enthusiast and love learning about our environment! I enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, hanging out with friends and family, and working with kids. My favorite part about this job is sharing my passion with kids and being apart of their educational experience!
Hi! I am currently attending CMU to earn my bachelor's degree in english/secondary education with a minor in philosophy. My passion is children and I love helping them find whatever their passion is in life! I love learning and hope to show kids everywhere how fun learning is! Whenever I'm not working or going to school you could find me reading, hammocking, doing yoga or watching The Office.
Hi! I'm a student at CMU majoring in Civil Engineering, and focusing in water management. In my free time I read voraciously, experiment with new recipes, and make jewelry. I am excited to see all the fun activities that we can do at the center this year!
Hello! I grew up in Lakewood, Colorado. I am currently working towards a degree in statistics with a minor in dance at Colorado Mesa University. I love being outside, dancing, hanging out with friends and family. I am super excited to both learn and teach in my time here.
Hello! I was born and raised here in the Grand Valley; and my favorite field trips were to the Math and Science Center. I attend BYU in Utah as a sophomore and am majoring in Applied Physics. I always get the chocolate-vanilla twist ice cream, I like to watch public domain movies made in the 60's or earlier, and my favorite thing in the world is to walk down a street or trail I've never walked down before.
I'm Regina Martin, and I've lived in Grand Junction for about four years. I'm a freshman at Colorado Mesa University majoring in Biology and minoring in Botany. When I'm not stuck in the library, I love hanging in the outdoors; hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, the works! I'm so excited to teach camps, and learn from my experiences here at the Math and Science Center.
Hello! I am a sophomore mechanical engineering student at Colorado Mesa University. Outside of school and Eureka!, I enjoy hiking, biking, and rock climbing. I'm excited to show the amazing phenomenons that math and science has to offer!
Hey! I am a sophomore history education student at Colorado State University. I grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado and I love hiking, traveling, and music. I grew up with field trips to the Math and Science Center, as well as attending camps and activities throughout the year, and I am so excited to help form those amazing memories for more children and to help expand their knowledge and excitement for science!
Hello! I am from Erie, Colorado. I am currently working towards a degree in biology/secondary education. I enjoy hiking, skiing, swimming, and music. I am also an avid baker and dream of traveling the world. Working with kids is a passion of mine, no matter the age. I look forward to both learning and teaching children, not only here but in the future as well!