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Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Marin History Museum. 

Central to our operations are these experienced volunteer managers, who in addition to their own roles, are always available to help new volunteers learn the ropes.

Marcie Miller – Volunteer Coordinator

After 20 years in healthcare administrations, Marcie found her heart’s true calling in 2010 as Museum Manager of the Marin History Museum.  Today, she is central to Museum operations, coordinating volunteers and managing research and education programs.

A longtime Marin volunteer, Marcie has given her time generously to the San Anselmo Volunteer Effort, as a theater costume designer for RVCS  (now the YES Foundation), as house historian for the San Rafael Elks Lodge and a docent at the MHM Boyd Gate House.

 Marcie has lived in Marin for more than 50 years, growing up in San Anselmo and now living in San Rafael.

 After graduating from Sir Francis Drake High School, Marcie studied Information Systems Development at UC San Diego.

Carol Gordon

Carol is engaged in computer and database projects, and has professional experience in data management and reporting, economic and business forecasting, and related systems analysis and design.  She worked for many years at Sun Microsystems, in both the Bay Area and Colorado.  

Carol is relatively new to Marin County, having relocated here in 2011 with her husband and two college-age sons.  In addition to volunteering at the Marin History Museum, Carol manages websites and Facebook pages for two schools, pursues her own family history research, and enjoys being a computer/technical support volunteer for the Marin Villages member community.

Carol has an M.B.A. in information systems management from George Washington University and a B.S. in Finance/Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.  

Bill Kaufman

Bill claims his “real connection to MHM is that his daughter-in-law Michelle Kaufman runs the joint” as museum director.

Bill taught elementary school in the East Bay for 25 years working at every level from Kindergarten to fifth grade. 

He has been with MHM for more than 10 years.  He has also been a volunteer for the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda and served on the board of directors for the San Rafael Canal Ministry.

Bill moved to Marin in 1965 and has never left. He and his wife Holly raised their two kids in Terra Linda.  Holly taught in the Dixie District for 40 years. His children and three grandchildren all live in Novato.

Bill studied at College of Marin and graduated from Sonoma State in 1970. He holds a teaching credential from Lone Mountain College and earned an M.A. in Education from UC Berkeley. He continued his studies in a Ph.D. program at Cal.

Jo Haraf

Jo brings to MHM extensive experience in written and oral communications and business, technology, and project management.  When not cataloging books and writing articles, she coordinates the museum’s team of writers and editors.

After a career in business and technology, Jo earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University and turned her attention to writing histories and biographies. 

She has volunteered for Law Technology Newsthe International Legal Technology Association, the Marin County Chapter of the California Writer’s Club, the Historical Novel Society, and Marin Humane.

In addition to her MFA, Jo holds an MBA from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. in Business and Data Processing from Northern Illinois University.

Ray Lorber

A retired information technology professional, Ray has volunteered at MHM for 10 years.  In that time, he has scanned, documented and archived thousands of photographs, most notably the Ed Brady collection of aerial shots of Marin County.  Ray also serves as the Museum’s webmaster.

Ray founded a computer system management and design business following his time in mainframe computer sales for IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation.

After retiring in 2002, Ray researched and wrote about George Washington’s belief that Providence was protecting him in order to achieve something of great value.  Ray’s book, George Washington’s Providence was published in 2012.

Ray holds an MBA in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior from Golden Gate University and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland.

In the community, Ray has been a long-time member of the Mont Marin Homeowners Association board of directors.

Ray and his wife Kathryn Hendricks have lived in San Rafael for more than 30 years.

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