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Aimee Mussman

Associate Executive Director

Amber Morris

Education Program Coordinator

Barb Murphy

Accountant

Carri Koch

Director of Development

Charleen Oligmueller

Administrative Assistant

Deb Dunkhase

Executive Director

Gretchen Kemple-Taylor

Director of PLAYology

Jaime Stanhope

Director of Operations

Jessica Hansen

Director of Marketing

Keith Kinnison

Maintenance

Kelly Moore

Director of Exhibits

Laura Geake AKA Commander in Cheese

STEM Education Specialist

Lori Kaemmerer

Creator of Visual Design

At The Iowa Children’s Museum we love to play!  Our PLAYologists all participate in a self-reflection exercise and think about how they play while on the floor of the museum. Are they silly, curious, boisterous, creative, focused…? Once they have thought about their play style, our PLAYologists create their Play Alter Ego.  This is a character (with costumes, accessories and an awesome name) that represents how they play.  The staff will wear a button of their Play Alter Ego to spark questions and playful interactions while on the floor.  Ask us about them next time you come play!

Alexis Godeke AKA Tanosh the Fun Hunter

Master PLAYologist

Carrie Wolford AKA Penelope Pilot

Master PLAYologist

Kara Ramirez AKA Princess Forthright

Master PLAYologist & Gift Shop Purchaser

Salvatore Aleto AKA Salvatore: Savior of the Silly

Master PLAYologist & Volunteer Coordinator

Alex Willis aka Oculorum ostium

PLAYologist

Anna Haller

PLAYologist

Ariana Mendoza aka Chef of Creativity

PLAYologist

Cam Adams

PLAYologist

Carolina Cardoza

PLAYologist

Christine Emkes aka Anything’s Possible Builder

PLAYologist

Fatima Kammona AKA Flying Freddy

PLAYologist

Grace Schebler

PLAYologist

Jake Page

PLAYologist

James Morey AKA Vincent van Crow

PLAYologist

Kaile Franzenburg aka Kaile the Kooky Kibitzer

PLAYologist

Katy Ruth aka Quisitive Katy

PLAYologist

Liz Reynolds aka Super Shopper

PLAYologist

Maddy Adams

PLAYologist

Madison Magnall AKA Bellicose Ballerina

PLAYologist

Magge Krizan AKA Magge Moo Cow

PLAYologist

Maria Osman

PLAYologist

McKenna Kilburg aka Doctor Wonder

PLAYologist

Miriam Mead AKA Matilda the Treasure Fairy

Educator/ PLAYologist

Patty Frantz

Guest Experience Specialist

Rajaa Almomani AKA Rainbow Queen

PLAYologist

Rebecca Meredith

Guest Experience Specialist

Sam Kron

PLAYologist

Sydney McMurry aka The Serene Sprite

PLAYologist

Terra Hill aka Terra-dactyl the Playasaur

PLAYologist

Tessa Albaugh aka T-Bird

PLAYologist

Will Kemple-Taylor

Guest Experience Specialist