Karen Dickson, Executive Director 

Karen found a place to put her love for learning and desire to work with children to good use when she joined our staff in 2014.  With 34 years of educational experience, Karen retired from the world of education to enter Longview World of Wonders.  She holds degrees from Cisco College, University of Houston, and Stephen F. Austin State University.  Mrs. Dickson is married to C.V. Dickson and has three daughters, three sons-in-law, and two grandchildren who love the fact that their grandmother works for LongviewWOW.  Karen would like to personally invite everyone to visit Longview World of Wonders and gear up to imagine, create, and explore in the hands-on educational environment called Longview World of Wonders.



Lynsey Lack, Programs/Education Director

Lynsey Lack is a relatively new resident to East Texas.  She and her husband, Aaron, have fallen in love with the sky scraping pines and genuine hospitality. Lynsey received her degree from Texas A&M, which launched her love of teaching and later earned her master’s degree in Educational Technology from Lamar University. As a mother of two young children, never-ending questions and make-believe adventures are a regular occurrence. Lynsey encourages everyone to visit LongviewWOW and fuel their natural curiosity. 


The Current Board of Directors - 2016-2017

Dr. Janice Petree, President


Mary Greenwaldt, President-elect

Co-Chair, World of William

Retired Educator (teacher/school director)

Lisa Yarbrough, Treasurer

Chair, Finance Committee

Analyst Relations Manager, Dell Services

Heather Kilby, Secretary




Elaine Campbell, Parliamentarian

Liaison, Bourbon & Bowties

Officer Manager, Stevens Henry, PLLC

Paul Guidroz, Vice-President

Information Technology Business Analyst, STEMCO


Susan Mincey, Treasurer-elect
VP / Treasurer of R. Lacy Services, Ltd.


Nancy Elswick

Chair, Facilities Committee

Assistant Director of Presbyterian Children’s Center


Terry Turpin



Karen Tutt

Chair, Seasons of Sharing                  

Mentor for Texas School Ready/Adjunct faculty Kilgore College


Karen Ritch

Chair, Youth Advisory Council

CPA, VP ESA Consulting



Becky Supercinski

Co-Chair, World of William
Retired Speech Pathologist and GT Teacher


Oscar Ortiz


Tyler Lohr


Kelsey Koon


Amber Johns



Tammy Gage







Our Board of Directors is proud to support Longview World of Wonders not only with our volunteer time but also financially. We proudly have 100% participation in our Board Campaign which helps support the day –to-day operations of LongviewWOW.


Mike Elswick

Managing Editor, Neosho Daily News

Tom Reardon

Attorney at Law, Stevens Henry, PLLC

Darren Groce 

Co-Chair, Bourbon & Bowties

General Counsel, R. Lacy Services, Ltd.

Pauline Beaumier Green

Co-Chair, Volunteer Coordinating Committee

Co-Chair, World of William

Advertising, Marketing/PR and Education

Committee Chairpersons

Amy McCarty
Chair, Marketing
Software Quality Assurance Manager
Inhouse Associates, L.C.

Stephanie Pugh
Co-Chair, Volunteer Coordinating Committee

Niki Groce
Co-Chair, Bourbon & Bowties
Community Volunteer


Comprised of 8th thru 12th graders from local school districts and homeschooled students, this group is an integral part of LongviewWOW. These students are selected for their commitment, reliability, enthusiasm, a desire to serve and leadership. Throughout the year, they will help create programs for use in the Center and provide volunteer hours to help with the daily operations.



If you are interested in applying to become a member of our Youth Advisory Council, applications are accepted through the end of June 2017.

Please view LongviewWOW Youth Advisory Council Application here.

For more information or questions, email info@longviewwow.org.



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