Meet the DHDC Directors and Managers who are dedicated to giving you New Discoveries Every Visit!
Wendy Taylor, Executive Director
Kyle Hadley, Director of Exhibits
B.S. in Education from Oklahoma State University
Flame Effects Operator
Kyle began his career at the Discovery Center as Programs & Events Manager- in July of 2013. He then became the Director of Education in August of 2016. Recently, Kyle took on the responsibility as the Director of Exhibits. Kyle earned his B.S. in Education from Oklahoma State University and is a certified teacher by the State of Oklahoma and Texas. Kyle also has his Flame effects operator license. Kyle creates, fabricates, and maintains exhibits for permanent installation, as well as traveling exhibits. Kyle’s hobbies include sailing, playing ultimate Frisbee and working on crafts in his garage. Kyle says, ‘I love the community that the Discovery Center brings in. The DHDC gives you the ability to learn and expand your education and mind through breaking the stereotypical molds of society. It’s incredible to see a child come in smiling and leave with an even bigger smile.’
Kyle may be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 806-355-9547 ext. 118.
Regina Ralston, Director of Advancement
Regina is responsible for the successful planning and implementation of the Center’s membership cultivation initiatives, donor development and providing contributed revenue to the institution through donations, underwriting, and grants, in addition to overseeing the marketing and communication initiatives of the Center. Regina has been in the Nonprofit sector since 2008. Before coming to the Discovery Center she was a part of the Campaign Staff for United Way of Amarillo & Canyon and was the Development & Marketing Director at San Jacinto Christian Academy. Regina holds a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University.
Regina may be reached by emailing email@example.com or by calling 806-355-9547 ext. 104.
Beno Scott, Building Superintendent
Beno attended West Texas A&M University and studied Technical Engineering. He has served in the building maintenance field since 2002 and has vast experience in building and ground maintenance. Beno’s staff and project management skills along with his general craftsmanship skills are an asset to the Discovery Center. Since he began his career at DHDC building repairs and upkeep are done efficiently and with the highest quality work.
Beno may be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 806-355-9547 ext. 102.
Bridget Gervasi, Administrative Director
Bridget Gervasi is the Administrative Director of the Don Harrington Discovery Center. Originally from Canyon, Bridget holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from West Texas A&M University. After teaching 2nd grade in Afton, Texas, Bridget returned to Canyon to pursue her education in Management and start her family. Prior to coming to the Discovery Center, she was the Executive Director of Sylvan Learning Center for eight years. Bridget is married to Terry and they have three boys; London, Azzan and Nicholas. Bridget enjoys reading, gardening, crafts and helping with the family business. Bridget says, “The best part of working at the DHDC is the family-friendly environment and endless opportunities.”
Bridget may be reached by emailing email@example.com or by calling 806-355-9547 ext. 103.
Hillary Wells, Administrative Assistant
Hillary is responsible for School Reservations, Memberships, Gift Shop, Café, Birthday Parties, Facility Rentals, and general front desk operations. Hillary has been with the Discovery Center since 2011. Hillary is working towards her Associates Degree in Business Administration and has worked in Guest Services since 2009.
Hillary may be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or at 806-355-9547 ext. 107.
Shanna Collins, Marketing Coordinator
Shanna is responsible for communicating all of the exciting things that the DHDC has to offer to Members, the public and the media. Shanna has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from The University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!) and has worked in development, event planning and marketing for over 15 years. Shanna loves working at the Discovery Center because every day is different – with so many fun events and new exhibits there’s always something new to learn and something exciting to do! When Shanna isn’t at work, she’s enjoying fresh air outdoors with her husband and 2 children, who happen to love that their mom works at the Discovery Center.
Shanna may be reached by emailing email@example.com or at 806-355-9547 ext. 120.
Jennifer Noble, Education Manager
Jennifer oversees our Education Department, and helps lead our public and school events. Before working at the DHDC, Jennifer loved bringing her kids. “There is something so special about watching science come to life at the Discovery Center. Learning truly should be an exploration and a priority, all while making it fun! This is such a passion for me.” You can find her hanging out with her 3 kids at sporting events, traveling with her husband, or game nights with friends.
Jennifer can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 806-355-9547 ext.114