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Museum Staff

Traci Winscot

Executive Director


(308) 698-2228 ext. 5

Jennifer Beck

Director of Community Engagement


(308) 698-2228 ext. 4

Rebecca Zimbelman

Operations Manager


(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

  • Hailey Schroer
  • Laura Lugo
  • Caitlyn Schmidt
  • Meagan Schroer
  • Blake Smith
  • Amelia Davis
  • Melanie Estrada
  • Maddie Good
  • Maddie Squiers
  • Anna Squiers
  • Paul Braden

Museum Board of Directors

  • Kristen Sedlacek, President
  • Melissa Scott-Pandorf, Past President
  • Jaylynn Graham, Vice President
  • Kayla Herrick, Treasurer
  • Carol Smith, Secretary
  • Chelsea Feusner, At Large
  • Rachel Schroeder
  • Lindsay Larson
  • Kari Nickman
  • Jodi Eckhout
  • Steve Cooke
  • Emily Jameson
  • Korena Nolan
  • Patricia Mahrt-Roberts
  • Ashley Ott
  • Stefanie Goodall
  • Chad Randles
Kearney Children's Museum

Kearney Children's Museum