A Peoria Park District Facility

Meet the staff (COVID edition)

BEHIND THE SCENES: THE PLAYHOUSE OFFICE STAFF

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Rebecca Shulman

Director

309.681.2853

rshulman@peoriaparks.org

Rebecca moved to Peoria in 2013. For nearly 25 years prior to that she lived in New York City, and worked in the Education Departments of art museums, including the Guggenheim Museum and the Noguchi Museum. She is the author of the book Looking at Art in the Classroom and writes the blog Museum Questions.

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Copper Clark

Marketing Coordinator

cclark@peoriaparks.org

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Tori Hatchell

Monticello Education Intern

vhatchell@peoriaparks.org

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Jocelyn McDowell

Development and Membership Coordinator

309.281.2861

jmcdowell@peoriaparks.org

Copper is from Ojai, California and is a current student at Bradley University pursuing a degree in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Organizational Communications. She has experience working with children's non-profit organizations back home in California and plans to continue working in the non-profit field after graduation.

Tori is from Readfield, ME and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in May of 2020. She developed a passion for museums when she was young after visiting them on family vacations and school trips, and was able to spend the summer of 2019 interning at the Maine State Museum, where she gained experience working with collections and conservation staff.

Jocelyn grew up in Charleston, Illinois. She serves as the Development Coordinator for both the PlayHouse and the Peoria Park District. Before working with us, she worked at Johns Hopkins University, IPMR, and Bradley University. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her spunky 3.5 year old daughter, Ainsley, and her husband, Drew.

Have questions and not sure who to contact? You can email us at playhouse@peoriaparks.org and we will make sure your email gets to the right person!

REAL TOOLS AND BEYOND SCHOOL STAFF

TORI HATCHELL

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Tori Hatchell is from Readfield, ME and recently graduated from Bryn Mawr College. She hopes that her love of museums and passion for learning will excite and inspire those she teaches at the PlayHouse.

KATE DAVIS

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Kate is from Central Illinois. She has visited Germany, Italy, and Scotland. She adores spending time with her nephews, visiting other museums, painting, cooking new things, and antiques.

HALEY GRAY

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Haley is a studio artist who received her BFA in Painting from Illinois State University. She loves helping kids use their imagination to create projects in Real Tools.

TESSA MARTINEZ

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Tessa is an artist who makes ceramics and paints. She started at the PlayHouse as an intern in 2018. She loves the PlayHouse and making art with kids of all ages.

PLAYDATE STAFF

TORI HATCHELL

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Tori Hatchell is from Readfield, ME and recently graduated from Bryn Mawr College. She hopes that her love of museums and passion for learning will excite and inspire those she teaches at the PlayHouse.

SUSIE INGRAM

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Susie is Program Coordinator at PPD’s Forest Park Nature Center. She studied environmental science and biology at Illinois Wesleyan University, Chinese history and language at Peking University, and conservation biology at Illinois State University, where researched behavior in native songbirds! She loves exploring nature with kids of all ages.

KELSEY ERNST

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A Peoria native, Kelsey graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Forestry, with a focus in Forest Recreation and Park management and a minor in Environmental Sciences. She loves getting to interact with visitors of all ages as a Naturalist at Forest Park Nature Center. In her free time she enjoys watching tv and creating cosplays.

AMAZING INTERNS

We are so grateful for our interns - we couldn't do it without you!

Thank you to our Fall 2020 Interns:

Charles Frost, Graphic Design Intern

Erin Gallagher, Development Intern

Xenia Kibbelaar, Education Intern

Interested in interning with the PlayHouse? Learn more here.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum