Museum Staff

Museum Staff 2018-06-20T13:01:30+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. 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.
MayraMuseum Operations Manager
Mayra ensures that the museum and our events run efficiently including museum accounting, HR, and Guest Services. Mayra has worked at the museum as our front desk lead, and outreach coordinator to undeserved families in our region and still helps us reach as many families in need in our community. 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 and hands-on learning.
Jen Education 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 ensures that all Museum programs, and exhibits are filled with hands on, inquiry based learning.
KarlaGuest Services Lead
Karla coordinates Guest Services, Maintenance and our Volunteers 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.

NatalyCommunity Advocate
Nataly advocates for underserved children and families in our community and makes sure they know about our complimentary bus service and scholarship programs. Nataly attends a multitude of community meetings to coordinate services for families. This includes our partnerships with the Child Abuse Prevention Council, Community Collaborative, First 5 Early Learning Coalition,Truckee Reads, and regional transportation and housing initiatives. 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.
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.
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.
Accounting Support: Supporting Strategies
Human Resource Services: Truckee HR
Legal Counsel: Steve Gross, Porter Simon
Web and Marketing Support: Deinken Interative
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