Jacob Thomas

Executive Director

Jacob Thomas came to Montana in 2008 as a young man and loved it so much that he spent the next decade plus trying to find a way to come back. He has a MA in Museum Studies from Appalachian State University, and his career has taken him to Kentucky, Texas, and Michigan before bringing him back to Big Sky Country. He enjoys long walks in the woods and a cold berwski after a hard days work.

Laurie Happ

Membership Services

Laurie Happ was born and raised in Kalispell. She is the daughter of Norma Happ, former mayor of the city and an early supporter of the Northwest Montana Historical Society.  Laurie serves as the Office Manager at TD&H Engineering as well as the Membership Coordinator for Your Museum.

Boyd Holt


Boyd Holt is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. He lived there until his military days, which began in our bicentennial year, 1976. After eight years of service, he moved to California; after another move to Nevada, he relocated permanently to Big Sky Country.

Gerri Savory

Event Planning & Rentals

Gerri Savory came to the Flathead Valley from Minnesota when she was only three years old. She grew up in the valley and is a graduate of Flathead High. Gerri has been working with the Museum at Central School since 2009.

Jan Woods


Jan Woods is a third-generation Montanan. She has been a bookkeeper for the majority of her adult life. Jan and her husband have purchased Glacier Fur Dressing and will be taking over full-time beginning in 2019.