About the friends

SHARING THE MISSOURI LEGACY

PRESERVATION DRIVEN BY PASSION

Education Informed by Erudition

Left to right: George Bagby, Bill Miller, Cora Lee Miller, Jean Hamilton, Sallie Hailey, Louise Bagby, Lynn Burge, and Mr & Mrs. Blackmore, representatives of the IOOF who presented a $400 check for preservation of the Lodge Hall, 1965.

The Friends of Arrow Rock was founded in 1959 by men and women who cared deeply about our legacy here. They wanted to help preserve the treasures of Arrow Rock, and through them, share myriad perspectives of our history. More than six decades later, this organization is still committed to those ideals, and still supported by people who are passionate about Arrow Rock.

The Friends of Arrow Rock benefits from the leadership of a highly-qualified professional staff and expert consultants as well as the erudition and expertise of our volunteer board of trustees.

Trustees & staff

Our leadership

The Friends of Arrow Rock benefits from the leadership and expertise of our volunteer board of trustees along with a highly qualified professional staff. If you are interested in volunteer or professional opportunities with our organization, contact us at 660-837-3231.

TRUSTEES & STAFF

The Friends of Arrow Rock benefits from the leadership and expertise of our volunteer board of trustees along with a highly qualified professional staff. If you are interested in volunteer or professional opportunities with our organization, contact us at 660-837-3231.

OFFICERS:

Toni Blackwood, J.D.
Board President
Kansas City, MO/Arrow Rock, MO
Attorney, Retired

Doug Anning, J.D.
Board First Vice President
Kansas City, MO/ Arrow Rock, MO
Attorney, Polsinelli Law Firm

Leslie Huston
Board Second Vice President
Marshall, MO/Arrow Rock, MO
Former Educator, Flight Attendant, Tour Guide

Mary Keller
Secretary
Nelson, MO
Marketing, sales, accounting, education, fundraising in Saline County

Pam Stouffer
Treasurer
Marshall, MO
Administrative Assistant, Missouri Valley College

TRUSTEES EMERITUS:

Elizabeth (Ibby) Barrett
Chesterfield, MO

Chet F. Breitwieser
Past President
Belleville, IL/Arrow Rock, MO
Art and Antiques Dealer, Historic Preservationist

Pat Cooper
Marshall, MO
Registered Nurse (Retired)
Community Health

Kathy Digges
Columbia, MO
The Insurance Group, Inc. (Retired)

Jan Hinnah
Nelson, MO
Accountant, Family Farm, Organist/Pianist

Donald S. Huff, J.D.
Arrow Rock, MO
Attorney (Retired)

George S. Huff, J.D.
Marshall, MO
Attorney, Marshall, MO

Carol Pemberton
Marshall, MO
Educator (Retired), Family Farm

V. Paul Ratcliffe
Past President
Columbia, MO/Arrow Rock, MO
Realtor, Reece & Nichols, Columbia MO

Bill True
Arrow Rock, MO
Retired Businessman

TRUSTEES:

Dan Auman
Arrow Rock, MO
Graphic Artist, Co-owner, Auman Mack,
Marketing, Advertising, & Design

Nancy Blossom
Arrow Rock, MO
Design History Academic

Steven Byers
Nevada, MO
Fundraising and Executive Search Consultant

Kathy Cary
Marshall, MO
Homemaker, Crafter & Farmer

Carol Van Dyke Clift
Chesterfield, MO
Retired Airline Employee, Active Volunteer

Rockne Corbin
Columbia, MO/ Arrow Rock, MO
Insurance Executive, Shelter Insurance

Mary Fangmann
Marshall, MO
Social Worker, Superintendent of Marshall Habilitation Center, Deputy Director for Missouri Department of Mental Health

Thomas B. Hall III, M.D.
Past President
Prairie Village, KS/Arrow Rock, MO
Retired Professor, University of Kansas Medical School

Richard M. Hodge, D.D.S.
Kansas City, MO/Arrow Rock, MO
Dentist (Retired)

Mary Kay Horner
Fairway, KS
Retired Banker, Active Volunteer

Donna Huston
Past President
Marshall, MO
Retired TWA Flight Attendant & Instructor, Elementary School Teacher

Day Gibson Kerr
Past President
Prairie Village, KS/Arrow Rock, MO
Community Leader, Historic Preservationist

Blaine Murrell McBurney, Ph.D.
New Orleans, LA/Marshall MO
Art and Antiques Dealer, Historic Preservationist

David Norbury
Blackwater, MO
Retired Methodist Minister/District Superintendent

Lindi Overton
Boonville, MO
CPA/Retired College Administrator

Marc Prigmore
Kansas City, MO/Arrow Rock, MO
Construction Professional

Michael C. “Mike” Reid
Jefferson City, MO
Associate Executive Director, Missouri School Boards Association

Kevin T. Riggs
Marshall, MO
Retired Controller, Coreslab Structures

Judy Smith
Arrow Rock, MO
Registered Nurse (Retired)

Casey Sumner
Sedalia, MO
Chief Operating Officer, Sumner Insurance

Davoren Tempel
Leawood, KS
Preservationist & Fundraiser

Greig Thompson
Harrisburg, MO
Art Collections Manager, State Historical Society of Missouri

Anthony Weatherford
Boonville, MO/Arrow Rock, MO
Corporate and Non-profit Senior Leadership

STAFF:

Jeff Kurtti
Executive Director

Monte Holder
Lead Historical Interpreter

Sarah Broadbent
Historical Interpreter

Laura Roth
Historical Interpreter

Kenneth Martinez
Director of Retail and Visual Merchandising

EXPERT CONSULTANTS:

AD Archive Consulting
Brian Smith, Principle
Kansas City, MO
Archival and Collections Consulting

Auman Mack
Dan Auman, Principle
Arrow Rock, MO
Brand Management and Design

C Change Consulting
Chris Howe, Principle
Newbury, MA
Nonprofit Donor Consulting

Multiplane Projects
Paul Wolski, Creative Director
Atlanta, GA
Graphic Design and Placemaking

Ten8 Group, Inc.
Heather Testa and Dawn Jungermann
St. Louis, MO
Historic Exhibit Content/Design

Well-Preserved LLC
Marty Selby, Principle
Columbia, MO
Historic Preservation