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6151 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
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.
Debra Mixis, Director of Marketing/Executive Director of the Air Zoo Legacy Foundation
Responsible for fundraising, planned giving and marketing.
Ben Dulmage, Public Relations & Marketing Assistant
Assists with marketing, communications, public relations activities and media relations.
Sue Butters, Membership & Donor Services
Coordinates membership program.
Ann Marie Earl, Public Programs Manager
Responsible for developing and implementing educational programs for visitors and outreach audiences.
Tanya Simmer, Public Programs Educator
Assists with educational programs and bookings.
Tamra Stafford, Volunteer & Community Resources Manager
Oversees volunteer activities and internships.
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.