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Medicine Park Aquarium names new executive director

Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center staff.
Back Row (left to right): Anthony...
Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center staff. Back Row (left to right): Anthony Fontaine, Melissa King, Nicole Brown and Kobe Louis. Front Row (left to right): Rainette Rowland, Ashley Drew, Vici White and Tristen Wauqua.(Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 1:20 PM CDT
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MEDICINE PARK, Okla. (KSWO) - The Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center now has a new Executive Director.

Rainette Rowland has been named to the position after serving as deputy director.

Former Executive Director Doug Kemper passed away in August.

According to officials with the aquarium, Rowland worked closely with Kemper to start up the facility.

Meanwhile, former Aquarium and Life Sciences Director Nicole Brown will take over Rowland’s position as Deputy Director.

Brown joined the Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center after previously working at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

The facility also announced three more people taking on new roles: Vici White was promoted to biology manager, Kobe Louis as Director of Education and Tristen Wauqua has been named Education Assistant.

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