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THE HARBOR HISTORY MUSEUM ANNONUCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

December 3, 2012, Gig Harbor – Sue Loiland, Executive Director of the Harbor History Museum (HHM) in Gig Harbor, is pleased to announce the addition of five new board members, Mark Nelson, Dave Morris, Tim Payne, Jane Koler and Lee Kilcup.

“I am so pleased with the quality of our new board members. Each of these individuals brings an expertise to the board that will help the Harbor History Museum thrive,” said Loiland.

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson is an attorney with Davies Pearson in Tacoma. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and his JD from Seattle University School of Law. A Gig Harbor High School graduate, Mark moonlights as the guitarist of the popular local music group, The Beatniks. He has a great interest in Gig Harbor’s history and is excited to help establish HHM as the area’s premier cultural arts center. Mark lives on Fox Island with his wife and two children.

Dave Morris

Dave Morris became a member of the HHM Board of Trustees in January 2012. Dave is a principal with Keller Williams Realty West Sound. He is a member of the Gig Harbor Morning Rotary and operates the Morris Foundation along with his brother, Tim Morris. Dave is a longtime Gig Harbor resident.

Tim Payne

Tim Payne has served as the Gig Harbor City Council Position No. 1 since 2006. He is also the Executive Vice President of the Western Region EMA, Inc. He is a member of Chapel Hill Church, the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and an assistant Little League coach. He and his wife live in Gig Harbor with their two boys.

Jane Koler

A graduate of Whitman College, Jane Koler went on to earn her M.A. in Art History from the University of Washington. After graduating Cum Laude from Seattle University, she clerked at the Court of Appeals before going to work for a boutique real estate firm in Seattle. In 2001, she opened her own practice, the Law Office of Jane Ryan Koler, PLLC. Jane has served on the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, its Executive Board, and is presently serving on the Gig Harbor Film Festival Board of Directors. Jane is married to Roy Humphries and has a daughter.

Lee Kilcup

Born and raised in Tacoma, Lee Kilcup earned a degree in Construction Management from Washington State University. Lee spent the next 30 years developing a very successful construction engineering and management career which culminated in 2005 when he became CEO of GLY Construction. He retired in 2010. In 2011 he built his Gig Harbor home which he lives in with Anne and their Golden Retriever, Bo. Lee has an extensive experience as a nonprofit volunteer, including serving as President of the Associated General Contractors of Washington and working with Habitat for Humanity. He has two grown children and enjoys gardening, golf, travel, boating and working out.

Mary Grubbs

Mary Grubbs is the most recent addition to the Harbor History Museum board. After retiring from the Military in 1999 Mary joined the staff of MultiCare Health System. Mary held various positions with the company before accepting the position of Administrator of MultiCare’s Gig Harbor Medical Park in 2007. Mary is very active in the Gig Harbor community with her roles in the Gig Harbor Morning Rotary, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Tacoma Community College Advisory Council and various community events. Mary lives in Lacey with her husband.

The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society, dba Harbor History Museum, was founded in 1963, and opened a museum in 1973. Our mission is to create opportunities to experience the heritage of the greater Gig Harbor communities. We do this by collecting, preserving, and sharing this area’s history.

Jane Koler

A graduate of Whitman College, Jane Koler went on to earn her M.A. in Art History from the University of Washington. After graduating Cum Laude from Seattle University, she clerked at the Court of Appeals before going to work for a boutique real estate firm in Seattle. In 2001, she opened her own practice, the Law Office of Jane Ryan Koler, PLLC. Jane has served on the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, its Executive Board, and is presently serving on the Gig Harbor Film Festival Board of Directors. Jane is married to Roy Humphries and has a daughter.

Lee Kilcup

Born and raised in Tacoma, Lee Kilcup earned a degree in Construction Management from Washington State University. Lee spent the next 30 years developing a very successful construction engineering and management career which culminated in 2005 when he became CEO of GLY Construction. He retired in 2010. In 2011 he built his Gig Harbor home which he lives in with Anne and their Golden Retriever, Bo. Lee has an extensive experience as a nonprofit volunteer, including serving as President of the Associated General Contractors of Washington and working with Habitat for Humanity. He has two grown children and enjoys gardening, golf, travel, boating and working out.

Mary Grubbs

Mary Grubbs is the most recent addition to the Harbor History Museum board. After retiring from the Military in 1999 Mary joined the staff of MultiCare Health System. Mary held various positions with the company before accepting the position of Administrator of MultiCare’s Gig Harbor Medical Park in 2007. Mary is very active in the Gig Harbor community with her roles in the Gig Harbor Morning Rotary, Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Tacoma Community College Advisory Council and various community events. Mary lives in Lacey with her husband.

The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society, dba Harbor History Museum, was founded in 1963, and opened a museum in 1973. Our mission is to create opportunities to experience the heritage of the greater Gig Harbor communities. We do this by collecting, preserving, and sharing this area’s history.