During her tenure at MOSH, Maria has completed more than $1.4 million in capital improvements including opening the new state-of-the-art Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, the largest single-lens planetarium in the nation.
Prior to her position at MOSH, Hane served as Deputy Director of Operations at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and as the Director of Written Communications for Jacksonville Mayor John D. Delaney, where she spearheaded key communication initiatives such as The Better Jacksonville Plan and the Don’t Trash Jacksonville campaign.
During her 17-year tenure in the non-profit sector, Hane has served in key positions with extensive experience in volunteer development, communications, governance, and strategic planning. She is an active member of Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2002, was recently selected to serve on the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program, and serves on the board of Visit Jacksonville.
Maria graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s of Art in Communications.
Mike Hornsby is responsible for the design, development, maintenance, and fabrication of exhibits and environmental services management. He has a General Contractor’s License, 10 years of field experience, and 15 years of experience in various artistic and technical roles, including previous work in design, murals, and fabrication.
Eddie Whisler is an enthusiastic educator who is especially passionate about spreading an interest in science. Whisler has been an Educator and School Programs Manager at MOSH since 2010, and has classroom teaching experience in Duval County, Hawaii, and South Carolina. These experiences have revealed to him the power of the inquiry approach to learning—the approach he now brings to the informal setting of museum education. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in science education.