Staff Directory

Key Contacts

Welcome Desk
Phone: 970-221-6738
Fax: 970-416-2236

Membership Information
Phone: 970-416-2559

Group Visit Information
Phone: 970-416-2769

Leadership Team

Cheryl Donaldson
Co-Executive Director, City Partner
Phone: 970-416-2709

Laura Valdez
Co-Executive Director, Non-Profit Partner
Phone: 970-416-2767

Jason Wolvington
Associate Director
Phone: 970-416-2766

Brent Carmack
Associate Director
Phone: 970-416-2702

Michael Allison
Director of Development
Phone: 970-416-2726

Shannon Quist
Director of Community Connections
Phone: 970-416-2706

Museum Experience Department

Ben Gondrez
Digital Dome Manager
Phone: 970-416-2434

Nick Duarte
Music & Sound Lab Curator
Phone: 970-416-2720

Sierra Tamkun
Learning Experiences Manager
Phone: 970-416-2812

Angela Kettle
School Programs Coordinator
Phone: 970-416-2786

Lea Mikkelsen
Early Childhood Coordinator
Phone: 970-416-2783

Heidi Fuhrman
Discovery Camp Coordinator
Phone: 970-416-2705

Charlotte Conway
Public Programs Coordinator
Phone: 970-416-2978

Hannah Curtis
Education Assistant
Phone: 970-416-2204

Eisen Tamkun
Music Programming Lead

Kern Tamkun
Digital Dome Assistant

Forrester Tamkun
Music & Sound Lab Assistant

Goose Seifert
Music & Sound Lab Assistant

Museum Support Staff

Natalie Vázquez
Administrative Assistant

Development Department

Kristin Stern
Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 970-416-2288

Mackenzie Merrill-Wick
Membership & Development Manager
Phone: 970-416-2216

Laurel Baltic
Grants Manager
Phone: 970-416-4204

Brie Lipari
Event & Facility Rental Coordinator
Phone: 970-416-2727

Community Connections Department

Laurel Drasner
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 970-416-4310

Madison Lee
Visitor Experience Retail Manager
Phone: 970-416-2339

David Garrison
Visitor Experience Team Manager
Phone: 970-416-2821

Laura Vilaret-Tuma
Discovery Agent – Reservations Specialist
Phone: 970-416-2769

Alyssa, Anthony, Bella, Brett, Emily, Kira, Jessica, Kathy, Krista, Krystle & Ryan
Discovery Agents
Phone: 970-221-6738

Collections and Exhibits Department

Ben Griswold
Exhibits Manager
Phone: 970-416-2708

Károl de Rueda
Graphic Designer
Phone: 970-416-2129

Linda Moore
Curator of Collections
Phone: 970-416-2784

Lesley Struc
Curator of the Archive
Phone: 970-416-2710

Jenny Hannifin
Archive Assistant
Phone: 970-221-6688

Barbara Cline
Archive Assistant
Phone: 970-221-6688

Sarah Frahm
Archive Assistant
Phone: 970-221-6688

Chris Jones
Exhibits Technician
Phone: 970-416-2708

Erica Quihuiz
Museum Attendant
Phone: 970-416-2708

Morgan Wilson
Museum Assistant for Collections
Phone: 970-416-2556

Alexa Leinaweaver
Live Animal Husbandry Coordinator

Kim Fraser
Black Footed Ferret Program Coordinator
Phone: 970-556-4334