Reg came to Cave Creek by way of New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from L ‘Universite d ‘Ottawa, Ontario Canada. He was honorably discharged 1st Lt. Infantry and a 35-year veteran of a banking and brokerage firm on Wall Street. In 2004, Reg arrived in Cave Creek, stepping up to serve the Town as a member of the Fire Options Committee. Since then, he served on the Planning and Zoning Commission, presently serves on the Town’s Water Advisory Committee, was a Board member and Treasurer of Ventana Academy Charter School and elected to Cave Creek Town Council in 2013. Reg is also a Board member of Wild at Heart and The Desert Foothills Land Trust. He is a proud member of Am Legion Post 34 in Cave Creek.
Frank is a civically minded local business owner, President and Principle of Tyrol Insurance Agency, located in Carefree, Arizona and Newtown, Pennsylvania. Frank’s involvement in the community includes membership in the Kiwanis Club of Carefree since 2009, which he served as the President in 2013-2014. Frank has been a member of the Foothills Community Foundation (Holland Center) Board of Directors since 2015 and has served on the Desert Foothills Library Board since 2019. Frank is now in his second term on the Board of Directors for the Cave Creek Museum. He looks forward to using his vast experience in fundraising and investments to grow the Museum’s influence beyond the local area, reaching out to expansive new audiences.
Shea grew up in Arizona and brings her career experience in the Fine Arts, Education, Counseling, and Journalism to her position on the Cave Creek Museum Board. She holds degrees from Arizona State University, William Glasser Institute, and the Association of Montessori International. Shea has served on the Cave Creek Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment and two terms on the Cave Creek Town Council. Shea is currently the President of the Board for Dynamite Montessori, and past President and member of the Board of Ridgeline Academy. Her volunteer work with Desert Foothills Theater, Desert Foothills Library and Arts Journalism keeps her focus on the preservation of the Arts, Education, and History of the area.
Pam joined the board of the Cave Creek Museum in 2002 and has been with the Museum ever since. During her board years she served as Treasurer and one term as President. Since 1968, Pam has accumulated years of experience as a member of various not for profit boards, all of them with educational, historical, and social welfare focus. We best know her, in Foothill’s area, as the former Executive Director of the Foothills Food Bank where she grew a small organization into an expansive, thriving operation that servers a variety of north valley communities today. Pam recognizes she has had a full and busy life, but there is more to do. With pleasure she steps up once again to shepherd the Cave Creek Museum into a new era.
Bill was raised in Dayton, Ohio and holds degrees from Princeton University and Northwestern Business School. He founded and served as President of a technology consulting and systems integration company, which he sold after 35 years. Bill and his wife Sue have two children, during their time living in a Chicago suburb Bill was active with not-for-profit organizations that provided support to the Chicago Public School System. He also served as a school board President of a large suburban school district. Today, Bill serves on the Cave Creek Museum’s Board, it’s past President and a member of the Dream Team. Bill also sits on the Desert Foothills Land Trust Board and is the Chairman of the Conservation Committee, for the Land Trust.
Darlene has been a member and volunteer of the Cave Creek Museum since 2012. During her time with the Museum, she has worked in all aspects of the museum as a docent, with exhibit preparation, collections, and archaeology. Her leadership was evident in her position as co-chair of several Home Tours, working as the Museum’s office assistant, creating special events such as the ‘Cave Creek Presents’ series, and heading up the Artifact of the Month just to name a few. Darlene is also a member of the Museum’s Board and the manager of the Museum’s Gift Shop. She is dedicated to the Museum’s future and its ability to continue in preserving and sharing the unique history of the Cave Creek Mining District and the Sonoran Desert.
Nina brings her skill set from her career, as a middle school teacher of English, Career Skills and Mass Media, for use in program development at the Museum. Over the years she has managed the Cave Creek Tourism Bureau with its 30+ volunteers and run the Cave Creek Information Center. Nina is also the editor of an e-newsletter, ‘Cave Creek Corner’ for the Cave Creek Merchants Association. She founded the Phoenix Celiac Support Group and has served in that organization for 14 years as its president, secretary, and committee head. Now, Nina has joined the Board of the Cave Creek Museum, serving on both the “The Nugget” Newsletter committee and the Marketing committee. She is dedicated to the longevity of the Museum and its mission.
Tammy is a local psychologist PhD in private practice. Previously, she was an university professor and a clinical supervisor. Tammy has held officer and board positions with the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Arizona Psychological Association. She served as President of the Psychologists in Independent Practice Division of the (APA). She has been a speaker for the United Way Speakers Bureau and has presented numerous national training workshops in leadership development, the business aspects of building an organization/practice and how to motivate/recruit volunteers. Tammy looks forward to bringing her education and experience to the Cave Creek Museum for its continued growth.
Ellen, “Mz Ellie” brings, to the Cave Creek Museum Board, her unique saddlebag of talents for organizing events, keeping Cave Creek area horses in top shape and preserving our wild west heritage. Ellie helps run a local pool business and owns an equine therapist practice. She is a member of the Board for Cave Creek Cutting Club and a CCMEA Board Member. Ellie has served as the Cave Creek Rodeo Chairman and Wild West Days organizer. She is the owner of Cave Creek 100 Horse Ride, Cave Creekers Infamous Bulletin Board and the Infamous Politics Page on Facebook. Ellie is a long-time member of Kiwanis of Carefree and a Member of the Cave Creek, Carefree Chamber of Commerce.
Evelyn’s arrival in the Cave Creek area was an opportunity to put her lifelong commitment to educational opportunities, for all, in the not-for-profit world. She holds an Associates degree in Museum Administration from the Virginia Piper Trust and Museum Association of Arizona. Evelyn, as a former Executive Director of the Cave Creek Museum, put her networking talents to work with the Carefree, Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce and the Cave Creek Merchants- Events Association, serving each organization as its President. She is an active member of the Desert Foothills Woman’s Club and has served on their board. Evelyn’s priority is creating historical materials for Home Schoolers, Boy & Girl Scouts, and summer camp experiences.
JoAnn moved to Cave Creek in 1995. Her career involved the non-profit world of service organizations and museum management. JoAnn holds a B.A. in Business Administration and a Nonprofit Management Certificate from ASU. Her expertise is in overseeing board governance, conducting trainings in development and strategic planning projects, and coordinating volunteer programs. She served on the boards, as member and officer, of the Museum Association of Arizona and the Central Arizona Museum Association. JoAnn was instrumental in helping to establish the Arizona Heritage Project, 2003, in partnership with SRP, MAA and CSHS with Barbara Hatch, who transitioned the project into the Veterans Heritage Project.