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.


Vanessa Beetz, Program Director
Vanessa directs our existing School Programs, Mobile Factory and Classroom Kits. She also spearheads our annual Summer STEAM Camp and At-Home Kit Program. Vanessa is a southern Indiana native and former classroom teacher. 

Our Board Members

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Dr. Daryl Werner
Board President


Brent Myers
Borad Treasurer


Kim Meyers
Board Member

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Brad Stoneking
Board Vice President

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Aaron Garrett
Board Member


Melanie Stauffer
Board Member


Amber McGuire
Board Secretary

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Kindra Moore
Board Member

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Yiqing Tan
Board Member

Founding Board

Christie Andres
Jody Schuck Fledderman
Heather Jones
Jenny Miles
Suzanne Newcomb
Rita Seig

Board Members Emeriti

Sabrina Andonegui
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
Amy Watson