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Staff/Board

Traci Winscot

Executive Director
traci@kearneychildrensmuseum.org
(308) 698-2228 ext. 5

Jennifer Beck

Director of Community Engagement
jennifer@kearneychildrensmuseum.org
(308) 698-2228 ext. 4

Jessica Camacho

Operations Manager
jessica@kearneychildrensmuseum.org
(308) 698-2228 ext. 2

Kearney Area Children’s Museum’s staff and board members understand how to create a great place for children and families to use their imagination in the most important work of childhood: PLAY! We look for qualities that display humility, a genuine interest in people, a life-long love of learning, a yearning to excel and help others excel, and a deep moral code in all of our staff.

The Kearney Area Children’s Museum is governed by a board of directors representing the diverse populations, talent pools and occupations that characterize the Kearney area. This board steers the museum through its long-term planning and serves as the organization’s ambassador to other agencies, funder, and the general community. Board members must possess an interest in children’s education and be representative of the community. The board brings a variety of skills that are useful in non-profit management (i.e. expertise in education, law, finance, marketing, insurance, fundraising, event planning, etc.). Board members are elected to three-year terms.

Part-Time Staff

  • Loanne Fangmeyer
  • Addison Peitz
  • Payton Rethorst
  • Ben Buchanan
  • Ethan Sundberg
  • Brieana Meseure
  • Rebekah Sweeney
  • Sophia Krondak
  • Paul Braden

Museum Board of Directors

  • Tiffany Shuda, President
  • Amy Kuchera, Past President
  • Christy Margritz, Vice President
  • Timaree Smith, Treasurer
  • Ayla Gregg, Secretary
  • Carly Weber, At Large
  • Brooke Ward
  • Ellie Schroeder
  • Janell Brown
  • Melissa Wells
  • Emily Jameson
  • Mindy Ullman
  • Jennifer Harris
  • Ashley Bjornsen
  • Heather Blecha
  • Tara Bowman
  • Benjamin Malczyk
  • Debra Rupp
  • Andrea Upson
  • Jesse Valenti
  • Heidi Woltz