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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.
Patrick Brent, Marketing & Communications Manager
Responsible for all marketing, public relations, and general communications
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.
Tamra Stafford, Volunteer & Community Resources Manager
Oversees volunteer activities and internships.
Group & Event Sales
Responsible for school, group and special event bookings.
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.