About Us

TechKnowHow® has been providing technology-focused classes for students since 1994 and we have loved every moment of it. Our offerings include summer and winter break programs, GATE classes, and school-year enrichment.

We are honored to have recently received the "Best Technology Camp" in Bay Area Parent Magazine and "Best LEGO® Camp" and "Best Science Technology and Digital Arts Summer Camps" in Parents' Press.

Our mission is simple - to have kids understand technology and get creative with it. We work hard to create a quality educational experience for all of our students. We design original curriculum and test it out with students in the fall and winter to ensure age-appropriateness and interest. We then hire teachers who have a love for educating students as well as the technical and management skills for the class that they will be leading.

Our Teaching Philosophy

TechKnowHow® classes are designed so that students can learn technology skills while engaged in interesting projects. Classes feature high-interest, age-appropriate projects which teach technology and science skills based on the STEM curriculum.

We begin classes with a quick overview of concepts, then students get started on their projects. Teachers engage with students while they are working on their projects, assisting them and answering questions. At appropriate stages of the project, students test the performance of what they've created, interacting with other campers and the teachers in the process.

Each day, the students learn new skills and solidify ones learned earlier in the camp -- all in a supportive and fun atmosphere.

Our Team

TechKnowHow? CEO

Bob Mancini - CEO

Bob started TechKnowHow in 1994 so that students could explore and use technology in interesting ways. First through creative classroom projects, and then through afterschool enrichment and summer programs, Bob found ways for students to combine technology with their creativity and higher-level thinking, such as visual programming for elementary schoolers. He designed and taught the courses over the first ten years and continues to oversee the development of our program curriculum.

Bob graduated from UCLA, has a Masters in Science from Carnegie-Mellon (MSIA) and a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate.

TechKnowHow? Director

Sue Stevenson - Director

Sue wears many hats in the organization including the recruitment and development of our teaching staff. She has over 30 years experience in personnel management, and oversees the teachers, along with area managers, to ensure a quality experience for all students.

In addition, Sue has a background in graphic design and website creation and is always learning about the latest discoveries in the world of science, technology, and robotics.

TechKnowHow? Operations Manager

Paul Bacio - Curriculum Developer

Paul fell in love with LEGO® bricks as a child, and it shows, as he has become our "Master Builder." Paul excels at both mechanical functions and product design, infusing his motorized creations and robots with artistic and stylized detail. His motor-powered designs for our classes are truly unique and loaded with details that kids really appreciate. He is a true DIY builder - working on everything from Maya animations to fixing cars to creating anime in his spare time.

Paul graduated from Bethany College and has experience as a youth group leader prior to teaching and developing curriculum at TechKnowHow® for the past ten years.

TechKnowHow? Curriculum Developer

Natasha Ortega - Curriculum Developer

Natasha develops and prepares curriculum for many of our classes, including the programming, game design, girls camps, and robotics courses. She has had a deep interest in math and science since early in elementary school, and is on a mission to get children as excited about STEM as she is. Natasha is also involved in training our summer staff and visits classes to observe and assist in the instruction.

Natasha earned a B.S. in Math with a concentration in teaching from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. "I want to help show the next generation the importance, and especially the fun, that STEM can offer."

TechKnowHow Enrichment Program Manager

Deborah Abajon - Office Manager

Deborah oversees Customer Care and making sure camps are fully stocked with all the equipment that students need to learn and have fun! Deborah is involved with both parents and school personnel, dealing with registrations, scholarships, donations to schools, and coordinating with host sites.

Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University, as well as a certificate in Early Childhood Education. Her experience working with children and young adults spans over 15+ years which includes mentoring high school students, teaching children in a daycare/classroom setting, and working at a children’s art and technology museum.

TechKnowHow? Markerting  Manager

Edgar Ruiz - Marketing and Website Manager

Edgar handles the marketing for TechKnowHow®, which includes maintaining the website, engaging parents on social media, preparing advertisements for both print and web, and designing brocures and other collateral.

Edgar earned his B.A. in Communication Design, with an emphasis in Graphic Design from California State University, Chico. Edgar enjoys technology, art and design, and gaming.

TechKnowHow Area Manager

Krissy Hauschild - Area Manager

Krissy is one of our Area Managers, overseeing the smooth running of camps in her designated area. She visits a number of sites each day during the summer, assisting when needed and building strong relationships with teachers, parents and campers.

Krissy has over 15 years of experience as a teacher in Menlo Park. She is currently the Lead Technology teacher at her school, and has taught multiple grade levels. Krissy has been with TechKnowHow® for 12 years, 10 years as an instructor and 2 years as an Area Manager.

TechKnowHow? Area Manager

Jessica Gonzalez - Area Manager

Jessica G. is an Area Manager for TechKnowHow®, overseeing the steady running of camps in her designated area. Throughout the summer, Jessica visits various sites each day, assisting when needed and building strong relationships with teachers, parents and campers.

During the school year she is a high school English teacher and received an Award for Excellence in teaching literacy in her first year. She's also the girls soccer coach for the school. She's also passionate for playing soccer herself as well as hiking, working out and reading. She loves enlightening children's minds and says, "Nothing is more rewarding than giving students the tools to cultivate their own knowledge." Jessica has been with TechKnowHow® for 4 summers. 3 years as an instructor and 1 year as an Area Manager.