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!
President & CEO
Phone: Phone Number: 760-212-3358
Contact Dave if your program is located in a state that is not covered by one of our representatives below, or if you’d like to chat! He would love to hear from you.
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.
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.
Vice President of Research and Development and Strategic Planning
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. 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.
Executive Producer & Regional Sales Manager
Phone: Phone Number: 760-978-4324
Contact Patrick if your program is located in: Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, or Idaho!
Patrick Scahill was brought onto The Discovery Source as an Executive Producer & Project Manager in early 2019. In his new role as of 2023, Patrick will be managing his own Sales territory! He is also responsible for overseeing our Warehouse and Operations divisions to address the company’s continuing expansion. 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.
Director of Professional Development & Trainer
Contact Sandy if you need assistance implementing your materials, or if you’re interested in virtual or in-person trainings or workshops!
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.
Regional Sales Manager
Phone: Phone Number: 702-425-0794
Contact Jeanne if your program is located in: Central California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Arizona!
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.
National Sales Director
Phone: Phone Number: 760-458-3342
Contact Jeremy if your program is located in: Southern California, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakotah, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, or North Carolina
Jeremy Fisher is the National Sales Director for The Discovery Source. He 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.
Regional Sales Manager
Phone: Phone Number: 262-395-6291
Contact Jared if your program is located in: Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, or Minnesota!
Jared Jones is the regional sales representative for Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. He is the newest Discovery Source representative, joining us in 2022. Jared currently resides in Milwaukee, 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.
Executive Assistant & Project Manager
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 serves as the team’s integrator, helping plan, organize, and execute different initiatives such as marketing, sales assistance, and internal processes. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising in 2018 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her recent background comes from sales, marketing, and event planning in the entertainment and retail industries, but she has a deep love for psychology and grew up nannying several different children. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and yoga.