Contact Our Staff

Executive Director

Elizabeth Dampier, Executive Director


Traci Connor, Vice President of Planning

Sarah Prather, Director of Planning


Mary Jo Morgan, Vice President of Finance
(336) 714-7110


Elizabeth Marsh, Vice President of Philanthropy

Melissa Hilton, Development Coordinator

Communications & Marketing

Leigh Ann Woodruff, Vice President of Communications
(336) 253-3203



Learning & Engagement

Christine Simonson, Director of Learning & Engagement

Kevin Caesar, Manager of Animal Care

Lindsay Douglas, Manager of Camps & Group Programs

Caitlyn Zarzar, Manager of STEM Theaters





Field Trip and Group Scheduling

Christy Ferguson, Manager of Museum Scheduling
(336) 714-7105

Allison Lam, Education and Learning Specialist

Visitor Services, Rentals, Birthday Parties

Precious Brayboy, Director of Visitor Services
(336) 767-6730, ext. 1007 North



Facilities & Exhibits

Drew Clark, Manager of Exhibits & Design

Thomas Farron, Facilities Manager