Stephanie’s love for museums and the arts started early as a classical ballet dancer. As an undergraduate, she discovered museums as a career option, and moved to Arizona in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in applied anthropology from Northern Arizona University. Stephanie has worked with organizations including the San Diego Museum of Us, National Park Service, and NAU’s Cline Library before joining PCHM in 2018.
Stephanie is passionate about museums and believes small museums are the heart of community. As Executive Director, Stepahanie has fostered growth in the organization such as creating an online presence through social media, diversifying revenue sources, creating a volunteer program, updating PCHM’s mission and vision statements in conjunction with the Board, and resurrected the Pinal County Museum Meetup group. Stephanie was awarded the 2021 Individual Award of Excellence from the Museum Association of Arizona and is the 2022 Arizona Humanities Rising Star recipient.
Visitor Experience Manager
Barb's love of museums began in Massachusetts where her family visited many museums before moving to Arizona in the mid 1970s.
Barb worked for the Pinal County Recorder's Office as the micrographic's technician, advancing to office manager and chief deputy where she learned the importance of retaining and preserving documents in the best possible way for future generations to be able to access the records no matter of up-and-coming technology or the obsolescence of current technology. She took record keeping and best practices classes for preserving the documents entrusted to the Recorder's office.
She worked for McFarland State Historic Park from 2011-2019, and is currently the PCHM’s Visitor Experience Manager. She enjoys helping people learn more about Pinal County and the history of our town.