Mission, Board of Directors, Staff

Deke Slayton Museum Mission Statement

        The Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum commemorates Sparta astronaut Deke Slayton and a “Progression of Transportation” through bicycles, aviation, and space exploration to connect people to knowledge, creativity, and inspiration.


Alyssa Young
Interim Museum Manager

Jeanne Choutka
Administrative Assistant

Aaron Young
Visitor Services

Alice Olson
Visitor Services

Ann Kvale
Visitor Services

Board of Directors

Joanne Hagen

Nancy Sikorsky
Vice President

Russell Janzen

Kathy Kuderer

Eric Czarnecki

Pete Perkins

Larry Scheckel

Ex Officio Members

Leslie Bakkum

Laurel & Joanne Brandt

Joan Cook

Marie Grewal

Jim Shilling

Beth Slayton

Mary Slayton

Tyler Tripp

Marlene Wilhelm