Our Team

Your guides to the galaxy.

If you’re going to be traveling through time and space with us, we invite you to meet the crew that plans and conducts all the programs at Yerkes. Our staff members are not only dedicated professionals with expertise in astronomy, the arts, and visitor experience but also passionate individuals committed to the Yerkes mission. Enjoy the ride as they guide you to new realms of exploration.

Yerkes Staff

(in alphabetical order)

  • Jana Alonso

    Tours and Programs Coordinator

  • Dr. Amanda Bauer

    Montgomery Foundation Deputy Director + Head of Science & Education

  • Will Borgen

    Facilities & Grounds Manager

  • Walt Chadick

    Director of Programs & External Affairs

  • Mallory Conlon

    Outreach Educator

  • Erin Cullen

    Development & Operations Coordinator

  • Ashley Killeen

    Administrative Assistant for Development

  • Dylan Kleinschmidt

    Tour Guide & Programs Assistant

  • Dennis Kois

    Executive Director

  • Marc Stanek

    Director of Facilities & Grounds

  • Dr. Amy Steele

    Director of Astronomy & Research

Keep Yerkes open for a new generation of explorers

Help us continue
the legacy.

More than a century ago a determined founder, masterful architect, skilled trades workers, diligent engineers and inventive entrepreneurs built Yerkes. Visionary scientists put it on the galaxy’s map. A dedicated group of locals saved Yerkes for future generations. And now we look to you. Please consider becoming a contributor and friend of Yerkes Observatory. Your participation means everything.

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