Science Discovery


Our Inspiring Team

Hannah Heavenrich

Hannah has been with the Science Discovery since 2018.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Carleton College and a Master’s degree in biology from Arizona State University.  Hannah is a skilled instructor with experience leading education-based outdoor classes, for both children and adults  She is passionate about environmental education and enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors. Hannah leads field trips and presents class programs for Science Discovery.

Stacey Beveridge

Stacey is beginning her 15th year with Science Discovery. She has a BS in education from Eastern Michigan University and a California teaching credential. Stacey has experience in classroom instruction and environmental education. She coordinates the scheduling of class programs in addition to doing video editing, website updates, all while implementing the myriad of skills required to manage a busy education program.

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Priscilla Sisommout

Priscilla holds a B.S. in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity from U.C. Davis.  Her passion for the environment is exemplified by the many environmental projects in which she has participated.  Priscilla has experience teaching about watersheds, working as a fisheries technician at Point Reyes National Seashore, and collecting data about water quality.  Priscilla leads field trips and presents class programs for Science Discovery.

Dean Thompson

Dean has over 30 years of experience teaching environmental education along the central coast of California. He received his B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Prior to joining Science Discovery he worked for Kern County schools. Dean brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to the Science Discovery education team.

Carrie Gorton

Carrie is a valued member of our commercial recycling team. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Language Studies and a minor in Politics. She is in her second year at Science Discovery. Carrie has worked with hundreds of businesses, helping them become compliant with SB 1383. She has a passion for composting and trying to move forever closer to a “zero waste” lifestyle. Her experience includes volunteering at her two children's local elementary school, where she helped rebuild the school garden and revamped the lunch program to work with local food vendors, eliminate disposables, and offer affordable healthy lunches with daily fresh produce. In her leisure time, Carrie enjoys taking advantage of our temperate San Luis Obispo climate by hiking, taking her dogs to various dog beaches, attending local outdoor music venues, and riding her motor scooter around town.

Mike Di Milo

Mike is the principal of Science Discovery and has been involved in environmental education for over 25 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Mike works with all Science Discovery team members assuring that both the school education, public outreach, and business programs provide exemplary levels of inspiration, innovation, and service, to students, teachers, and business people.  Mike enjoys riding his motorcycle and watching his favorite ice hockey team when he’s not at work.

Jennifer Codron

Jennifer leads our commercial recycling team. She has five years of commercial experience working with garbage companies, businesses and local government. Jennifer excels in developing practical solutions when faced with challenging situations. She is instrumental in developing a commercial organics composting program with over 600 participating businesses throughout San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer enjoys a variety of sports with her husband and three adult children.

Jessi Brown

Jessi is in her second year of providing commercial recycling services to local businesses. Jessi works with over 100 entities providing information and support services ensuring that they are compliant with a variety of state and local recycling mandates.