R. Scott Werschky

Board Member since 2018 Upon completing undergraduate and graduate studies in economic geology at the University of Colorado, Scott worked as an exploration geologist for 16 years. During this time, he explored for gold in the Western Hemisphere from Northern Alaska to Southern Chile. He has worked in grass-roots exploration as well as pre-mining resource …

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Paula Stewart

Board Member since 2016 Paula Stewart, a native of Massachusetts, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), post graduate work in Art Therapy at Pratt Institute in New York and a Master of Arts degree from the George Washington University in the District of Columbia, with …

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Paul S. Harter

Board member since 2014 Advisory Board for the University of Arizona Mineral Museum Show Chairman, Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, 2011 through 2015. Paul’s interest in minerals and geology was nurtured at an early age by his grandfather, a mining engineer graduate from the University of Utah.  As with many collectors his early collecting was …

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Bruce Carter, Vice President of the Rice NW Museum

Bruce Carter

Board Member since Spring 2013Member, Geological Society of AmericaMember, Directors Guild of America Bruce is a life-long mineral collector. Growing up in Connecticut, he scoured the local pegmatites and garnet-rich metamorphic rocks for crystals. He did his undergraduate work in geology at Earlham College then earned his Masters degree from the University of Montana, where …

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Gene Meieran, Rice NW Museum Board President

Gene Meieran

Board member since 2011Gene, an Intel Senior Fellow (retired) received his Doctor’s degree in Materials Science from MIT in 1963; he chose this field as his profession directly as a result of starting to collect natural crystals as early as 1948! His undergraduate work at Purdue as well as his Master’s degree and ScD at …

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Garret Romaine, Executive Director

Affiliations and Titles Fellow, Society for Technical CommunicationPast President, Willamette Valley Chapter, Society for Technical CommunicationMember, Board of Directors, North American Research Group (NARG) 2015-presentMember, Board of Directors, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals 2011-2018 Garret moved from the museum’s Board of Directors to the Executive Director office in 2018. He holds a geology …

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