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John Puttre

Mr. Puttre has been with the STARBASE Wisconsin program since its inception and provided program oversight as part of his former role with the WI Air National Guard. He recently retired after a 33 year career in the ANG and is excited to continue to support STARBASE Wisconsin as its Director.

Tiffany Newton

Ms. Newton has several years of experience working with young people in Milwaukee, and is excited to continue that work in a hands-on science environment.

Michelle Klos-Gonzalez

Michelle has been a 5-12 grade academic educator and youth development program coordinator for STEM Education for over 9 years. She is excited about the authentic and hands-on activities students enjoy while at STARBASE.

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Boyd

Jackie has worked in both the education and aviation arenas. As a Special Education Teacher she used a unique way of Teaching students how to advocate for themselves. In her aviation work students learned the amazing science of flight. “I know that being part of the Staff Development Program Team, here at STARBASE WISCONSIN, will be a challenging and fulfilling experience for me and I’m very excited to get to work.”

Kenny "K.J." Jones

I'm a kid from North Philadelphia and a youth servant for the past 25+ years. I have been apart of the Milwaukee family since 2014. I am excited about my new journey.