Meet Our Staff

Executive Leadership Team

Norman Burns

President and CEO

Andrew Bradford

Vice President, Chief Advancement Officer

Dr. Rich Cooper

Vice President, Chief Programs Officer

Kyle Wenger

Vice President, Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Leadership Team

Stephanie Buchanan

Director of Ag Initiatives

Mari Carpenter

Director of Interpretation and Historic Research

Andrew Collins

Director, Business Intelligence and Information Systems

Abbie Edens

Associate VP, Museum Experiences

Mark Firestone

Director of Experience Development

Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher

Curatorial Director

Austin Haselhorst

Director of Finance

Emily Hitchcock

Director of Corporate and Community Relations

Kim Jones

Director of Food and Beverage 

Jesse Kramer

Director of Exhibits

Johnny Marquis

Director of Programs

Tom Niswonger

Associate VP, Facilities

Ryan Shank

Director of Digital Experiences

Shelby Slowik

Associate VP, Human Resources

Jennifer Sommers

Associate VP, Development

Katie Warthan

Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

Zach White

Director of Camps and Recreation

Brandy Whitaker

Director of Education