Our Staff

Pete Bolenbaugh

Pete Bolenbaugh

Executive Director
pbolenbaugh@wisewonders.org

Pete is proud to be a member of the Wise Wonders team. As a Billings native, he and his wife are happy to be raising their two kids around so many family and friends. With a background in science, music and fundraising, Pete is excited to combine his passions and his professional experience to take Wise Wonders through its next phase of growth.

Leah Hurless

Leah Hurless

Museum Manager
lhurless@wisewonders.org

Leah has been with the museum since February of 2016. She loves the interaction with children and being able to use her education background: "I love all the ah-ha moments that kids have at the museum." Leah lives in Laurel with her husband and son. She enjoys singing, writing poetry and reading in her spare time.

Sharell Curtis

Sharell Curtis

Museum Services

Sharell grew up in Billings, graduating from Park City High School in 2001. She was a preschool teacher for many years before joining the Wise Wonders team. Sharell has 5 children, and enjoys spending time with her family, singing, dancing and crocheting.

Patti Preston

Patti Preston

Museum Services

Patti is a beloved program leader here at Wise Wonders. Her Wise Wonders Wednesdays attract a regular crowd of devoted scientists and explorers. She lives in Billings with her family.

Kayden Masin

Kayden Masin

Museum Services

Kayden is a nursing student at MSU-B hoping to enter the field of pediatrics. She loves spending time around all the awesome families at Wise Wonders. Kayden also enjoys being outside hiking, fishing or just spending time with family.

Stacy Limberhand

Stacy Limberhand

Museum Services

Stacy is proud to be a member of a diverse team here at Wise Wonders as a Native American. She is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. She has been with us since February of 2017. I take pride in the museum's upkeep as well as the overall positivity in children's lives. She is passionate about children who come from less fortunate backgrounds and volunteers her time as much as possible to these causes.

Katie Elam

Katie Elam

Museum Services

Katie loves teaching kiddos of all ages about nature, animals and science! Katie loves Wise Wonders for being such a great place for kids to play and learn, and she is super excited to be a part of this awesome place and meet all the people who come here. When Katie isn't taking care of the zoo animals or teaching kids, she likes to hike, read, bake, and crochet!

Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen

Museum Services

Jeff has been with Wise Wonders since 2018 and brings diversity to our team. He can be seen maintaining the exhibits daily and interacting with the kids. He is big on family and has 12 kids of his own and loves to collect old toys. He enjoys building RC cars and riding his yellow Harley.

Nate Tweedy

Nate Tweedy

Museum Services

Nate loves to meet different people and being able to interact with so many kids. He loves Jesus, his family and fishing. He loves to fish with his dad and watch football with his family.