Museum Staff


Dr. Leif Tapanila
Director of IMNH, Research Curator, Division Head Earth Sciences (208) 282-3871

Faith Tan
Administrative Assistant to the Director, Store/Gallery Manager office (208) 282-3168  store/gallery (208) 282-3317  

Curt Schmitz, MA
Museum Registrar (208) 282-2603


Becky Hansis-O’Neill, MS
Education Specialist (208) 282-2195


Dr. Charles “Rick” Williams
Research Curator, Division Head Life Sciences Ray J. Davis Herbarium (208) 282-2948

Dr. Mary Thompson
Senior Collections Manager, Collections Manager, Earth Sciences (208) 282-4151

Janet Bala, MS
Life Sciences Collections, Manager Ray J. Davis Herbarium (208) 282-2815

Amy Commendador, MS
Manager, Earl H. Swanson Archaeological Repository (208) 282-3042

 Amber Tews, MS
Collections Manager, Anthropology (208) 282-2451


Robert Schlader, MS and MBA
Manager Idaho Virtualization Laboratory (208) 282-5420

Nicholas Clement, MA
Assistant Manager Idaho Virtualization Laboratory (208) 282-5420

Jesse Pruitt, pursuing a MA
Scan Technician / Technology Specialist (208) 282-5420

Nicholas Holmer, MS
Photographer / Scan Technician (208) 282-5420