wonder. think. be inspired.
Merredith joined EverWonder in June 2018 as our part-time Operations & Outreach Manager, and was promoted to Executive Director later that same year. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Sport, Recreation, & Tourism Management. She brings years of experience in customer service, sales, marketing, and management, as well as a positive and enthusiastic personality. Merredith’s goal for EverWonder is to bring new excitement & energy to the museum through new exhibits, programs, and eventually a new, larger location! She lives in Newtown with her husband and three young boys and enjoys dancing, skiing, and any activities she can participate with her boys.
Outreach & Education Coordinator
Robyn has been a part of EverWonder since the opening of its expanded space in 2015. She brings a background in music and art, as well years of experience in customer service and administrative support. Naturally curious, her passion for science, as well as the arts, includes, but is not limited to, Astronomy, Botany, and Earth Science. She attributes her lifelong curiosity and love of nature to the influence of family and dedicated educators, and she believes strongly that nurturing childrens’ creativity and innate curiosity, as well as empowering them to think “outside the box” is essential to their overall well-being. She hopes to instill the next generation of creative, young learners that same lifelong love and inquisitiveness for the world around them. Robyn has lived in Newtown for over a decade where she enjoys spending time outdoors in nature, folding origami, and creating handmade greeting cards. She is a local photographer, and an active member of Newtown’s Flagpole Photography club where she currently serves as President.
Niki began working at EverWonder in January 2021. She is enthusiastic about learning and is awed by so much that is still unknown and to be discovered.
Niki is especially interested in history and natural sciences. Her love of the outdoors was created from early childhood by realizing there is so much to see, hear, and do. She has worked in a variety of corporate and non profit companies, usually with a marketing and social media aspect. In addition, she spent 15 winters as a ski and snowboard instructor in Colorado, teaching children not just the sport, but also passing on information about the high alpine Rocky Mountain environment and the local mining and development history.
Niki has lived in Newtown since 2015. She and her husband have 2 children in local schools. They try to take every advantage of the local area for hiking, biking, and kayaking, as well as skiing and snowboarding.
Pam spent her career as an educator in the private and public sector. She has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Science in Reading. Following six years of teaching in Danbury and Fairfield, the majority of her 33-year teaching career was spent at Middle Gate School in Newtown which included 10 years of teaching kindergarten and 17 years as the Math/Science Specialist for Middle Gates’ K-5 (later K-4) students.
Pam is currently a volunteer for EverWonder’s Story Lab sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well as lead instructor for in-house field trips and summer camp sessions. She has lived in Sandy Hook for over 40 years with her husband, Brian, and enjoys traveling and visits with their children and grandchildren who live in Maryland and New Hampshire.
Sheila has been in the early childhood field for 34 years, including 20 as a preschool director. She recently retired as the Director of Congregation Beth El’s K’tanim Preschool in Fairfield. She started the preschool at Beth El in 2007 along with six moms who wanted to have a preschool at their synagogue. She was a board member for EverWonder from 2012-2015, helping to start the EverWonder Experience and created some of our outreach programs. She is thrilled to be volunteering with her “Science with Ms. Sheila” program and loves getting to know the many families and staff at EverWonder. Sheila has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and a Master’s in Special Education. She lives in Newtown with her husband Bill and has two married daughters and five grandchildren.
Kai is in his Sophomore year of high school at Brookfield High School. There he is involved in Cross Country, Indoor Track, Tennis, Outdoors Club, and Robotics. He enjoys studying science, music, and mathematics inside and outside of school. He also plays cello, viola, piano, and sings. He enjoys skiing and mountain biking in his free time as well. You may see Kai at the front desk, running a birthday party around the museum, or at one of our community events.
Madison is a sophomore at Newtown High School where she is a member of the soccer team, unified sports, peer tutoring and numerous clubs. She is passionate about working with children and hopes to pursue a career with them when she is older. In her free time she enjoys writing, playing soccer, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. You may see her working at our front desk, running a birthday party, or at one of our special events.
Front Desk Associate
Sherrie comes to EverWonder with a background in Art Education (K-12) and Advertising and Design. She has worked with children of all ages and abilities, including those with special needs. She loves seeing the joy found in creative expression and knowledge as children discover the world around them through the arts and sciences. Sherrie also works with her husband, John, managing their Advertising and Design group working with corporate and nonprofit organizations to develop their brand and identity. Their most recent client, Polar Latitudes, took them to Antarctica, where they conduct science-based expeditions! Raised on historic properties in Massachusetts, she developed a love for conservation and preservation, history, and the natural world around her. This world always included a menagerie of animals, large and small. She and her husband have three children who have successful careers in the arts and the business world. They love traveling and spending time with them and their three young grandchildren. Sherrie recently moved to Newtown with her husband and their Leonberger, Johann. She is excited to get to know the community and bring her unique background and skills to the EverWonder as it evolves.
First Aid • CPR • AED Certified
Our staff is First Aid/CPR/AED Certified for our guests’ safety. At all times, there is
a CPR certified staff member working who is also trained in the use of our
on-site AED, graciously donated by In a Heartbeat Foundation.