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
Rob Cassetti
Senior Director of Creative Strategy and Visitor Engagement
Ellen Corradini
Director of Human Resources and Safety
Elizabeth Duane
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
James Gerhardt
Chief Advancement Officer
Scott Sayre
Chief Information Officer
Amy Schwartz
Director of The Studio
David Togni
Chief Financial Officer
Kris Wetterlund
Director of Education and Interpretation

Department Heads

Warren Bunn
Collections and Exhibitions Manager
Eric Meek
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Stephen Koob
Chief Conservator
Dave Murray
Operations Manager
Victor Nemard
Senior Merchandising Manager, Retail Purchasing
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
G. Jane Cook
Chief Scientist
Stephen Koob
Chief Conservator
Katherine Larson
Assistant Curator of Ancient and Islamic Glass
Christopher Maxwell
Curator of European Glass
Alexandra Ruggiero
Assistant Curator
Susie Silbert
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass
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
Kathryn Wieczorek
Science Educator

The Studio

Amy Schwartz
Director of The Studio
Stephen Brucker
Special Projects Manager
William Gudenrath
Resident Advisor
Megan Mathie
Program Coordinator
Harry Seaman
Studio Facility Manager
Glady West
Make Your Own Glass Workshop Manager

Rakow Research Library

Regan Brumagen
Associate Librarian for Public Services
Cataloging Specialist, Continuing Resources and Digital Collections
Lori Fuller
Associate Librarian, Collections Management
Rebecca Hopman
Outreach Librarian
Beth Hylen
Reference and Education Librarian

Hot Glass Programs

Eric Meek
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Steve Gibbs
Sr. Manager Hot Glass Business / Technology Development
Eric Goldschmidt
Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor
Caitlin Hyde
Properties of Glass Programs Team Leader
G Brian Juk
Glassblower
George Kennard
Hot Glass Mobile Team Leader
Jeff Mack
Hot Glass Programs Supervisor
Lewis Olson
Hot Glass Show Technical Team Leader
Chris Rochelle
Hot Glass Projects Team Leader
Tom Ryder
Glassblower
Carl Siglin
Hot Glass Maintenance Team Leader
Helen Tegeler
Glassblower

Glass Demonstrators

Eric Meek
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
Eli Applebaum
Glassblower
Catherine Ayers
Glassblower
Brianna Barron
Glassblower
Michael Beahm
Glassblower
Glassblower
Logan Brooks
Glassblower
Cat Burns
Glassblower
Stephen Chapman
Demonstrator/Narrator
Glassblower
Vincent M. Desparrois
Demonstrator/Narrator
Celia Garland
Glassblower
Steve Gibbs
Sr. Manager Hot Glass Business / Technology Development
Eric Goldschmidt
Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor
Lauren Hunt
Glassblower
Caitlin Hyde
Properties of Glass Programs Team Leader
Dane Jack
Glassblower
Aaron Jack
Glassblower
Theresa Jorgensen
Glassblower
G Brian Juk
Glassblower
George Kennard
Hot Glass Mobile Team Leader
Jen Kuhn
Demonstrator/Narrator
Jeff Mack
Hot Glass Programs Supervisor
Lewis Olson
Hot Glass Show Technical Team Leader
Stephanie Perry
Glassblower
Rebecca Potash
Glassblower
Kenton Pratt
Glassblower
Chris Rochelle
Hot Glass Projects Team Leader
Jared Rosenacker
Glassblower
Tom Ryder
Glassblower
Kim Savoie
Glassblower
Annie Shepherd
Glassblower
Hsiao-Ying Shih
Narrator/Interpreter
Carl Siglin
Hot Glass Maintenance Team Leader
Heather Spiewak
Glassblower
Robert Swidergal
Glassblower
Helen Tegeler
Glassblower
Christa Westbrook
Studio Assistant