Our Team

Our team has decades worth of experience working with educators in the early childhood field. As a small, family-owned company, we cherish our customers success and are fully committed in everything we do! 

Looking to contact the right person at The Discovery Source? Meet our team below. We would love to hear from you!

  • Dave Scahill

    Dave Scahill

    President & CEO

    Phone: Phone Number: 760-212-3358

    Dave Scahill is the Founder & CEO of The Discovery Source. Dave has spent the past 35 years working with and training early childhood programs and is committed to creating great teacher effectiveness tools and supplying unique and targeted early childhood materials from 0-8 years that are engaging and fun. Dave has presented at the National Head Start, Native American Head Start Directors, NAEYC, California Child Development Administrators, California Head Start, Region 9 Head Start, CAEYC, Department of Defense Child Development conferences and many more.

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  • Shawn Scahill

    Shawn Scahill

    Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer

    Phone: Phone Number: 760-216-2881

    Shawn is a Co-Founder of The Discovery Source and dedicated to ensuring all of our products and services are aligned with our philosophy and mission. Shawn acts as The Discovery Source Chief Financial Officer to manage the company’s financial and operations divisions. Before entering the world of Education, he traveled extensively throughout the world, living in & visiting many memorable cities & holding many unique jobs. His passion for education is just as prominent in his personal as his professional life. As he could not do without his books, films, audiobooks and podcasts. He has been a practitioner of Meditation for 11 years & Jiu Jitsu martial arts for 2 years to help keep a balance of mind, body & soul.

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  • Denise Scahill

    Denise Scahill

    Vice President

    Phone: Phone Number: 760-612-7264

    Denise Scahill is on the Board of Directors, as the Vice President of The Discovery Source, and is a primary adviser to the company. Denise has been actively involved within the educational industry for over 20 years working with McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin School Division, Great Source, and Study Island/Archipelago Learning. In 2017, she joined Kodo Kids as the National Sales Director.

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  • Patrick Scahill

    Patrick Scahill

    Chief Creative Officer

    Phone: Phone Number: 760-978-4324

    Contact Patrick if you have questions or inquiries on production, marketing or media needs.

    Patrick Scahill was brought onto The Discovery Source as an Executive Producer & Project Manager in early 2019. In his new role as of 2024, Patrick will be managing the marketing and media division as Chief Creative Officer. Patrick enjoys producing big-picture ideas and media opportunities for The Discovery Source. Patrick received his Degree from San Francisco State University, traveled to most of the US and many countries throughout the world and we are excited that he brings all of his experiences and world views to The Discovery Source.


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  • Joey Ramirez

    Director of Operations

    Phone: Phone Number: 361.510.7605

    Joey was born and raised in South Texas. He served 5 years in the Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. He was first introduced to the company by Jared Jones, and helped with kit building in our warehouse. After Joey’s time in the Marine Corps, he decided to make Southern California his home. He is now the Director of Operations and oversees all warehouse operations including production and assembly, shipping and receiving, and inventory management. In his free time, Joey enjoys listening to music, traveling, hanging out with friends, and going to church.

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  • Lera Radd

    Vice President of Sales

    Phone: Phone Number: 310-740-2265

    Schedule a 1:1 with Lera Here!

    We welcome Lera Radd on as our new VP of Sales! Lera joined The Discovery Source in December 2023 as the Vice President of Sales. Lera has worked directly with educators for over 17 years in sales, product development, marketing and professional development. She works closely with all TDS teams and is partnered with our Regional Managers to support Early Childhood Educators. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a minor in Anthropology from Fort Lewis College. She loves art, dogs, running and vintage children’s books.

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  • Sandy Ampudia

    Sandy Ampudia

    Director of Professional Development & Regional Sales Manager

    Phone: Phone Number: 786.355.5881

    Contact Sandy if you are interested in Professional Development, Training Opportunities, or if you have a sales inquiry from FL!

    With more than 20 years of experience, Sandra Ampudia has been dedicating her work to the Early Intervention field as a Speech Pathologist, Early Childhood and Special Educator. Her experience supporting classroom teachers and their families has taken her to work with different community partners offering training courses and workshops at the local, state and national level, being one of the certificated Florida State Trainer in different areas of Early Childhood.Sandy is currently working in collaboration with different Universities and Organizations supporting early childhood educators across Miami-Dade County, along with other areas throughout Florida as well as other states in the implementation of the best practices to promote children’s learning and development.

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  • Jeremy Fisher

    Jeremy Fisher

    Regional Manager

    Phone: Phone Number: 760-458-3342

    Schedule a 1:1 meeting with Jeremy!

    Contact Jeremy if your program is located in: Southern & Central California, Colorado, Nebraska, or North Carolina!

    Jeremy Fisher started his career in early childhood back in 2001, working for Lakeshore Learning Materials in Southern California. He presented hundreds of hands-on educational workshops and was a staple name in the early childhood market for the region. Jeremy Fisher was also a National Brand Ambassador for Traeger Wood Pellet Grills. During the last 10 years he helped Traeger to become a national brand in the outdoor cooking market. His history in early childhood over the last couple of decades and his business knowledge will help drive The Discovery Source’s mission and focus in the early childhood industry. He enjoys quality family time with his wife and 3 children who enjoy visiting our beautiful national parks in their RV as well as bringing wood-fired creations to the dinner table.

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  • Jeanne Hughes

    Jeanne Scahill-Hughes

    Regional Manager

    Phone: Phone Number: 702-425-0794

    Schedule a 1:1 Meeting with Jeanne 

    Contact Jeanne if your program is located in: Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, or Oklahoma!

    Jeanne Hughes comes to us with over 30 years of experience in Sales Marketing and Design. She has owned and operated Avante Group and has worked as a National Sales manager in Nevada. Jeanne is Dave’s sister and is happy to jump in with her knowledge in sales and customer service to support the education community with her cheerful smile and exceptional customer service skills. In her free time, Jeanne loves to spend time with her two dogs.

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  • Jared Jones

    Regional Manager

    Phone: Phone Number: 262-395-6291

    Schedule a 1:1 meeting with Jared!

    Contact Jared if your program is located in: Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, or Minnesota!

    Jared Jones is the regional representative for Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, joining us in 2022. Jared currently resides in Wisconsin, but originally came to The Discovery Source as a Marine in California a couple years ago to assist with Operations. He soon fell in love with the Early Childhood community and wanted to be a part of the company in a larger way. In his free time, he enjoys Wisconsin outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and spending time with his dog, Archie.

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  • Jenny Young

    Regional Manager

    Phone: Phone Number: 707-393-7988

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    Contact Jenny if your program is located in: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Arizona

    We welcome Jenny Young on our team as a new Regional Manager!

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  • Marilee Haney

    Sales Project Manager

    Phone: Phone Number: 316.339.3408

    The Discovery Source welcomed Marilee to the team in summer of 2023.  Marilee brings with her a wealth of experience in the early childhood field working at a Child Care Resource Referral program at various, growing levels for over two decades.  Her passions include early childhood, technology, marketing, and customizing products and processes to meet the needs of the business and our clients.  When not working to help TDS better serve clients, Marilee loves volunteering, camping, and traveling with her family or just being lazy in a hammock or in front of a firepit.

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  • Courtney Schlosser

    Executive Integrator

    Phone: Phone Number: 262-470-9468

    Courtney joined us as of August 2022 as an Executive Assistant and Project Manager, working closely with Dave Scahill. She now serves as the team’s Executive Integrator-helping plan, organize, and execute different initiatives within marketing, sales, hiring, and internal processes. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising in 2018 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has 6 years of experience in sales, marketing, and event planning within the entertainment and retail industries. In her spare time, she enjoys being out in nature, reading, writing, and spending time with her family.

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