Our Staff

Our Board Members

Melanie Stauffer



Amy Watson

Board Secretary


Amber Cochran

Board Member

Brent Myers

Board Member

Cheryll Obendorff

Board Member

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Daryl Werner

Board President


Emili Uden

Board Vice-President


Vanessa Beetz, Program Director

Vanessa directs our innovative mobile exhibit program, Kids Discovery Mobile Factory, as well as our annual Summer STEAM Camp. Vanessa is a southern Indiana native and former classroom teacher. 


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. 


Mailing Address:

PO Box 62

Batesville, IN 47006

(812) 932-KIDS (5437)

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Our Strategic Planning Office is Located off of Depot street in the RomWeber Building in Batesville, IN.