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Diverse Talents for a Common Cause

Who We Are

The Shogren Consulting Group represents a diverse group of individuals and talents with experience in the education, film, for-profit, government, healthcare, heritage, historic preservation, museum and non-profit sectors. We are archaeologists, business consultants, curators, documentarians, educators, folklorists, historians, museum directors, photographers, resource developers, and writers. Based in Portland, Oregon we can tap into a deep well of solo creatives, industry leaders, and technologists to meet the many needs faced by our clients.

Experience to Help You Succeed

What We've Done

We have led businesses and organizations, capital campaigns, exhibit and curatorial teams, film projects, online learning collaborations, accreditation and certification efforts, technology and web development projects. We partnered with trade associations, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Insititute for Museum and Library Services, the National Park Service, the American Alliance of Museums, historic preservation offices, the SBA, the Oregon Health Authority, the US Coast Guard, arts, educational, environmental and civic organizations to achieve project goals.

Meeting Your Needs

What We Do

We bring stakeholders together to foster collaborations and develop visions of how to make a place better, be it a business, an NGO, a museum or arts group, a community mental health agency or the larger civic community. We then help organizations, and communities execute their visions through creative, out-of-the-box solutions tied to effective storytelling, strategic planning, critical path, human resource and fund development strategies. capital campaigns, facility improvements, intellectual control of cultural materials,

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Sam Shogren

CEO - Principal
Public History | Strategic Planning | Community Engagement | Exhibition & Content Development | Heritage Asset Management | Historic Preservation | Museum Development
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Jerry Ostermiller

Senior Advisor
Historic Preservation | Archaeology | Museum Leadership | Community Engagement | Capital Campaigns | Public History

Susan Shogren

Senior Advisor
Educational Design | Curriculum Development | Online Learning | Webinar Development
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Jackie B. Peterson

Senior Advistor
Business Development | Operations | Accounting | Marketing | Entrepreneurship

Tanner Givnan

Creative Director, Writer, Film Maker

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Maritime Cultural Landscapes – A National Symposium

A new look at an old problem: how to connect the disparate elements of maritime activity both on land and offshore into one commonly understood cultural whole. Despite being a maritime nation, American’s struggle when connecting the dots between shore side and maritime activities. This is true to for the managers and planners responsible for […]

Using Humor To Communicate Your Message| Video Helping Preserve Maine’s Fisheries

Using Humor to Communicate Your Message Video Helping Preserve Maine’s Fisheries A common challenge shared by those working in maritime trades, business, fisheries, ports and cultural heritage is how to tell your story. It’s had to tell the story of what occurs “out there” or “back when.”  This is a challenge I faced daily in […]

Preservation Planning for Phillip Foster Farm

The Phillip Foster Farm and Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society of Eagle Creek, Oregon We began working with the Historical Society in August to help them develop a Long-Range Preservation Plan for their collections and buildings. We will also be offering workshops for staff and volunteers on collections care, housekeeping and implementing an environmental monitoring program for […]

Shogren Choosen to Join LEAD

CONGRATULATIONS!! Our President and Principal, Sam Shogren, has been selected by LEAD Canada to join the LEAD network and undertake the training required to become a LEAD Fellow.  LEAD, short for Leadership for Environment and Development, searches worldwide for outstanding people, developing their leadership potential through innovative training programs and working with them to mobilize […]

Transforming Museum Conference

This was a fantastic conference organized, planned, and hosted by the graduate students in the Museology Program at the University of Washington. Close to 100 people attended representing museums and academic programs from both coasts, the Midwest, Canada and China! Significant news for us here at Shogren Consulting is the warm reception for our Principal […]

Revisioning Museums Paper Presentation

Good Morning – Later today Sam will be presenting a draft of his paper for the Transforming Museums conference in Seattle before the students in the Arts Administration and Museum Studies Programs at the University of Oregon. The paper’s draft titled: Museums, Starbucks, and the Third Place Way: the Museums Role in Civil Society proposes […]

Washington County Cultural Coalition

Our Principal, Sam Shogren, was appointed to Washington County’s Arts, Heritage and Humanities Coalition by the Washington County Board of Supervisors in January of 2007. This month Sam assumed a leadership position within the Coalition by volunteering to steer the Coalition’s efforts at rewriting the Washington County’s Cultural Plan. The Coalition was formed at the […]

Successful Accreditation!

We are pleased to announce that Journeys of the Heart Adoption Services located in Hillsboro, Oregon joined a distinguished group of Hague Convention certified international adoption agencies on Febuary 29th! (see for a complete list) Sam has worked with the Journey’s staff and Board for the past 14 months on the Agency’s challange of […]

International School of Beaverton

Worked with the formation of the Friends of ISB (FrISB) Prepared nonprofit incorporation paper for FrISB Guided development and wrote corporate bylaws Guided and prepared submission of 501c3 application to IRS Guided Board through initial development and establishment of a nonprofit