Staff

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Our small but efficient staff manages the various day-to-day operations at the center. Here’s what they do:

Seymour Center Director:
Julie Barrett Heffington
Manages Seymour Center education and exhibit programs, staffing, fundraising/earned-income programs, daily operations and long-term development.
Youth Programs Manager:
Kevin Keedy
Develops, manages, and teaches K-12 and community college school programs. Oversees youth education programs including extensive day camp program, teacher/youth group leader education.
Youth Programs Educator:
Katrina Hart London
Teaches daily K-12 school programs and manages/teaches summer marine science program (Ocean Explorers Summer Camp) for K-9 children.
Aquarium Curator:
Peter Macht
Manages all husbandry functions, including design, setup, maintenance, and care for aquarium exhibits, sea water table, wet-lab classroom, and holding tanks.
Exhibits Curator/Designer:
Jeff Northam
Plans, develops, implements, and maintains indoor and outdoor exhibits and interpretive signage.
Visitor Programs Manager:
Jen Cormier
Develops and manages visitor education in exhibit hall and aquarium, orchestrates daily tours, programs, special visitor days, and other walk-in visitor interpretation.
Visitor Programs Associate:
Alexa Nino De Rivera
Assists with visitor education in exhibit hall and aquarium; implements daily tours, special visitor days, and other interpretation. Assists with volunteer coordination.
Volunteer Coordinator / Education Associate:
Carrie Niblett
Provides administration for more than 200 volunteers working in all departments (half time). Supports Visitor Programs education work (half time).
Development Director:
Lauren Donnelly-Crocker
Manages donor development, fundraising, special events, membership, business sponsorship, and other development programs.
Events and Fundraising Specialist:
Lindsey Barron
Coordinates fundraising and earned-income programs including events and facility rentals.
Administrative/Operations Manager:
Teri Sigler
Manages Seymour Center daily operations and administrative office; serves as primary visitor information source.
Admissions Coordinator:
Tessa Jensen Wolf
Operates center admissions and information counter, schedules/registers group and specialty tours; manages social media.
Ocean Discovery Shop Manager:
Terry Wardwell
Manages/buys for gift and bookshop dedicated to enhancing the visitor experience through sale of marine science books, gifts, and apparel.
Graphic Designer:
Rachel Leonard
Designs materials for print or electronic media for all education, fund development and operational needs.

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Days & Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
September 15, 2019
1:30–2:30 PM
Join us for our upcoming Science Sunday, “Kelp Forest Resiliency: Life after Sea Urchin Grazing.”

Join our teamATTENTION TEACHERS
Inspire your students with the best field trip of the year! Discovery Lab field trip applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available. Apply NOW!

COMMUNITY FREE DAY
September 17, 2019
Enjoy free admission to the Seymour Center all day, 10 AM–5 PM!

SEA OTTER
AWARENESS WEEK
September 24–29, 2019
Discover the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during this annual recognition celebration.

YOUR DREAM WEDDING
Booking Now–Sept. 2020
With breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and access to the aquarium, the Seymour Center is the ideal spot for your Santa Cruz ocean view wedding. Inquire today!

TEACHER WORKSHOP
California Environmental Phenomena Summit October 3–4, 2019
Collaborate with local science experts and other educators to deepen your understanding of environmental phenomena.

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