MEET THE STAFF

Who We Are

Our esteemed team is dedicated to continuing and expanding our mission. We are a family of creative minds, qualified curators, and professionals in different fields who are bound by an undying passion for the Science Museum world. 

Melissa Telemeco

Melissa Telemeco EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR As a former scientist herself and a proud mother of two beautiful children, we know Fresno Discovery Center is in good hands. Melissa has worked at three other science centers and loves teaching science to the public.

Stephanie Barajas

Stephanie Barajas ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR Stephanie is the proud mother of two wonderful young boys. When she is not working hard for Fresno Discovery Center she is off at sporting events cheering on her children from the stands.

Jerry Leon

Jerry Leon GROUNDSKEEPER: MAINTAINS THE FACILITY Jerry maintains the lovely green areas at The Discovery Center and he also takes great care to safeguard the school children when they are at the center for field trips. In his free time he likes to relax at home and work on his cars.

Priscilla Mendoza

Priscilla Mendoza ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANT Priscilla cares for all of our animal ambassadors at Fresno Discovery Center. When she is not feeding and cleaning enclosures, you might see her leading a field trip or giving a presentation. When she is not at work she likes to spend her time with family and her many many pets! Really, she has MANY!!

Stephanie Doria

Stephanie Doria EDUCATOR Aside from leading field trips and giving presentations, Stephanie also does the marketing for Fresno Discovery Center. Stephanie is a Masters student at Fresno State studying the endangered Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard. When she isn't working or in school she spends her spare time at home with her fur babies.

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David Mackley CENTER STAFF You will often find David behind the front desk on weekends, playing with our bunnies, or hosting birthday parties at Fresno Discovery Center. When he is not at FDC, you can find David working security for the county or spending time at home with his bunny, making music.

Sarah Bradbury

Sarah Bradbury CENTER STAFF You can always find Sarah behind the front desk with a big smile. When she is not busy managing the desk or caring for her three lovely children, she is a fantastic local artist whose murals can be found throughout Fresno. If you get the chance, ask her about her art because it is truly amazing!

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Marissa Guzman EDUCATOR When Marissa is at Fresno Discovery Center you can find them teaching classes and guiding field trips. They have been an educator for 7 years! When they are not at the Center they can be found working at the zoo as a Conservation Interpreter. Fun fact: they are a Certified Interpretive Guide!

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Miguel Gamez-Macias EDUCATOR When Miguel isn't busy with Art Education, you may spot him at Fresno Discovery Center blowing the minds of children with fun yet educational activities during Field Trips and Camps. In his free time, Miguel is an Artist and Fishkeeper who loves spending time with his friends, family, and watching Netflix.

Taylor Jones

AFTER-SCHOOL EDUCATOR Taylor is absolutely in love with all things animals, especially cats! She holds a dual associates degree from SCCCD and has worked as a conservation interpreter where she was tasked with educating the public on wildlife sustainability. One day, she hopes to have her own animal rehabilitation center that helps older and unwanted pets/wildlife find their perfect home.

Jessica Flores

AFTER-SCHOOL EDUCATOR Jessica is currently a student at Fresno State studying Health Science with a minor in Spanish. Jessica loves the engaging atmosphere here at Fresno Discovery Center. In her spare time she loves to read, bake and play with her 6 dogs!