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Staff Directory

The staff of the Burke Museum is available to answer questions and provide information.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, the email address is uw.edu

Key Contacts

Admissions Desk 206-616-3962
Burke Café 206-543-9854
Education Office burked@ 206-543-5591
Membership Manager Courtney Davis cedavis2@ 206-616-6057
Registrar Hollye Keister hgunter@ 206-616-7318
Store Ben Horvath bhorvath@ 206-685-0909
Traveling Exhibits Coordinator Leah Pepin pepinl@ 206-616-7318

All Contacts


Dickerson, Richelle Executive Assistant burkeadm@ 206-543-5570
Frescoln, Carol Fiscal Technician cfresco@ 206-616-9793
Lee, Jamie Human Resources Manager jamiecl@ 206-543-6846
Porter, Sam Volunteer Manager seporter@ 206-543-3989
Sidor, Christian Associate Director of Research & Collections
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
casidor@ 206-221-4181
Stein, Julie K Executive Director jkstein@ 206-543-2784
Tam, Eldon Project Manager eldontam@ 206-616-9364


Johnson, Jack Manager, Archaeology Curation Services
& Community Outreach
anamgorm@ 206-543-7696
Lape, Peter Curator of Archaeology plape@ 206-685-9364
Linz, Siri Assistant Collections Manager linzs@ 206-685-3849 x2
Milhausen, Jess NAGPRA Coordinator milhause@ 206-685-3849 x2
Public Outreach archy@ 206-221-6183
Phillips, Laura Collections Manager lphill@ 206-685-3849 x2


Crawford, Rod Curatorial Associate tiso@206-543-9853

Genetic Resources
Birks, Sharon Collections Manager sbirks@ 206-221-8462
Leaché, Adam Curator of Genetic Resources
and Herpetology
leache@ 206-685-7466

Giblin, David Collections Manager,
Herbarium, Gunther Garden
dgiblin@ 206-543-1682
Legler, Ben Informatics Specialist blegler@ 206-221-5234
Olmstead, Richard Curator of Botany olmstead@ 206-543-8850

Leaché, Adam Curator of Genetic Resources
and Herpetology
leache@ 206-685-7466
Miller, Peter Collections Manager pmiller1@ 206-920-9062

E. Stevenson, Duane Research Associate   206-526-4468
Maslenikov, Katherine Collections Manager, Ichthyology pearsonk@ 206-543-3816
Pietsch, Ted Curator of Fishes twp@ 206-543-8923
Wilder Orr, James Research Associate   206-526-6318

Invertebrate Zoology
Frey, Melissa Collections Manager freyma@ 206-221-7170

Pelham, Jon Curatorial Associate   206-543-9853

Bradley, Jeff Collection Manager jebrad@206-685-7417
Chavez, Andreas Graduate Student aschavez@  
Kenagy, Jim Curator Emeritus kenagy@ 206-719-1576
Rausch, Virginia Affiliate Curator rausch@ 206-685-7417
Santana, Sharlene Curator of Mammalogy ssantana@206-616-1781

Bryson, Rob Postdoctoral Researcher brysonjr@
Faucett, Rob Collections Manager rfaucett@ 206-543-1668
Herron, Jon Lecturer herronjc@ 206-616-3953
Klicka, John Curator of Ornithology klicka@ 206-685-7201
Makela, Eugene Preparator emakela@ 206-543-1668
Rohwer, Sievert Curator Emeritus rohwer@ 206-543-4066
Wood, Chris Collections Manager puffinus@ 206-543-1668


Bailey, Melissa Government Relations Manager bailey22@ 206-543-5946
Fuld, Alaina Director of External Affairs smitham@ 206-543-9762
Godinez, Andrea Public Relations and Marketing Manager burkepr@ 206-616-7538
Morris, Cathy Digital Communications Manager brittca@ 206-616-9621
Rosendale, Kate Web Communications Assistant burweb@


Davis, Courtney Membership Manager cedavis2@ 206-616-6057
Ferguson, Ellen Community Relations Director   206-543-5115
Gomez, Amanda Director of Development apgomez@ 206-616-9865
Jonsson, Bryndis Development Events Coordinator bjonsson@ 206-543-0421
Keleman, Phoebe Annual Giving and Campaign Specialist pkeleman@ 206-221-8530
O'Donnell, Anna Director of Development acfrey@ 206-543-9539
Pieczonka, Jenna Campaign Assistant pieczj@ 206-616-8870
Riley, Darby Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations driley2@ 206-616-1550‚Äč


Basch, Charlotte BurkeMobile Manager cbasch@ 206-543-5591
Beaudry-Elsner, Dana Education Assistant danab4@ 206-543-5591
Carlisle, Maureen Education Assistant carlim3@ 206-543-5591
Out of School Programs Coordinator burked@
Macho, Beth Education office Coordinator machob@ 206-543-5591
McCauley, Tara Director of Education tmccaul3@ 206-685-7154
Nino, Briana Manager of Offsite Programs brinino@ 206-685-4339
Sander, Carl Public Programs Manager casander@ 206-616-6473
Smith, Mike Manager of Onsite Programs smithmg@ 206-543-5591
Williams, David Education Assistant dbw2@ 206-543-5591


Andrews, Rebecca Collections Manager randrew@ 206-543-6623
Barker, Holly Curator of Pacific and Asian Culture hmbarker@ 206-616-6891
Bellingham, Jessica Assistant Collections Manager jbelling@ 206-543-6623
Bunn-Marcuse, Katie Associate Director, Bill Holm Center kbunn@206-543-5344
Harrell, Steve Adjunct Curator of Asian Ethnology stevehar@ 206-543-9608
Haakanson, Sven Curator of Native American Anthropology svenh@ 206-543-3210
Holm, Bill Curator Emeritus bholm@ 206-543-6623
Johnson, Bridget Administrative Assistant, Bill Holm Center bkj86@ 206-221-9216
Kahn, Mimi Adjunct Curator of Pacific Ethnology mkahn@206-543-3734
McCarthy, Justin Ethnology Outreach Coordinator swinumt@ 206-543-6623
McClelland, Ashley Rights and Reproductions Manager ashleyvm@ 206-543-6623
Nason, James Curator Emeritus jnason@206-543-9680
Oliver, Marvin Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Native Art moliver@ 206-543-9082
Wright, Robin K. Curator of Native American Art wright@206-543-5595


Carter, Brian Manager of Exhibit Experiences bcarter2@ 206-685-1731
Heyward, Isabelle Exhibit Developer iheyward@ 206-543-5954
Sweet, Paula Exhibit Fabricator sweetp3@ 206-543-5954

Financial Office

Davis, Olga Payroll Coordinator odavis@ 206-543-5047
Marsden, Sandy Fiscal Specialist smarsden@ 206-685-5265
Swift, Hally Director of Finance hallys@ 206-543-8465

Geology and Paleontology

Barton, Bax Research Associate baxqrc@ 206-543-0569
Crowley, Bruce Fossil Preparator bcrowley@ 206-543-1856
Dillhoff, Rick Curatorial Associate paleobot@ 206-543-0495
Dillhoff, Tad Curatorial Associate paleobot@ 206-543-0495
Eng, Ron Collections Manager rceng@ 206-543-6776
Martin, Ruth Postdoc ruthm2@ 206-543-1856
Nesbitt, Liz Curator of Invertebrate &
lnesbitt@ 206-543-5949
Prentice, Adelina Graduate Student adelip@ 206-543-1856
Rivin, Meredith Collections Manager mrivin@ 206-685-0374
Sidor, Christian Associate Director of Research & Collections
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
casidor@ 206-221-4181
Strömberg, Caroline Curator of Paleobotany caestrom@ 206-543-0495
Wilson, Greg Adjunct Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology gpwilson@ 206-543-5591
Witte, Bev Curatorial Associate 206-543-1856

Information Technology

Larios, Josh IT Manager jdlarios@ 206-616-6286
Ruehli, Tom Computer Support burkeit@ 206-616-6286


Farrar, Maya Museology Operations Manager procel@ 206-616-8280
Hayes, Lisa Museology Office Assistant llhayes@ 206-616-1437
Luke, Jessica Senior Lecturer jjluke@ 206-685-3496
Morrissey, Kristine Museology Director morriss8@ 206-685-8207
O'Donnell, Wilson Museology Associate Director wilsonod@ 206-543-4642
Visscher, Nick Museology Coordinator of Professional Experiences
New Directions in Audience Research Coordinator
vissche2@ 206-221-0763


Augustson, Scot Operations Assistant theburke@ 206-543-7907
Childers, Eva Visitor Services Manager evachil@ 206-616-2446
Gerardi, Judy Special Events Coordinator useburke@ 206-221-7083
Hand, Mark Admissions Assistant Manager mrhand@ 206-616-3962
Horvath, Ben Gift Store Coordinator bhorvath@ 206-685-0909
Iaroc, Andrea Facilities Assistant aiaroc@ 206-543-2525
Monroe, Lauren Facilities Manager lkmonroe@ 206-543-2525

Registrar's Office

Keister, Hollye Registrar burkereg@ 206-616-7318
Pepin, Leah Assistant Registrar, Traveling Exhibits Coordinator pepinl@ 206-616-7318