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Our
Teams

Shonda Anderson

Director

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STATE REPTILE, ORNATE BOX TURTLE

“I chose the Ornate Box turtle because they embody the spirit and character of Kansan’s! They are fast, love to explore, protect their home and have lots of personality.”

Andre Heath

Deputy Director

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State Insect: Honey Bee
“It is a strong, hard worker with limitless abilities; and is a mirror of virtue.”

Courtney Goucher

Program Manager

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STATE FLOWER, SUNFLOWER

“I chose sunflowers because sunflowers bring a sense of joy and brightness. They make people happy and I love that!”

Jaci Kolm

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State Animal, American Buffalo
“I like that the bison radiates strength and resilience to face challenges with the fortitude to overcome.”

Tambra Milller

MANUFACTURING COORDINATOR

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STATE FLOWER, SUNFLOWER
“Sunflowers are my favorite. They turn to the sun as group, provide nutrients and clean our air. They are a great plant to have around. ”

Jamie Harsell

Program Manager

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STATE FOSSIL, Pteranodon
“I believe the Pteranodon, demonstrates the rich history, uniqueness, and resilience of the state of Kansas.”