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 180 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
Lucy Dubin smiles against a white background. She is wearing a red sweater and has short strawberry blonde hair.
Director of Human Resources and Safety
Elizabeth Duane
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Director of Collections
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
Stephen Koob
Chief Conservator
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
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
Stephen Koob
Chief Conservator
Katherine Larson
Assistant Curator of Ancient and Islamic Glass
Christopher Maxwell
Curator of European Glass
Alexandra Ruggiero
Assistant Curator of Modern Glass
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 Supervisor
Troy Smythe
Education and Interpretation Supervisor
Kathryn Wieczorek
Science Educator

The Studio

Amy Schwartz
Director of The Studio
Special Projects Manager
William Gudenrath
Resident Advisor
Megan Mathie
Program Coordinator
Harry Seaman
Studio Facility Manager
Whiteley cuts glass using a tool. Glass particles are frozen in the air, he is wearing safety glasses.
Senior Program Manager

Rakow Research Library

Regan Brumagen
Associate Librarian for Public Services
Cataloging Specialist, Continuing Resources and Digital Collections
Lori Fuller
Associate Librarian, Collections Management
Beth Hylen
Reference and Education Librarian
Colleen faces the camera wearing a patterned top
Associate Librarian, Special Collections

Hot Glass Programs

Catherine Ayers
Glassblower
Steve Gibbs
Sr. Manager Hot Glass Business / Technology Development
Eric Goldschmidt, photo by Julie Delaney
Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor
Caitlin Hyde
Properties of Glass Programs Team Leader
Man with short dark hair wearing safety glasses works a large piece of glass on the end of a punty.
Hot Glass Mobile Team Leader
Hot Glass Programs Supervisor
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
A man with a mustache wearing dark glasses works with molten glass on the end of a punty.
Hot Glass Show Technical Team Leader
Chris Rochelle
Hot Glass Projects Team Leader
Hsiao-Ying Tiao Shih
Mandarin Narrator/Interpreter Team Leader
Carl Siglin
Hot Glass Maintenance Team Leader
Helen Tegeler
Glassblower

Glass Demonstrators

Catherine Ayers
Glassblower
Brianna Barron
Glassblower
Michael Beahm
Glassblower
Stephen Chapman
Demonstrator/Narrator
Steve Gibbs
Sr. Manager Hot Glass Business / Technology Development
Eric Goldschmidt, photo by Julie Delaney
Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor
Caitlin Hyde
Properties of Glass Programs Team Leader
Dane Jack
Glassblower
Aaron Jack
Glassblower
Theresa Jorgensen
Glassblower
Man with short cropped hair and sunglasses uses jacks to work a piece of hot blue glass.
Glassblower
Man with short dark hair wearing safety glasses works a large piece of glass on the end of a punty.
Hot Glass Mobile Team Leader
Jen Kuhn during a flameworking demonstration
Demonstrator/Narrator
Hot Glass Programs Supervisor
Senior Manager, Hot Glass Programs
A man with a mustache wearing dark glasses works with molten glass on the end of a punty.
Hot Glass Show Technical Team Leader
Stephanie Perry
Glassblower
Chris Rochelle
Hot Glass Projects Team Leader
Jared Rosenacker
Glassblower
Tom Ryder
Glassblower
Hsiao-Ying Tiao Shih
Mandarin Narrator/Interpreter Team Leader
Carl Siglin
Hot Glass Maintenance Team Leader
Heather Spiewak
Glassblower
Robert Swidergal
Glassblower
Helen Tegeler
Glassblower