Barbara George, our Executive Director, came to the museum as a consultant in 2008, bringing with her nearly 38 years of work experience with non-profits in programming, administration, and fundraising. She attended Long Beach State in Southern California, where she started her career in non-profit working for Braille Institute. After moving to Washington, Barb spent 34 years creating programs, administering, and fundraising for Little Red School House in Snohomish County. She credits her sources of strength as her family and the many good people in the community. As Executive Director of the Everett Museum of History, Barb envisions operations and capital budgets, which will provide a state of the art cultural museum in the core of downtown Everett serving Snohomish County and beyond. “We’ll get it done by working together.”
Amalia Kozloff is our Chief Curator and has been with the museum since 2010. Her almost thirty years of professional museum experience includes curatorial work at non-profit art and history museums, private collections, and oversight of international corporate art collections all over the world. Growing up in the back of museums with an archeologist father, she has a lifelong passion for history and the arts, securing her first museum exhibition job at sixteen. She received her terminal degree in The History of Design and Curatorial Studies from the Smithsonian Institution/Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum/Parsons School of Design specializing in 17th– and 18th– century decorative arts and furnishings. She is excited to take an active part in bringing Everett’s cultural history to a broad audience in her role at the museum.
Heather Schaub, our Curator of Collections and Archives, has been with the museum since 2015, overseeing the management and care for the museum’s collection and archives. Her educational and professional background in marketing, creative services, and event planning and production includes over twenty years of experience managing digital asset libraries and collections in corporate, personal, museums, and other cultural heritage environments. Additionally, with a certificate in genealogy and family history from the University of Washington, she has consulted to numerous clients on projects of legacy, family history, and cultural preservation. Heather is completing a Master of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, specializing in archival studies and the management and preservation of cultural heritage and records. She looks forward to caring for and sharing the museum’s extensive collection with the community.
Chase Dermott, our Education & Public Programs Manager received her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with concentrations in History and Anthropology from Washington State University, followed by her Master of Arts in Public History from Arizona State University. She studied Everett’s history extensively during her graduate program, partnering with Historic Everett to create historic registers and study the city’s existing collections via Everett Public Library’s Northwest Room. She also volunteered at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle during this time, finally transitioning to the Everett Museum of History in 2017. She is passionate about making history accessible and interesting and creating fun, dynamic programming to bring Everett’s history to life.