Meet the Team

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

The Space Foundation's international award-winning education team is comprised of professional educators, experienced museum curators and sales and logistics professionals who are passionate about supporting our mission to inspire, enable and propel humanity. At the Space Foundation Discovery Center, we strive to bring the excitement and passion of space to the community through interactive exhibits, as well as programs that stir the imagination to bring space down to Earth. Through our education programs we inspire students on field trips, enable teachers through professional development and inspire the community by engaging them in our outreach programs.

Vice President – Education

Bryan DeBates 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 goals and developing education programs, including the popular Discover the...

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...

Manager - Space Education

Elias Molen is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Space Foundation's education team and programs. This includes the Space Foundation's popular Discover the Universe field trips and the Space in the Community STEM outreach program. Molen is also responsible for 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

Keith Barger implements several of the Space Foundation's space-related educational programs, including those that are new, as well as renowned.  He teaches the Discover the Universe field trips for students, as well as the new Space in the Community program. In addition, he assists with the...

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...

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...

Curator/Registrar

Rachel English is the Curator/Registrar of the Discovery Center. She assists the Director in developing and maintaining exhibitions, while working to collect, preserve and document objects in the museum collection. She is also responsible for coordinating arrangements for special exhibitions,...

Space Education Specialist

Leanne Rehme is responsible for a broad range of the Space Foundation’s space-related educational programs including Discover the Universe field trip programs, Space in the Community, Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses and developing curriculum to support...

Space Foundation Discovery Center Programs Coordinator

As the Space Foundation Discovery Center programs coordinator, Rheinbolt is responsible for logistics, coordination and completion of programs and projects for the Discovery Center and the education team, including Homeschool Days, Space Story Time, Star Days, Space After Dark, Summer of...

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...