Executive Director – Michael Long
Michael comes to Great Lakes Children’s Museum with over 20 years of non-profit leadership experience. His experience includes 5 years serving on the board of directors for a startup rural children’s museum in Northern Wisconsin followed by 9 years as the Executive Director for that children’s museum. His most recent position was in a membership association supporting administrators in Colorado’s largest school district.
Museum Administrator — Martha Belfour
With years of administrative and management experience in the for-profit sector, Martha brings excellent business skills to the Museum’s leadership and administration. She also understands the importance of providing positive visitor experiences, and recognizes strategic ways to advance the Museum to provide them.
Museum Educator – Anne Drake
Anne has twenty years experience delivering children’s hands-on programming in nature centers. Her enthusiasm for inquiry-based learning and her talent for inspiring curiosity in young minds make her uniquely qualified to assist in the design and delivery of the Museum’s special programs and activities.
Museum Store Manager — Diane Hubert
Unique, inventive, educational toys fill the Museum Store thanks to Diane’s imaginative, inspired management of the Museum’s retail store. A former instructor of metalsmithing at NMC and a longtime participant in the local art community, she gathers items with a variety of exceptionally creative themes in the store.
Guest Services Assistants – Dick Goerz, Sue Sandtveit and Melissa Waterstripe
All have a connection to education – Dick taught in a college, Sue and Melissa taught in public school. They understand kids and parenting, and excel at making people feel welcome!