Retail Profiles

Fall 2018
Peer Perspective: Sarah Wall, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Sarah Wall Visitor Services Manager, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Holderness, New Hampshire Could you share a little about your background? I am somewhat new to Squam Lake Natural Science Center, as I came onboard March 2017. I received a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Humboldt State University in... more »

Fall 2018
Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum aims to fly higher

Unique Indiana museum has lots to see and to sell

Summer 2018
North Carolina Aquarium revamps gift shops

New looks featured at Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Fisher

August 2018
Peer Perspective: Raegan King, Waco Mammoth National Monument

As site manager of one of the National Park Service’s newest members, Raegan King does just about everything, including buying for and managing its tiny gift shop. Yes, they have mammoth-themed items!

Summer 2018
Peer Perspective: Kate Bailey, John Ball Zoo

Kate Bailey Assistant Retail Manager, John Ball Zoo Grand Rapids, Michigan Kate Bailey is still somewhat of a newbie to the industry, albeit one that has already learned the value of smart buying, conservation and community service. What attracted you to specialty retail at the zoo? What first attracted me... more »

Summer 2018
Building the Nest

Owl's Nest Gift Shop in Wichita may be small, but it's neatly stocked with nature, regionally themed items

Summer 2018
Manager’s Corner: Chris Gustafson, National Railroad Museum

Gustafson has 30 years of experience in retail, but his focus these days is pretty singular: trains.

June 2018
Peer Perspective: Barbara Bayer, North Carolina Aquariums

From part-time sales associate to director of retail operations in less than a decade, Barbara Bayer has done it all for the North Carolina Aquarium Society.
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, Michigan 49345
616.887.9008
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