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our team

small + mighty

The Science Station has always operated with a dedicated, hard-working team of people who believe in the power of science education. We also rely on the talent and support of our Board of Directors.

The Board

Amanda Peoples, President

Philip Aulie

Jay Bowerman

Charlotte Gilbride

Paul Hutter

Dave Schrott

Kirsteen Wolf, Secretary

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join the team!

Over the next few months, we will be hiring a skilled, part-time classroom instructor who loves teaching science as much as we do! If you have experience teaching science at the elementary or middle school level and want to work with a dynamic, fast-paced team, please reach out to to learn more about the upcoming position!

our team

David Bermudez “Bermi”

Ambassador of Science: Executive Director + Lead Instructor 

Bermi has been the vision behind the successful growth of the Science Station since he founded the nonprofit in 2002.  He graduated from Brown University with a degree in aquatic biology in 1990 and taught at Keystone Science School, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Sunriver Preparatory School and Oregon Episcopal School in his early career. He is respected in Central Oregon as an outstanding educator, teaching in both English and Spanish, and providing mentoring for science teachers throughout the area.  When he isn’t teaching, Bermi can be found playing ice hockey, riding his bike or cheering for his hometown Chicago teams with his family. He still doesn’t own a cell phone.

Lisa Bermudez

Creator of Opportunity: Development + Marketing Director

Lisa makes sure that the Bend Science Station continues to develop relevant and inclusive partnerships and programming.  She is passionate about working with communities who have historically been underserved. She writes grants, pays bills, develops marketing materials and even teaches a class now and then. Her to do list gets longer every day.  Lisa was born and educated on the east coast and has nearly 30 years of teaching and administrative experience. If she had spare time, she would exercise more, cook more, read more and figure out what she is supposed to do with the rest of her life. For now, she cherishes family adventures and watching her two boys getting even taller than she is.

Dan Martin

Interweb King: Instructor + Technology Officer

Dan has been a Science Station rock since the early days and is an integral part of our success. He was born in Seattle, but has called Central Oregon his home for most of his life. Back in the day, Danny was even a student of Bermi’s at Sunriver Preparatory School.  When he’s not in the lab doing things like blowing up gummy bears or listening to Lisa complain about the idiosyncrasies of modern technology, he’s running full court basketball, having robots create art for him, or playing board games with his family.

Kevin Surmacewicz

Operations Manager

Kevin joined the Science Station team after several years in the tech industry where he provided support for enterprise software companies and startups. Prior to this, he managed a rock-climbing gym and summer adventure camp along the James River in Virginia. He brings his love of science, experience working with kids and background in management to handle the dynamic logistics of the Science Station. When he’s not keeping our daily operations running smoothly, you’ll likely find him exploring the Central Oregon mountains, honing his cooking skills, or rooting on his alma mater, JMU.

Summer Concannon

Lab Rat: Instructor of Science

Summer shares her enthusiasm for learning science in the classroom and works tirelessly in the labs behind the scenes keeping the BSS team organized! You can often find her singing in the halls or sharing treats from local bakeries. Summer received her Bachelor's in Marine Biology at the University of North Carolina and then ventured briefly to the West Coast to earn her Master's in Science Education from Oregon State University.  She worked as the Director of Education at the Colburn Earth Science Museum and as a middle school science teacher in Asheville, NC before moving back to Oregon 2 years ago.  When she is not busy teaching the wonders of science, she can be found hiking trails along the river, riding her e-bike to coffee shops, or paddleboarding the Deschutes, usually in the company of a few of her 5 children. Her cheerful, can-do disposition brings great energy to the Science Station!

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