Our Staff

Amber McGuire, Executive Director

Amber has served Kids Discovery Factory for the past eight years, the last several as president of the board. Her dedication to both the project and community inspire her transition as she leads KDF through its next exciting phase of growth toward a permanent facility. 


Vanessa Beetz, Program Director

Vanessa directs or existing School Programs, Kids Discovery 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

Daryl Werner

Board President


Melanie Stauffer


Brent Myers


Kindra Moore

Board Secretary

Emili Uden

Board Vice-President


Amy Watson

Board Member

Cheryll Obendorff

Board Member

Yiqing Tan

Board Member