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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 and Human Resources
Responsible for financial and human resource activities.

Maria Suszynski, Director of Advancement
Responsible for Development, Fundraising, Donor Services, & Donation Requests. If you are requesting a donation, please review the Air Zoo's donation request guidelines by clicking HERE.

Patrick Brent, Marketing & Communications Manager
Responsible for all marketing and public relations (For Donation Requests or similar, please contact Maria Suszynski).

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

Michael Martin, Customer Service Manager
Responsible for maintaining customer satisfaction.

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

Kathleen Larsen, Education Manager
Manages the Air Zoo's education team and programming

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

Al Hollaway, Technical Services Manager
Responsible for Information Technologies and Technical Resources.

Greg Ward, Senior Conservator
Responsible for care of the aircraft and restoration facilities.

Derek Menchinger, Operations Manager
Responsible for repair and maintenance activities of museum attractions.

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