Meet the Team

The strength and dedication of the board members, the staff, and irreplaceable volunteers has directly contributed to the success of the Jefferson County History Center. With diverse backgrounds in a variety of fields, we collectively work together to increase the efforts of engaging people with the county’s history.

Bike Event
Some of our Board and Staff members serving up lunch at our annual bike ride and poker run.


Kenneth Burkett, Executive Director   kburkett-j[email protected]t

Kat Lyons, Operations Administrator   [email protected]

Fay Williams, Team Projects and JCHC Museum Gift Shop

PathStones Program

Mike Benigni, Team Projects

Cyndie Morrison, Collections Assistant   [email protected]

Jack Neale, Genealogy Research   [email protected]

Linda Heriger-Smith, Collections Assistant   [email protected]

Board of Directors

Eric Armstrong, President

Tracy Zents, Vice-President

Deb Searles, Secretary

Colleen Cooney, Treasurer

Linda Barnes

Arthur McKinley

Chris Headle

Tracy Metherd

Amy Salsgiver

Ron Shrewsbury

David Taylor

Larry Anthony


Emma Ankeny

Zach Ankeny

Carole Briggs

Jack Burkett

Cheryl Burkett

Tim Cooney

Jade Egelhoff

Dan Palmer

Austin Fields

Mandy Hoffman

Mark Kerr

Wayne Kocher

Bill McCracken

Fay Noonan

Jon Noonan

Jo Schrecongost

Art Schrecongost

Eric Shugarts

Victor Stahlman

Max Stahlman

Mike Tattersall

Jack Theisen

Valerie Zents