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

Karol Wight
President and Executive Director
Alan Eusden
Chief Operating Officer
Deputy Director
Nancy Earley
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Rob Cassetti
Senior Director, Creative Services & Marketing
Ellen Corradini
Director, Human Resources & Safety
Elizabeth Duane
Director, Marketing & Community Relations
Scott Sayre
Chief Digital Officer
Amy Schwartz
Director of The Studio
David Togni
Director, Finance
Kris Wetterlund
Director of Education and Interpretation

Department Heads

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

Curatorial & Research Staff

Karol Wight
President and Executive Director
Marvin Bolt
Curator of Science and Technology
Kelly Conway
Curator of American Glass
Glen Cook
Chief Scientist
Stephen Koob
Chief Conservator
Curatorial Assistant
Alexandra Ruggiero
Curatorial Assistant
Astrid van Giffen
Associate Conservator

Education

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

The Studio

Amy Schwartz
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
Public Services Librarian
Cataloging Specialist, Continuing Resources and Digital Collections
Lori Fuller
Associate Librarian, Collections Management
Mary Anne Hamblen
Special Collections and Archives Librarian
Rebecca Hopman
Outreach Librarian
Beth Hylen
Reference and Education Librarian
Aprille Nace
Associate Librarian, Public Services

Hot Glass Programs

Steve Gibbs
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Eric Goldschmidt
Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor
Caitlyn Hyde
Flameworker
G Brian Juk
Gaffer/Narrator
George Kennard
Gaffer/Narrator
Jeff Mack
Hot Glass Programs Supervisor
Eric Meek
Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Lewis Olson
Hot Glass Show Technical Team Leader
Chris Rochelle
Hot Glass Projects / Cruise Ship Team Leader
Carl Siglin
Hot Glass Cruise Ship Team Leader

Glass Demonstrators

Dan Alexander
Gaffer/Narrator
Catherine Ayers
Gaffer/Narrator
Scott Benefield
Gaffer/Narrator
Gaffer/Narrator
Logan Brooks
Gaffer/Narrator
Brandyn Callahan
Gaffer/Narrator
Vincent M. Desparrois
Demonstrator/Narrator
Ryan Doolittle
Gaffer/Narrator
Celia Garland
Gaffer/Narrator
Steve Gibbs
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Eric Goldschmidt
Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor
Charlie Golonkiewicz
Gaffer/Narrator
Gaffer/Narrator
Lauren Hunt
Gaffer/Narrator
Caitlyn Hyde
Flameworker
Dane Jack
Gaffer/Narrator
Aaron Jack
Gaffer/Narrator
G Brian Juk
Gaffer/Narrator
George Kennard
Gaffer/Narrator
Jen Kuhn
Demonstrator/Narrator
Lynn LaBarr
Gaffer/Narrator
Jeff Mack
Hot Glass Programs Supervisor
Megan Mathie
Gaffer/Narrator
Eric Meek
Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Ryan Mellinger
Gaffer/Narrator
Lewis Olson
Hot Glass Show Technical Team Leader
Jamie Perian
Gaffer/Narrator
Elizabeth Perkins
Gaffer/Narrator
Don Pierce
Gaffer
Katie Plunkard
Gaffer/Narrator
Kenton Pratt
Gaffer/Narrator
Charlyn Reynolds
Gaffer/Narrator
Chris Rochelle
Hot Glass Projects / Cruise Ship Team Leader
Jared Rosenacker
Gaffer/Narrator
Tom Ryder
Gaffer/Narrator
Kim Savoie
Gaffer/Narrator
Ian Messenger Schmidt
Gaffer/Narrator
Annie Shepherd
Gaffer/Narrator
Hsiao-Ying Shih
Narrator/Interpreter
Carl Siglin
Hot Glass Cruise Ship Team Leader
Heather Spiewak
Gaffer/Narrator
Robert Swidergal
Gaffer/Narrator
Helen Tegeler
Gaffer/Narrator