Adirondack Museum welcomes new staff

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members of the year-round staff. Erin Barton joins the museum as Web Coordinator, Christine Pouch serves as Senior Advancement Officer, and Carol Wilson has assumed the position of Executive Assistant. Erin Barton, a resident of Long Lake, is a 2005 graduate of St. Lawrence University with a major in History and a minor in Gender Studies. She spent a junior year semester in the United Kingdom and served as an intern at the Feminist Library in London in the fall, 2004. Erin was a volunteer in the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) project on Rusinga Island, Kenya in 2006, organizing a lunch program for orphaned children. Christine Pouch comes to the Adirondack Museum from Chesterton, Indiana. She served as the Director Development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County in Valparaiso, IN from 2001 until fall, 2007. In that capacity she designed and implemented a $1,760,000 Resource Development Plan. In addition she identified and obtained financial support through proposal writing, donor cultivation and stewardship, special events, corporate sponsorship, and an annual campaign. She is a graduate of Purdue University. Ms. Pouch and her husband Al have purchased property Indian Lake, N.Y and will begin construction of a new home in the near future. Al Pouch is an artist and free-lance graphic designer. Executive Assistant Carol Wilson served as the museum's Associate Manager of Retail Operations until 2004 when she left to pursue other employment opportunities. Ms. Wilson lives in Brant Lake, N.Y. with her husband Mark, two dogs, and a cat. She enjoys reading, knitting, and jewelry making. The Adirondack Museum tells the story of the Adirondacks through exhibits, special events, classes for schools, and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. The museum will open for a new season on May 23, 2008. For information about upcoming exhibits and programs, please call (518) 352-7311, or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org .

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