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, Mallory Law, ext. 114
Finance / HR Assistant, Liam Dobbins, ext. 104

Information & Technology

Information Technology Manager, Shane Holmes, ext. 122


Chief Curator, Laura Rice, ext. 103
Conservator & Collections Manager, Doreen Alessi-Holmes, ext. 164
Curatorial Assistant, Anabelle Andersen, ext. 126
Collections Specialist, Gabriel DeJoseph, ext. 184

Access, Inclusion and Visitor Support

Director of Access, Inclusion, and Visitor Support, Micaela Hall, ext. 187


Director of Interpretation, Cheryl Braunstein, ext. 110
Public Programs Manager, Elizabeth Belyea, ext. 128
Public Programs Assistant Manager, Joe Dolan, ext. 185
Boat Builder in Residence, Nate Atkinson

School Programs Manager / Senior Educator, Christine Campeau, ext. 116
School Programs Coordinator, Diane Carver, ext. 115
School Programs Educator, ext. 147


Director of Archives & Special Collections, Jenny Ambrose, ext. 108

Maintenance & Operations

Facilities Manager, PJ Preuss, ext. 137
Grounds Manager / Assistant Plumber & Electrician, ext. 167
Master Carpenter / Maintenance Technician, Mark Schisler, ext. 167
Equipment Operator & Mechanic / Maintenance Assistant, Jonathan LaPrairie, ext. 167
Gardener / Facilities Assistant, Karin Cunniff, ext. 127
Facility Cleaning Assistant, Tim Fresh, ext. 127
Facility Cleaning Assistant, Jade Stephenson, ext. 127


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

Retail Operations

Manager of Retail Operations, Belinda Roblee, ext. 149
Assistant Manager of Retail Operations, Jason Hall, ext. 102

Institutional Advancement

Director of Institutional Advancement, Sarah Lewin, ext. 125
Senior Advancement Officer, Sara McNamara, ext. 119
Membership Coordinator, Matt Waligora, ext. 112
Advancement and Executive Assistant, Catherine Fresh, ext. 130

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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