Director of Education & Museum Advancement
Richard “Lennon” Audrain is a junior at Brophy College Preparatory and a freshman in the Rio Salado College Associate of Arts, Elementary Education degree program. He is expected to graduate from both schools in May of 2017. He has served on the School Board of St. Gregory Catholic School for three years now. Lennon directed an taught an after-school Digital Media Arts program from August 2014 to March 2015, at which time he left to Chair the Department of Classical Studies (Classical Latin, Ancient Greek & Roman History) at Capstone Education Center. He is certified in Educational Psychology and recently passed the Arizona Career and Technical Education End-of-Program Assessment for "Education Professions." Lennon is passionate about the future of education and hopes to make a meaningful impact as the Director of Education at the African American Multicultural Museum.
Monique S. Thompson
Director of Public Relations & HR/Office Management
Monique S. Thompson, a native of Mt. Laurel, NJ earned a BA in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from Howard University in Washington DC. With over 25 years working in Public Relations, Human Resources, Customer Service and Organizational Management Monique brings a diverse, unique set of organizational skills to the African American Multicultural Museum of Scottsdale. Having served as a docent since 2009 and on the Board of Directors for the Museum since 2010, Monique has created, designed and presented multi-media presentations for the Museum that include: "American Black Inventors," "African-American Women Judges," "Black Women in American Culture & History," and "The Women's Exhibit" for such organizations such as PetSmart, AZ District Court, UnitedWomen.org and ASU's Barrett Honors College. She also serves as a judge for the Museum's annual "Art & Essay Contest" where local students articulate via illustration and essay their views regarding other people/cultures, different races, gender and age. After living and working throughout the East and studying at an HBCU Monique continues to bring an eclectic cultural outlook to Scottsdale, Arizona's only multicultural museum.