Board of Directors

Dennis Moore – President

Committees: Executive, Financial Oversight, Facilities

Retired Veterinarian, rancher, and apartment complex management. Served on bank, research, laboratory, hospital, and veterinary boards. Active with Daly Irrigation Ditch Association, Bitter Root Land Trust, Youth Homes, Boy Scouts, and Kiwanis.

David Bethman – Vice-President

Committees: Executive, Events & Fundraising

Antique & Collectible business, Vice-President Montana Bottle Collectors Association, author of four books on antique bottles and antique insulators.

Wayne Hedman – Treasurer

Committees: Executive, Financial Oversight, Resources & Sustainability

Retired Pharmacist and long-time downtown drug store owner. Lifetime Community Leader Award, Lions Club Past President, Forest Service Resource Advisory Committee, Bitterroot Forest Restoration Committee, Chamber of Commerce Past President,  Downtown Hamilton Business Association, Bitter Root Land Trust.

At the beginning of December, 2019, long time Museum supporter and board member, Wayne Hedman passed away.  Wayne’s devotion, foresight, courage, humor, compassion, and generosity helped provide a sturdy foundation, with new opportunities for growth.  He made every person feel valued and he will be profoundly missed.

 

Joann Hosko – Secretary

Committees: Executive, Events & Fundraising

Retired Teacher in the Bitter Root Valley, Victor Heritage Museum Board Member, Secretary Naomi Ch. 19 Order of Eastern Star, Secretary/Treasurer Victor Cemetery Association, Ravalli County Right to Farm & Ranch Board, co-author of Bitter Root Trails IV, and active in antique and classic car clubs.

Laurie Burnham

Committees: Events & Fundraising, Resources & Sustainability

Former downtown business owner Gas ‘n Grub, active in the Bitter Root Valley Chorus, Beta Sigma Phi, P.E.O., Hamilton Golf Club, Republican Women, Hospital Auxiliary, Girl Scouts Leader.

Kielian DeWitt

Committees: Financial Oversight, Events & Fundraising

Retired environmental scientist specializing in alternative fuels, award-winning gardener and horsewoman, active in numerous community organizations.

Eric Elander

Committees: Financial Oversight, Resources & Sustainability

Owner of SP2M Marketing LLC, publisher of From River to Ridge magazine, Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce Board, formerly of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Mary Alice Holloway

Committees: Resources & Sustainability, Events & Fundraising

Retired executive secretary, Bitter Root Water Forum, Teller Wildlife Refuge, Audubon Society, past Girl Scout leader, library board president, and mental health association volunteer, Hamilton Farmer’s Market vendor.

Peggy Riemer

Committees: Resources & Sustainability, Events & Fundraising

Retired theatre teacher, Philadelphia Board of Historic Plays and Payers Theatre.

Cheryl Waterworth

Committees: Events & Fundraising, Facilities

Interests are woodworking, building renovation, collecting antiques. Has lived in several unique places and experienced many European cultures.

Phil Connelly

33-year career as I.T. professional – programmer, analyst, user manual writer, database analyst, project management, manager. Have served on many boards – planning, airport, open lands, Bitterroot Celtic, water forum, Daly Mansion; have been writing history column for Ravalli Republic since 2009. Also, have developed six websites.

Tamar Stanley – Executive Director

2007 to Present, non-voting member.

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