Kids at Heart

Meet our Staff and Board of Directors!

The Children's Museum of Eau Claire is a place where kids play to learn and grown-ups learn to play! That's why our Board of Directors and staff are made up of grown-ups who truly believe in CMEC's mission to encourage imagination, discovery, creativity, and the love of learning. Here is a list of grown-ups who help make play possible for children in Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley!

2016 CMEC Board of Directors

Jim Lahti – President
Market President
Bremmer Bank Eau Claire
Michelle Harris – Vice President
AVP of Marketing
Charter Bank
Char Gurney – Treasurer
VP, Business Lending
Royal Credit Union
Kristi Krimpelbein - Secretary
Assistant to the Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Leann Breed
Retired Educator
Heidi Bohl
Morning Anchor
WQOW
Renee Bonjour
Director of Marketing & Development
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
Jay Edenborg
Director of Public Affairs
Mayo Clinic Health System
James Hanke
Economic Development Manager
Xcel Energy
Jeff Henson
Business Manager
Regis Court Dental Associates
Peter Hoeft
Owner & President
Hoeft Builders
Marianne Klinkhammer
Retired Educator
Paul Mirr
Attorney
Ruder Ware
Ryan Olson
Certified Public Accountant
Nohre & Co., S.C.
Jamie Radabaugh
Commercial Real Estate
Commonweal Development Corporation
Amy Wolfe
Drector of Marketing
Trubilt Collision Center
Michael McHorney
Ex-Officio
Executive Director

Staff

Mike McHorney

Mike
McHorney

Executive Director
E: mike@cmec.cc
Jacqueline Van Hemert

Jacqueline
Van Hemert

Director of Programs
& Events

E: jacqueline@cmec.cc
Deb Zehms

Deb
Zehms

Museum Educator
E: deb@cmec.cc
Phil Rechek

Phil
Rechek

Director of Operations
E: info@cmec.cc
E: phil@cmec.cc
Lynn Gautsche

Lynn
Gautsche

Group Relations
Coordinator

E: lynn@cmec.cc
Katie Julsrud

Katie
Julsrud

Guest Relations
Coordinator

E: frontdesk@cmec.cc
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