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Staff Directory

South Florida Museum Staff & Contact Information

Tel: (941)746-4131 Fax: (941)747-2556

Department/Position Name Ext. Email


CEO Brynne Anne Besio 118 Email Brynne Anne
Memberships Laurie Voight 117 Email Membership
Facility Rentals Debby LaMontaine 119 Email Facility Rentals
IT Project Manager Terri Halbach 132 Email Terri
Bookkeeping Sara Blackwelder 115 Email Sara
115 Email Accounting


Director of Living Collections Marilyn Margold 120 Email Marilyn
Assistant Curator of Living Collections Brittany Serafin 130  Email Brittany
Life Support Systems Specialist Jeff Gipson 130  Email Jeff
Manatee Care Specialists Aquarium Staff 130


Communications Manager
Jessica Schubick
114 Email Jessica

Community Engagement

Chief Community Engagement Officer Martha Wells 135 Email Martha
Community Engagement Manager Vacant 111
Community Engagement Associate Laurie Voight 117 Email Laurie
Database Manager Lauren Aristizabal 152  Email Lauren


Provost & Chief Operations Officer Jeff Rodgers 122 Email Jeff
Education Manager Tish Sacks 131 Email Tish
Program Coordinator Susan McCarthy 113 Email Susan
Pathways Manager Ashley Girt 112 Email Ashley
Museum Educator Rob Moran  
Museum Educator Madelaine Verbeek  
Museum Educator Hunter Windham 
Camps Director Sarah Hammock    

Facility Management

Chief Facility Officer Jack Balkan 126 Email Jack
Facility Manager Tim Marks 138 Email Tim
Maintenance Technician Scott Odell 150 Email Scott
Lead Custodial Technician Frank Conte 121 Email Frank

Museum & Collections

Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator Matt Woodside 137 Email Matt
Assistant Curator of Exhibitions & Collections Tiffany Birakis 116 Email Tiffany
Exhibits & Collections Specialist Sara Blackwelder 115 Email Sara

Museum Store & Visitor Services

Museum Store & Visitor Services Director Ellen Ferraro 128 Email Ellen
Visitor Services Assistant Manager Debby LaMontaine 0 Email Debby
Visitor Services Associate Anne Adams Email Anne 


Planetarium Manager Howard Hochhalter 136 Email Howard

Visitor Information Desk

Visitor Information Desk   0 Email For More Info