Board of Trustees

2013 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 travelling, working in his garden, babysitting dogs and granddaughters, writing, researching, and trying to create a bright future for the Everett Museum of History.

Email:  gene_fosheim@hotmail.com      Phone: 425-337-1317

Greg Rielly, Vice-President      

Greg Rielly is a lifelong and engaged resident of Everett and Snohomish County. He is a residential loan officer (mortgage banker) at Mortgage Advisory Group in downtown Everett, serving the entire state of Washington.  Strategic and forward-thinking, he is a graduate of Everett High School, Pacific Lutheran University and Florida State University.  Greg is committed to his wife and two children, good friends, community, and connecting the Everett community to its heritage through the Everett Museum of History. Greg’s great grandfather, Claus “Nic” Singer was a blacksmith in Everett, WA dating back to 1931.

Email:grielly@magloans.net      Phone: 425-870-9342

John Mashburn, Treasurer

Joan Packard, Secretary

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.

Peter Harvey, Past President

Laura Burton, Board Member    

Laura Burton is a life long 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.

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.

Betty Morrow, Board Member

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.

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