Leadership Team

Erica Schmidt, Executive Director
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Kate Durchholz, Marketing & Communications Manager
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Melissa Goembel, Director of Education & Experience
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Serenity Smitha, Education Coordinator
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Nick Whetstone, Facilities & Exhibits Manager
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Gyneth Ward, Office Manager
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Haley Armstead, Play Guide Coordinator
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Board of Directors

Our dedicated board members help us champion the value of learning through play!


Will Cartwright, President
Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC

Kendra Hatfield, Vice President
Ascension St. Vincent Evansville

Josh Gilberg, Treasurer
George Koch Sons, LLC

David Walsh, Secretary
Berry Global


Anna Bogan
Kaiser Aluminum

Kelvin Canady
German American Bank

Will Cannon
CenterPoint Energy

Kelly Dearwester
Old National Bank

Nate Hahn
Evansville Regional Airport

Jennifer Heckel
Forvis, LLP

Art McDonald
Skyline V & F Marketing

Lauren Michel
Deaconess Health System

David Miller
DSM Engineering

Trisha Neidig
Forvis, LLP

Jenna Richardt
CenterPoint Energy

Wolfi Roehrborn
D-Patrick Inc.

Tawne Wandling