An image of the Nature House, from the outside

People: Staff and Board

Our Staff | Our Board | Employment

We are committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility.  Read more about our commitment here.

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!

Sara Brintnall - Development Manager
David Clipner - Director of Education and Wildlife
Mel Drumm - President and Chief Executive Officer
Tyler Heyen - Wildlife Husbandry Manager
Julia Gwizdz - Program Manager
Brian Roberts - Director of Finance
Lannis Smith - Wildlife & School Programs Manager
Lisa Usselman - Program Coordinator
Susan Westhoff - Chief Operations Officer, Executive Director of Leslie Science & Nature Center

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.

Don Burke, Chair Principal, Rehmann
Megan Torrance, Vice Chair CEO, TorranceLearning
Maurita Holland, Secretary Assoc. Professor Emerita, School of Information, University of Michigan
Matthias Bauer, Treasurer Managing Partner, Global Productivity Solutions, LLC
Paige Morrison, Member at Large Event Coordinator, PPM Events
Richard Chang, Member at Large CEO, NewFoundry
Cynthia L. Gardner, Immediate Past Chair Senior Vice President/Regional Manager, PNC Bank
Kira Barton Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Rosa Bushkuhl Senior Business Development Manager, Renewables Strategy & Transactions
Paul T. Fanson Senior Manager, Toyota Motor North America
Schuyler Ferguson Assoc. Attorney, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC
Mark Holtz Vice President, Bank of Ann Arbor
Wayne Millette CFO, Sensei Change Associates
Nick Schmidt High Net Worth Wealth Advisor
Mike Shriberg Great Lakes Regional Executive Director, National Wildlife Federation


Work with us!

We are currently hiring the following positions:

Our top priority is finding the best candidates for our team. If you are interested in a position, we would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you have equal experience or context, please include that in your cover letter or application.