Hi I'm Joanne Papini, the Maker Lab Extreme program Director and fearless leader of the daily experiments and projects. I'm so excited to meet my next batch of young inventors for 2020!  


This past school year I've been leading STEM challenges at the Innovation Center at Tice Creek School in Walnut Creek. It's been a blast! I created an inspiring maker-lab there that includes: LEGO walls, PVC marble runs, take-apart electronics, upcycle/recycle world, cardboard construction site and more!

I see how engaged and inspired children become when building and creating. The new found confidence can be life changing! 

My commitment to inventors is to provide an unforgettable experience with a new set of skills and passion for creating, learning, building and inventing!

Born and raised in Lafayette, I graduated from Acalanes H.S. in 1980. I got a degree in broadcast journalism from SDSU, started one of the first mobile aerobic dance studios and began a lifelong passion for creating businesses and inventing.

Please don't hesitate to google me, text me, email or call for references! Some of my recent endeavors include:

Boho Bliss

Fairy Dog Mother Inn & Spaw

Home Decor Learning Center

The Dial-a-Style



Text or call 925-323-9737

"Hi this is me doing a happy dance the day my products first arrived from overseas!"