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Shelly Schlumpf, President

Shelly Schlumpf is the owner and founder of Main Street Elements, a local consulting firm. She was formerly the President & CEO of the Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Sumner Downtown Association.  She currently serves on the Gordon Family YMCA Advisory Council in Sumner, Tehaleh Advisory committee, and the MPAC for Thun Field. She is a Sumner Rotarian and a resident of Puyallup.  She joined the PHS Board of Directors in 2016.

Linda Lang, Secretary

Linda Lang, Secretary

Linda Lang has been a member of the Puyallup Historical Society for 10 years and Secretary on the board for 5 years.  After graduating from PLU in 1991, she was a substitute teacher in local districts for 15 years. Linda also directs the school tour program and enjoys world-wide travel with her husband.

Wes Perkinson, Treasurer

Wes Perkinson, Treasurer

Wes retired in 2009 from the loan servicing industry. He has been member of the Meeker Mansion for many years and was on the board from 2000 to 2011, was Treasurer for six years, and was president for a year. He has just returned to the board as Treasurer. He is also on the board at the Pierce County Heritage League. He volunteers as a co-photo archivist for the Society and the Wagon Master, taking the Meeker Wagon to many events.

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Andy Anderson, Historian

“Andy” (not his real name) Anderson was raised in upstate New York.  A retired Air Force officer, he answered an ad for Administrator of the Mansion in 1993.  Six years later he became a volunteer (because volunteers do all the fun things in the Mansion) and joined the Board.  He served as President on and off though the years until his term ended in March 2019. He currently serves as the Historian of the Historical Society.

Suzy Perkinson, Archivist

Suzy Perkinson, Archivist

Suzy Perkinson grew up in Seattle, Washington. She worked in the Finance industry in Puyallup for about 22 years and retired in 2009. She has been a long time member and volunteer at the Meeker Mansion and a board member since 1999. Suzy has always had a passion for history and especially old photos.  She currently volunteers as the photo archivist for the Puyallup Historical Society.

Beth Bestrom

Beth Bestrom, Registrar

Beth grew up in and around Gettysburg, PA and has lived in Washington for twenty-five years. She retired from the Tacoma Historical Society in 2018 and looks forward to a lot of traveling. Beth enjoys working on the third floor of the mansion as co-registrar and has been a board member for six years.

Jenny Canter

Jenny Cantor

Born and raised in Puyallup, Jenny Canter has been a volunteer at the Meeker Mansion since junior high. A 2013 graduate of Western Washington University with degrees in English literature and History, she teaches middle school in the Bethel School District. An avid reader, she also enjoys running races, baking, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Wendy MacGregor

Wendy MacGregor

Wendy MacGregor is the Branch Manager at the Downtown Puyallup Heritage Bank.  When she is not working she is volunteering in the community she works in.  She is a board member of the Puyallup Historical Society, Communities in Schools and serves as a liaison for Puyallup Main Street Association.  She has been a board member since 2016.

Phillip Noss

Phillip Noss

Philip Noss is employed as a mechanical engineer and has lived in Puyallup since 1992 with his wife, Joy and three daughters.  He began to volunteer at the Meeker Mansion in 2007 and joined the board in 2018.

Bill Peacher

Bill Peacher

Bill Peacher has been a volunteer docent and board member since 2007.  He is a registered nurse working in adolescent psychiatry who earned his BSN at Pacific Lutheran University (’86) and his MBA at Western Washington University (’92).  Bill is the founder of Community Housing Solutions, a non-profit that creates cooperative housing for individuals with disabilities. Bill lives in Puyallup with his wife Eileen, daughter Catherine and dog Geode.

Gale Robinette

Gale Robinette

Gale Robinette is a longtime resident of Puyallup, former editor and manager of the Puyallup Herald, and is employed as a communications professional by a large health system in Seattle.  He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  He joined the board of directors in January 2017.