Patrick Mus, Aquarium Director | email
After a successful career in the United States Navy, Patrick Mus went on to earn a degree in environmental studies from the University of Rhode Island. He has decades of experience with mechanics and aquaculture, as well as thousands of hours of diving under his belt. He is the primary collector for the Marine Science Center, and the builder and manager of the exhibits.
Lauren Kemper, Volunteer and Program coordinator | email
Lauren Kemper became the volunteer and program coordinator in August, 2014 after completing an environmental science degree at the UW in Tacoma where she gained experience in environmental education and water quality studies. As the volunteer coordinator she manages volunteers, provides training, and ensures volunteer benefits. As program coordinator, Lauren organizes, schedules, and runs several youth programs for individual students and groups or classes as well as birthday parties and other SEA Discovery Center events.
Joyce Nishimura, Instructor | email
Joyce Nishimura taught middle school science on Bainbridge Island for 34 successful years until her retirement in 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries in 1970 from the University of Washington and her Master of Education degree in Educational Technology from City University in 2000. Her teachings included classes in Life Science, Physical Science and Earth Science, as well as Marine Science, and stream monitoring. She is a substitute teacher at the Center and enjoys sharing the excitement of discovery with young learners.
The staff is rounded out by a team of capable, dedicated volunteers, without whom the SEA Discovery Center could not function.