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 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. 


Our Board Members

Daryl Werner

Board President


Melanie Stauffer



Brent Myers

Board Member

Emili Uden

Board Vice-President


Amy Watson

Board Secretary


Cheryll Obendorff

Board Member

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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.