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:
Kristen Hart
Develops and manages visitor education in exhibit hall and aquarium, orchestrates daily tours, programs, special visitor days, and other walk-in visitor interpretation.
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.
Development / Events Associate:
Amy Kaskowitz
Provides support for, or implements fundraising 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:
Sara Stasi
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

Open Every Day July and August, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
Sunday, August 20, 1:30 PM
The Bait and Switch: A Discussion Of Seafood Fraud In Los Angeles And Santa Cruz.

ATTENTION TEACHERS
Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Field trip information and applications for the 2017-18 school year are available now.

JOIN THE VOLUNTEER TEAM!
Now recruiting for Exhibit Guides and School Programs Instructors - apply today for one of these exciting volunteer opportunities!

COMING SOON:
LOCALS "SEYMOUR"
IN SEPTEMBER
Santa Cruz County locals can visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for free any Thursday this September!

NOW HIRING
UCSC STUDENTS
Be a part of our team! The Seymour Center is looking for qualified, enthusiastic UCSC students—apply today!

OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION
You'll see a lot of construction taking place here at the Coastal Science Campus but know, the Seymour Center is open for business as usual. Come visit!

SEA OTTER AWARENESS WEEK
September 23 - October 1, 2017
Save the date for Sea Otter Awareness Week: an annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem.

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