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Contact Us


Our Address

Hands On Children's Museum
414 Jefferson Street NE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360-956-0818

General Museum Information: info(at)hocm.org.
Museum Membership Information: membership(at)hocm.org.
Media Inquiries: communications(at)hocm.org or 360-956-0818 ext 149.

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Our Staff

To call a staff member, call 360-956-0818 and dial their extension listed.

Executive Director
Patty Belmonte

 ext. 141  
Director of Operations & Education
Anna Sayre

 ext. 145  
Director of Business & IT
Cindy Hageman

 ext. 143  
Director of Exhibits & Facilities
Kathy Irwin

 ext. 142  
Database Manager
Cindy Eatwell

 ext  147  
Senior Development Manager
Amy Brockman

 ext. 151  
Senior Business Manager

Marketing & Communications Manager
Beth Garson

 ext. 149  
Graphic Designer & Communications Project Manager
Saird Napolitano

 ext. 155  
Web Site & Digital Communications
Iain Rutherford

 ext. 164  
Grants Consultant
Marina Shaughnessy

 ext. 152  
Josie Solseng

 ext. 110  
Outgoing Donations
Jim Burlingame

 ext. 148  
Development Operations Manager

Development and Events Coordinator
Tara McQueen

 ext. 163  
Events Manager
Paulette Beadling

 ext. 150  
Exhibits & Facilities Assistant
Erika Enquist

 ext. 154  
Front Desk & Reservations Manager

Facilities Manager & Safety Officer 

Reservations Coordinator 
Meghan Leishman

 ext. 103  
Visitor Services - Cafe Manager
Jay Potter

 ext. 104  
Senior Operations Manager 
Bill Baker

 ext. 113  
Human Resource Manager
Stephan Adams
 ext. 146
Studio & Visitor Engagement
Johanna KaLhoun
 ext. 144  
Art Studio & Visitor Engagement Manager
Amanda Wilkening

 ext. 158  
Preschool: Playful Learners & Early Learners
Betsy DeBoer

 ext. 161  
Education Department Manager
Emily Ehrlich
 ext. 162

Preschool: Pre-K
Catherine "Kitty" Winkle

 ext. 160  
Offsite/Program Coordinator & Teacher
Ben Michaelis

 ext. 165  
Garden & Nature Program Supervisor