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Team Members

The Wonder Works' Team is comprised of a group of early childhood, nonprofit and museum professionals, and students, who together bring a wealth of diverse knowledge and experience to the museum. The Wonder Works' Team has backgrounds as varying as education, museum programming and education, nonprofit administration, volunteer management and financial administration. Together this team works tirelessly to ensure every visitor remembers and cherishes every visit, and the museum lives up to its mission of maintaining a safe, fun and educational learning environment intended to strengthen the social, emotional and intellectual development of children through creative exploration and intergenerational play.

Contact us at 708.383.4815 or for general information, memberships, to arrange a field trip, or book a party. Management and teaching staff may also be contacted through the general number.

The Leadership Team

Rachel Rettberg
Chief Executive Officer

David Hoambrecker
Director of Operations

Jessica Taylor
Director of Volunteers and Community Outreach

Emma Bond
Weekend Assistant Manager

Mercedes Solano
Weekday Assistant Manager

The Museum Team

Cheyenne Burns
Team Member Level 2

Lucia Anderson
Team Member Level 1

Emily Citta
Team Member Level 1

Jessica Ebersole
Team Member Level 1

Terrance Plaxico
Team Member Level 1

Sonya Ivy
Visitor Relations

Maurice Williams
Visitor Relations

Denise Rebollo
Office Assistant


Laura Troyer-Joy
Art Director

Ashley Provaznik
Art Assistant

Eric Gyllenhaal
Museum Educator