Michael Shanklin is a native of Southern California and has been an integral part of kidSTREAM even before joining us full-time, previously serving as an Advisor and champion of kidSTREAM. Prior to taking the helm as kidSTREAM’s inaugural Executive Director, Michael served the Explore! Children’s Museum as Project Advisor in October of 2019. Shanklin was previously the CEO of Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, CA where he led his team on a $13M capital campaign to rejuvenate the museum, significantly increasing attendance, earned revenue, and access for low to moderate income families.
He held leadership positions with The Discovery Science Place and was on the senior leadership team for the $29M expansion of the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. Michael involves himself deeply in local and national causes, having served on the Association of Children’s Museum Board, the California Association of Museums, amongst others. He is also a committed local volunteer and currently the president of the Camarillo Rotary Club Sunrise as well as an alumni of the Ventura County Leadership Academy (VCLA).
Jacy Yu has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector working with children, youth and families. She is passionate about building stronger communities and creating places for families to gather, learn, and support one another.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Washington and a Masters in Education from Seattle University. Jacy is excited to be on staff with kidSTREAM knowing our work today will inspire generations of children to become the great thinkers, innovators and inventors of tomorrow.
Our Board of Directors
and Past President
Ventura County Community Foundation Board Member
Phil Hampton, Ph.D.
CSU Channel Islands
Anderson Kulwiec Appleby Architects
(based in Santa Paula)
Professor & Chair, Economics, Finance & Accounting; Co-Director
Center for Leadership & Values
Project Manager; Principal,
SL Leonard & Associates, Inc.
M3 Civil Engineering
Pacific Coast Land Design, Inc.