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Meet Our Team

About Thor

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Ever since seeing his first Indiana Jones movie as a child, Thornton Giese (Thor) has had a one-track mind to study, understand and appreciate the world around him and his place in it. With a degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado in Denver, Thor has worked as an archaeologist on numerous digs and excavation sites, as well as served as a resident educator at Dinosaur Ridge, an outdoor museum in Colorado known as one of the world’s most famous dinosaur fossil localities. Easily educating over 200,000 museum guests in his time, Thor learned how to make science come alive and connect with others.


Combining his love for science with a passion for education, Thor is currently developing a series of experiential science videos, Thor’s Outdoor Science Academy, where he will tackle the elements of earth, air, fire and water. Exploring these elements through science, history, language, food and great stories, Thor is entertaining and educating viewers of all ages on our great big world of yesterday, today and tomorrow. 


Adam Laskowitz


Adam has been working behind the camera for the past 20 years, developing creative, eye-catching advertising campaigns for clients in the northeast. Adam was interested in filmmaking from a young age. He studied film production at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he met his wife, Michele and they reside in New Jersey with their three sons. 


Most recently, Adam helped create the entry video for FurZapper, the largest investment winner in Shark Tank history. His creativity can be seen not only in television and social advertising, but also throughout the Thor’s Outdoor Science Academy library and most recently in their 92 episode web series Table for 92 – Cooking Through the Periodic Table of Elements. 

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Anne Thornton

Executive Producer

A business owner, author, speaker and producer, Anne Thornton owns MSI Plumbing & Remodeling in Hunterdon County, N.J., and produces her company’s TV, radio, print and digital content. One of her books, Anne Thornton’s Insider’s Guide to Home Improvement, is based on the tips and tricks she’s learned in over 25 years in business. Anne also turned the content of her book and the story of her life into a video and live presentation that she shares as an invited speaker with a wide range of audiences and organizations. 


Susan Deemer

 Science Advisor

Susan has been teaching science in both the public and private sector for the past 25 years and achieved National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Science in 2011 and recently renewed her certificate in 2020, an accomplishment earned by less than 10 percent of teachers nationwide. Susan was also selected as a finalist for the California Presidential Excellence Award in Math and Science Teaching and received a Herbst Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence for inspiring the joy of learning in her students. 

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