Meet the Staff Mondays

Pete Salmon, Certified Interpretive Planner:


How long have you been with TSI?

A little over 8 years.

What did you do before you started working at TSI?

My first job was working at a bank.  That didn’t last long; I found the environment too…adult like. So, I tried teaching.  I found that environment too…childish.

What do you do at TSI?

I write the exhibit text and help clients develop their exhibit storylines.

What do you like best about TSI?

I would have to say the amount of weird things you encounter each day.  The other day I looked up to check the time on a clock on the wall.  It seems that someone wanted to control time, so he/she replaced the clock with a scanned image of a clock.  It was stuck at 3:00.

What’s your favorite TSI project?

Challenger Learning Center


I think the interactives are creative, truly engaging, and truly interpretive.  I also find the central theme “You are the future of space exploration” to be one of our best.

What’s something your coworkers don’t know about you?

I announced to my grade school class that someone shot the pope.  My teacher sent me to church to pray for forgiveness.   She sent for me an hour later when she learned it was true.  She apologized, but I did not accept it.

What’s your favorite part of your day?

4:00.  That is when the designers start to decompress.  It sounds like a cross between a zoo and a sanitarium.