Staff Profiles

  1. Jennifer Marohn
    Lead Playologist At Muse Since: August 2016 Fun Fact: I was a Veterinary Assistant before I became a mom and long before I started working at The Muse. Favorite Exhibit: It's hard to choose my favorite exhibit at The Muse, because I love them all.
  2. Carla Colquitt
    Gift Shop Coordinator At Muse Since November 2014 Fun Fact: My childhood nickname was Mouse. Favorite Exhibit: Make or Maker šŸš€ !!!!! Kids are so creative and often think outside the norm...when given a chance to do so....Make Space is such a great place to think!!
  3. Ellie Kittrell
    Executive Director At Muse Since September 2013 Favorite part of the job: Watching kids play! Favorite Play Space: Make Space and Imagination Playground Fun Fact: I started painting at age 36. I once spent 24 hours in a classroom pretending to be on a space shuttle.
  4. Melody Cox
    Programs Coordinator At Muse Since: August 2014 Fun fact about me: I can fold my tongue into a clover shape! Favorite Exhibit: Star Show in the planetarium. I really enjoy learning more about space, and seeing the stars, moon, and visible planets as they change from season to season.
  5. Zach Carroll
    Playologist At Muse Since October 2016 Fun Fact: I still love playing with LEGOs!! Favorite Exhibit: Imagination Playground because its always fun to see what the kids can build!!
  6. Clay Lockett
    Playologist At Muse Since September 2015 The most fun part of my job is getting to see kids grow their creative minds and learn in new ways that they never have before. Fun Fact: I coach a high school rock climbing team. Favorite Exhibit: Probably make space, because it is almost unguided entirely and allows kids to be completely creative.
  7. Alison McGowan
    Educator At Muse Since October 2013 I love to get kids excited about science! Fun Fact: I may become an animal hoarder one day. Favorite Exhibit: I like imagination playground because I like seeing all of the unique structures that are created.
  8. Cary Busby
    Education Manager At Muse Since August 2014 What is the most fun part of your job? Visiting other planets in the planetarium. Fun Fact: I can juggle Favorite Exhibit: The microscope in the Healthy Kids Clinic. It's easy to use, and you can look at your own skin!
  9. Julia Hesse
    Events Coordinator At Muse Since August 2016 Fun Fact: If I don't eat, I get real hangry-so if I seem cranky, tell me to go eat a granola bar. Favorite Exhibit: Live Smart is my favorite exhibit because of the slide, obviously!
  10. Kayla Arbes
    Playologist At Muse Since August 2016 The best part about my job would have to be getting to interact with all the kids. Fun Fact: I played basketball for 8 years. Favorite Exhibit: Make space is my favorite exhibit at the muse because it's so neat to see all the creative ideas that the kids come up with.
  11. Evelyn Napier
    Outreach Coordinator At Muse Since July 2007 What is the most fun part of your job? Working with educators who share the same passion for teaching children STEAM related concepts & sharing knowledge with students and teachers at a variety of elementary schools. Fun Fact: I am one of eight siblings and was born and raised Southwest Louisiana.
  12. Elizabeth Gall
    Science Garden Coordinator At Muse Since June 2016 What is the most fun part of your job? Engaging with youth when they discover something new. Fun fact: My love of the environment began in 3rd grade when I learned about recycling and why it was important through a speaker from the local recycling center. I carry this with me to remind myself that one small educational experience can change someoneā€™s life.
  13. Kenzie Anders
    Playologist At Muse Since September 2016 Most fun part of my job: Making crafts and art with kids in Make Space. Fun fact: I love solving jigsaw puzzles. Favorite exhibit: The Planetarium, because, you can look at and learn about the stars and planets. You can see and learn the names of the constellations in the night sky.
  14. Bicki Rudd
    Visitor Services Manager At Muse Since November 2013 Favorite part of job: Never dreading going to work. Fun Fact About Me: I love Snoopy! Favorite Exhibit: Light Writers-doodling on the wall with light? Yes!!
  15. Maria VanAudenhove
    Playologist At Muse Since June 2015 What is the most fun part of your job? I love having the opportunity to be a kid again every time I go in to work. Fun fact: I have been practicing for years now, but I cannot wink no matter how hard I try. If anyone has any advice, please let me know. Favorite Exhibit: Make Space. I love seeing the creativity that kids can bring to the table (literally), every creation made has so much personality behind it.
  16. Tina Ahnert
    Lead Playologist At Muse Since April 4th 2015 Favorite part of job: Seeing kids use their imagination. Fun Fact About Me: I once had a pet chipmunk. Favorite Exhibit: The RocketShip
  17. Veronica Eksteen
    Playologist At Muse Since April 2016 Favorite part of job: Seeing the creativity of the kids while playing with them. Fun Fact: I am South-African Favorite Exhibit: Make Space or Live Smart Play Well
  18. Alice Moores
    Outreach Teacher At Muse since September 2011 Favorite part of the job: All the kids Fun fact: I love being outside..... and growing things.....and making useful stuff. Favorite exhibit: the gardens
  19. Lori Major
    Outreach Teacher At Muse Since August 2003 Favorite part of job: Seeing the light bulbs go on when a student hears or sees something amazing in science class! Fun Fact About Me: Moonlight as a principal at Rivers Edge Christian Academy; Love Jane Austin, Edith Wharton and walking in the woods. Favorite Exhibit:Planetarium
  20. Maggie Whitt
    Outreach Teacher At Muse Since 2015 Favorite part of job: I love seeing kids get excited about science!! Fun Fact: I play tennis. We are using my daughterā€™s free national park pass that you get in the 4th grade to tour Utah this summer! Favorite Exhibit: Make Space
  21. Clara Prinston
    Playologist At Muse since January of 2016 Favorite part of the job: watching kids kick and scream because they don't want to leave the Muse. Fun fact: I love hot sauces. Favorite Exhibit: Make Space because that's where the creativity flows.
  22. Andrea Hudson
    Administrative Assistant At Muse Since August 2014 Favorite part of job: The Families and Staff Fun Fact: I love to go camping especially where there is no wifi! Favorite Exhibit: Dramatic Play Stage and Puppets
  23. Deborah Waters
    Outreach Teacher At Muse Since October 2009 Favorite part of the job: Traveling near and far to bring the Ocean a little closer to home. Fun Fact: Love to play tennis. Favorite Exhibit: If I was a kid at The Muse I would be in the kitchen or dressing up in a costume.
  24. Lea Parks
    Outreach Educator At Muse Since July 2013 Favorite part of the job: I love being in the classroom and teaching! Favorite Exhibit: Live Smart: Stay Well
  25. Stephanie Massie
    Donor Services Coordinator At Muse Since September 2015 Favorite part of the job? I love seeing children and families leave The Muse with a smile on their face! Fun Fact: -My mother named me after Stevie Nicks! I have all of my moms old Stevie Nicks concert T-shirts! Favorite Exhibit: Live Smart: Stay Well- My daughter is 1 and this is her favorite exhibit! I love spending time with her in this space watching her little brain work!
  26. Will Kirkpatrick
    Playologist At Muse Since June 2016 Favorite part of the job: Building ROCKETS!!! Fun Fact: I am a landlocked, ocean-loving, shark fanatic! Favorite Exhibit: Make Space
  27. Lee Wells
    Program Services Coordinator and Educator At Muse since August 2015 Favorite part of the job: Variety, sharing science with all ages, and getting hands on with messy science! Fun fact: I share my home with 3 teenage boys, 4 dogs, 2 fish tanks and 1 guinea pig. Favorite Exhibit: STEM Station air rockets!