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Address/Phone Numbers

Air Zoo
6151 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
866.524.7966 (toll-free)

Staff Contact Information

Troy Thrash, President & CEO
Oversees all operations of the Air Zoo.

Kim Robinson, Director of Operations
Oversees attraction and sales operations and is responsible for new business.

Sue Markus, Director of Finance
Responsible for financial activities.

Patrick Brent, Marketing & Communications Manager
Responsible for all marketing, public relations, and general communications

Sue Butters, Donor Services
Coordinates donor program.

Ann Marie Earl, Public Programs Manager
Responsible for developing and implementing educational programs for visitors and outreach audiences.

Tamra Stafford, Membership Services and Volunteer/Community Resources Manager
Oversees membership programs,volunteer activities, and internships.

Debbie VanGemert, Customer Service Manager
Responsible for maintaining customer satisfaction.

Group & Event Sales Department
Responsible for school, group and special event bookings.
General Inquiries
Michael Martin - Group & Event Sales Manager
Danielle Baughman - Group & Event Sales Coordinator
Dan Patnode - Group & Event Sales Coordinator

Bill Painter, Registrar
Responsible for donation and documentation of artifacts.

Laurie Burkhardt, Collections Manager
Manages the museum's artifact collection and archives.

Al Hollaway, Technical Services Manager
Responsible for care of the aircraft and restoration facilities.

Greg Ward, Senior Conservator
Responsible for aircraft care.

Marshall Beachler, Attractions Superintendent
Responsible for repair activities of museum attractions.

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