Cliff Zintgraff, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Cliff Zintgraff is a founding Board member and past Board Chair of SASTEMIC, now merged with SAMSAT.  Around his core research area of inquiry learning, he runs learning organizations and programs for schools, colleges and industry.  Cliff provides executive leadership for SAMSAT. 

Jennifer Ireland

STEM Education Director

Jennifer Ireland leads SASTEMIC-branded curriculum development and program delivery for our Geekbus and other education programs. She has 12 years of experience in informal education and curriculum development.

Mark Brooks

STEM Lead Educator

Social Media Manager 

Mark Brooks brings experience in the military and running afterschool programs.  He is our lead student inspirer and educator, he manages social media outreach, and he supports grant development.

Thomasina Escobar

STEM Administrator 

Tomie Escobar leads STEM program scheduling, administers programs, and supports financial preparation for grant development.

Jorge Amodio

Technology Manager

Jorge Amodio brings 45+ years of experience in Electronics, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Executive Management and Business Development, including bringing the first Internet connection to his native Argentina.  His work includes bringing artifacts back to life in the museum.

Sandra Shreve

Events Manager

Sandra Shreve brings her management, event and catering expertise to event development and management.



David Monroe

Founding Chair

Matt Reedy

San Antonio Tech Industry Veteran

Board Co-Chair

Thomas O'Brien

Alford & O'Brien, PC


Allison Levine

Senior Manager, Accenture Federal


Jorge Amodio

Technology Manager, SAMSAT

Scott Gray

President, Elevate Systems

Dr. Raul "Rudy" Reyna

Founder, San Antonio STEM Council,

 Alamo STEM Ecosystem

John Strieby

Healthcare and Management Consultant

Dr. Cliff Zintgraff (ex officio)

Executive Director


Dr. Mark Appleford

Associate Dean, College of Engineering, UTSA

Dr. Emily Boice

Science Communications and Program Director,

Mind Science Foundation

Patrick Felty

Executive Director, FIRST in Texas Foundation

Jacques McGregor

Senior Director, Marathon

Iris Gonzalez


Joe Sanchez
Executive Director, CyberTexas Foundation

Andrew Schuetze
Instructor, Lutheran High School of San Antonio

FIRST Affiliate Partner, Alamo Region