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kidSTREAM Adds Two New Board Members

Updated: Jan 22

The mission of kidSTREAM Children's Museum is to provide an engaging environment where kids explore, play, and discover. We are excited to announce the recent appointment of Charleen Morla-Garcia, from Conejo Recreation and Park District, and Jonathan Solórzano-Hamilton, from Netflix, as new members of our board of directors. Both Charleen and Jonathan also bring a wealth of nonprofit experience and expertise to the organization, which are valuable to our team as we prepare to open to the public in late 2023, and increase our impact in the community.

Charleen is a lifelong resident of Ventura County, with over 20 years experience in marketing, design, and event planning. Her volunteer commitments include leadership roles with the Filipino American Council of Ventura County, Inc., the Filipino Community of Ventura County, Inc., The City Center Transitional Living, Project Understanding, and the Oxnard Monday Club. When asked about her motivation for joining the board, she shared that, “as a mother to an active and ever-so imaginative 4-year-old, we have been driving great distances to visit similar museums that give him a chance to explore, imagine, and be inspired. I am excited and honored to be a part of the team at kidSTREAM to make this happen for future generations and families in our community and beyond.”

Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in software engineering and engineering leadership and previously helped found the sustainability-focused nonprofit, Sunwork Renewable Energy Projects. Reflecting on his own childhood experiences, Jonathan shared that, “childhood visits to the Exploratorium Science Museum gave me my passion for science, and are why I chose to study physics. I hope to spark the same joy in those who visit our museum.”

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