Staff Biographies

Staff Biographies

Corning Museum of Glass staff include some of the world's foremost experts on the subject of glass. Learn more about our curators, our library and studio staff, our conservators, and our leadership team and department heads. Altogether, about 130 employees make up the Museum's staff. 

Leadership Team

Marie McKee
President
Karol Wight
Executive Director and Curator of Ancient and Islamic Glass
Rob Cassetti
Senior Director, Creative Services & Marketing
Ellen Corradini, Director of Human Resources
Director, Human Resources & Safety
Elizabeth Duane, Director of Marketing & Community Relations
Director, Marketing & Community Relations
Nancy Earley, Senior Director of Administration & Finance
Senior Director, Administration & Finance
Amy Schwartz, Director of The Studio
Director of The Studio
Scott Sayre
Chief Digital Officer
David Togni, Director of Finance
Director, Finance
Kris Wetterlund
Director of Education and Interpretation

Curatorial & Research Staff

Karol Wight
Executive Director and Curator of Ancient and Islamic Glass
Marvin Bolt
Curator of Science and Technology
Kelly Conway
Curator of American Glass
Kelley Elliott
Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Glass
Stephen Koob
Chief Conservator
Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass
Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass
Alexandra Ruggiero
Curatorial Assistant
Associate Conservator
Audrey Whitty
Curator of European and Asian Glass

The Studio

Amy Schwartz, Director of The Studio
Director of The Studio
Allison Duncan
Special Projects Manager, The Studio
William Gudenrath
Resident Advisor
Harry Seaman
Studio Facility Manager
Glady West
Make Your Own Glass Workshop Manager

Rakow Research Library

James Galbraith
Chief Librarian
Gail Bardhan
Reference and Research Librarian
Regan Brumagen
Reference & Emerging Technology Services Librarian
Lori Fuller, Associate Librarian, Collections Management
Associate Librarian, Collections Management
Rebecca Hopman
Outreach Librarian
Beth Hylen
Reference and Education Librarian
Aprille Nace
Associate Librarian, Public Services

Department Heads

Warren Bunn, Collections and Exhibitions Manager
Collections and Exhibitions Manager
James Galbraith
Chief Librarian
Steve Gibbs, Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Stephen Koob
Chief Conservator
Dave Murray
Operations Manager
Victor Nemard, GlassMarket Manager
GlassMarket Manager
Richard Price, Head of Publications
Head of Publications
Yvette Sterbenk, Senior Manager of Communications
Senior Manager, Communications
Randy Vargason, IT Manager
IT Manager

Education

Kris Wetterlund
Director of Education and Interpretation
Mieke Fay
Youth and Family Programs Educator

Glass Demonstrators

Dan Alexander
Gaffer/Narrator
Catherine Ayers
Gaffer/Narrator
Gaffer/Narrator
Brandyn Callahan
Gaffer/Narrator
Stephen Cox
Gaffer/Narrator
Ryan Doolittle
Gaffer/Narrator
Steve Gibbs, Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Eric Goldschmidt
Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor
Gaffer/Narrator
Everett Hirche
Gaffer/Narrator
Lauren Hunt
Gaffer/Narrator
Caitlyn Hyde
Flameworker
Dane Jack
Gaffer/Narrator
Aaron Jack
Gaffer/Narrator
G Brian Juk
Gaffer/Narrator
Laurie Kain
Gaffer/Narrator
George Kennard
Gaffer/Narrator
Allyson Klopp
Gaffer/Narrator
Lynn LaBarr
Gaffer/Narrator
Megan Mathie
Gaffer/Narrator
Eric Meek
Hot Glass Show Supervisor
Ryan Mellinger
Gaffer/Narrator
Brendan Miller
Gaffer/Narrator
Lewis Olson
Hot Glass Show Technical Team Leader
Jamie Perian
Gaffer/Narrator
Elizabeth Perkins
Gaffer/Narrator
Don Pierce
Hot Glass Show Team Leader
Kenton Pratt
Gaffer/Narrator
Lynn Read
Gaffer/Narrator
Charlyn Reynolds
Gaffer/Narrator
Chris Rochelle
Hot Glass Projects / Cruise Ship Team Leader
Tom Ryder
Gaffer/Narrator
Ian Messenger Schmidt
Gaffer/Narrator
Annie Shepherd
Gaffer/Narrator
Carl Siglin
Hot Glass Cruise Ship Team Leader
Aric Snee
Gaffer/Narrator
Diane Stendahl
Gaffer/Narrator
Robert Swidergal
Gaffer/Narrator
Helen Tegeler
Gaffer/Narrator
Gaffer/Narrator