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2015 Board Of Trustees
Gene Fosheim, President
Gene Fosheim is a retired college instructor of architecture and engineering. He is a lifelong Everett resident and an award winning historic preservationist. Gene is a founding member of Historic Everett and served as chairperson on the City of Everett Historic Commission and the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission. He is a graduate of Everett Community College, Western Washington University, Southern Illinois University, attended Oriel College, Oxford University, and is currently completing the Master of Humanities program at Tiffin University. Gene spends his retirement days traveling, working in his garden, babysitting dogs and granddaughters, writing, researching, and trying to create a bright future for the Everett Museum of History.
Betty Morrow, Vice President
Betty Morrow is a long time resident of Everett. After 39 years of teaching, from kindergarten to Everett Community College, she retired. She graduated from Burlington Edison High School and Western Washington University. She is active in the community and is very interested in preserving history and artifacts. She finds the creation of a historic museum in Everett a must for the present and future generations.
Joan Packard, Secretary & Treasurer
Joan Packard has been involved in non-profit administration, policy development and fundraising for over 20 years in Snohomish County. She is proficient in operations, office systems, facilities, and computer technology. Joan currently is the Office Manager of Healing the Children, Oregon Western Washington Chapter.
Joan recently discovered a previously unknown local connection; her son-in-law’s family immigrated to Everett in the 1800’s, and one of them captained the steamboat Black Prince. Joan is interested in preserving the rich heritage of the area and encouraging our children and grandchildren to seek out and value their own family histories. She and her husband Steve enjoy music, travel, and spending time with their grandkids.
Laura Burton, Board Member
Laura Burton is a lifelong Washington State resident. She was born and raised in Mukilteo and currently resides in Everett. Laura is a Managing Broker for Windermere Real Estate/ M2 LLC in South Everett and enjoys the long lasting relationships that she has made through the years. She has a son that resides in Everett and a daughter that lives in Seattle and is attending Cornish College of the Arts. Laura enjoys volunteering in the community.
Inger Hutton, Board Member
Amalia Kozloff, Board Member
Dave Ramstad, Board Member
Joni Smith, Board Member
Ed Morrow, Board Member
Ed Morrow was raised in Everett, attending Washington Elementary School, North Junior High School, Everett High School where he became a 3year letterman in basketball. He attended two years at Everett Junior College and graduated from Western Washington University. He taught five years in an Everett elementary school, taught one at WWU, returned to Everett taking the position of an elementary school principal. Retiring from education in 1982 and he ran successfully for Everett City Council and was a councilman for two terms. He then successfully ran for Everett Port Commissioner and served six years. He enjoys being totally retired and joins his wife, Betty, in preserving Everett’s history.
2015 Board of Advocates
Advocates do not attend regular meetings but rather make themselves available with their special skills and contacts in the community as the occasion arises. The Advocate’s job is to support and encourage the mission of the Everett Museum of History by disseminating positive information within the community thereby expanding the contacts and resources for the benefit of the museum. They may forward names of interested parties, ideas and suggestions, and news and information to be used to further the work of the museum. In future, they may wish to serve on committees, the Board of Trustees, or in another volunteer capacity. They may also come together as a group to paint a wall, decorate for a holiday, move a display, train as a docent or contribute other special skills. They serve by allowing receipt of a list of volunteer opportunities from which they may or may not choose to respond at a specific time. Advocates are very valuable to the organization and we cannot get our work done without them.
Jerry & Pat Hillis