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Katrinka Mannelly

Katrinka Mannelly has been working with WEATHERHEAD since 2006. She is currently serving as exhibit developer on WEATHERHEAD’s project for the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, WA. She was an interactive developer on WEATHERHEAD’s project for the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle, WA, which opened in 2012, and on STARTUP: ALBUQUERQUE and the Personal Computer Revolution exhibit for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

Katrinka brings a wealth of museum knowledge in exhibit design and development, computer-based interactive educational experiences, and museum management, education, programs, and operations to the WEATHERHEAD team. Over her 25-year career, Katrinka worked on projects for 35 different museums and educationally-oriented clients including 7 science and technology museums, 4 children’s museums, 10 history museums, 3 zoos and aquariums, 1 planetarium, 2 sports-themed projects, and 8 other educationally-oriented clients, including publishers and a university. Such clients include the George Washington Carver Library and Museum, the Museum of Afro-American History, the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, the National Museum of American History – Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Natural History – Smithsonian Institution, the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, and the Discovery Channel Experience at Coca-Cola’s Olympic City: 100 Years of Olympic History.

Prior to moving to Seattle, Katrinka was co-founder and co-owner of the former Squid Country Safari, a Boston-based multimedia business catering primarily to museums. There she led all aspects of operations for seven years. While leading this team, Katrinka developed and oversaw the implementation of a myriad of computer-based interactive exhibits for history, science, children’s, and corporate museums, as well as zoos, aquariums, and various other educationally oriented clients.

Katrinka worked as a project manager and content developer for the exhibit design firm Krent/Paffett Associates in Boston and also worked in a variety of roles at the Children’s Museum of Boston. Working as an exhibit interpreter, visitor service supervisor, admissions staff supervisor, and performance and festival coordinator provided Katrinka with a solid foundation in the museum experience from both a visitor and an operational perspective.