Volunteers

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Troutdale SummerFest Volunteers, 2019

Meet the Team

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Margaret Rice and Bettianne Goetz volunteers at THS booth of the McMenamins Edgefield concerts.

The Troutdale Historical Society runs on volunteer power. We have a tremendous group of volunteers that keep three museums open and maintained; curators who keep track of a large collection of photographs and artifacts; event coordinators who plan our events down to the finest details; and maintenance workers who come running at a moment's notice to make needed repairs. We are very fortunate to have them and appreciate every hour spent on our behalf. 

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, give us a call (503)-661-2164. No experience necessary.

Museum Docents

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Joyce Belcher (2016); THS Member Since 2012

  • Parkrose Grade School, Reynolds High School, MHCC

  • Show manager; Mobile Commissary for US Forest Service (owner); Powell Valley Nursery, Office Manager (retired)

  • Past Volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind & Reynolds High School Reunion

  • Interest include swim aerobic classes, "lunching" with girl friends, movies, reading, yard work, photo albums, and a passion for classic cars - a passion she shared with her father.

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Joy Beldin (2015)
  • Treasurer (2021) Board Member (2018); THS Member Since 2016

  • Wilkes/Glenfair Elementary; Reynolds High School; HR Management Certification, PCC

  • 30 years as HR Manager; PDX Made In Oregon & California Closets Showroom Manager (Retired)

  • Volunteering for HOA as a  Board Member, retail volunteer for Cycle Oregon Tours, THS Volunteer since 2015

  • Resident of Portland, Troutdale, Seaside, Oregon since 1944

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Kelly Broomall (2016)
  • Board Member (2017); THS Member Since 2015

  • Veteran USMC: Journeyman Machinist: Boeing Industrial Engineer; Boeing - 35 years, retired

  • Community: Red Cross, School House Supplies Volunteer

  • Hobbies: Wood Worker

  • Resident of Troutdale since October 1978

Jason Cawood (2017)
  • ​Secretary (2021); Board Member (2018); THS Member Since 2017

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Bettianne Goetz (2016)
  • ​Vice President (2021 - 2022); Secretary (2019 - 2021); President Emeritus (2017-2018); THS Member Since 2014

  • BA, San Diego State; MA, University of Guam; Post graduate work at Portland State

  • Elementary Classroom Teacher, Learning Disabilities Specialist, School Administrator-Reynolds School District (Retired)

  • Volunteers at Chase Me Again Thrift Store Board Member and Interlachen HOA Board Member

  • Interests include Dragon Boat Paddling team, yoga, and travel

  • ​Resident of Fairview, Oregon since 1970

Katherine Haslip (2017); THS Member Since 2017

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Andrea Heim (2016); THS Member Since 2007

Melba Klinker (2016); THS Member Since 2018

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Jeanette Kloos (2011); THS Member Since 2014

  • Oregon Department of Transportation, Scenic Area Coordinator (Retired)

  • Co-Author of A Study of the Historic Columbia River Highway.1987 & Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway Corridor, 1997

  • Author of Historic Columbia River Highway Master Plan

  • ​Volunteer for Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, Founder & President

  • Women’s Transportation Seminar, Portland Chapter, Member of the Year, 1988; Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Medal

  • Interests include genealogy, travel and family, particularly my young granddaughter, Adelyn​

  • Resident of Portland, OR since 1986

Bev Knight (2018); THS Member Since 2017

Jeff Neiger​ (2022); THS Member Since 2020

Trish Neiger (2022); THS Member Since 2020

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Sharon Nesbit (1968)
  • President Emeritus (2016-2017); Vice President (1994-1995; 2015-2016); Secretary (1968-1970); Executive Director (1990-1991); Historian (1968 to present); THS Charter Member (1968)

  • Historian; Co-Author: McMenamins Vintage Edgefield, (2002); Author: It Could Have Been Carpdale (2007) and Sunny with Occasional Tirades (2011); Columnist-Gresham Outlook Newspaper; Public Speaker

  • ​Volunteers for the City of Troutdale Historic Landmarks Commissioner, Position #3; Member of the Oregon Geographic Names Board

  • Charter Member of the Troutdale Historical Society (1968); Founding member of Zimmerman Farm Heritage Park, The Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway, East County Historical Organization, and the Troutdale Historical Society.

  • Awarded: March of Dimes Woman of Achievement, 1998; National Federation of Press Women Sweepstakes Writing Award (twice); Troutdale Citizen of the Year (2000); and Troutdale Historical Society Preservationist Award.

  • Resident of Troutdale, Oregon since 1968

Marge McDevitt​ (2018); THS Member Since 2018

Amber Milmore (2016); Board Secretary (2015); THS Member Since (2015)

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Herb Mohn (2016); THS Member prior to 2004

Sharon Munyan (2016); THS Member since 2021

Dwain Munyan (2018); THS Member Prior to 2003

Dave Mysinger (2022); THS Member Prior to 2003

Johnathon Peterson (2021)  

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Gloria Quipotla (2022); THS Member since 2022

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Margaret Rice, (2016); THS Member prior to 1984

  • President (2018); Vice President (2017); Secretary (2016) 

  • ​Assoc. Degree, Mt. Hood Community College-Liberal Arts; Kaiser Permanente Administrative Assistant (Retired)

  • Volunteer and fundraiser for YMCA Camp Collins; THS volunteer and fundraiser

  • Interests include travel, gardening, golf, cooking, and reading. And of course! Exploring and enjoying the beautiful state of Oregon.

  • Resident of East Multnomah County since 1974

Hazel Webb (2016); THS Member Since 2016

Charlene Thomas (2015); THS Member Since 2015

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Norman Thomas (2015)
  • President (2021); Vice President (2019 - 2021); Secretary (2017-2019); Board Member (2016); THS Member Since 2015

  • A.A.S Computer Application Programming; US Army Staff Sergeant (1972-1981); ADP Computer Application Programmer (Retired)

  • ​Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission Finance Committee Chair (2000-present)

Claire Watts (2019)  

Diane Wingerd (2017); THS Member Since 2018

Curators

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Julie Stewart - Photo Curator (2011); THS Member Since 2005

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Dee Dee Hansen​ - Objects Curator (2017); THS Member Since 2018

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Carla Robertson​ - Scanning/Digitization (2018); THS Member Since 2016

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Julia Warner - Special Projects, Objects (2018); THS Member Since 2018

Twila Mysinger - Special Projects & Inventory (2021); THS Member Since (prior to) 2003

Special Events

Helen Wand - Program Chair (2017); Board Member (2004-2014);

THS Member Prior to 2003

​Gary McCoy (2018); THS Member Since 2017

Sandy McCoy​ (2018); THS Member Since 2017

Virgina Symonds​ (2018); ​THS Member Since 2018