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!

Ariel Heldt - Educator
Batsheva Glatt - Educator
Brea HaywoodFront Office Manager
Cathy Dyer
- Program Coordinator
David Clipner - Director of Education and Wildlife
Delainey O'Donnell - Educator
Karen Rendell - Operations Director
Kim MesserEducator
Lannis Smith - Wildlife & School Programs Manager
Lisa Usselman - Program Coordinator
Meg Robeson - Educator
Melissa Selva - Educator
Sara Brintnall - Development Manager
Susan Westhoff - Executive Director
Tyler Heyen - Wildlife Husbandry Manager
Zach Wood - Camp & Preschool Programs Manager

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.

Cynthia L. Gardner, Chair Senior Vice President/Regional Manager, PNC Bank
Don Burke, Vice Chair, Treasurer Principal, Rehmann
Paige Morrison, Secretary Event Coordinator, PPM Events
Chris Imwalle, Member at Large Management Consulting, Accenture
Ryan Noel, Member at Large Chief of Staff and Strategic Advisor to the Dean, UM School of Education
Ron Sniderman, Member at Large Educator
Michael Cole, Immediate Past Chair Technology Industry Group President, Bank of Ann Arbor
Kira Barton Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Matthias Bauer Managing Partner, Global Productivity Solutions, LLC
Richard Chang CEO, NewFoundry
Brett Chouinard COO, Altair Engineering
Steven Ezikian Deputy Superintendent, Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency
Paul T. Fanson Senior Manager, Toyota Motor North America
Anthony J. Frasca Senior Attorney, Dykema Gossett PLLC
Kristina Glusac Project Manager, Smith Group JJR
Alan Jackson Radiation Safety Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Sam Nuxoll Assoc. Attorney, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC
Megan Torrance CEO, TorranceLearning
Evan Ufer Partner, Plymouth Ventures
Mahya G. S. Wood Toxicologist, NSF International

Work with us!

We are currently hiring the following positions:

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