Maggie Schmidt has rejoined 106 Group as the Interpretation & Design Manager. In her new role, Maggie will lead our team in interpretive planning and exhibit development projects for cultural sites, parks, and museums. Over the past 10 years, she has created over 25 interpretive exhibits for organizations such as the National Park Service, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and others. Many of these projects have been developed in collaboration with community partners.
Maggie is a driven and thoughtful exhibit developer who approaches the creative process as a visitor advocate, layering experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Her process is about listening, taking risks, and being open to new directions. With a master’s degree in Museum Studies from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Maggie holds interest in informal education, visitor studies, and life-long learning.
Outside of interpretation, Maggie spends most of her time hiking in Minnesota parks with her dog and painting with watercolors.