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INSTITUTE DIRECTORS

Steven Lee Berman, BS/Advanced Graduate Work Engineering (Materials & Computation); J.D. (IP/Entertainment Law emphasis)  

Board Director, Co-Founder & CEO, Academic for the following enterprises:

DIGIVATIONS EDUCATION VENTURES &

DIGIVATIONS INSTITUTE

NASA award winning DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE

Overnight Innovation & Literary CAMP DEMIGOD/DEMIGOD LODGE


Co-Founded a STEM+ARTS+MOVEMENT K-20 creative learning lab, federal 501(c)(3) non-profit Educational Organization and Innovation & Literary Summer Institute for Talented & Gifted youth dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators which was awarded peer reviewed NASA Summer of Innovation grants. DIGIVATIONS™ offers K-20 programming with a focus on fostering youth and professionals through the Singularity Era.


Established, Jointly Manage & Program a Singularity era institute dedicated to educating and preparing youth and training professionals to address the opportunities and solve the challenges facing society arising from exponential disruption of diverse industries and institutions. Advise universities, government entities including funding agencies and Fortune 1000 companies regarding sustainable technology commercialization and resulting new business opportunities. Apply more than a decade of experience with the University of California, as well as BC, Canada based and other universities in designing new ventures and solutions.


Develop multi-stakeholder research and innovation commercialization programs, and serve as a technology, business and legal expert regarding a diverse array of new discoveries and technologies. Technology expertise includes, for example, advanced computing (cloud, analytics, cognitive/AI), synthetic biology and genetics, energy, sustainability and associated intelligent infrastructure; novel materials; medical devices and imaging; and Transformative Media (new media content and technology at the intersection of social media/user generated, games, and traditional media).  Advise clients regarding the raising of significant funds for and crafting of a diversity of academic and entrepreneurial ventures.


Create STEM programming which leads to novel exploration of local problems and resulting technology commercialization.


Writing a book about preparing through shifting educational and experiential paradigms the “Exponential Generations” for the opportunities and industries of tomorrow.


Launching a 24 * 7 educational news network.

Anne Deane Berman, PhD, BM Composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and an MA/PhD Composition & Computer Music from UC Santa Barbara

Board Director, Co-Founder & Vice President, Academic for the following enterprises:

DIGIVATIONS EDUCATION VENTURES BC, Canada

DIGIVATIONS INSTITUTE Washington State non-profit

NASA award winning DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE Federal 501(c)3

Overnight Innovation & Literary CAMP DEMIGOD/DEMIGOD LODGE Leavenworth, WA


Dr. Anne's career spans more than twenty years in the fields of education, arts and technology centered on innovation. Formerly Anne was a faculty member at UCSB’s Technology Management Program, University of British Columbia’s School of Music, Iowa State University’s Virtual Reality Applications Center where she was one of the founding faculty members of the graduate degree program in Human Computer Interface.

In 2010, Dr. Berman Co-Founded DIGIVATIONS™ Education Ventures, a NASA award winning Canadian creative technology learning lab and its affiliate US Federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE located at the Demigod Lodge near Leavenworth, WA. Both organizations foster the next generation of innovators through their NASA award winning STEM+ARTS+MOVEMENT curriculum. Their mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders, young and old, to apply innovative strategies to expand the frontiers of human knowledge and help tackle important problems related to energy, health, education, the economy and the environment.

She is former Associate Editor of Computer Music Journal, MIT Press. At the University of California Office of the President's Digital Media Innovation Program, she facilitated $60 million in partnerships between California industry and UC system-wide researchers. Before graduate school, Anne worked at The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Oberlin Dance Company, Santa Barbara Dance Theatre, Walden School, and Music Academy of the West focusing on publicity, marketing and fundraising.
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COLLABORATING FACULTY

Edward Buendia, Point Roberts, WA, DIGIVATIONS™ Camp Demigod Artist and Faculty (2013-present), is the Founder and Creator of the non-profit “Eyes of the Innocent” children’s art program. Since 1975, he has taught over 3,000 children and adults in fine arts. In addition to his expert teaching, he has a long history of establishing and collaborating on the development of socially valuable multi-disciplinary artistic initiatives. In the 1970s, he founded Artistas Del Barrio, a collective of muralists in Southern California whose murals have taken on historical significance and influenced generations of muralists.


He studied art at Florida State University and spent a year at Oxford University in 1988. In the early 90’s, he was one of the first Commissioners to serve on the City of Indio Arts Council in the Coachella Valley. In 1996, he co-founded the Point Roberts Washington Arts Foundation and the Point Roberts Arts & Music Festival.

Since December 2010, he has created over a hundred images in collaboration with NASA Award Winning DIGIVATIONS Institute‘s Co-Founders Steven Lee Berman and Anne Deane Berman, PhD/ These images include illustrations for their Rocketry Playbook, Sphere of Influence Game, and the world’s first overnight Camp Demigod as well as several logos. He teaches drawing and painting as a faculty member of the DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE .


His work has been purchased by private collectors around the world and he has an ever-growing circle of fans and admirers, from gang members to millionaires, priests to politicians. Edward Buendia has shown in Palm Springs, California and the Pacific Northwest. He has successfully worked with children in the mainstream public school system as well as Autistic children.


A graduate of the art program at University of Oxford–Christ Church College, United Kingdom, Edward’s artwork is permanently stored, and on display in Ashmolean museum of Art and Archaeology University of Oxford, displayed beside the work of DaVinci and Michelangelo. As well as an art piece in the White House, this art piece is a part of the White House art collection.

Robert Macdougall (2014-present), DIGIVATIONS Camp Demigod Martial Arts and Theatrical Combat faculty member. 
Stage Combat: 
Robert Macdougall is an actor, stuntman/stunt coordinator, and award winning Fight Director whose work has been seen internationally on both stage and film. He has choreographed fights involving weapons as diverse as bullwhips and bowie knives, broadswords and battle axes, rapiers and daggers, dueling pistols and maching guns, as well as Asian weapons from China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and India. He is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors, Society of Australian Fight Directors, and Communitas Gladii (Germany). 
 
As Fight Director he has worked at theaters nationwide and around the world, including Seattle Repertory Theater, Bathouse Theater, A.C.T. Seattle, Empty Space, Seattle Opera, Tacoma Opera, Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Artemis Theater Company, Harlequin Theater Company, Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Changing Scene, Seattle Shakespeare, Seattle Children's Theater, Shakespeare in the Grass Touring Company, Central Coast Shakespeare Company, as well as Adams St Theater, Edinburgh, Scotland;  Salzburger Landestheater, Salzburg, and Theater Reichenhau, Vienna, in  Austria;  Theater Ravensburg,  Cafe Des Gruaens, and Theater An Der Rott, in Germany; Leo Foo Park in Taiwan (ROC);  Phuket Fantasea, Phuket, and Alankarn Theater, Jomtiem in Thailand. 
 
He has done residencies, master classes, and served on faculties of educational institutions, and actor training academies worldwide including, National Theater Conservatory, University of Washington, University of California, Dallas Theater Center, University of New Mexico, University of Montana, University of Arizona, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Case Western Reserve University, Naropa Institute in the USA; University of Victoria, Canada: as well as the Actors Conservatory, Australia,  Marymount College, Great Britain, Athanor Akademie, Germany. In the USA he has also worked with artist in schools programs in California, Montana, Colorado, and Alaska. He has served on the Board of Directors of the United Stuntman's Association, and has taught at the International Stunt School. He is co-founder of Shakespeare Plus, and Proteus Theater Company in the USA, and founder of Sword and the Play Stage Combat Workshops in the USA and Germany. 
 
He is a recipient of the "Patrick Crean Award" and the "Presidents Award for Excellence", from the Society of American Fight Directors, and 3 time recipient of the "People's Choice" awards for fight directing. 
 
He has performed as actor, action choreographer/advisor,  stuntman, and/or served as stunt coordinator on over 35 film and television productions, in the USA, Thailand, and Germany including Northern ExposureTwin PeaksHighlanderDrugstore CowboyDogfightBlack Circle Boys, and Get Carter.
 
Robert is a lifelong martial artist and teacher, and holds senior rankings in several systems. He is a Senior Instructor, and serves on the Council of Elders for the Amerindo Martial Arts System (Indonesian Pentjak Silat). He has taught martial arts classes and conducted seminars throughout the USA as well, as  Thailand, Taiwan, and Germany. He has taught close quarter combat, and knife offensive and defensive tactics to members of various law enforcement organizations including Seattle Police Department, FBI, Port Security Units of US Coast Guard, and the Royal Thai Police.

QiGong/Taijiquan (Chi Kung/Tai Chi Ch’uan)
Robert Macdougall, has studied, practiced, and taught martial arts his entire life, and holds senior rankings in several systems. He has trained in Yang and Chen style Taijiquan; and is a Senior Disciple in the HunYuan Hsing Yi Chen Style Taijiquan School.  QiGong practice is a series of simple exercise practiced for improved health, and mental clarity. Various of these patterns have developed and proved effective over hundreds of years. Workshops in QiGong contain several simple patterns of movement performed while standing in loose comfortable clothing. Many of these exercises can also be practiced sitting in a sturdy chair. Many of the patterns are derived from the Taijiquan (Tai Chi Ch’uan) forms, and others help to increase ability to perform within the Taiji forms…

QiGong practice enhances one’s connection to the earth by improving balance, and reducing tension through the shoulders, neck, back and pelvis. When settling the body the mind can then attain a quiet contemplative state. When the mind is quiet, and becomes less encumbered by the day to day distractions, the intention for practice becomes clearer. This intention can then lead the body into a greater state of relaxation, and quiet balance. Balance not only in the traditional sense of standing clearly and up right, but balance between the different parts of the body; between Right and Left sides, between shoulders and hips, between the back of the neck and the lower back, between the two hands. QiGong practice  has been shown to increase mental clarity, and energy levels in the body, even to the point of reducing the effects of Chronic Fatigue. Practice of the simple patterns contained within the QiGong sets of movements, in studies have been shown to help increase O2 absorption leading to increase health by oxygenating the blood, and increasing levels of nutrition flowing throughout the body. In addition, QiGong practice has aided in reducing effects and eliminating  joint inflammation like Arthritis.   Practicing of QiGong will train, and make clearer the supportive relationship between the mind and the body, the different parts of the body, and build the various parts of the circulatory, neuro-musclular, and all the other internal functioning systems of the body. 

Practice of these patterns is suitable for young and old. Both the healthy and challenged, and the novice and experienced, will find benefit from the practice of these QiGong exercises..



John Nordinger, MFA Writer and Producer at Large

DIGIVATIONS Camp Demigod Creative Writing and Film Faculty.  After a successful high tech career, John earned an MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC and has embarked on a new life as a technologist and storyteller with a social conscience.  Read more...

Larry Tuch, DIGIVATIONS Camp Demigod Creative Writing & Scripted Spaces Faculty (2013-present).  Larry (Los Angeles, CA) is a writer and creative consultant working in the areas of traditional, interactive and themed entertainment. He has written for prime time network television series and worked as a freelance writer and interactive designer for Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Imagineering.   Read more...

JUNIOR FACULTY
Morgan Grody, Theatrical Combat Assistant and Counselor. Born and raised in the East Bay of Northern California,Morgan pursued Acting and Dancing with Young Actors Workshop and the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company during his adolescence. He moved to Seattle in 2010 to attend Cornish College of the Arts, graduating with a BFA in Theater, Original Works. Morgan has worked as a Dance Instructor for Destiny Arts Center, and a Teacher's assistant for Stage Combat at Cornish College of the Arts.
2017 MEDICAL STAFF
Virginia Lester, RN, MSN, ARNP, DIGIVATIONS Camp Demigod Nurse Practitioner (2013-present) Point Roberts, WA has more than 35 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner and director of clinics in both California and most recently developed and managed the Point Roberts Clinic.  She developed and managed the Nurse Practitioner program at California State University Fresno. She was on several different national committees helping to develop the health care plan under the Clinton Administration, the precursor to Obama Care. 
COUNSELORS IN TRAINING & DAY CAMP TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Bryson Stoughton, DIGIVATIONS Day Camp Teaching Assistant and Camp Demigod Junior Counselor, began as a homeschool DIGIVATIONS student more than 3 years ago.  He  volunteered as an intern for a year in after school programs.  He attended Camp Demigod in 2013 and returns in August of this summer to help create the World's First Camp Fandom.  Additionally, he will be a teaching assistant for various LEGO+ARTS and Camp Half-Blood day camps in Ladner and Tsawwassen.  When he's not learning with DIGIVATIONS, he's busy acting in Shakespeare plays, making films as a member of the Delta School District Film Academy, and helping take care of more than 40 horses at his families stable business.