Museum Staff


Executive Director

Britt Thurman

Britt Thurman, has worked in the museum field for over a decade. She received her BA in History from the University of Idaho and MA in Museum Studies from the University of Kansas. She has worked at museums of varying sizes in multiple parts of the country, primarily in community engagement, accessibility, education, and exhibit design.

Contact: (208) 664-3448 x 2


Development Director

Annette Nolting

Annette Nolting, was born and raised in North Idaho and is now raising her own family here. She has her bachelors in Business Administration from Lewis-Clark State College, and quickly took an interest in the non-profit field. Her career in non-profit most recently includes the Development Director for Safe Passage, and previously with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre as their Managing Director.

Contact: (208) 664-3448 x 4

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Programs Manager

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas, has a passion for history. She received her Masters degree in Modern History, specializing on the California Trail, from Aberystwyth University and has worked for, the California Trail Interpretive Center, and most recently as the director of the Northern Pacific Depot Museum in Wallace. Jordan is responsible all youth and public programs at MONI, in addition to volunteer coordination and event rentals.

Contact: (208) 664-3448 x1

Lisa Turner, CPA

Lisa Turner, CPA

Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell

"Was I ever impressed, by the individuals who are devoted to the Museum of North Idaho and all it has to offer. There is so much history to this area and the individuals who are committed to sharing it with the general public, need to be commended! Thank you for all you do and here's to many more years of educating the public with enjoyable information." - Ann B

Museum Board

The Museum is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. The organization is overseen by a twelve-member Board of Directors.

Steve Towles, Board President

Bernie Rosen, Board Secretary

Dave Patzer, Board Member

Marilee Wallace, Board Member

Tanden Launder, Board Vice President

Kate Coyle, Board Member

Dr. Dick Sheldon, Board Member

Michael Watkins, Board Member

Tom Richards, Board Treasurer

Dan McCracken, Board Member

Greg Thorhaug, Board Member

Steve Widmyer, Board Member