WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
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
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Fun Fact: The Hubble telescope can be used to see more than 13 billion years into the past!
Ashten Goodenough | Chief Operating Officer
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Fun Fact: It is impossible to eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds without drinking anything.
Lydia Bassett | Development Director
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Fun Fact: The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter 'J.'
Emily Mahon | Education Director
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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.
Christine Shira | Finance Director
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Fun Fact: The latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means "smelly little thief."
Daniel Coombs | Visitor Services Manager
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Fun Fact: Muscles cannot push - they can only pull.
Pam Smart | Membership Program Coordinator
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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!
Marisa Hadley | Education Specialist & Coordinator
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Fun Fact: A baby puffin is called a "puffling".
Lianna Hamby | Reservation Specialist & Coordinator
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Fun Fact: Merriam's kangaroo rats can go their entire life span without drinking water.
Sage Alexander | Volunteer Coordinator
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Fun Fact: Octopuses are capable of building underwater cities.
Alina Svidgal | Social Media & Marketing Coordinator
Fun Fact: "There’s a species of fungus which looks like a sponge. Its scientific name is, quite unexpectedly, Spongiforma squarepantsii."
Robert Kuslaw | Exhibits Fabricator
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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.
OUR BOARD OF SUPERHEROES
Our board is made up of talented, passionate professionals who care about STEM learning and graciously volunteer their time to help us achieve our mission. They love to see visitors excited about learning, and they know that STEM-minded citizens solve real problems and make the world a better place. Philanthropic and action-oriented, this team of advocates knows the value of STEM's interaction with other aspects of culture and life, and how important it is for our future.