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Staff

Executive Team


MariaMaria Hane

Executive Director

During her tenure at MOSH, Maria has completed more than $1.4 million in capital improvements including opening the new state-of-the-art Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, the largest single-lens planetarium in the nation.

Prior to her position at MOSH, Hane served as Deputy Director of Operations at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and as the Director of Written Communications for Jacksonville Mayor John D. Delaney where she spearheaded key communication initiatives such as The Better Jacksonville Plan and the Don’t Trash Jacksonville campaign.  During her 17-year tenure in the non-profit sector, Hane has served in key positions with extensive experience in volunteer development, communications, governance and strategic planning. She is an active member of Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2002 and was recently selected to serve on the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program and serves on the board of Visit Jacksonville.

Maria graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s of Art in Communications.


MikeMike Hornsby

Director of Operations

Mike Hornsby is responsible for the design, development, maintenance and fabrication of exhibits and environmental services management. He has a General Contractor’s License, 10 years of field experience, and 15 years experience in various artistic and technical roles, including previous work in design, murals and fabrication. 


Paul

Paul Wenglowsky

Director of Visitor Experience

Paul Wenglowsky brings 10 years of museum experience to MOSH, most recently as the Curator of Education for the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando.  As the Director of Visitor Experience, Paul is responsible for the overall guest experience to include public, private and school programming, special events and community collaborations.  Paul has also held positions at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum.

He holds a B.S. in History and a M.A. in Public History with a Certificate in Museum Studies.


 

EddieEddie Whisler

Director of the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium & School Programs

Eddie Whisler is an enthusiastic educator, especially passionate about spreading an interest in science.  Whisler has been an Educator and School Programs Manager at MOSH and has classroom teaching experience in Duval County, Hawaii and South Carolina. These experiences have revealed to him the power of the inquiry approach to learning—the approach he now brings to the informal setting of museum education.

He graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in science education.