Meet Our Staff


STARBASE Wisconsin staff with the commissioning committee and crew of the USS Milwaukee.

John Puttre

Mr. Puttre has been with the STARBASE Wisconsin program since its inception and provided program oversight as part of his former role with the WI Air National Guard. He recently retired after a 33 year career in the ANG and is excited to continue to support STARBASE Wisconsin as its Director.

Tiffany Newton

Ms. Newton has several years of experience working with young people in Milwaukee, and is excited to continue that work in a hands-on science environment.

Cynthia Van Lare (Blue Sky)

Blue Sky has been a middle school math teacher for over 10 years and is excited about the hands-on activities students enjoy while at STARBASE.