Site Update

Hi, Thanks for Visiting -- I have been away from this site for a while. For the past 6 years I have run the Washington County Museum here outside of Portland Oregon as the Executive Director. I started that job the Monday after the stock market collapsed in September 2008! It was a temporary gig that turned into a long term commitment when the Board asked after 6 months that I mover from serving as a part-time E.D. to full-time Executive Director. In that first year I led the museum through its first strategic planning and vision process which resulted…

Collections Management – Tigard Historical Society

Tigard Historical Association Working with the Board and volunteers to train them in the care and processing of the Association's heritage collections. Project activities include the development of policies and forms for the receiving, accessioning and cataloging of collections, the development of a collections manual, the development and approval of a Collections Policy that will govern, in the future, how the organization cares for collections and what it chooses to accept. Additional activities include working with them to implement PastPerfect for the management of collections, and a reconstruction of previous collections activities to generate a series of Donor Files and…

Working Waterfront Museum (Past Exec. Director)

Working Waterfront Museum, 705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA. 98402 (970.925.3721) (10/2002-7/2003) Served as part-time contract administrator & consultant to the Board of the Working Waterfront Museum. Oversaw and managed daily operations, completed Phase 1 construction project serving as Construction Superintendent, Owner's Representative and Laborer; served as Exhibit Director opening first professional museum exhibition (1,600 sq.ft.), and worked with Board to rescue and preserve a 45,000 ft2, National Register of Historic Places eligible maritime warehouse. Programs & Exhibitions: Institutional & program planning Construction Superintendent (supervision of trades and unions, and exhibition volunteers, assessment of work done) Coordination of project with lead…

Publications & Collateral Materials – Sam Shogren

Exhibit Catalog Lace and Leaves: The Art of Dolly Smith. Editor. Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, ME. 1994. Articles “MEG, EMP [the Experience Music Project] and the Changing History Museum.” History News, Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History, Vol. 56 #4, Autumn (Dec.) 2001. "Preserving a Maritime Heritage: The Penobscot Marine Museum Turns Sixty.”Camden, ME.: Maine Boat and Harbors, November, 1996. “Introduction.” Penobscot Bay: The Land, The Bay and The People. Rockland, ME.: The Island Institute, 1994. “Historical Perspective.” Penobscot Bay: The Land, The Bay and The People. Rockland, ME.: The Island Institute, 1994. “Working the Bay.” Camden,…

Education & Professional Development

M.P.A., Public Administration with a Concentration in Nonprofit Management Graduated March 2005 (60 credit hours, quarter system) Division of Public Administration, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207 2000-2005 Coursework included: Strategic Planning, Public Human Resource Management, Public Budgeting, Administrative Theory & Behavior, Public Policy: Formation & Process, Administrative Ethics and Values, Administrative Law and Policy, Analytical Methods, Introduction to Public Administration, Case Analysis, Values Based Management. Research & Policy Focus: Preservation, Arts and Culture, Cultural Tourism, Civil Society Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Development Institute for Nonprofit Management, Mark O.…