Our Team

OUR TEAM

Leadership

U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

Phil Lane

Acting chief executive officer
A graduate of Northwestern University and the JL Kellogg School of Management, Phil is currently the owner of Culebra Properties. He currently serves on the board of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado Springs Forward (chairman) and the Colorado Golf Foundation. Phil is married to Dr. Anita Lane and has three daughters.
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John Christie

Chief operating officer

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.

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Mike Devine

Chief financial officer

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.

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Robert E. Bready

Vice president, museum operations

Robert E. Bready joined the Museum team in January 2020. Bready previously spent six years leading visitor experience operations and ticketing for the College Football Hall of Fame, where he was a member of the project’s opening team. His background also includes roles with the Atlanta Braves, InterContinental Hotels Group and Relais & Chateaux hotels. Bready earned his bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management from the College of Charleston and a master’s degree in global hospitality management from Georgia State University. He resides in Colorado Springs.

Michelle Dusserre Farrell, OLY

Michelle Dusserre Farrell, OLY

Vice president, athlete engagement
Michelle Dusserre Farrell is a 1984 Olympic silver medalist in gymnastics and joined the Museum in January 2020. Her previous work experience includes positions with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, TSE/BCW Consulting and NBC Olympics. Dusserre Farrell has overseen alumni relations and athlete engagement for the Colorado Chapter – U.S. Olympians & Paralympians Association and Olympic City USA.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in basic science from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Dusserre Farrell resides in Colorado Springs with her husband and their two daughters..
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Boyd Smith

Curator

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.

Additional Staff:
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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