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Our Team

Executive Leadership

Matt Orand

Chief Operating Officer

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morand@ocm.org

Michelle Chartrand

Chief Advancement Officer

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mchartrand@ocm.org

Justin Snodgrass

Chief Financial Officer

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jsnodgrass@ocm.org

Leadership & Support

David Andersen

Director of Facilities

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dandersen@ocm.org

Dustin Andersen

Human Resources Associate

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d.andersen@ocm.org

Ben Beck

Off-Site Education and Event Coordinator

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bbeck@ocm.org

Tim Benson

Director of Guest Experience

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tbenson@ocm.org

Meredith Billings

Lead Performance Educator

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mbillings@ocm.org

Margret Brekke

Group Sales Manager

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mbrekke@ocm.org

Cruz Cabrera

Director of Diversity & Access

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ccabrera@ocm.org

Tara Case

Accounting Specialist

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tcase@ocm.org

Kimberly Erwin

Facilities Manager

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kerwin@ocm.org

Tammy Fugit

Director of Human Resources

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tfugit@ocm.org

Cheryl Glasford

Lead Educator

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cglasford@ocm.org

Dennis Guerra

I-Crew

Aurora Harbison

Guest Experience Manager

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aharbison@ocm.org

Bailey Hindman

Graphic Designer

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bhindman@ocm.org

Riley Hodges

Grounds & Facilities Custodian

Hillary Horner

Director of Education

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hhorner@ocm.org

Seth Howard

Grounds & Facilities Custodian

Mark Jacobsen

Exhibit Designer

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mjacobsen@ocm.org

Shaquire Jones

Traveling Exhibits Coordinator

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jschendt@ocm.org

Mike Knecht

Guest Experience Manager

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mknecht@ocm.org

Becca Lopez

Guest Experience Manager

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blopez@ocm.org

Brittany Obermeyer

Executive Assistant

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bobermeyer@ocm.org

Elizabeth Planck

Lead Programmer

Calli Read

I-Crew

Kim Reiner

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

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kreiner@ocm.org

Mary Rooney

Multimedia Design Assistant

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mrooney@ocm.org

Gail Sievert

Education Program Coordinator

Mary Slater

Marketing Assistant & Receptionist

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mslater@ocm.org

Joe Toppi

Director of Development

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jtoppi@ocm.org

Matt Walker

Senior Exhibit Designer

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mwalker@ocm.org

Emma West

I-Crew

Executive Director

LIndy J. Hoyer

Dear Friends of Omaha Children’s Museum:

As of September 30, 2021, I am officially retiring as the Executive Director of Omaha Children’s Museum.

It has been my privilege to be a part of this organization for 27 years, including leading it for the past 19 years. I have been considering my retirement for over a year, but delayed this decision until I was able to steer the museum through the pandemic and back to operational strength. Now that it is on sound financial footing, led by an experienced and capable team, I am comfortable leaving and setting the next stage of growth and excitement for Omaha Children's Museum.

I have poured my heart and soul into Omaha Children’s Museum to grow it into one of the top destinations and museums in the State of Nebraska, while being an incredible asset for children across the Midwest and the United States. Under my leadership, the museum was renovated, has successfully grown its attendance each year, established permanent and traveling exhibits, and built a significant, fantastic team to support our museum and carry it into its next chapter.

My greatest accomplishment has been building and fulfilling our mission of serving children and families across our state and country. Part of the joy has been seeing children and families walk through our doors daily – with so much spirit and delight – only to walk out our doors with imagination in their eyes and inspiration in their footsteps. It has also been rewarding to follow many children as they get older and grow up, have families of their own, and return to the museum with their young kids to have that experience all over again.

Thank you for your commitment and continued support of Omaha Children’s Museum. I appreciate you allowing me to be a part of this incredible journey. We could not have done it without you and your generosity.

I know Omaha Children’s Museum will be in good hands for its next chapter, and know that I will be cheering for the museum’s continued success.

With gratitude,

Lindy