Spark Team

We are a small but mighty team of creative, smart, and fun individuals who care about helping kids learn! Along with our amazing Sparkologists, we have a passion for serving children and families in our community. 
 

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LINDSEY HEMKER

Development Manager

Lindsey has been with the organization since October 2018. Her passion is development and helping the organization reach its highest funding potential. Working at SPARK allows her to write grants for programs that the community and SPARK visitors are passionate about. She has 4 year old twins that are always wanting hands on activities, and the museum is a place for them to expand their learning through play! Her favorite childhood toy was the easy bake oven (the most popular exhibit in children’s museums is the pretend play kitchen). She enjoys the Little Sparks exhibit the most because even the youngest learners have the opportunity to experience hands-on education.

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JERAKA TWEITE

Operations and Visitor Services Manager

Jeraka has been with SPARK since July of 2020 and joined the team right before the SPARK opened!  She enjoys being a part of an organization with a mission focused on families learning and growing through time spent together. Her 8 year old daughter is very creative and is always looking for a project, the museum has a fantastic Maker Space to offer a creative outlet for all ages. As a kid she loved being outdoors, and spent most of her time at the lake or outside playing and exploring.  She enjoys finding creative and engaging ways to enhance our visitors experience at the museum by expanding on our current exhibits and programs.

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JULIA HURLEY

Program and Marketing Coordinator

Julia has been with SPARK since early 2021, joining the team as front of house staff before stepping into her current role. She loves being able to provide and promote the programs and partnerships SPARK has for its visitors. Her background in art and design has brought a creative perspective to the team. As a child, she spent most of her time creating, whether it was inventive art projects, elaborate doll towns or imaginative play. You can find Julia mostly in our Imagination Station where she helps bring crafts and programs to life at SPARK.