United States of America
Years in the field:
Areas of Expertise
Curatorial/Collections, Exhibits development, Finance, Grants/Foundational Giving, Guest/Visitor Services, Marketing & Communications, Senior Leadership, Operations, Project Management, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning
As Exhibits Director, I have been responsible for oversight, development, implementation, and maintenance of all permanent and temporary exhibitions. I also oversaw staff responsible for maintenance, installation, and interpretation of the Fleet’s collection of hands-on interactive science exhibits, floor demos and related programming. I was also responsible for strategic long-range planning, grant development, design, and project management related to exhibitions. I have been extremely committed to supporting the Fleet’s mission to serve the local community.
Since joining the Fleet in 2001 I developed numerous hands-on exhibitions on a variety of engaging and educational topics. In addition, I successfully received sponsorship for a variety of exhibitions showcasing the cutting-edge of science. In 2019 I oversaw the design and installation of Pause|Play. This innovative and fascinating new exhibition took over two of the Fleet’s upstairs galleries. The exhibition enticed visitors to explore through play, and incorporated a scientific twist to enhance each activity.
I have participated in several NSF funded projects. Most notably, I served as Co-Principal Investigator on the NSF grant InforMath: Mathematics to Enrich Learning Experiences in Science and Art Museums (Award #1323587) from 2013-2018.
With a BA in Graphic Design and an MA in Art History from the University of Florida in Gainesville, I have served as Director of Exhibits at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center for the past nineteen years. In addition I held positions at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and prior to that at the Anniston Museum of Natural History in Anniston, Alabama totaling over twenty-nine years of experience in the informal science education field.
I am committed to the informal education field and look forward to the opportunity to continue to work and share with other organizations committed to advancing the field and helping communities achieve their aspirations.
Detailed resume available upon request.