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Our Leadership Team

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Emili Uden, Executive Director
Emili has served Kids Discovery Factory for the past eight years, most recently as the Vice President of the Board of Directors. She conceptualized and developed the popular traveling exhibit program, the Mobile Factory. Emili is a graduate of Millikin University with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education.

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Vanessa Beetz, Program Director
Vanessa directs our School Programs, and Camps. She travels with our Mobile Factory and creates custom programming as needed.  Vanessa is a southern Indiana native and former classroom teacher.

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Dawn Koch, Museum Educator
Dawn leads our on-site play hours: Early Explorers. Dawn has been engaged in children's programming in some capacity for over 30 years and is an enthusiastic play-based educator. 


Our Board Members

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Dr. Daryl Werner
Board President


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Brad Stoneking
Board Vice President


Amber McGuire
Board Secretary


Brent Myers
Board Treasurer

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Aaron Garrett
Board Member

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Kindra Moore
Board Member

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Sabrina Andonegui
Board Member


Rhastina Blessing
Board Member

Founding Board

Christie Andres

Jody Schuck Fledderman

Heather Jones

Jenny Miles

Suzanne Newcomb

Rita Seig

Board Members Emeriti

 Summer Ayres, Marc Cerniglia, Amber Cochran, Molly Freeland, Mary Jo Hassett, Lee Ann King, Melissa Moenter, Lauren Mynsberge, Aimee Negovetich, Cheryll Obendorf, Eric Peetz, Becky Rak, Mike Robertson, Mark Stenger, Yiqing Tan, Amy Watson, Melanie Stauffer, Kim Meyers, Sonja White

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