The year-round staff who oversee the exhibitions, collections, programming, education outreach and daily operations of the Adirondack Experience come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring to the museum a diverse range of skills and expertise.


Executive Director, David Kahn
Director of Finance & Operations, Todd Friebel, ext. 121
Human Resources Manager, ext. 114
Finance / HR Manager  ext. 114
Finance / HR Associate, Liam Dobbins, ext. 138

Information & Technology

Information Technology Manager, Shane Holmes, ext. 122


Chief Curator, Laura Rice, ext. 103
Conservator & Collections Manager, Doreen Alessi-Holmes, ext. 164
Registrar,  ext. 126
Collections Assistant, Nyree Dowdy


Director of Interpretation, Cheryl Braunstein, ext. 110
Public Programs Manager, Micaela Hall, ext. 128
School Programs Manager / Educator, Christine Campeau, ext. 116
School Programs Coordinator, Diane Carver, ext. 115
School Programs Educator, Faith Ordonio, ext. 115
Public Programs Coordinator, Elizabeth Belyea, ext. 185


Interim Library Assistant, Jerry Pepper, ext. 108

Maintenance & Operations

Facilities Manager, PJ Preuss, ext. 137
Grounds Manager / Assistant Plumber & Electrician, Mike Ameden, ext. 167
Master Painter / Conserv. Technician, Rob Holford, ext. 167
Assistant Carpenter / Maintenance Assistant, Mark Schisler, ext. 167
Equipment Operator & Mechanic / Maintenance Assistant, Jonathan LaPrairie, ext. 167
Gardener / Facilities Assistant, Karin Cunniff, ext. 167
Janitorial Assistant, James Benton, ext. 167
Janitorial Assistant, Amanda Dora, ext. 167


Director of Marketing & Communications, Tara Murphy, ext. 182
Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Shane Frasier, ext. 109

Retail Operations

Manager of Retail Operations  ext. 102
Co-Manager of Retail Operations, Belinda Roblee, ext. 149

Institutional Advancement

Director of Institutional Advancement, Sarah Lewin, ext. 125
Executive and Advancement Assistant, Elizabeth Belyea, ext. 130
Institutional Advancement Manager, Sara McNamara, ext. 119
Membership Coordinator, Matt Waligora, ext. 112

A couple taking in the view of Blue Mountain Lake from the deck of the Lake View Cafe at the Adirondack Experience.

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