An image of the Nature House, from the outside

People: Staff and Board

Our Staff | Our Board | Employment

Our Staff

Our staff members are passionate about the natural world. They're caring and talented educators, hard working, dedicated professionals, and experts in how wild things live, grow, adapt, and survive.

Alex Burgun-Tower - Educator
Alexa Wutt - Educator
Ariel Heldt - Educator
Batsheva Glatt - Summer Camp Educator
Brea HaywoodFront Office Manager
Cathy Dyer
- Educator
Cynthia WilsonSummer Camp Educator
David Clipner - Wildlife Program Director
Emily NummerSummer Camp Educator
Etta Heisler - Camp & Public Programs Director
Galen BurrellSummer Camp Educator
Harrison SmithSummer Camp Educator
Isis BurgdorfSummer Camp Educator
Karen Rendell - Operations Director
Katie Zbrozek - Program Manager
Kim MesserSummer Camp Educator
Kyera CardSummer Camp Educator
Lannis Smith - Wildlife Educator
Lauren PickardSummer Camp Educator
Lindsey HayterSummer Camp Educator
Lisa Usselman - Summer Camp Educator
MacKenzie Maxwell - Program Manager
Melissa Selva -Summer Camp Educator
Nehemiah BlazekEducator
Sam Wilson - Summer Camp Educator 
Susan Westhoff - Executive Director
Zach Wood - Assistant Camp Director

Trustees of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center

Leslie Science & Nature Center is governed by our united Ann Arbor Hands-On Board of Directors, who provide oversight and work in partnership with staff to achieve our mission.

David Esau, Chair  Architect, Cornerstone Design, Inc.
Michael Cole, Vice Chair Technology Industry Group President, Bank of Ann Arbor
Becca Nielsen, 2nd Vice Chair Owner & Consultant, Nielsen Ed Consulting; Program Director, SEMIS
Cynthia L. Gardner, Treasurer Senior Vice President/Regional Manager, PNC Bank
Laura Wonch, Secretary Deli Manager, Zingerman’s Delicatessen
Mel Drumm, President Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center
William Gosling, Member at Large University Librarian, Emeritus, University of Michigan
Chris Imwalle, Member at Large Manager, Amcor Rigid Plastics
Anne Marsan, Member at Large Senior Software Architect, CareEvolution Inc.
Ryan Noel, Member at Large Division Administrator – Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, University of Michigan
Don Burke Principal, Rehmann
Brett Chouinard CEO, Altair Engineering
Lyle F. Dahlberg First Vice President, Bank of Ann Arbor
Donna Doleman Senior Vice President, Operations and Communications, Ann Arbor SPARK
Laura Florence Curriculum Coach, Great Lakes and STEM Education
Anthony J. Frasca Senior Attorney, Dykema Gossett PLLC
Anne Glendon Community Leader
Kristina Glusac Project Manager, Smith Group JJR
Alan Jackson Radiation Safety Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Kris Korvun Senior Vice President, CORE Partners
Rohan Kheterpal Student, Skyline High School
Wendy Lawrence Freelance Writer
Andrew Lund Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg NA Inc.
Tom McKarns President, ECO PHYSICS, INC
Timothy McKay Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Michigan
Allison Pinto Student, Greenhills School
David Rock CEO/President, NovoDynamics, Inc.
Allen Samuels Professor and Dean of Art & Design, Emeritus, University of Michigan
James R. Scapa CEO, Chairman, Founder, Altair
Richard Sheridan CEO, Chief Storyteller, Menlo Innovations LLC
Ron Sniderman Director of Innovation & Programming, Community Telecommunications Network
Evan Ufer Partner, Plymouth Ventures
Mahya G. S. Wood Toxicologist, NSF International
Karl L. Zinn Research Scientist Emeritus, Information Technology, University of Michigan

Work with us!

Please find any open positions listed below; we also invite you to send your resume with a letter describing your career interests to jobs@lesliesnc.org or to:

Human Resources
Leslie Science & Nature Center
1831 Traver Road
Ann Arbor,  MI 48105

We have many wonderful opportunities for volunteers, and can accommodate individuals as well as groups.

Employment opportunities


Come join our team!  We are looking for a Scout Coordinator who will work with both LSNC and our sister organization, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.  Look at the job description on the museum's website (https://www.aahom.org/jobs) and apply there today!

Leslie Science & Nature Center is committed to the principle of equal employment and advancement opportunity. Leslie Science & Nature Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. All facilities and programs Leslie Science & Nature Center maintains for the benefit of any of its employees are available to all employees without any unlawful discrimination.