As part of our new “Meet the Staff” series we’ll be introducing you to a new staff member each Monday who helps create learning through the power of play at KidsQuest Children’s Museum. This week we introduce you to the Museum’s Visitor Experience & Museum Store Supervisor, Lori Petrelius. She’s been with KidsQuest for over a year and oversees the store.

Why do you work at KidsQuest? I love the community!  The staff here feels like family and I’ve made so many great connections with our visitors!

What school did you go to/are you going to? I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s of Arts in History and Museum Studies.

Favorite KQ Exhibit or Activity: Storytime, of course!

Kids & Pets: I’ve got the cutest dog ever, a miniature Australian Shepherd named Charles.  And the coolest fiancé, Tanner!

Favorite Food: Pasty and Vernors, a true “Yooper” meal!

Favorite Hobby: A three-way tie between hiking, reading, and embroidery.

Fun Fact about you: I solo-hiked Isle Royale, the most beautiful place in the world!