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mike yankovich

President and CEO of the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. Mike has enjoyed 20 years in the museum field, including time with Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore. Mike joined the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus in 2003 and has served in a number of capacities including Director of Education, Vice President of Guest Experience, and Chief Operating Officer. In each position he has been a significant catalyst for growth and innovation. His focus on developing high-quality, interactive exhibits and educational programs has helped position the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campusas the community’s leading informal learning institution for young children. In May 2011, Mike was selected as one of five Livingston Fellows, a prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Foundation effort to develop the skills of promising nonprofit leaders. In addition, Mike chairs the board of the Denver Preschool Program and serves as board president-elect for the Association of Children’s Museums. Mike has also benefited from additional on-the-job experience as he and his wife, Jennifer, have enjoyed playing and learning with their 8-year-old daughter, Holly.

 
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kerri atter

Currently the Special Projects Manager at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. Kerri joined the Museum in 2013 to manage the Museum’s $16.1M expansion. Her job included coordinating the design development phases, construction planning, construction, and post construction work. During expansion she acted as liaison between the construction and design teams, and the Museum operations staff to ensure a smooth course through the project while remaining open to the public. Her role also included managing relationships and coordinating with City partners, Museum leadership and the Board of Directors.

Prior to her work at the Children’s Museum, Kerri spent 18 years working in the museum and cultural fields serving as curator, director, designer, and project manager. Her work includes: Director/Curator of the Molly Brown House Museum; freelance curator for Denver International Airport and Denver Arts and Venues, and Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Denver. She holds a degree in classical archaeology from Syracuse University and a master's in museum studies from Harvard University. She is also the mother of 2 very active young children who think mom works at the best place in the world!

 
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jonathan goldstein

Jonathan is currently Vice President of Exhibit Services at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, where he lead all design and fabrication efforts for their $16.1M expansion. He served as a senior exhibit designer and team leader for many extensive museum projects, including the Great Lakes Future exhibit at Discovery World in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which won the American Institute of Architects Merit Award (2008). His specific skills and experience include comprehensive digital design capabilities balanced with a passion for hands-on, physical fabrication. Additionally, as a former public school teacher and father to two inquisitive children, Jonathan has practiced the enthusiastic patience necessary to help curious minds engage our wondrous world. Jonathan has a degree in history from Cornell University and a master’s in architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

kyle talbott

Kyle is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin School of Architecture and Urban Planning where he teaches advanced architectural design and computational methods in the graduate program.  He was consulting designer and geometer for the Altitude exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Denver Marsico Campus.  Kyle has contributed to the design of numerous educational exhibits, curated art exhibits and installations, and in 2017 he led the design of one of the Midwest’s largest permanent exhibits of bonsai, located at the Bradley Foundation’s Lynden Sculpture Garden.  His work with outdoor exhibits began in 2008 with the design of the Menomonee Valley Park Pavilion in collaboration with Berlin-based architect Barkow/Leibinger.  Prior to his museum and installation work, Kyle led a research and development team at the international architecture firm NBBJ, where he explored the potential of emerging digital technologies and contributed to the design of arts and education buildings ranging from student centers to musical performance venues.

 

 

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