(Escondido, CA – May 22, 2019) San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum announced today that Wendy Taylor has been selected as the Museum’s new Executive Director. Taylor will continue leading the Museum in inspiring children to learn about the world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation as the Museum enters its 20th year of operation in 2020.
Following a three-month intensive search, the board selected Ms. Taylor for her extensive experience with the Museum and ambitious vision for the future. Taylor has been leading the Museum in various capacities since January 2012; most recently, she served as the museum’s Interim Managing Director. With more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and leadership, Taylor believes every child should have the chance to experience diverse and authentic life experiences through informal learning.
Under Ms. Taylor’s dedicated leadership, the Museum has built on its strengths, developed new and reinforced existing partnerships, and introduced dynamic new programs and exhibits. The Board of Directors anticipates Taylor will continue to leverage these achievements to help the museum further expand its services to benefit even more San Diego County children and families.
“We are extremely excited to have Wendy move into the role of Executive Director,” says Kim Dunham Bergsma, board president. “Her outstanding combination of energy, dedication, and proven leadership will continue to pave the way for children’s museums in San Diego and beyond."
Taylor is the Museum’s third executive director, following Javier Guerrero, who had come into the role in 2010. The Museum serves 160,000 children and families a year, and continues to grow, particularly through its Mobile Children’s Museum.