LGF Museum of Natural History established a Board of Directors comprised of individuals that recognize
the great value that the LGF Museum will bring to the Arizona landscape and are engaged with the
mission. The Directors are community leaders bringing experience, knowledge, and dedication to the

Michael Fleeman

LGF Museum of Natural History

Michael created The LGF Foundation in 2011, a 501(c)3 non‐profit organization, and began actively pursuing the building of the LGF Museum of Natural History. Michael has been an avid collector of artifacts, fossils, meteorites, and petrified wood for over 30 years amassing a collection with more than 10,000 pieces worth well over $10,000,000. His dedication to inspiring people young and old in the science of natural history is evident as he shares his knowledge and passion for history speaking throughout the country. He has lived in Arizona for 23 years and is a successful entrepreneur and small business owner. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences.

Julie Frank

Director of Finance
LGF Museum of Natural

Julie has built and operated companies including LM Data and Choctaw Broadcasting in Monroe, Louisiana. She also co‐owned Dealer Capital Corporation out of Dallas, TX. She has been greatly involved in community education for the Scottsdale Unified School District and volunteered to raise funds for organizations including Mohammad Ali’s Fight Night Committee, Cardinal Care of the St Louis Cardinals, and Lou Brock’s Inner City Kids.

Dr Robert Lavinsky

Mineral Curator

Terry Ciotka

Paleontology Curator