General Information/Visitor Information Requests
(785) 856-5300


Jim Ogle 
Executive Director
(785) 856-3635
(785) 409-9943 (mobile)

Executive Director Jim Ogle speaks on behalf of Freedom’s Frontier and coordinates its overall efforts. His goals this year are to confirm the sustainability of the heritage area, raise its visibility to heritage travelers and the general public and to expand the number and diversity of groups who partner with Freedom’s Frontier.

Johnny Szlauderbach
Creative Technology Manager
(785) 414-9029
(785) 424-5594 (mobile)

Creative Technology Manager Johnny Szlauderbach develops new and creative media opportunities for Freedom’s Frontier and its partners. He is developing the Freedom's Frontier travel app, which includes a variety of trip itineraries that will bring history alive as travelers learn about the historic sites and museums, archives and libraries, byways and trails, park and nature centers, and historical and genealogical societies we call our partners. Search for Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area to download the app from the Apple or Google Play stores. 


Holly R. Zane 
Wakǫresatáhtaʔ (Wa-kohn-re-sa-TAH-ta) – She Who Extends Her Paw
Wyandot, Bear Clan
Associate Director
(785) 856-5283
(785) 554-8269 (mobile)

As Associate Director Holly R. Zane administers Freedom Frontier's grant programs, coordinates and implements marketing and communications, and is the first point of contact to partners, prospective partners, stakeholders and constituents.










Kelly Sartorius
Director of Advancement
(785) 312-1396 (mobile)(785) 550-5193 (mobile) 

Director of Advancement Kelly Sartorius is responsible for engaging groups and individuals about the operations of the heritage area.









Elizabeth Alt
Media Specialist

(785) 371-7231  

Media Specialist Elizabeth Alt promotes partners and partner sites through social media and newsletters, most notably the Monday Minute newsletter, addressing partner needs, and the History Happens newsletter, showcasing events and exhibits in the region.










Caleb Downs
Media Specialist
(785) 550-5193

Media Specialist Caleb Downs promotes partners and partner sites through social media and newsletters, most notably the Shortcut to Discovery newsletter, showcasing the newest tours on the Freedom's Frontier APP and partner sites in the region.

Mail: P.O. Box 526, Lawrence KS 66044

Offices: 200 W 9th St, Lawrence KS 66044
Phone: (785) 856-5300

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