Meet Our Team
Ethan is an aerodynamics engineer at Boeing where he works to design, certify, and support commercial jet engine inlet aerodynamics. In addition to supporting commercial airplanes, Ethan served as group engineering focal for the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program. An Eagle Scout himself, Ethan was the North Snohomish County District Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America leading volunteers and supporting over 1000 youth in southwestern Washington. In an effort to help develop aerospace leaders and build the STEM pipeline, Ethan is an active member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and has also served on the Pacific Northwest AIAA Council.
Jonathan Ebert is the senior environmental compliance leader for Boeing. He believes we can build a safer, greener, and more sustainable world with an eye toward serving future generations. Jonathan started at Boeing in 2011 as an industrial hygiene intern and has held many management and non-management roles, contributing to improving workplace safety and health and environmental compliance and permitting. Jonathan is a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) and holds a master’s degree in exposure sciences from the University of Washington. He also holds a B.S. in environmental science and a B.A. in history from the University of Nevada, Reno. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys adventures with his wife Ashley and his two amazing dogs, Apollo and Emmy. He serves as an advisory member for the Electric Propulsion Innovation Challenge (EPIC) as well as the Boeing Academy for STEM learning at the Museum of Flight. In his free time, Jonathan is an avid reader, loves to draw, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen.
Starting with a degree in Communication, Marly found a job leading tours in Seattle’s Pioneer Square Underground. Her boss started them for school kids because he thought history was too dry in its presentation and a more accurate representation of our founding fathers was needed. Inspired, Marly became a teacher of the Humanities for middle and high school students and from there moved to Boeing in Everett to show people what happens inside the largest building in the world by volume. There, Marly realized how broad the application of STEM truly is, learning about manufacturing, engineering, science, and design all around us. She's proud to be part of a team bringing possibility thinking and doing to life!
Nikki Malcom has a tremendous passion for the aerospace and defense industry. Looking up to the sky and seeing the incredible machines that this industry produces gives her immense pride, and she would love to help support young people to inspire them to pursue a career in aerospace as well.
Nikki has been working in the aerospace industry in the PNW for 22 years in various roles with materials, testing and now the CEO & Executive director for a non-profit called the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance which supports the global competitiveness of the PNW Aerospace Industry.
Randi is a mechanical engineer at First Mode, where she works on the design, analysis, prototyping, and testing of green energy technology implementations to enable a more sustainable future. She first became passionate about STEM education and outreach from her time in college where she served as a graduate student instructor, machine shop safety trainer, and volunteer/organizer for Aerospace Day at the University of Michigan. As a student, she was chief engineer of M-Fly, the SAE Aero Design team that designed, built, and flew large-scale RC aircraft, which drew her to the EPIC competition. In her free time, she volunteers for Seattle's Youth Tutoring Program, plays for Seattle Women’s Hockey Club, and asks her friends for pictures of their dogs.
Lane is the Founder and Director of Starfish Education and specializes in STEM curriculum design and professional development for K-12 stakeholders. A former teacher, district administrator and county administrator, Lane began her career teaching both elementary and middle school before starting her own business focusing on STEM education. Along with writing STEM curriculum, speaking at conferences, and facilitating workshops, Lane is a Microsoft Teacher Trainer and a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator. Recognizing the importance in sparking STEM interest in youth, Lane has served as the National Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) STEM Committee, sits on the board of the National Girls Collaborative Project and serves on the education board at The Museum of Flight.
Jessica Van Son
Jessica is a special education teacher for Longview Public Schools in southwestern Washington, where she teaches ELA and Math, and strives to create a cross-curricular approach to learning. With over 25 years of dedicated experience working with special needs students, Jessica incorporates engineering and technology into her lessons furthering her belief that all students should have access to STEM education. Jessica is an award-winning educator of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), an active member of the NEA and serves on the NASA eClipsTM Educator Advisory Board. Jessica has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and the United Kingdom attending and conducting professional development workshops that further STEM education.