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Each of our speakers has unique educational experiences that have equipped them to speak to the needs of your group with excellence. From college level classes down to presentations in pre-schoolswe do it all!


William Sanderson




Jodie BrewerJodie Brewer

As the Executive Director at our Science Center, Jodie creates and directs action-packed programs like camps, science classes, and birthday parties. She oversees most of our learning opportunities and community outreaches. She has 20 years of experience working with children, youth, and adults. Jodie is also the author of many educational programs.  She enjoys learning about a variety of topics and sharing her knowledge with others.

Jodie was a home-educator for many years and enjoys teaching, reading, creating, organizing and spending time with her family.


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William SandersonWilliam Sanderson

As the founder of our museum and former middle school teacher, Bill has unique perspectives on the importance of science. He typically speaks to older student and adult audiences.

William Sanderson owns and operates a financial planning company. He has been in financial services for over 30 years, and provides individual financial planning, as well as financial planning through “Money 101” and “Asset Preservation” workshops.  

He has been an active member of several associations, including the Akron Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the society of Financial Service Professionals. He served on the Malone University Graduate School Advisory Board, and served for 8 years on the United Methodist East Ohio Conference committee on stewardship.

Bill served as a seaman in the U.S. Navy for one year and was given an honorable discharge for a knee injury received prior to his service. Bill was a middle school teacher from 1983-1986 and taught in the West Clermont and Cincinnati Princeton School Districts of Ohio. As a former school teacher Bill has always maintained an active interest in all sciences. Reading, studying and inquiring led him to found Akron Fossils & Science Center in May of 2005.  

In addition to CLU and ChFC designations, Bill earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Miami University in Ohio, and a Masters Degree from Malone College, where he wrote his graduation paper on financial planning for professional clergy. 

Bill is married to Lynn and is a dedicated father and grandfather.

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