Park Profiles: Meet Alyssa Gardner!

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Alyssa is the Development Coordinator at the San Diego Natural History Museum. As a long time regular of Balboa Park, Alyssa combines her visitor services background and knowledge of the institutions to her new position at the NAT. 1. How did you first get involved with the Natural History Museum? I grew up participating in Junior Theatre, so I was always … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Barbara Forsyth!

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Barbara is the first ever Senior Manager of Collections and Registration at the Mingei International Museum. Her passion for the art of design and craft, and dedication to its preservation and organization has lead her towards working at her dream institution. 1.How did you first get involved with the Mingei International Museum? I grew up in San Diego and first … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Robyn Carlson!

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Robyn is the Operations & Programs Administrator with the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. She has been an integral part of the Park since 2010 as both a volunteer and Park team member. Robyn actively attends events, programming, and groups throughout the Park. Her positive attitude and experience working in education and customer service make her an asset to Balboa … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Janice Rougas!

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Janice is the Director of Human Resources at the San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM). By aligning the museum’s internal initiative of World Peace Starts at Home with SDMoM’s mission statement of “Inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience”, Janice works to build an effective and supportive workplace culture for the museum. What do you like most about working … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Christina Zakimi!

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Meet Christina Zakimi Christina is the Private Events Coordinator at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Her knowledge and love of Japanese culture, language, and art extend into the events she organizes in the Garden. With the Cherry Blossom Festival days away and the great increase in both private and public events at the Garden, Christina explains how she and her team … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Terri Rochon!

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Meet Terri Rochon Terri is the Guest Relations Manager with the Hall of Champions and has been a Balboa Park Team Member for a decade. Her ability to take on multiple tasks while keeping a positive attitude has been a key element of the Hall of Champion’s success. 1. What brought you to Balboa Park, and more specifically, the Hall … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Peter Comiskey!

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Meet Peter Comiskey Peter is the Executive Director of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP). Since taking his role at the BPCP four years ago, the Park has seen a great improvement in the collaborative efforts between organizations and team members. 1. What brought you to San Diego, and more specifically, Balboa Park? I have always had a passion for … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Jennifer Padilla!

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Meet Jennifer Padilla Jennifer is the Director of Visitor Services at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She was the recipient of the Friends of Balboa Park’s inaugural Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader Award. You were the inaugural winner of the Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader in Balboa Park Award, congrats! What was it like to receive this award? Thank you! It … Read More