• Our People

  • Friendly, hardworking and ready for play!

    The museum staff will greet you as soon as you enter the building! If you need help, have questions or just need a smile, find a grown-up with a museum name tag.

  • We are all kids at heart!

    The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is the fun place you know and love because of our dedicated staff and Board of Directors. As part of a non-profit team, our staff members have a lot of roles to fill! If you need help or have questions, you can always call our main number – (989) 399-6626 – or email staff members directly.

  • Let’s learn about the people!

  • Reception

    As soon as you walk in, you’ll be greeted by the friendly faces of our reception team. From answering phones to checking in field trips to helping set up birthday parties, our receptionists handle the day-to-day museum duties that our guests are most familiar with. 
    Need to confirm a field trip date? Want information on group rates? Looking for general gallery information? Email receptionist@michildrensmuseum.com.
  • President

    Our president Sam is the face of our museum in the community. She manages the staff and grants, makes sure that our galleries and exhibits stay in tip-top shape, and lots more!
    Would your company like to work with us to build a new exhibit? Are you curious about how you can support our mission? Send an email to president@michildrensmuseum.com
  • Play Educator

    Wow! Wouldn’t you like to be a play educator when you grow up? What a cool job! Jessie plans all our camps, field trips and museum activities. She makes sure that our guests learn about the world around them as they play.
    Would your school like a custom lesson? Do you have questions about how our field trips can meet your learning requirements? Send Jessie an email at playeducator@michildrensmuseum.com.
  • Volunteer & Event Coordinator

    We depend on volunteers and Kaye is our go-to person to recruit and support our talented volunteer team. Not only does she oversee our volunteers, but she goes to community outreaches and helps plan museum special events too!
    Would you like to become a volunteer? Do you have an event where we could share information about the museum? Send Kaye an email at volunteer@michildrensmuseum.com
  • Director of Marketing & Communications
    Interim President & CEO

    From Instagram to Excel to Adobe Creative Suite, Alisha keeps us running behind the scenes and lets the public know what we’re up to! As a certified play expert and a museum studies graduate, she also supports our play educator and all our programming.
    Are you a member of the media looking for a unique story? Are you a vendor with a great product for our gift shop? Send Alisha an email at marketing@michildrensmuseum.com.
  • Guardians of the galleries!

    We couldn’t forget the amazing group of people that keep the museum on track and focused on our mission – our Board of Directors! If you are interested in becoming a board member, email Sam at president@michildrensmuseum.com.

    Current members include:

  • Marisa Ahrens
    Erika Ardouin
    Anne Arrand
    Joyce J. Borchard
    David Cline
    Jessica Dore

  • Anne Flegenheimer
    Clare Furlo
    Kelli Groya
    Trace Hendrick
    Rachel Holyszko

  • Rebecca Hornak
    Evan Houpis
    Michelle Mitchell
    Kosta Povich
    Katie Schultz

  • Ayiteh Sowah
    Karen Stiffler
    Glynis L. Talley
    Michael Keller Zehnder