The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is run by a staff of experienced professionals who know how to have serious fun at work. From building exhibits, to running programs, to keeping our facility clean and safe, visitors can count on our staff to provide a memorable, educational experience.
Dené Mosier, President/CEO
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Dené has led the museum since 2015. As a former preschool and elementary school teacher and administrator, she brings extensive experience in child development and managing educators to her role overseeing exhibits and programs. Under her leadership, the Discovery Center has grown and thrived as the premier children's museum in Kansas. Read more about Dené.
Laura Burton, Director Marketing and Development
Laura is a nonprofit marketing, communications and fundraising professional responsible for educating the public about the Discovery Center's work. In her role, she develops partnerships to help build the museum as a regional tourist attraction and educational resource for all families. She is a mother of two young children and a big LEGO fan.
Draque Carver, Exhibit and Facilities Maintenance Manager
Draque has been with the Discovery Center since 2014 and is responsible for facility and exhibit construction and maintenance. He came to the museum with 35 years of experience in construction. The Discovery Center puts his expertise to work in a wide range of unconventional projects, from a realistic life-size pizza oven, to welded butterfly chairs, to giant ruby red slippers.
Megan Domnanish, Manager of Business and Visitor Services
Megan started as a Gallery Assistant before being promoted to Manager of Business and Visitor Services. In that role, she manages day-to-day finances and supports membership services. Megan holds a B.A. in Psychology from Benedictine College in addition to a a J.D. and M.B.A from KU. Her diverse interests include board games, power lifting, rugby and Avengers movie marathons.
Karen Estrada, Engagement Coordinator
Karen joined the team in 2021 following over a decade as a nonprofit administrative professional. At the Discovery Center, Karen is the primary team member at the front desk, greeting families from all over the world who visit the museum. Her favorite childhood toy was her Lite Brite, and she loves the oversized version in the museum!
Carina Garcia, Guest Experience Coordinator
Carina joined the team in 2021 with six years of experience as a paraprofessional, working specifically with English Language Learners. Her role at the Discovery Center includes working on the museum floor to create moments of discovery and joy for visitors. Carina has a knack for organization and enjoys rooting on the team at her son's soccer games.
Caitlin Luttjohann, Director of STEAM Education
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Caitlin creates and implements educational programs. She has a degree in industrial engineering and came to KCDC from the Flint Hills Discovery Center, where she was the Education Specialist for Science. She is passionate about teaching kids how to solve problems with science and is a favorite of teachers and students for her ability to make field trips fun and engaging.