Our team has deep experiences working with educators in the early childhood field. As a small nimble family team, we cherish our customers success and are fully committed in everything we do.
President & CEO
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.
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
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 & Project Manager
Patrick Scahill was brought onto The Discovery Source as an Executive Producer & Project Manager in early 2019. In his new role with The Discovery Source Patrick will be in charge of helping create, develop, and execute our new business plan.
He will also be assembling teams to run our Marketing, Sales, and Operations divisions as well as optimizing and streamlining internal systems to address the company’s expansion.
National Sales Director
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.
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 recently 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.