Meet the CANDLES Staff
Troy Fears, Executive Director
Troy is the Executive Director at CANDLES. He began working at CANDLES in July 2021. A life-long resident of Terre Haute, Troy has vast experience working in public education and non-profit organizations. Troy is looking forward to leading the museum in accomplishing its strategic goals.
Trent Andrews, Operations Director
Trent is the Facilities and Operations Coordinator at CANDLES. He began working at CANDLES as a student employee in 2013 and joined as a full-time staff member in summer 2017 after graduating from Indiana State University. Trent's work involves preserving the museum's infrastructure and overseeing facility needs, such as refurbishment and renovation.
Gwen Montgomery, Visitor Experience Coordinator
Gwen is the Visitor Experience Coordinator at CANDLES. She joined the staff in the spring of 2021. Gwen has a background in elementary education and public library service. She enjoys supporting local art and theater.