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PLAYologists are the front line staff at The Iowa Children’s Museum and provide the primary staff interaction with families and museum exhibits and programs.

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Guest Welcome Center Specialist

At the Guest Welcome Center in Coral Ridge Mall, our GWC Specialists engage with and assist mall visitors, promote local and museum events, and share information about the museum, mall, and Coralville.

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Aimee Mussman

Assistant Director

Amanda Thys

Marketing & Comm. Manager

Amber Morris

Education Program Coordinator

Barb Murphy


Gretchen Kemple-Taylor

Director of PLAYology

Jeff Capps

Executive Director

Keith Kinnison


Kelly Moore

Director of Exhibits


Aquatic Ambassador

Rebekah Domayer

Education Program Coordinator

Will Kemple-Taylor

Exhibit/Design Specialist

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

Managing PLAYologist

Cam Adams aka Cosmic Cam!

Managing PLAYologist

Grace Schebler aka Go Fish Grace!

Managing PLAYologist

Magge Krizan AKA Bubbles

Managing PLAYologist

Salvatore Aleto AKA Boisterous Billy Blue Blocks

Managing PLAYologist & Volunteer Coordinator

Alexa Patrick aka Princess of the Kingdom of Fun


Fatima Kammona AKA Flying Freddy


Kara Ramirez AKA Princess Forthright

Gift Shop Purchaser

Patty Frantz

Guest Experience Specialist

Terra Hill aka Terra-dactyl the Playasaur