Mark Brammer, Executive Director

Mark's work focuses on the management of cultural resources and ways to make those resources accessible to all. He believes that museums are an integral part of the community and should be a welcome and inclusive space for everyone to enjoy.  Originally trained as an anthropologist, Mark has worked in several different museums, including the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, The Field Museum in Chicago, and the Wyoming State Museum where he was the director. He has worked extensively in museums, including in England where he completed his MA in Museum Studies. 

Karen Reinhart, Curator

Karen manages the museum’s collections and donations. She also curates interpretive exhibits and dabbles in graphic design for exhibits, advertising, and the Friends newsletter. Karen gives programs to students and adults, writes grants for the organization and has fun with social media and web site posts. Her particular passion is collecting stories about Park County and Yellowstone National Park, bringing history to life.


Cessie Wafer, Gift Shop Manager

Cessie manages the Friends of Yellowstone Gateway Museum gift shop. She also takes care of memberships for the Friends. Cessie enjoys doing research for and helping orchestrate monthly Family Days at the museum. She is usually the friendly face you see at the front desk or the cheerful voice you hear when you call the museum.

Scott Franzen, Easter Seals Goodwill employees

Michelle Standley, Easter Seals Goodwill employees

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