Anthony Lupinetti is an East Coast native who has decided to make New Mexico his home. Anthony serves as the Board President and is the lead classroom educator for Open Source Kids.
Anthony's formal training is as a chemist. In 1994 he completed his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Delaware. After college, he fell in love with the Rocky Mountains at first sight and decided to pursue graduate work in chemistry at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in inorganic and physical chemistry in 1999, Anthony began as a postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory. This led into a permanent position as a Technical Staff Member in 2001. At the Lab, Anthony began programming data collection and control equipment for experiments. It wasn't long before he fell in love with programming and electronics.
While in St. Louis for a year while his wife, Joanna, pursued advanced training in her field, Anthony started hardware/software consulting company called LupiTECH. During this time, he worked on projects for a local business and on the development of teaching software for a national company.
After the birth of his two children, Anthony began to contemplate how to best teach them about the things he loves: computers, programming and electronics. From this exploration and volunteering at his children's school came the idea for Open Source Kids.
Jackie Apodaca, MBA Treasurer
Jackie Moss Apodaca, a native New Mexican, serves as treasurer and oversees marketing, PR and fundraising for the Open Source Kids organization. Jackie previously started her work on the Princeton Review line of software for the Learning Company, in Fremont, Ca. After Mattel Inc. purchased The Learning Company, she accepted a position at Disney Interactive, the software division of Disney Inc., in Burbank, CA. While at Disney, Jackie created and launched both the Girl gaming line of software and the Creativity line.
While living in California, Jackie decided to freelance as a project manager and consumer product specialist. Her long-term consumer product management projects included; training for Staples, Target, HP, Adobe, Cannon and Omnicom. At this time, Jackie is an independent consultant for Rodan and Fields.
Jackie serves on the board of the Jeff Apodaca, Celebration of Life Foundation, which funds the Jeff Apodaca Multi-Media Center at the UNM Children’s Hospital.
Jackie Apodaca is a gradate of New Mexico State University where she earned both Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, as well as, her Master Degree in Business.
She and her husband Jeff have twin boys and have moved back to New Mexico where they can be around family. This is where she is currently pursuing her love of education and technology.