The Lowell Observatory staff consists of more than 100 dedicated individuals who support our mission of scientific discovery and outreach.

Sole Trustee

W. Lowell Putnam, IV


Executive Director 

Dr. Jeffrey Hall


Executive Leadership

Lisa Actor, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Dr. Danielle Adams, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer

Dr. Amanda Bosh, Chief Operating Officer

Samantha Gorney, Director of Education

Dr. Christoph Keller, Director of Science

Dr. Kyler Kuehn, Director of Technology

Anne LaBruzzo, Chief Financial Officer



Astronomers & Planetary Scientists

Dr. Will Grundy

Dr. Jennifer Hanley

Dr. Deidre Hunter

Dr. Stephen Levine

Dr. Joe Llama

Dr. Phil Massey

Dr. Nick Moskovitz

Dr. Lisa Prato

Dr. David Schleicher

Dr. Gerard van Belle

Dr. Larry Wasserman

Dr. Michael West


Emeritus Astronomers

Dr. Ted Bowell

Otto Franz

Dr. Wes Lockwood

Dr. Nat White


Adjunct Astronomers

Dr. David Schaffer

Dr. David Trilling (NAU)

Dr. Kaspar von Braun



Dr. Danielle Adams

Dr. Amanda Bosh

Dr. Jeffrey Hall

Dr. Teddy Kareta

Dr. Kyler Kuehn

Dr. Vedad Kunovac

Dr. Tyler Ryburn, Percival Lowell Postdoctoral Fellow

Brian Skiff

Dr. Audrey Thirouin


PhD Students

Erin Aadland

Haylee Archer

Lauren Biddle

Catherine Clark

Anna Engle

Annika Gustafsson

Shaelyn Raposa

Shih-Yun Tang


Research Associates & Assistants

Allison Bair, Research Associate

Zeke Bandeleier, Research Assistant

Hunter Brooks, Research Assistant

Brian Burt, Software Programmer

Samantha Hemmelgarn, Research Assistant

Hannah Zigo, Research Assistant



Library & Archives

Lauren Amundson, Librarian and Archivist

Stacey Christen, Archives and Museum Specialist

Melissa Valenzuela, Archives Assistant



Amanda Bosh, Chief Operating Officer

Dave Noble, ADC Exhibits Project Manager


Human Resources

Catie Blazek, HR Manager

Ethan Baisden, HR Assistant



Anne LaBruzzo, Chief Financial Officer


Business Office

Robin Melena, Senior Grants and Contracts Manager

Lynn Yeager, Controller

Jessica Howard, Accounting Assistant

Le Cam Nguyen, Purchasing Agent


Buildings and Grounds

Dave Shuck, Facilities, Grounds, and Maintenance Manager

Gabe Saganitso, Facilities and Mechanical Technician

Max Levine, Grounds Maintenance

Henry Monroe, Grounds Maintenance


Lisa Actor, Chief Philanthropy Officer

Stephen Riggs, Senior Philanthropy Manager

Rachel Edelstein, Annual Giving Officer

Shannon Gonzales, Membership & Database Manager

Mattie Harrington, Executive Assistant

Bruce Kosaveach, Philanthropy Manager

Hannah Rounds, Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy Manager

Lynn Sawyer, Philanthropy Assistant

Sherry Shaffer, Philanthropy Manager

Emma Wood, Membership Assistant


Marketing & Revenue

Dr. Danielle Adams, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer


Marketing and Communications

Cody Half-Moon, Marketing Manager

Heather Craig, Marketing Operations Specialist

Alex Elbert, Creative Specialist

Sarah Gilbert, Senior Creative Specialist

Madison Mooney, Content Marketing Specialist

Nate Nise, Media Production Specialist

Kevin Schindler, Historian and PIO


Visitor Experience

Miriam Robbins, Visitor Experience Manager

Kimberley Denune, Visitor Experience Supervisor

Stephen Shannon, Visitor Experience Supervisor

Robert Hall, Visitor Experience Supervisor

Richard Montano, Visitor Experience Supervisor



Samantha Gorney, Director of Education

Todd Gonzales, Education Manager

John Compton, Program & Scheduling Coordinator

Kelly Ferguson, Early Education Supervisor

Jelena Lane, Venue & Events Manager

Scott Nelson, LOCKs Educator

Jillian Wagner, Event Coordinator


Public Program Supervisors

Sarah Burcher, Public Program Manager

Kevin Conley

Curtis Dankof

Resi Baucco

Kevin White

James Cole, Senior Public Program Educator

Ariel Daniel, Senior Public Program Educator

Jonathan Ford, Senior Public Program Educator

Hailey Osborn, Senior Public Program Educator

Angel Singleton, Senior Public Program Educator


Native American Astronomy Outreach Program

Alethia Little, Multi Cultural Outreach Supervisor

Misha Pipe

Travis Brown



Dr. Kyler Kuehn, Director of Technology

David Sawyer, Technical Project Manager

Ryan Hamilton, Head of Instrumentation

Tom Bida, Senior Instrument Scientist

Jeff Gehring, Technical Facilities Manager

Thomas Coleman – Software Engineer

Michael Collins, Electrical Engineer

Jared Dahlseid, Machinist

Ben Hardesty – Instrument Scientist

Dyer Lytle, Software Engineer


Support Astronomer

Dr. Tim Ellsworth-Bowers


Lowell Discovery Telescope & Navy Precision Optical Interferometer

Frank Cornelius, LDT Engineering Manager

Jose Fernandez, LDT Night Operations Manager

Jason Sanborn, Observing/Instrumentation Specialist

Solvay Blomquist, NPOI Observer Technician

Khristian Jones, NPOI Associate Electrical Engineer

Thomas Kelley, LDT Telescope Operator

Heidi Larson, NPOI Instrument Support Specialist

Erin Maier, LDT Telescope Operator

Georgi Mandushev, LDT Software Engineer

Ishara Nisley, LDT & NPOI Observer/Operator

Ben Reed, LDT Jr. Electrical Engineer

Ben Shafransky, LDT Telescope Operator

Cecilia Siqueiros
LDT Telescope Operator

Michael Sweaton, LDT Electrical Engineer

Jacob Tiegs, LDT Mechanical Technician

Beau Wigman, Anderson Mesa Site Steward

Wyatt Clark, Mechanical Engineering Intern

Bradley Kingsley, Mechanical Engineering Intern



John Kullman, Systems Network Administrator

Lake Fox, Jr IT Support Intern