Veronica Campbell

Executive Director

Hometown: Royal Oak, MI

Veronica loves that museums can be a catalyst of learning, experiences and gathering spots for communities. There is always something else to learn about and from history! Her favorite artifact is one of the Native American clay pots from the Port Huron area dated back over 1300 years! Outside the office, it’s all about family time- playing with her daughter, taking the dogs for a walk or just visiting a local brewery!

Stacey Dimmer

Venue Rentals & Volunteer Coordinator

Hometown: Port Huron, MI

Stacey likes studying how things evolve from past to present, so the museum is a natural home for her. Her favorite artifact is one of the paintings of Mary McMorran, one of the areas’ leading families. When not at work, she is devout beach bum, loves to swim, walk the neighborhood, ski up north, and enjoys eating too much!

Charles Peters

Assistant Site Manager, Front Desk

Hometown: Ira, MI

Charles works at each of our sites and is a fan of all things history! He learns so much working at the Port Huron Museums. His favorite artifact is the Mickey Mouse child's rocking toy. In his free time, Charles likes to be with his family!

Lauren Nelson

Site Manager at Fort Gratiot Light Station

Hometown: Homer, MI

Lauren loves the opportunity to learn something new every day, and share her passion for history with visitors. Her favorite artifact is some of the silver from the Eastland at the Carnegie Center, and when not being a lighthouse keeper, she can usually be found curled up with a cat and a good book.

Dave Dazer

Site Manager at Thomas Edison Depot Museum

Hometown: Port Huron, MI

Dave loves all of the twists and turns of history, and sees it as a real soap opera, complete with heroes and villains. His real passion is the entire Edison Depot. Growing up just a few blocks away, he was always amazed by the facts that one of the most famous people in world history grew up in the same neighborhood. When not at work, he can usually be found restoring antique phonographs, especially Edison models.

Kayla Wendt

Curator of Collections & Exhibits

Hometown: St. Clair, MI

Kayla likes museums since they are the perfect place to provoke important conversations about history, and our place in it. One artifact that stands out to her is the Flag that flew over Fort Gratiot in the 1870s. Outside of the museum, she enjoys dancing, teaching dance, playing flute and spending time with her family.

Andrew Kercher

Manager of Community Engagement

Hometown: Port Huron, MI

Andrew loves history since there is always more of it to learn about and we get to stand on the shoulders of everyone who has come before. That’s a pretty cool opportunity, if you study history. One of his favorite artifacts in the collection is the Phillip Sheridan saddle and the Iron Lung. When he isn’t running the Museum’s facebook pages, he is usually working on his 1958 Packard or at the shooting range with one of his antique firearms.

Caitlyn Rodegeb

Events and Membership Coordinator

Hometown: Port Huron, MI

Caitlyn has helped to educate thousands of students through school programs over the years at the museum. She enjoys working with the kids as they come through on pioneer days, doing everything from candle dipping to pasta shell car assembly. It’s no surprise she loves the 1850 Kammer cabin. At home, she likes spending time with family, crocheting, reading, and her special bird babies.

Jerry Rome

Site Manager at the Huron Lightship

Hometown: Marysville, MI

Jerry’s passion is the Lightship Huron. He loves all of the artifacts on board, and getting to share his passion with others, especially his dedicated group of volunteers.