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 Associate:
Alexa Nino De Rivera
Coordinates visitor education in exhibit hall and aquarium; implements daily tours, special visitor days, and other interpretation. Assists with volunteer coordination.
Volunteer Coordinator / Education Associate:
Jen Cormier
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!

SREA CELEBRATION
June 2, 2019
1–3 PM
Learn about exciting, current research from award-winning UC Santa Cruz students studying the oceans.

ENVIROTOKEN
Now through June 2019
Bring your own bag when you shop at New Leaf’s westside Santa Cruz location and receive an Envirotoken worth 10-cents that you can donate to the Seymour Center.

SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL WHARF EXPERIENCE
May 25–August 24, 2019
Saturdays, 12–3 PM
Learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land!

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