Jackie Erdman – Executive Director
Jackie joined the Above & Beyond Children's Museum team in April 2020. She grew up in Lake Geneva and attended UW-Stevens Point to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management. Jackie then graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Master of Arts. Before coming to the Museum, Jackie worked most recently at the Sheboygan Theatre Company as Executive Director.
Jackie lives in north Sheboygan with her husband, Dustin, and baby daughter, Winnie, along with their fur babies Buster and Cola.
Leah Childers - Education and Programs Manager
Leah is our Education Manager here at Above & Beyond Children's Museum. She grew up locally, in Wisconsin, and has spent the last four years working in education around different Sheboygan Area nonprofit organizations. Leah spends a majority of her time at the museum developing and planning programs that cover a wide range of topics to engage and educate Sheboygan youths. She enjoys researching materials for any and all things Early Childhood Education and implements that knowledge in all areas of our space. In her free time, she loves to explore new cities, get creative, and spend time with family and friends.
Lily Yang – Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
Prior to becoming ABCM's Membership & Volunteer Services Coordinator, Lily started as an intern at the museum and moved to Visitor Services position while attending college. She appreciates being part of a team who takes pride in the work they put in at ABCM. Lily has received an Associate degree in Business Management and is excited to put her experience with members and volunteers to work.
"I am a mom of two wonderful boys. We come from a beautiful Hmong cultural background. On our downtime we like to go to the park in the summer. During the colder months we like to play games together. My oldest loves arts and crafts, my youngest loves dinosaurs, and I love writing. We also love coming to ABCM to play."
Skylar Garza - Marketing Manager
A recent graduate, Sky Garza earned her Bachelors degree in Marketing from Lakeland University. She volunteered at ABCM with her sorority Pi Kappa Gamma before being hired as the Marketing Coordinator! Originally from Hartford, WI, Sky dove into her new role and is embracing the Sheboygan lifestyle. She has two years of marketing experience obtained by interning with local organization Partners for Community Development. When she is not posting to ABCM’s social media, Sky enjoys going to the lakefront, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
“The museum has many exciting and new events happing that make my job that much more rewarding! Capturing the smiles, laughter, and families exploring the museum is my favorite part of ABCM”
Barbara Gruenke - Accountant
Barb is our wonderful Accountant! She currently works at several non-profits, including St Luke UMC, Habitat for Humanity Lakeside, Unity Church of Sheboygan and Sheboygan County Historical Society and Museum. She also runs her own Tax services! Prior to joining St Luke UMC, she worked for 16 years as the Accountant for Kee’s Inc in Elkhart Lake, WI. After leaving Kee's Inc Barb worked for 16 years as Direct Manager for The Sheboygan Press.
"I live in Plymouth with my two cats Kevin and Dylan. I enjoy playing Bingo and spending time with friends and my friend's dog Rudy."