Our Team

Megan Stanfill, Executive Director

Megan Stanfill joined the Alliance for Historic Wyoming in November of 2021. Originally from Virginia, she received a BA in History with a minor in Business from Mary Baldwin University. Her coursework specialized in military history as she was also an active cadet in the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, the only all women’s Corps of Cadets in the nation. In 2017, she moved to Laramie to start and run two small businesses in Albany County. She has also worked at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site as a visitor services specialist and curatorial assistant. Her favorite historic site is the Fossil Cabin in Rock River, Wyoming.

Board of Directors

Andrea Graham

Andrea Graham of Laramie is a Folklife Specialist in the American Studies Program at the University of Wyoming where she conducts fieldwork statewide and produces public programs. She has worked for the Nevada Arts Council, the South Dakota Arts Council, and as an independent folklorist. Her research interests focus on rural Western communities, particularly material culture and occupational traditions. Andrea joined the AHW board in 2014.

Thom Tisthammer

Thom Tisthammer of Fort Collins and Laramie is a native of Torrington and the founder and president of Wattle & Daub Contractors specializing in preservation projects. Wattle & Daub received the prestigious Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation in 2009 for the restoration of the Ault High School in Ault, Colorado. Thom is a founding member of the Homesteader Museum in Torrington and serves on the board of the Poudre Landmarks Foundation in Fort Collins.

Kristin Campbell

Kristin Campbell of Sheridan received her B.A. in anthropology from Colorado State University and her M.A. in anthropology from the University of Montana. Her background is in prehistoric archaeology of the Intermountain West, but most recently she received a graduate certificate in historic preservation from the University of Kentucky. She has spent the last 10 years working as an archaeologist and historic preservation specialist for SWCA’s Sheridan office; she also serves as the chair for the Sheridan County Historic Preservation Commission.

Mary Humstone

Mary Humstone lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. She spent many years working for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Denver. She recently retired from her work at the University of Wyoming where she taught historic preservation in the American Studies Program. As a private preservation consultant, Mary is well known throughout the region for her attention to detail and her extensive understanding of all things preservation-related.

Aidan Brady

Aidan Brady of Green River is a museum professional with experience ranging from a handmade historic Candy Factory to a gold mill, and even an invertebrate zoo. Aidan received his Bachelor of Science in Geology with a minor in Geospatial Technologies from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He earned his Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Western Illinois University. That experience has led him to his current role as the Public Engagement Coordinator at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River.

Austin Moon

Austin Moon was born and raised in Evanston, Wyoming. She is a graduate of Evanston High School and earned her BS from the UW in Social Sciences, teaching certification from Regis University, and Masters of Education from Western Governors University. She teaches first grade in Evanston. Austin has served on the Uinta County Museum Board and the Evanston Preservation Commission.

Julia Stuble

Julia Stuble has a Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Wyoming and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Prescott College. She specializes in federal land and energy policy. Julia volunteered with AHW’s Historic Lands Initiative (HLI) Task Force before joining our board in October 2013. She became board president in 2016. Julia works for The Wilderness Society and is based in Lander, where she also serves on the City Council.

Josh Chrysler

Josh Chrysler, of Cheyenne, is the Folklorist and Health & Wellness Specialist at the Wyoming Arts Council, where he works to support Wyoming’s communities in maintaining their cultural artistic traditions, and the development of arts programming with the intent of developing healthier individuals and communities. Josh holds an MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University. He has also served on the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board since 2021.

Advisory Board Members

The advisory board provides an alternative way to be involved in AHW for those who are unable to serve on the board due to time commitments, conflicts of interest, expiration of board terms, etc. Advisory board members provide expertise to AHW and promote AHW’s mission and activities throughout Wyoming and may be called upon to intervene and/or advocate on behalf of AHW.

Christy Smith
of Laramie

Her passion for history began when she was a kid. She grew up in eastern Nebraska and family vacations included visits to historic sites and museums across Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. You could say these early experiences had an impact on her life! After high school, Christy earned an Anthropology degree from University of Northern Colorado and then a Masters in History from Fort Hays State University. She has over 20 years of experience as an archaeologist and 3 years as a museum director for a renown museum in southeastern Wyoming. Her professional experience reflects her personal passion for western history, heritage, and culture. Christy has had unique opportunities to collaborate with tribal and rural communities to document, preserve and protect historic places. She believes in the power of historic places, access to them, and their role in society. Christy looks forward to helping communities, organizations, and individuals identify their preservation goals and to achieve them.

Kurt Dubbe
of Jackson

Kurt Dubbe of Jackson, Wyoming is a partner in Dubbe-Moulder Architects firm of Jackson. Born in Montana and raised in Virginia, Kurt received an architectural degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s of Architecture with an emphasis on historic preservation from the University of Minnesota. He currently serves as one of Wyoming’s two state advisors to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Tom Rea
of Casper

Tom Rea of Casper, Wyoming grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has lived in Wyoming for more than 35 years. He holds degrees from Williams College and the University of Montana and worked for many years as a reporter and editor for the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper. He has authored several books and is currently the editor of the popular WyoHistory.org.

Katherine Wonson

Katherine Wonson is the Director of the Western Center for Historic Preservation, the training and project arm of the Vanishing Treasures Program, located in Grand Teton National Park. Katherine came to the Vanishing Treasures program from Grand Teton National Park where she served as the cultural resources specialist, managing the park’s archeology, historic preservation, and cultural landscapes programs. Katherine currently serves as an advisory board member for the Alliance for Historic Wyoming and the president of the Teton County Historic Preservation Board. Katherine received her master’s degree from Columbia University in Historic Preservation in 2008 and an advanced certificate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Edre Maier

Edre Maier (AHW board member, 2011-2014) has been a driving force in historic preservation in Sheridan for many years. She served as president of the Sagebrush Community Art Center in Sheridan from 2010-2015. From 1994 to 2009, as board president, executive director and development director for the Sheridan Heritage Center Inc., Edre raised $1 million for the initial stabilization of the historic Sheridan Inn – a National Historic Landmark – and another $3 million for renovation of the Inn into a historic hotel. She established the Historic Sheridan Railroad District in cooperation with the University of Wyoming and founded and administered Sheridan’s Buffalo Bill Days. Edre also served as Board President and executive director of the Downtown Sheridan Association Inc. (Main Street Program). She established the Public Arts Committee with the City of Sheridan and the original Master Plan of Downtown Sheridan, and developed the downtown walking tour. Edre received her BS in Home Economics Education from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh and her MS in Interior Design & Housing from Oklahoma State University.