John Christie oversees guest experience, facilities operations, information and audio visual technology and custodial. Christie started with the Museum project in 2017, and oversaw all aspects of exhibit design, media software development, fabrication, technology, A/V integration and building integration. He has served as SVP of Gallagher Museum Services since 2017 and has helped design, build and open museums all over the country. Prior to joining the Museum, Christie served in various capacities for the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, including VP of Marketing & Communications, CMO, EVP & COO and president.. He and his wife, Julie, reside in Atlanta and have two children, Madison and Jackson.
Mike Devine started with the Museum project in 2012 with the initial feasibility study for the project. Devine has served as president of Gallagher Museum Service since 2016 and prior to that his work experience included a wealth management firm, high net worth family office and Ernst & Young, CPA firm. Devine earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. He and his wife reside in Cleveland and have four kids.
Boyd Smith joined the Museum team in June 2020. Smith previously served as curator at the Black Culture Center at Purdue University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from University of North Carolina Pembroke and a master’s degree in electronic time-based art from Purdue University. Smith lives in Colorado Springs.
Richard Bittles // Director, technology
Tyler Carter, PARA // Supervisor, guest experience
Michael Dziedzic // Specialist, audio visual
Steve Lind // Senior director, facilities operations
Taylor Mattson // Manager, guest experience
Erin Nelson // Director, guest experience
Emma Pirzadeh // Coordinator, special events
Will Sailor // Director, facilities operations
Tommy Schield // Director, marketing & communications
Laura Ta’ase // Supervisor, guest experience
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