Tohono Chul

7366 North Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704
ph: 520-742-6455 ext. 0
fax: 520-797-1213
general inquiries:


Administrative Offices

Jamie Maslyn Larson
Executive Director x. 212

Katy Shaw 
Human Resources Manager x. 221

Ethan Cox 
Director of Strategic Growth x. 260

Denise Wiscount 
Accounting & Payroll Manager x. 216

Hailey Cheek
Marketing & Communications Manager x. 222


Linda Wolfe
Director of Guest Services x. 213

Exhibits, Education & Volunteers

James Schaub
Director of Arts & Engagement x. 218

Nicole George
Assistant Curator of Exhibitions & Collections Manager x. 217

Karen Hayes
Public Programs Manager x. 228

Stephen Spikes
Interpretive Programs Manager x. 235

Kasey Fry
Volunteer Services Coordinator x. 241


Ryan Trimpe
Facilities Manager x. 241

Philanthropy & Membership

Doreen Wolf
Membership Coordinator x. 246

Frank Vidal
Philanthropy Manager x. 261

Sylvia Verbais
Philanthropy Associate x. 262

Retail Greenhouse & Gardens

Hannah Blood
Propagation Manager x. 239

Chris Kibler
Gardens Manager

Event Rentals

Lucie Rehak
Events Supervisor

Visit our Private Events page for more information!

Board of Directors

Andy Swarthout
Expertise: Minerals exploration geologist and corporate finance
Affiliation: Retired as Chief Executive Officer of Bear Creek Mining Corporation

Sasha Case – President
Expertise: Arts and Community Outreach
Affiliation: Independent artist and Arts Educator

Patty Clymer  Secretary
Expertise: Education
Affiliation: School District Governing Board member; State Academic Decathlon Board Member; Former President of Church Council, Chair of its Endowment Committee

Charlotte Cordes
Expertise: Education (Biology), Fundraising
Affiliation: Retired Director of Foundation Relations, Claremont McKenna College Retired Docent, Tohono Chul

Penny Crutchfield – Treasurer
Expertise: Finance
Affiliation: Retired from the University of Arizona in 2004 where she served in Financial Services for 18 years as Associate Comptroller.

Jacquelyne Mingle
Expertise: Estate Planning Attorney
Affiliation: Fleming & Curti, PLC

Michael Racy
Expertise: Lobbying and government relations
Affiliation: Racy Associates, Inc.

Mary Swiergol
Expertise: Magazine owner/publisher
Affiliation: Founder/publisher of The Desert Leaf a monthly magazine begun in 1987 serving the Catalina Foothills communities of Tucson.

Penny Poynter
Expertise: Finance
Affiliation: Former Director of Finance at Tohono Chul

Our Vision

Core Values

Mission Statement

The mission of Tohono Chul is to enrich people’s lives by connecting them with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert region and inspiring wise stewardship of the natural world.

Vision Statement

Tohono Chul’s vision is to be recognized internationally as the premier center for understanding and appreciation of the Sonoran Desert region through its fusion of nature, art, and culture. Tohono Chul seeks to be an indispensable resource for helping people learn about, celebrate, and conserve our region’s natural and cultural heritage, and to be a model institution for other unique regions around the world. Every element of Tohono Chul will reflect excellence and beauty, creating a pleasurable, inspiring, and enlightening experience for all.

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