Staff

Jenn Moore - jmoore@eurekasciencemuseum.org

Jenn Moore believes Eureka! is an intersection of math, science, and art—bringing students and the community together for exhibitions, hands-on activities, and classroom learning. Moore hopes to make Eureka! a magnet for creativity, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. She hopes to redefine the way people think about, learn about, and interact with science and technology by making science fun for everyone.

Moore comes to Eureka! from the Timberline Field Institute at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville where she taught courses in Natural Resource Management. Having always had a passion for science and teaching, she developed new programs, wrote grants for student driven research, and managed an internship program for students to have hands-on work experience. Previous to her work at the college she was a research hydrologist for the US Geological Survey in Grand Junction. Her educational background is in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University.

In her free time Moore enjoys mountain biking, gardening, reading books, and traveling the world with her husband Jesse and their daughter Madalyn.

Jenn Moore
Executive Director

Bambi Harmon - bharmon@eurekasciencemuseum.org
Bambi Harmon recently retired from Deluxe Check Printers following 33 years of service. She began looking for a place to volunteer, seeking something she would enjoy doing while also serving others. After nearly two years of coordinating over 50 volunteers at Eureka! as a volunteer herself, Bambi became Eureka!’s Operations Manager in January, 2011. She also serves as the President of the Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club and often provides presentations to local organizations as well as to students who visit Eureka!. Bambi is an ASL Deaf Interpreter and is currently the secretary of her neighborhood Homeowners Association.

Bambi Harmon
Operations Manager

Rhonda Woltjer - rwoltjer@eurekasciencemuseum.org
Rhonda Woltjer came to Eureka! in 2011. Prior to coming to Eureka! she worked as a receptionist for a concrete construction company, she also has experience in banking and retail. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, walking the dogs, painting, and looks forward to the times she gets to visit with her children and grandchildren who live out of town.

Rhonda Woltjer
Office Administrator

Tom Nelson - tnelson@eurekasciencemuseum.org
Tom Nelson joined Eureka! in April 2016. In the early days of the Math and Science center, he was among John McConnell's earliest students; now, after earning a B.A. in Business administration and certification in data systems from Colorado Mesa University, Tom is thrilled to be part of the Eureka! team, working to inspire a passion for learning.

Tom Nelson
Assistant Operations Manager

Bree Hare - bhare@eurekasciencemuseum.org

Bree joined Eureka! in July 2017 as the Education Director. She is excited to have the opportunity to combine her program development experience with her passion for experiential learning in the outdoors. Bree is looking forward to creating meaningful learning opportunities that will engage current and new participants in STEAM programs throughout Mesa County and beyond. She hopes that through offering a variety of educational programs, Eureka! will have something for everyone and that participants will gain a better understanding of the world around them.

Prior to coming to Eureka!, Bree was involved with recreation program development for the City of Fruita, the Town of Breckenridge, and the City of Loveland Recreation Departments. Through these experiences, she created and maintained partnerships with outside organizations to offer a variety of programs ranging from state licensed summer day camps to afterschool programs to outdoor education camps to special events, she worked with stakeholders to create and implement new programs that met the community’s needs, and she worked with the Keystone Science Center to implement a county-wide after-school initiative in Breckenridge. Bree holds a Colorado K-12 Physical Education teaching license, a Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.

In her free time, Bree enjoys trail running, hiking, ice hockey, stand up paddle boarding, skiing (water, tele, and cross country), photography, scrapbooking, and spending time with her husband Jon, sons Emmett & Austen, and their dog, Cisco.

Bree Hare
Education Director

Kayla Glenn - kglenn@eurekasciencemuseum.org
Kayla recently moved to Grand Junction and loves it! This is her first time living west of the Mississippi River. She has a bachelor of science in elementary education from the University of Florida. Previously she taught at the Orlando Science Center in Florida. There she taught hands-on STEM labs and classes to students of all ages. She loves teaching science, especially anything to do with space! Teaching children is her passion and she loves being a part of their learning. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and roller coasters!

Kayla Glenn
Program Instructor

Cheyenne O’Loughlin - coloughlin@eurekasciencemuseum.org
Hi! My name is Cheyenne and I am so excited to be working at EUREKA! this summer sharing my love of science and exploration with people of all ages! I recently graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Colorado Mesa University where I worked as a Peer Coach, Student Ambassador and Outdoor Trip Initiator. I was born and raised in Oregon but after four years Colorado is my new home. I love all the opportunity for outdoor recreation including ice/rock climbing, rafting, skiing, backpacking and canyoneering.

Cheyenne O’Loughlin
Expedition Camp Leader

Vonnie Davis - vdavis@eurekasciencemuseum.org
My name is Vonnie Davis and I have graduated in 2011 from CMU with a degree in sociology. I have many years of experience working with kids and enjoy the different experiences each child brings. In my down time I love reading, going to the movies, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. I am happy to be a part of the EUREKA! staff and getting the chance to meet new people.

Vonnie Davis
EURKEA! Instructor

Interns

Rosemary Adelgren
Hello! I am currently a sophomore at CMU majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Chemistry. I loved coming to the Math and Science Center as a child and I am excited to pass that love on to the next generation! I have a passion for medicine and I plan on pursuing a future career in the medical field. In my free time I enjoy reading, road trips, and my two cats.

Rosemary Adelgren

Alyssa Arellano
Hi! I'm a student at Colorado Mesa University and I am majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I enjoy art, math, science and being around kids. I can't wait to inspire children about these things I'm passionate in.

Alyssa Arellano

Angel Bautista
Hello! I currently attend CMU, I am a first generation college student, and am studying human resources, business. I am a local product of Grand Junction, I graduated from GJHS, I am fluent in Spanish, and I am 18. I spent my youth going to the MASC for school field trips. I am a student athlete with the track and field team at CMU (hammer throw). I have also coached for Mesa County Junior Football for 5 years, and played for 13 years. I love working with children. I love watching their character grow. My work through football and here at MASC has helped them progress in life; I value academics, because athletics can only go so far. Your brain can take you anywhere. The kids are our future, so they require all of the resources to succeed. Every child needs an outside role model; I hope that myself, and my co-workers, can be those role models for your children. I love awful jokes, football and basketball. My favorite teams are the Steelers and the Bulls.

Angel Bautista

Meghan Beale
Hello! My name is Meghan Beale. I am currently a senior at CMU studying elementary education. Teaching is something I have always wanted to do and I am so excited to teach with EUREKA! and learn more about education every day!

Meghan Beale

Colton Berg
I was born in Grand Junction and have lived on the Western Slope for most of my life. As an Environmental Science Major at CMU, I enjoy spending my time exploring the outdoors through hiking and mountain biking. I am passionate about providing a fun learning experience in and out of the classroom. I live by the “Work Hard, Be Nice” motto.

Colton Berg

Kiernin Biggs
Hi! I'm Kiernin. I am a senior biology student at CMU hoping to work in the field of ocean conservation. I moved up to Grand Junction from Boulder for school but I grew up on the east coast which is where my love of the oceans comes from. I cannot wait to either help kids find their passions or help them learn more about the passions they already have.

Kiernin Biggs

Alysse Case
Hello! I am a sophomore at Colorado Mesa University and I am majoring in Environmental Science. I am an outdoor enthusiast and love learning about our environment! I enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, hanging out with friends and family, and working with kids. My favorite part about this job is sharing my passion with kids and being a part of their educational experience!

Alysse Case

Alex Ceballos
Good morning/afternoon/night! My name is Jose Alejandro, or Alex, Ceballos. I am a passionate, caring young man who just graduated high school. I will also be a first generation college student in the fall; for now, however, I am super excited to be working with all the kids this summer and planting the seed for their ultimate growth in math and science! Some of my interests include fitness and nutrition, self-improvement books, music, and clash royale! Kids are not the future; they are the present. I will be caring and investing in them as I would want someone else to do for my kids.

Alex Ceballos

Emma Cooley
Hi I'm Emma! I am majoring in biology with a focus on botany at Fort Lewis College in Durango. I love to paint with watercolors an am going to minor in fine arts. In my free time, I love to rock climb, hike, and raft on the Colorado River. I hope to be a Biology teacher when I graduate college!

Emma Cooley

Alli Engel
Hi! I am currently attending CMU to earn my bachelor's degree in english/secondary education with a minor in philosophy. My passion is children and I love helping them find whatever their passion is in life! I love learning and hope to show kids everywhere how fun learning is! Whenever I'm not working or going to school you could find me reading, hammocking, doing yoga or watching The Office.

Alli Engel

Susan Forster
Hello! My name is Susan, and I am a senior at CMU studying English Secondary Teaching. I’ve worked with kids for years, and I have the privilege of student teaching in District 51. I am excited to teach a variety of summer camps this summer and prepare for my career as a teacher.

Susan Forster

Haley Jensen
Hello! I grew up in Lakewood, Colorado. I am currently working towards a degree in statistics with a minor in dance at Colorado Mesa University. I love being outside, dancing, hanging out with friends and family. I am super excited to both learn and teach in my time here.

Haley Jensen

Sara Jurca
Hi! I am a junior Music Education major at Colorado Mesa University. I love hiking, running, and working with students. I am thrilled to be sharing my passions with the students and helping them to grow and learn.

Sara Jurca

Nevin Lister
Hello, my name is Nevin Lister and I am a senior in the CU/CMU mechanical engineering partnership program. I am a Colorado native from a small town called Bayfield which is about 20 minutes away from Durango. One thing I am proud to be a part of is the Maverick Stampede drumline, which I played tenor drums for two years and snare drum for a year. I also enjoy snowboarding, spending time with friends and family, and sharing my passion of math, science, and engineering with young students.

Nevin Lister

Madison Long-Markakis
Hey, I’m Madi! I’m the oldest out of 5 kids in my family. I am one with the computers. Their binary is my binary. I have breached the matrix and now control the code. But I’ve also learned the natural hobbies of piano and digital art. I enjoy manipulating the pixels of Photoshop to draw I my spare time. I would tell you a UDP joke, but you might not get it.

Madison Long-Markakis

Regina Martin
I'm Regina Martin, and I've lived in Grand Junction for about four years. I'm a freshman at Colorado Mesa University majoring in Biology and minoring in Botany. When I'm not stuck in the library, I love hanging in the outdoors; hiking, mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, the works! I'm so excited to teach camps, and learn from my experiences here at Eureka!.

Regina Martin

Tabi McCombe
Hello! I am a full time CU/CMU student about to start my Junior year studying Civil Engineering. When I am not studying and doing schoolwork, I love to travel and spend time in the sun! You may see me driving around the streets of Grand Junction singing my heart out to every song on the radio. I look forward to sharing my love for learning and being a goofball with kids this summer.

Tabi McCombe

Steven McKenzie
Hello! I am a sophomore mechanical engineering student at Colorado Mesa University. Outside of school and Eureka!, I enjoy hiking, biking, and rock climbing. I'm excited to show the amazing phenomenons that math and science has to offer!

Steven McKenzie

Kevin Mills
Hello, I am I a student at Colorado Mesa University in the Secondary Education Program with a concentration in Geology. I am originally from Michigan, but I have been living in Grand Junction for about 5 years now. One of my favorite things about Grand Junction is the spectacular view! In my free time I like to fish, hike and explore the unique geology of the area.

Kevin Mills

Jade Owens
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Jade Owens

Jane Pohorecki
I am a junior CMU student that is majoring in computer science. When I am not learning, I really enjoy biking, lifting weights, swing dancing and painting. I truly look forward to spending the summer with the kids at EUREKA! because I find their joy and curiosity to be inspiring.

Jane Pohorecki

Brook Rajnowski
Hey! I am a sophomore history education student at Colorado State University. I grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado and I love hiking, traveling, and music. I grew up with field trips to the Math and Science Center, as well as attending camps and activities throughout the year, and I am so excited to help form those amazing memories for more children and to help expand their knowledge and excitement for science!

Brook Rajnowski

Chris Schaaf
Hi! I’m Chris, and I’m currently studying biochemistry at CMU. I also work as a tutor during the fall and spring semesters. After finishing my bachelor’s degree, I plan to go to graduate school and do research on Type I Diabetes. In my free time I enjoy watching movies, reading, drinking coffee, and getting outside with my dog, Kona (she is a very encouraging coach for my disk-golfing, and makes sure to bring back the disc every time so I can try my throw again). I also like attending any sort of live music events, although jazz is a personal favorite, and pretending to be a musician myself (but I only subject Kona to having to listen to me).

Chris Schaaf

Ethan Schweissing
Hi! My name is Ethan Schweissing and I am a sophomore at Rice University studying neuroscience and Global Health Technologies. I ultimately hope to become a doctor. Outside of school, I love to ski, go to concerts, and travel. I grew up in Grand Junction and have great memories of the Science Museum and hope to share such a positive experience with others!

Ethan Schweissing

Brielle Thomas
Hi everyone! I will be an incoming freshman at the University of Oregon this fall studying Chemistry and Business Administration. After earning my undergraduate degree I plan to pursue a career in medicine, so that I am able to use my knowledge to help take care of people. Beyond science I love to spend time with my family (including two older sisters and one five year old brother) and training for my first Half Ironman. I am extremely excited to be teaching camps in a field that over the past four years I have grown to really love. I look forward to encouraging kids to follow their passions throughout their lives because you are never too young or old to find a love for science!

Brielle Thomas

Callie Trautner
Hello! I am currently a junior in the CMU/CU mechanical engineering program here at CMU. I am originally from Colorado Springs and came here for school. I am very passionate at getting more young girls interested in pursuing STEAM careers, which I am excited to do here at Eureka!. I am excited to show kids how fun and exciting STEAM can be. In my free time you can find me out on the trails going for runs, in the yoga studio, or snuggled up at home with a good book.

Callie Trautner

Tia Valles
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Tia Valles

Patricia Willer
Hello! I am from Erie, Colorado. I am currently working towards a degree in biology/secondary education. I enjoy hiking, skiing, swimming, and music. I am also an avid baker and dream of traveling the world. Working with kids is a passion of mine, no matter the age. I look forward to both learning and teaching children, not only here but in the future as well!

Patricia Willer