Staff & Board

Lander Children’s Museum Board Members

  • Linda Barton – Chair
  • Martha Howard-Sempert, M. Ed, LCM Founder – Vice Chair
  • Regina Chase Ommen – Treasurer
  • Sami McRae – Secretary
  • Crista Green
  • Ashley Pepper

***We are looking for additional board members! Please reach out if you are passionate about Lander Children’s Museum and want to be part of our future! To inquire about becoming a LCM Board Member or Volunteering in another capacity, contact the board directly by email at

Lander Children’s Museum Staff

  • Colleen Conilogue, Administrative Director

Pre-School STAFF

Sheri Groenke, Little Curious Minds Director & Lead Teacher

Sheri was born in Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in special education and a minor in elementary education. She taught in Michigan for three years building a special education program for a charter school before moving to Colorado where she taught for seven years as a resource room teacher and learning specialist. Sheri, along with her husband and three boys, has been living in Fremont County for eight years now and in Lander for six. During this time she has been active in our community as a substitute teacher, soccer coach, and children’s teacher at her church.

Sheri loves providing creative, hands-on activities for children to experience learning. She holds high expectations for all students in both academics and behavior. Her ultimate goal as an educator is to make a difference in students’ lives academically, emotionally, and socially by building relationships that foster confidence and that enable them to grow as learners.

Shaylee Briggs, Little Curious Minds Assistant Teacher

Shaylee recently moved to Lander from Laramie, WY, and grew up in Gillette, WY. She took a semester off of college and plans to return with a possible change in her major at a later date. Her favorite activities include anything dealing with the outdoors, especially if it includes fishing.

Stefanie Pickerd, Little Curious Minds Assistant Teacher

Stefanie has worked with children for the last 4 years in different capacities. She loves crafts, animals, and yoga. She is also a registered yoga teacher!