Museum Staff

Museum Staff 2018-04-05T06:10:03+00:00
Carol MeagherExecutive Director
Carol Meagher has served as the KidZone Museum Executive Director since 2004. She leads the museum’s strategic direction, fund development, education, and operations so the Museum is the best it can be . Carol has a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a BFA from California College of the Arts. Her creative background and understanding of children with various abilities are essential for the museum’s vision and creation of innovative programs and installations. In addition, Carol studied Spanish language and Mexican culture at Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico and at Middlebury College Language School, enabling her to support the museum’s outreach staff in creating engaging and relevant programs that engage the Latino community.
NatalyOperations Supervisor
Nataly strives to see us excel at customer service, maintenance and overall museum operations. Nataly has been visiting the museum since she was 4 years old and again as at teen mother with the Sierra Teen Education and Parenting Program (STEPP). From her tenure as a Medical Records Specialist at Tahoe Forest Women’s Center, she brings to the museum, her expertise in customer service for both Spanish and English speaking families.
Jen Education & Events Manager
Jen ensures our education direction for programs and exhibits is innovative and meets the needs of the community. Before working at the Museum, she served as a Museum board member for 5 years. Before that, she came to play at the museum with her young children who are now in high school. Jen received her BS from UC Davis, and worked for the WIC program before having kids and becoming a stay-at-home mom. She loves the idea of play as a child’s work, and keeps all Museum programs, classes, camps and events hands on, inquiry based and open-ended.
MayraAccounting & Guest Services Supervisor
Mayra ensures that museum accounting, office and operating procedures are run efficiently. Mayra’s 5-year-old son, Angel, and baby daughter, Mia, have grown up at the museum and love all the fun opportunities we have for free play. Mayra worked with our outreach program to undeserved families in our region and still helps us reach as many families in need in our community.
BrendaAccounting & Statistics Assistant
Brenda assists with museum accounting and statistics. Originally from Lima, Peru she earned her degree in Business Management and was a volunteer teacher in the Junior Achievement program that empowers young elementary and high school students to learn an array of business skills. Brenda and her 2 young children and husband enjoy playing at the museum whenever possible.
Ileana Educator
Ileana is a museum educator. She is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a bachelor of science degree and credential to teach hearing-impaired and mentally challenged youth, which gives her added experience when working with our diverse audience of children and families. Ileana has trained at Exploratorium to learn how KidZone Museum science programs can give children the opportunities to directly observe and manipulate natural phenomena.
KarlaGuest Services Lead
Karla coordinates volunteers, front desk administration and sales, and makes sure we are welcoming for families who speak English and Spanish. Karla grew up in Truckee and visited the museum as a child and again as a teen mother with the Sierra Teen Education and Parenting Program (STEPP). Karla enjoys engaging with our community and gaining knowledge about child development and fun activities she can do at home with her son.

KatyEducation Assistant
Katy teaches museum camps, classes and our Science in the Schools. She is currently finishing her Bachelors degree at Sacramento State University in Psychology. She then plans on working towards her Masters degree in Elementary Education and receiving her multi-subject credential so that she can become an elementary school teacher and teach at one of our local elementary schools.
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