Staff Profiles

  1. Andrea Hudson
    Office Manager At Muse Since August 2014 Favorite part of job: The Families and Staff Fun Fact: I love to go camping especially where there is no wifi! Favorite Exhibit: Dramatic Play Stage and Puppets
  2. Beki Brooks
    Educator At Muse Since May 2018 Favorite Part of Job: I get to concentrate on the fun parts of teaching and still have time for my family. Fun Fact: I would love to be a race car driver! Favorite Exhibit: MakeSpace is my favorite because it's so open to imagination!
  3. Cara Hale
    Playologist At Muse Since October 2018 Favorite part of job: Meeting new people and helping kids play with our awesome exhibits! Fun Fact About Me: I did competitive gymnastics for 6 years (from 9-15) Favorite Exhibit: A-Mazing Airways!
  4. Cindy Mize
    Educator At Muse Since April 2018 Favorite part of job: Learning neat science concepts from experiments and helping young people learn them too! Fun Fact About Me: In my spare time, I attend lots of baseball games and dance performances. Favorite Exhibit: MakeSpace because crafting and creating is relaxing for me.
  5. "Coco" Blalock
    Playologist At Muse Since October 2018 Favorite part of job: Getting to be a part of children's creative learning processes. Fun Fact About Me: I can sing with my mouth shut! Favorite Exhibit: MakeSpace
  6. Elaine Evans
    Program Specialist At Muse Since October 2018 Favorite part of job: Being in an environment of constant learning! Fun Fact About Me: I use liquid nitrogen to make ice cream! Favorite Exhibit: The Science Garden
  7. Elizabeth Gall
    Science Garden/Gift Shop Coordinator At Muse Since June 2016 Favorite Part of the job: Engaging with youth when they discover something new. Fun fact: My love of the environment began in 3rd grade when I learned about recycling and why it was important through a speaker from the local recycling center. I carry this with me to remind myself that one small educational experience can change someone’s life.
  8. Ellie Kittrell
    Executive Director At Muse Since September 2013 Favorite part of the job: Watching kids play! Fun Fact: I started painting at age 36. I once spent 24 hours in a classroom pretending to be on a space shuttle. Favorite Exhibit: Make Space and Imagination Playground
  9. Emily Sheffield
    Playologist At Muse Since January 2019 Favorite part of the job: Laughing with the children I meet! Favorite Exhibit: Healthy Kids Clinic
  10. Emily Stiles
    Playologist At Muse Since March 2018 Favorite part of the job: Getting to talk to kids about Space! Fun Fact: I love playing Minecraft and eating chicken nuggets, specifically together. Favorite Exhibit: The Planetarium
  11. Evelyn Napier
    Outreach Coordinator At Muse Since July 2007 What is the most fun part of your job? Working with educators who share the same passion for teaching children STEAM related concepts & sharing knowledge with students and teachers at a variety of elementary schools. Fun Fact: I am one of eight siblings and was born and raised Southwest Louisiana.
  12. Hailey Rudd
    Communications Coordinator At Muse Since June 2017 Favorite part of the job: Knowing that the work I do is having a positive impact in the lives of children and families. Fun Fact: I love to travel! The park under the Eiffel Tower is my favorite place in the world! Favorite Exhibit: The planetarium! I love the Knoxville Skies Star Tour because you get to see things in the sky that you can't normally see.
  13. Jackquale Reid
    Playologist At Muse Since June 2017 Favorite part of the job: Working with kids and getting to know them! Fun Fact: I love playing soccer! Favorite Exhibit: MakeSpace
  14. Jen MacIsaac
    MakeSpace Coordinator At Muse since August 2018 Favorite part of the job: Watching creative minds at work and play Fun fact: I believe that every person is a creative individual! "Creativity is intelligence having fun." - Albert Einstein Favorite exhibit: MakeSpace
  15. Jennie Councill
    Development Manager At Muse since April 2018 Favorite part of the job: Sharing about all the fun and impactful programs the Muse has within our walls and brings to our schools and community. Fun fact: I spent 8 years traveling North America building playgrounds! Now that I have 4 children of my own, we love to seek out places to play in every city we visit. Favorite exhibit: MakeSpace
  16. Jennifer Marohn
    Exhibits Coordinator At Muse Since: August 2016 Fun Fact: I was a Veterinary Assistant before I became a mom and long before I started working at The Muse. Favorite Exhibit: It's hard to choose my favorite exhibit at The Muse, because I love them all.
  17. Jennifer Smith
    Outreach Educator At Muse since December 2017 My favorite part of the job: When the “lightbulb” turns on for the student. Seeing their sense of pride and accomplishment when mastering a skill for the first time makes everything worthwhile. Favorite exhibit: MakeSpace
  18. Jordan Schwartz
    Outreach Educator At Muse since December 2013 Fun Fact: I llove llamas! My favorite part of the job: Meeting and working with SO MANY new students and educators every day! Favorite exhibit: The Planetarium
  19. Katie Cantrell
    Playologist At Muse Since February 2018 Favorite part of the job: Playing with kids and getting to watch them explore and create with their imaginations! Fun Fact: I wear a size 4-5 in girls shoes, and I'm obsessed with multi-colored ink pens. Favorite Exhibit: I have three! The U.S.S. Muse, The Carwash, and Strong Alley!
  20. Kayla Arbes
    Playologist At Muse Since August 2016 Favorite part of the job: Getting to interact with all the kids. Fun Fact: I played basketball for 8 years. Favorite Exhibit: Make space is my favorite exhibit at the muse because it's so neat to see all the creative ideas that the kids come up with.
  21. Kenzie Anders
    Playologist At Muse Since September 2016 Favorite part of the job: Making crafts and art with kids in Make Space. Fun fact: I love solving jigsaw puzzles. Favorite exhibit: The Planetarium, because, you can look at and learn about the stars and planets. You can see and learn the names of the constellations in the night sky.
  22. Kevin Shober
    Volunteer Coordinator At Muse Since March 2019 Favorite part of the job: Seeing kids (and their adults) be creative and problem solve, ultimately reaching their aha moment! Fun fact: I'm passionate about soccer and love playing as well Favorite exhibit: MakeSpace and the Engineering Wall; I love tinkering!
  23. Kori Smith
    Playologist At Muse Since January 2017 Favorite part of the job: I love coming to work and knowing that what I'm a part of matters. Fun fact: I recently learned to play the spoons. Favorite exhibit: MakeSpace - All of it!
  24. Lee Robinson
    Program Services Coordinator and Educator At Muse since August 2015 Favorite part of the job: Variety, sharing science with all ages, and getting hands on with messy science! Fun fact: I share my home with 3 teenage boys, 4 dogs, 2 fish tanks, and 1 guinea pig. Favorite Exhibit: STEM Station air rockets!
  25. Lisa Duffin
    Educator At Muse Since July 2018 Favorite part of job: I love helping kids explore and investigate the world and how it works. Fun Fact About Me: I've been skydiving and would like to do it again! Favorite Exhibit: MakeSpace
  26. Lori Dale
    Playologist/Educator At Muse Since June 2015 Favorite part of job: I get to play at work! Fun Fact: Growing up, I played the organ and the oboe. Favorite Exhibit: STEM Station
  27. Maggie Whitt
    Outreach Teacher At Muse Since 2015 Favorite part of job: I love seeing kids get excited about science!! Fun Fact: I play tennis. We are using my daughter’s free national park pass that you get in the 4th grade to tour Utah this summer! Favorite Exhibit: Make Space
  28. Marissa Buckner
    Playologist At Muse Since October 2016 Favorite part of job: Working with the parties and being part of their special day. I like making everything easier for the parents so that they can enjoy the day with their kids. I also like to see how much fun the kids have with all their friends and family around them. Fun Fact: I love the stars and planets a lot! Favorite Exhibit: STEM Station
  29. Megan Cook
    Development Coordinator At Muse Since January 2019 Fun Fact: One of my favorite children's books was The Phantom Tollbooth Favorite Exhibit: Live Smart: Stay Well. I love picking the veggies! Favorite Part of Job: Hearing about all the kiddos' aha moments from parents and playologists!
  30. Melody Cox
    Programs Coordinator At Muse Since August 2014 Fun fact about me: I can fold my tongue into a clover shape! Favorite Exhibit: Star Show in the planetarium. I really enjoy learning more about space, and seeing the stars, moon, and visible planets as they change from season to season.
  31. Miquela Stokes
    Outreach Educator At Muse Since September 2018 Fun fact about me: I love riding horses and baking! Favorite Exhibit: The Planetarium Favorite Part of job: Getting to see students get excited about learning and science!
  32. Nancy Laurence
    Education Manager At Muse since July 2017 Fun Fact: I have jumped with a horse over a 6'5" fence and both of us lived to tell the tale. Favorite Exhibit: the Sound Play because I love hearing children get excited while making music!
  33. Shelby Kendall
    Visitor Services Coordinator At Muse Since June 2018 Fun Fact: I once hiked a really tall and intimidating mountain in New Zealand. Favorite Exhibit: MakeSpace!