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
Finance / HR Manager, Sarah Zalenski, ext. 114
Finance / HR Associate, Mallory Law, ext. 138

Information & Technology

Information Technology Coordinator, Shane Holmes, ext. 122


Chief Curator, Laura Rice, ext. 103
Conservator & Collections Manager, Doreen Alessi-Holmes, ext. 164
Registrar, Hanna Person, ext. 126


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
Public Programs Assistant Manager, Stephanie Hample, ext. 185


Library Director, Ivy Gocker, 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
Cleaning Supervisor, David Patterson, ext. 167


Director of Marketing & Communications, Tara Murphy, ext. 182

Retail Operations

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

Institutional Advancement

Director of Institutional Advancement, Sarah Lewin, ext. 125
Institutional Advancement Manager, Sara McNamara, ext. 130
Membership Coordinator, Colin Briggs, 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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