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Discovery Staff: Tom Chilton, President and Project ManagerTom Chilton
President and Project Manager

Tom has been working as a product and exhibit designer for 33 years. Tom’s role at Discovery Exhibits is to lead the exhibit design process. He is involved in all aspects of design from developing the first concepts and reviewing the construction drawings, to working with exhibit builders and assisting with the installation. Tom Chilton is usually the Project Manager and primary contact at the firm.

B.A., Purdue University, Industrial Design
Coursework in geology, environmental biology, & botany at University of Tulsa
Member and past conference speaker, National Association for Interpretation, and the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance

Discovery Staff: Christie Chilton, Interpretive plannerChristie Chilton
Interpretive planner at Discovery Exhibits since 1996

Christie has been in the field of interpretation for 30 years as exhibit designer, planning consultant and environmental education administrator. She worked for six years as a wetland biologist for an environmental assessment firm in Massachusetts. She has participated in planning 65 visitor centers, interpretive and education centers, state and national parks, and museums. She has developed interpretation for ecosystems and cultures throughout the United States and in the Philippines.

B.S. and M.S. in Biology, Framingham State College
Graduate courses in freshwater ecology, & stream pollution control, Rensselaer Polytechnic

Discovery Staff: George Lawrence, Illustrator and draftsman George Lawrence
Illustrator and draftsman at Discovery Exhibits since 1998

George has worked for 27 years in the field of design and illustration. With a background in architecture and interior design, he has specialized for the last 15 years in perspective drawings of exhibit concepts, construction drawings, and detailed illustrations of cultural history and natural history subjects.

B.A. Architecture, Auburn University

Discovery Staff: >Danielle Atkinson, Graphic designerDanielle Atkinson
Graphic designer at Discovery Exhibits since 1997

Danielle’s creative magic combines the diverse elements of text, illustrations, photos, maps, logos and diagrams to create digital panels which are pleasing to view and easy to understand. Using computer graphics programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign she also creates many of the colorful maps used in our exhibits.

B.A. Graphic Design, State University of New York


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