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Meet Stephanie Daniels

Meet Stephanie Daniels

Meet our board vice president and co-founder!
When you take part in a Colossal Fossils experience, either at the downtown museum in historic Wausau, WI, or perhaps at one of their statewide programs, you may not realize that there are many people who are involved behind-the-scenes to make this organization what it is today.
We would like to introduce you to one of them now.  Meet Stephanie Daniels, the board vice president of Colossal Fossils Inc.
Stephanie Daniels
Colossal Fossils Vice President (Co-Founder)
Hometown: Wausau, WI
Career History: Veterinary Technology (10 years), Higher Education (9 years), Non-Profit Management (7 years)
Family: Husband - David, Two children- Layla & Eli, Dog - Marshall

Stephanie is currently employed as a National Career Services Advisor with Rasmussen College.  With 9 years’ experience in higher education and 10 years’ experience in Veterinary Technology, Stephanie brings many talents to the Colossal Fossils team.  With her love of teaching, she has instructed and counseled students, promoted competency-based learning concepts and managed operations for a college program.  In 2012, Stephanie was awarded the Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence in applied learning. 


Since the founding of Colossal Fossils in 2011, Stephanie has developed STEM focused exhibits to engage children in hands-on learning through Colossal Fossils.  She also coordinates volunteers, organizes fundraisers and events, strategized social media marketing and development of the newsletter.  Stephanie and David reside in Wausau with their two children and one dog. In her free time she enjoys photography, participating in volleyball leagues and gardening. 


Stephanie states, "We saw a void in Central Wisconsin for family friendly educational activities (for all ages) and we wanted to fill that void while sharing our passion for science and natural history.  Statistics show the general interest for science in children and young adults is steadily declining.  Many are also not aware of the natural history that surrounds them, right here in their very own state!  At Colossal Fossils, we provide objective scientific information using an energetic, hands-on approach.  Your kids can touch the fossils and its okay to make a mess!  Making a mess means you’ve explored.”


Steph Daniels

Stephanie Daniels is the co-founder and vice president of Colossal Fossils, Inc.