Our close-knit team of dreamers works hard to achieve our mission to inspire lifelong learning and interest in STEM. Working at the Center is fast-paced, challenging, and gives us the opportunity to be collaborative and creative. We believe in what we do and we strive to make the Treasure Valley (and world) a better place, full of curious, scientifically literate citizens who know the power of lifelong learning. We believe in belonging and inclusion, and we believe STEM is for everyone.


Eric Miller

Executive Director

Fun Fact: "The Hubble telescope can be used to see more than 13 billion years into the past!"

Ashten Goodenough

Chief Operating Officer

Fun Fact: "It is impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds without drinking anything."

Christy Shira

Finance Director

Fun Fact: "The latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means "smelly little thief""

Lydia Bassett

Development Director

Fun Fact: "The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter 'J.'"

Emily Mahon

Education Director

Fun Fact: "Eating cheese at the end of a meal can help neutralize the acids in your mouth and reduce the chance of tooth decay."

Haley Hill

Education Manager

Fun Fact: "No word in the English Language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple."

Daniel Coombs

Visitor Services Manager

Fun Fact: "Muscles cannot push, they can only pull."

Pam Smart

Membership Program Coordinator

Fun Fact: "It's OK to be called a bird-brain: a Crow's brain (relative to body size) is larger than a human's!"

Cynthia Mouzis

Events & Donations Coordinator

Fun Fact: "If you force a smile for 30 seconds, you will feel happy."

Robert Klusaw

Exhibits Fabricator - Learn More About Me

Fun Fact: "Pluto, which is half the width of the United States, has a heart-shaped glacier that’s the size of Texas and Oklahoma. This fascinating world also has blue skies, spinning moons, mountains as high as the Rockies, and it even snows—but the snow is red." Source: NASA


Executive Director / CEO

Eric Miller   |  Executive Director / CEO
webmail@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext.

Chief Operating Officer / COO

Ashten Goodenough   |  Chief Operating Officer / COO
webmail@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext.


Cynthia Mouzis   |  Marketing & Communications Coordinator (Media Contact)
c.mouzis@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext. 222

Christy Shira   |  Finance Director
c.shira@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext.

Membership, Development, Visitor Services

Lydia Bassett   |  Development Director (Donation Contact)
l.bassett@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext.

Daniel Coombs   |  Visitor Services Manager
d.coombs@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext.

Pam Smart   |  Membership Coordinator
p.smart@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext.

Exhibitions, Education, Events

Haley Hill   |  Education Manager
h.hill@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext.

Robert Kuslaw   |  Exhibits & Fabrication Specialist

Emily Mahon   |  Education Director
e.mahon@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext.

Cynthia Mouzis   |  Events Coordinator
events@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext. 222

STEM Store

Daniel Coombs   |  Visitor Services Manager
d.coombs@dcidaho.org  | 208.343.9895 ext.



We host a variety of events here at the Discovery Center of Idaho: Young Discoverers, Adult Nights, and friendly challenges among members and frequent visitors. No matter the age or activity, we have a lot of fun and are certain we have something on our calendar sure to entertain and create lasting memories.

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Do you love the Discovery Center? Do you want to support school field trips, in-house produced exhibitions, and STEM education in Idaho? Make a donation!

Your gift impacts every aspect of the Discovery Center. It boosts access for Idaho students, creates STEM educational opportunities, guarantees fresh exhibitions, delivers memorable learning, and inspires future career paths in STEM fields for Idaho’s next generation. Your financial support makes a galactic difference.

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Discovery Center membership is a rewarding experience for you and your family. Become a member and attend sneak previews of our new exhibitions, receive discounts on camps and birthday parties, and enjoy the Discovery Center every day of the year.

Join today and become part of our community. Together, we can achieve our mission to inspire lifelong interest and learning in STEM.

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