Barbara George, Executive Director
Barbara George came to the museum as a consultant in January 2008, bringing with her nearly 38 years of work experience with non-profits in program, 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. Little Red provides specialized education and therapy services for children with developmental delays and disabilities at centers in Lynnwood, Everett and on the Tulalip Reservation. At Little Red, she Barb developed and supervised three major capital campaigns totaling almost $5 million. Barb generated funding sources in government, United Way, and the private sector and negotiated the first comprehensive early learning/school district contracts in Washington State. As a result of these efforts, the annual budget grew from $26,000 to $2.5 million, enabling services to children to grow from 17 to approximately 600 per year facilitated by a staff of over 60 employees. She credits her sources of strength as a very supportive family, her faith and 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 historical museum in the cultural district of downtown Everett which will serve Snohomish County and beyond. “We’ll get it done by working together.”
Amalia Kozloff, Curator
Heather Schaub, Archivist & Registrar