We believe in mining the entertainment value in every educational experience. It's just one way our talented professional management team and staff come together to create a world-class learning destination. Here are just a few of the many people behind the scenes at the Britannia Mine Museum:
Kirstin leads our team with passion and dedication, and is committed to the continued success and growth of the Museum as a vibrant and relevant landmark in the community, and province. With over 25 years’ experience as a Museum curator, educator and administrator, she combines her love of history with the arts to promote the Museum, and provide operational oversight. Kirstin is responsible for the implementation of long term strategic plans relating to the expansion and continued excellence in Museum programs and services.
Curator of Education & Collections
With a background in geology, Diane spent 12 years working for the National Museums of Scotland, before moving to BC to take up this position in 2007. Diane is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of school and education programs, including exhibits. She also oversees research initiatives and the Collections management of geology specimens, archives and mining artifacts. Within her team, Kevin David Meisner, Education Experience Designer considers himself an Imagineer for the Museum. His interest is the future of museums and their roles in our lives. While at the Museum, his focus is on conceptualizing, designing, and evaluating the experiences of our guests.
Deron has an extensive history working in non-profit organizations and facilities management, and is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and operations of a very unique and large site including historic buildings and equipment. Deron also oversees our vibrant Historic Interpreter team in the operating logics required to provide visitors with an exceptional, memorable, and safe experience at the Museum.
Sales and Development Manager
Tamsyn oversees the Sales team, focusing on group and travel trade visitors as well as memberships and museum development. Originally from the UK, Tamsyn has a background in tourism and non-profit management, previously working for Club Med, The Westin Resort & Spa as well as non-profit organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Squamish Hospital Foundation.
Guest Services Manager
Cheryl oversees our gift shop, admissions, and café. With over 10+ years of experience in tourism retail and various related corporate and leadership roles, Cheryl brings strong experience, and is committed to providing outstanding customer service to our visitors and general public, as well as optimizing the Museum’s opportunities in retail, admissions, and food services.
With 12 years’ experience in Marketing Management in the outdoor sports industry, a Bachelor of Commerce, and Electronic Media Design diploma, Wendy brings a strong skill set in marketing strategy, project management and design. Wendy is passionate about the Museum’s unique offerings, and furthering our brand as one of the top attractions in the region.
Manager, People & Culture
Elissa believes that an organization’s most valuable asset – their people – are the heart of every successful operation. Elissa oversees our HR processes and employee engagement initiatives, with a focus on building and maintaining a fun, efficient, and engaging workplace culture. She comes from a diverse HR generalist background with an Honours BA in Communications, and has obtained her CPHR certification.
Maggie joined the Museum in 2005 with 6 years of experience in the financial field. Her role involves overseeing and supervising all daily aspects of the accounting department while providing direct support to the Executive Director in decision making and achievement of financial commitments.
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The Museum is a premier, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting mining's relevance today and towards a sustainable future. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the sovereign Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation.