Meet Our Staff

Susan Lynn

Susan Lynn

Executive Director

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
Cornelius the corn snake!

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
"Enchanted Castle" By E. Nesbit

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
I loved playing cards with my grandmother!

Fun Fact:
I still have my childhood love of climbing - rocks, trees, mountains, you name it!

Laura LoTurco-Gorian

Laura LoTurco-Gorian

Developmental Administrative Assistant

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
The Make & Take are and Fine Art Friday! I love anything that has to do with art!

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
"Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" -Novel by E. L. Konigsburg

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
Catching fireflies!

Fun Fact:
I'm a book hoarder! I enjoy books on art culture, foreign places, and children's books.

Leona Hillary

Leona Hillary

Educational Programs & Exhibit Manager

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
The garden and our Seeds & Sprouts program because we are able to grow food, eat, play, get dirty, and learn about nature!

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
"Where the Wild Things Are" - by Maurice Sendak

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
I enjoyed playing dress-up in any way! I wore tutus and hats and would put on fashion shows! Playing real estate and climbing on the jungle gym were also my favorite things to do!

Fun Fact:
I am an artist too! I paint, draw and build sculptures from trash. Making things at the Museum is great because it’s always more fun with friends!

Hector Solis

Hector Solis

Facilities Manager

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
The pepper and chile beds in the planting area

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
I never read.

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
"Black Ops" on Xbox 360

Fun Fact:
I like to dance cumbia and rancheras!

Asis Gonzalez

Asis Gonzalez

Planetarium Coordinator

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
Cornelius and his feedings! Because Cornelius is a fun danger noodle!

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
"Magic School Bus" (Any)

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
Hide and Seek

Fran Narain

Fran Narain

Administrative Assistant

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
Science Saturday is my favorite because sometimes we make slime and I think that's pretty great.

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
I didn't enjoy reading all that much, but when I did, it was either non-fiction about nature or absolute fiction about unicorns.

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
I really loved playing with marble runs!

Fun Fact:
I used to compete on FIRST Robotics team 2945, which is essentially a less intense version of battle bots!

Howard Theron Hommer

Howard Theron Hommer

Fun Facilitator/Planetarium Assistant/Manager on Duty

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
"People on the Go" (because it encourages the imagination of travel)

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
"Where the Sidewalk Ends" - A 1974 children's poetry collection written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
Kick the Can

Fun Fact:
I have travelled the United States alone for two years visiting 44 states.

Norma Flores

Norma Flores

Fun Facilitator

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
I love our earthworks, there is a lot to play with.There’s a music plaza, an adobe playhouse, a sand pit, and the horno where sometimes we cook veggies from our garden. You can also see lizards,butterflies, birds, and the beautiful flowers.

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
"The Five Chinese Brothers" by Claire Huchet Bishop

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
Mancala

Fun Fact:
I like to watch and draw anime, one of my favorite shows is Avatar the last air bender!

Isabelle Clinton

Isabelle Clinton

Fun Facilitator

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
So many to chose from! Gotta say, I never get tired of the bubbles. But I also love the art room. And anything outdoors! The Seeds and Sprouts program has to be my favorite program, because who doesn't love playing with worms?

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
I was a huge Nancy Drew fan. I read all 56 books! Twice!

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
The board game Clue! I went ten years without losing a single game. To be fair, I was playing against my baby sisters.

Fun Fact:
When I was younger, I had an imaginary friend named Blue Sky Images, a name that I got from a PBS commercial

Cody Stelzer

Cody Stelzer

Science Educator & Museum Engineer

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
The Magnet Ball Wall

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
"The Way Things Work" -Book by David Macaulay and Neil Ardley

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
Any PC game I could convince my parents to let me buy (but MechWarrior 2 was was my obsession) , track and field, basketball, using magnifying glasses to start fires, soccer, catching bees, running away from angry bees.

Fun Fact:
I can make a dolphin call with my mouth and farting noises with my neck and supraclavicular fossa (indentation above collarbone).

KT Lopez

KT Lopez

Program Assistant

Favorite Exhibit/Program:
Seeing the toddlers fill the museum for our "Wee Wednesday" mornings is magical! I also enjoy getting to interact with the children as they explore the worm bin!

Childhood Book I Enjoyed:
I liked books that were interactive such as "Magic Eye," "Where's Waldo" or "Search & Find" activity books.

Game(s) I Liked To Play:
I would play anything from kickball, to "colored eggs," or even pretended to be a chef in a fake restaurant. I especially enjoyed playing catch, basketball, and chess with my dad.

Fun Fact:
I have been skydiving over the Rocky Mountains, bungee jumping 3x off the Bridge to Nowhere in California, and was featured in the Wall Street Journal for having an outdated flip phone (that I still have & use)!

Meredith Brown

Meredith Brown

Finance Director

Scott

Scott

Museum Caretaker