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
Executive Director

Stephanie Clark
Administrative Assistant

Aaron Young
Visitor Services

Margie Spohn
Visitor Services

Board of Directors

Joanne Hagen

Nancy Sikorsky
Vice President

Russell Janzen

Kathy Kuderer

Laurel Brandt

Connie Jerome

Pete Perkins

Larry Scheckel

Margie Spohn

John Winkelmann

Ex Officio Members

Leslie Bakkum

Jo Ann Brandt

Joan Cook

Marie Grewal

Jim Shilling

Beth Slayton

Mary Slayton

Tyler Tripp

Marlene Wilhelm