Meet the Team


Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D printing workshops, summer camps and more!

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 We are open Thursdays - Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and until 6 p.m. Saturdays. We encourage buying your tickets in advance.
We will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

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Meet us

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Who are we?

We are playful and passionate experimenters.

We think big, embrace risk, and evolve our ideas in order to lead.

We are collaborative with each other and our whole community.

We foster diversity, curiosity and creativity to make our experience unique.

Senior Leadership team

Steve Hinkley, President and CEO  /  615-401-5061

Suzanna Best, VP of Marketing and Communications  /  615-401-5117

Lacey Criss, Public Engagment Manager  /  615-401-5107

Drew Gilmore, Acting Planetarium Manager / 615-401-5097

Grant Martin, Chief Development Officer  /  615-401-5054

Karen Musacchio, Chief Business Officer  /  615-401-5056

Tim Sears, Director of Operations  /  615-401-5055

Robyn Sellers, Learning and Outreach Manager / 615-401-5076

Staff Contacts

Jeff Cody, Facilities Manager  /  615-401-5128

Darrell Lane, Senior Manager of Service & Sales  /  615-401-5098

Courtney Livingstone, Accounting Manager  /  615-401-5094

Jason Moeller, Homeschool Instructor / 615-401-5082

Matt Stapleton, Exhibit Technician

Board of Trustees

Board Chair
Kelly Mayes, The Bulleit Group

President and CEO
Steve Hinkley, Adventure Science Center

Allen K. Oakley, Community volunteer

Jonathan M. Skeeters, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

Melissa Anderson, AllianceBernstein
Adrienne Battle, EdD*, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Steve Brophy, Dollar General Corp.
Josh Dailey, Ingram Content Group
Manuel Delgado, Delgado Guitars
John T. Gawaluck, Ernst & Young (Emeritus)
Sharon Gentry, PhD* , HCA; Metro Parks Board Representative
Shawn Glinter, Nanoferix, Inc.
Lisa Helton, Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison
A. Alex Jahangir, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Matt Kisber, Silicon Ranch Corporation
Paul Kleine-Kracht, North Highalnd Consulting
Jennifer J. Lacey, Farris Mathews Bobango, PLC
Cheryl D. Mayes, My Toolbox Consulting
David C. McGowan, Jr. , Regent Development LLC
Rankin McGugin, Vanderbilt University
Randall W. Noel, J.P. Morgan
Ben Rooke, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Divya Shroff, MD, FHM, TriStar Centennial Medical Center
Avi Spielman, Joon Properties/Joon Management
Butch Spyridon, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
Marc K. Stengel, Historix