Meet the Team

Our mission: To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.

The Space Foundation's education team comprises experienced, professional educators who are passionate about supporting our mission through programs that provide resources and skills for teachers and motivate students to learn.

Senior Director - Education

Bryan DeBates serves as the senior director - education for the Space Foundation. He administers the development and implementation of the Space Foundation's education programs that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. This includes establishing project...

Director - Space Foundation Discovery Center

Travis Schenck is Director of the Space Foundation Discovery Center. He helps develop new and exciting exhibits, while also preserving and restoring the Space Foundation’s collection of space artifacts. Whether it’s designing a new computer display or restoring a damaged model, Travis can be...

Education Programs Administrator

Chrys Rheinbolt serves as the education programs administrator. She is responsible for logistics, coordination and completion of education programs and projects including the Space Across the Curriculum courses, Space in the Classroom, student programs, workshops, conferences and other events,...

Space Education Specialist

Elias Molen is responsible for a broad range of the Space Foundation's space-related educational programs including managing and teaching Space Across the Curriculum professional development courses for teachers from around the nation, promoting space education in schools and developing and...

Space Education Specialist

Carah Barbarick is responsible for a broad range of the Space Foundation's space-related educational programs including conducting Discover the Universe field trips for students, teaching Space Across the Curriculum professional development courses for teachers from around the nation, promoting...

Space Education Specialist

Slade Bradbury is responsible for a broad range of the Space Foundation’s space-related educational programs including developing and implementing curriculum and educational programs that support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. That includes writing Discover the Universe...

Education and Discovery Sales Associate

As Education and Discovery Sales Associate, Lisa Bell's duties include providing sales and reservation support for all aspects of our Education and Discovery programs, as well as support for facilities and event bookings. Her responsibilities include managing Space Foundation Discovery Center...

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Waterman serves as the Space Foundation’s administrative assistant.  In working with the education team, she is responsible for logistics, coordination and completion of various education projects and programs, including Audience with an Astronaut, World Space Week and the Space...