Adam Michalski volunteered at and worked at several museums in San Antonio, Texas, from 2009-2014, including Casa Navarro State Historic Site, The Steves Homestead House Museum, and the Institute of Texan Cultures. In 2009 Adam graduated with a MA in History from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. His master’s thesis entitled Unfulfilled Promise: Electrification and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad focused on the Milwaukee Road’s attempt to harness electric motive power primarily for economic savings instead of operating characteristics. In previous years, Adam was a member of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, the St. Louis Mercantile Library, and the Western History Association. Adam is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has lived throughout the Midwest, Texas, and Alaska in recent years. He is excited to make Carson City home and looks forward to contributing at the Museum and getting to know the volunteers.
Pam West is a native Californian, born in Long Beach and raised in the High Desert; Hesperia, Victorville and Apple Valley. She began a career in retail banking in 1978 with Bank of America and worked for three other banks. The last one was Desert Community Bank where she held various positions from Customer Service Supervisor to Branch Manager. Pam completed her Associates degree in Business Administration at Victor Valley College in Victorville, CA.
Pam made the move from California to Reno Nevada in June 2012 to be closer to her two daughters, Kristen and Kena as well as her two grandchildren, Tyler 7 years old, and Kimber who is 10 months old.