Museum Staff

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Cate Tinker - Executive Director

Let's give a warm welcome to Cate Tinker! With her passion for education and dedication to fostering creativity in young minds, we're beyond excited to see the amazing adventures she will lead us on!

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Leah Childers - Director of Education and Community

Leah is our Director of Education and Community here at Above & Beyond Children's Museum. She grew up locally, in Wisconsin, and has spent the last four years working in education around different Sheboygan Area nonprofit organizations. Leah spends a majority of her time at the museum developing and planning programs that cover a wide range of topics to engage and educate Sheboygan youths. She enjoys researching materials for any and all things Early Childhood Education and implements that knowledge in all areas of our space. In her free time, she loves to explore new cities, get creative, and spend time with family and friends.

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Lily Yang – Director of Operations

Prior to becoming ABCM's Director of Operations, Lily started as an intern at the museum and moved to Visitor Services position, while attending college. She appreciates being part of a team who takes pride in the work they put in at ABCM. Lily has received an Associate degree in Business Management and is excited to put her experience with members and volunteers to work. 

"I am a mom of two wonderful boys. We come from a beautiful Hmong cultural background. On our downtime we like to go to the park in the summer. During the colder months we like to play games together. My oldest loves arts and crafts, my youngest loves dinosaurs, and I love writing. We also love coming to ABCM to play." 

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Skylar Garza - Marketing Manager

A recent graduate, Sky Garza earned her Bachelors degree in Marketing from Lakeland University. She volunteered at ABCM with her sorority Pi Kappa Gamma before being hired as the Marketing Coordinator! Originally from Hartford, WI, Sky dove into her new role and is embracing the Sheboygan lifestyle. She has two years of marketing experience obtained by interning with local organization Partners for Community Development. When she is not posting to ABCM’s social media, Sky enjoys going to the lakefront, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

“The museum has many exciting and new events happing that make my job that much more rewarding! Capturing the smiles, laughter, and families exploring the museum is my favorite part of ABCM”

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Emma Wigand - Education Coordinator

Favorite Exhibit: Bees

Bio: I am the Education Coordinator at Above & Beyond Children's Museum, where I have the privilege of fostering creativity in young minds. Currently, I'm pursuing my passion for art as a studio art student at Lakeland University. With a deep love for both creating and sharing art, I strive to inspire others through meaningful experiences

What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up: A Professional Ballerina

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Ray Petersohn - Computer & Internal Support Volunteer

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