Emerging Leaders Council

The ELC is a group of philanthropic young professionals who are dedicated to supporting the Museum in its mission to: inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science, sharing in its vision and encouraging other young adults to show their support. The ELC supports the Museum’s mission by planning and executing networking initiatives among its peers.



2018-2019 Emerging Leaders (FY: July 1-June 30)


Council Executive Committee

Madison Nahrup, President

Erin Brunner, Vice President

Camden Kurtz, Recording Secretary,

Elizabeth Minter, Director of Sponsorship

Craig Kerns, Director of Special Events

Mason Owen & Josh Crowley, Director of Social Marketing


Council Members 

  • Nick DeVita
  • Scott Francis
  • Dana Fredericks
  • Andrew Gillespie


As a member you will enjoy:

  • The opportunity to become an ambassador to the Science Museum of Virginia
  • Be an integral part of planning the Museum’s newest Science on Tap 21+ Series
  • Plan and execute a speaker series, hosted at the Museum and presented by ELC
  • Opportunities to volunteer at Museum special events
  • A chance to network and interact with other young professionals in Richmond

We require each ELC member to have an active Science Museum of Virginia Membership.


For more information, please contact: sperrett@smv.org