• Our People

  • Friendly, hardworking and ready for play!

    Our museum staff will greet you as soon you enter the building! If you need help or have any questions, anyone with a museum name tag will be glad to help you.
  • We are all kids at heart!

    What makes MMCM so extraordinary? Our team. The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum is the fun place you know and love thanks to our dedicated staff and Board of Directors. Connect with us by calling (989) 399-6626.

  • Museum Experience Coordinator

    As soon as you walk in, you’ll be greeted by the friendly face of Diane. From answering phones, checking in field trips, helping set up birthday parties to maintaining our facilities, Diane handles the day-to-day museum duties that our guests are most familiar with. 
    Need to confirm a field trip date? Want information on group rates? Looking for general gallery information? Contact Diane.
  • President

    Ann is the face of our museum in the community. She is always busy making sure our galleries and exhibits stay in tip-top shape. On top of that, she manages the staff, writes grants, and works hard to ensure MMCM is the best it can be. 
    Would your company like to work with us to build a new exhibit? Are you curious about how you can support our mission? Send an email to president@michildrensmuseum.org
  • Play & Learn Coordinator

    Jessie plans all of our camps, field trips, and museum activities. She makes sure that our guests are learning about the world around them as they play. What a cool job! Wouldn’t you like to be a Play and Learn Coordinator when you grow up?
    Would your school like a custom lesson? Do you have questions about how our field trips can meet your learning requirements? Send Jessie an email at playeducator@michildrensmuseum.org.
  • Marketing Coordinator

    Jeff is responsible for the advertising and promotion our museum! He runs our social media, creates all our event flyers, and attends community outreach events on behalf of MMCM. 
    Do you have an event where we could share information about the museum? Want to offer us a great advertising opportunity? Contact Nate at marketing@michildrensmuseum.org.

    We could not forget the amazing people that help to build upon our mission – our Board of Directors! If you are interested in becoming a board member, contact our President and CEO.

    Current members include:

  • Chair: Erika Ardouin

    Vice Chair: Ryan Shepard

    Treasurer: Marisa Ahrens


  • Secretary: Luke Hendrick

    Immediate Past Chair: Stacie Quast

    David Cline


  • Dawn Haefele

    Karen Stiffler

    Kosta Povich


  • Kirsten Opperman

    Ryan Marra

    Michelle Youngstrom