Board Members 2021-2022:
Jeremy Morris, President
Jeremy is a third generation Basin resident, raised in Malin, Oregon. He is a Civil Engineer and the Klamath County Public Works Director. Jeremy is an avid mountaineer, having climbed Denali in Alaska, and ultra marathon runner, completing over 15 ultra marathons (31 miles or more).
Ryan Bartholomew, Vice President
Ryan is the Operations Officer serving at Kingsley Field. He followed in his father’s footsteps and earned his BS in History (2003) and MA in Teaching (2004) at Southern Oregon University. While not presently working professionally in the field of History, Ryan has put his studies to good use helping preserve and promote local history. Ryan spent one year working at the Klamath County Museum and served as curator of the Fort Klamath Museum in 2001. He is a charter member of the Malin Historical Society and has served as President since 2005. He is the author of the Malin Historical Society quarterly newsletter and was chief contributor to the Malin History book released in the summer of 2009. His goals include preserving, showcasing, promoting and educating groups of all ages about the monumental achievements and occasional blunders that have occurred throughout our area’s relatively short but fascinating history.
Bill Johnson, Secretary
Bill has lived in Oregon for 46 years and is a U.S. Marine Veteran. He is a forester having worked in Eugene, Lakeview, and Klamath Falls before retiring in 2008. Bill is very active with the Shaw Library journal: he is one of the editors and regularly writes articles for each issue. Bill and his wife Susan live on a small farm near Midland, with 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 40 chickens. Bill’s favorite getaway is visiting old military forts and ghost towns in Nevada.
Ron was raised on a cow-calf ranch in Shasta County, California. He attended California Polytechnic State College, in San Luis Obispo, and later returned to school at the University of Nevada Reno in 1971. After completing his MS in the fall of 1972, he was employed by Oregon State University as the Livestock Extension Agent for Klamath County, Oregon with educational program responsibility for livestock, farm management, range, and natural resources. In 1985 he was appointed Staff Chair for the Klamath County Extension Office. He received a PhD in ruminate nutrition from Oregon State University in 1987. In 2004 Ron was appointed as Superintendent of the Klamath Experiment Station and in 2005 became Director of the Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center.
Ron served his career with OSU in Klamath Falls working to improve the livestock industry and to address water quality and public policy issues. He is recognized for his work in beef cattle production, management, nutrition and minor element nutrition. Ron served on the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture and Forestry Committee, as Klamath Cattlemen’s Association Secretary, member and Board Chair for Klamath Falls City School Board.
He and his wife Deanna have three grown daughters, graduates of OSU. Their daughters, husbands (two are OSU graduates), and seven grandchildren live in Klamath Falls.
Danny L. Hawkes
Dan Hawkes joined the Shaw Board of Governors in March, 2018. He is the Lead Collections Assistant at the Klamath County Museum. Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice (1978) and a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources from Washington State University (1990).
Son of a North Dakota farmer, Dan’s family moved to Pend Oreille County, Washington in 1966. He retired from the United States Forest Service (USFS) in December, 2012. His Forest Service career took him to positions in Ohio, Nevada, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
Dan and his wife, Carmel, relocated to Klamath Falls in June, 2015. They enjoy camping, hiking, gardening and nature study. Additionally, Dan enjoys bicycling, photography, genealogy, birding and botany. Dan and Carmel Hawkes have two adult daughters in Eugene, Oregon and Arlington, Massachusetts.
Steve is a third generation Klamath Basin native and farmer. His father, Lawson Kandra, first cultivated his interest in the history of the region. Steve spent many hours in his youth tagging along with his father surveying historical sites and visiting musty bookstores of the West – appreciation through immersion. Steve learned about the Shaw Historical Library through his father’s close friend, the Shaw’s first Library President, Frances "Van" Landrum. Van invited him to serve on the board in 1987. The Kandra legacy of collecting Land of the Lakes historical materials passed on to Steve when his father passed away in 1984. Steve is committed to growing the library from Laurence Shaw's original vision of a "comfortable reading room" to a regional historical collection of significant stature, valuable for research and preservation of the cultures and heritage of the Land of Lakes. Steve enjoys his association through the board of many talented people of diverse backgrounds, but common interests, working to preserve and share the regions’ history.
Kathy has been an active Board member since 2012. She studied Fashion Merchandising and graduated from Brooks College in 1988. Since then, she has successfully been involved in the golf industry and real estate development business ventures. Kathy devotes a large part of her time to her three children. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys a wide variety of personal interests including hiking, horseback riding, music and water sports to name a few. Following in her grandfather's footsteps, Kathy also has strong interests in art as well as the education and preservation of historical objects and locations.
Larry was born in Grants Pass, Oregon and raised in the Rogue river -- except for 3 years during WWII in Alaska. After graduating from Rogue River in 1957, he attended Oregon State College for one year then transferred to Southern Oregon College. Larry was drafted into the Army in 1961, returning to college in 1964 and graduating in 1965 with a B.S. in science education. In the Army, Larry was in the 173 Airborne Brigade (Sep) on Okinawa. After graduating from college he joined the 104th Division ( a training brigade) in 1965, being commissioned in 1967 and ultimately becoming a Battalion Commander.
Larry started his teaching/coaching career at Mazama High School when it was a 9th grade school -- retiring in 1996. During his 33 years at Mazama, he taught classes in the physical sciences, earned an M.S. in Science Education (1971), and coached mainly in Track and Field and Cross Country. Larry served on the Board of Directors for Teachers Credit Union which through mergers became Forest Products Credit Union and finally Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union. He retired from his position in 2017 after 40 years.
Larry and his wife, Winnie have 4 children and 3 granddaughters.
Karen has lived off and on in Klamath Falls since 1971. She holds a B.S. in History, an M.A. in Teaching, an M.S. in Instructional Technology, and an M.A. in History. Karen is a licensed secondary social studies teacher, but has used her training to build her background in education grant coordination. Currently, she is the Marketing & Engagement Coordinator for Citizens for Safe Schools, a local nonprofit youth mentoring organization. Karen has also written on various topics in history, but her main focus is on WWII in the Asia-Pacific and the Asian American experience. She is a dog mom, a Grammy, and wife to a retired Navy and Air Force man - and also loves traveling, crocheting, and college football.
Pamela J. Pickering Slinker has been a long-time professional career and employment specialist for the states of Oregon, California, Arizona, and New Mexico. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History, World History, Geography, and Political Science, as well as a Master of Special Education degree, both from Eastern New Mexico University. During her career she has also been a professional genealogist with contributions to several books and numerous articles. She joined the Shaw Historical Library Board in 2021, is a member of the Klamath County Museum Advisory Board, Klamath County Library Foundation Board, and Klamath Basin Genealogical Society. She and her husband, Michael, have twin sons – Daniel and Jacob, graduates of Oregon State University.
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