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Brianne Lilienthal is Director of Archives and Special Collections. In her role at SHS, she provides oversight and direction for the collections of materials in the SHS facility; including the management of an integrated library system, integration of the Shasta College Museum collection, and digitization of SHS collections. Ms. Lilienthal has taken a special interest in disaster preparedness and outreach to the students, teachers and librarians in Shasta County. By presenting to educational groups, Ms. Lilienthal is able to accomplish her goal to bring historical materials to a wider audience.
Prior to joining the staff of SHS she served as librarian at the Redding Public Library as well as substituted in the Shasta Union High School District as a long term substitute. Ms. Lilienthal earned her MLIS from Clarion University in Pennsylvania, where she specialized in small libraries.
Who’s Heather? Find out soon. Her first official day of work is Monday, May 13th.
Who’s Christine? Find out soon. She is working diligently on many projects to support the community.
Jay Thompson is a descendant of California gold rush era pioneers of Shasta County. His paternal great, great grandfather, wife and children settled in Shasta in 1857. Jay presently resides there as do many of his family. Jay has an interest in most things old with a particular emphasis on the American West.
As an employee of the Shasta Historical Society his area of work here includes, but is not limited to the retail facet of the Society, creating displays for exhibits and maintaining the research library. He is here to facilitate the visitor’s needs as they relate to the Society.
Outside of the Shasta Historical Society you may find him (or not) practicing weekend archaeology and all that entails.
Tom Dunlap has been a member of the Shasta Historical Society for several years. Starting as a volunteer when Marie Carr was President, he became a member of the staff in 2011 with Dave Scott as President. Tom’s role at the Society involves covering for Jay Thompson at the front desk on his day off every Thursday. Tom also creates the Snapshot in Time, works on The Covered Wagon, and lends a hand in general—being the SHS staff photographer. Tom is a native of Shasta County and has lived in Redding since 1950. Tom and his wife, Fran, pay rent to their two cats, Tinker and Curly. Additionally, Tom writes a Sunday column for the Record Searchlight.
Jeremy M. Tuggle was born in Redding, Shasta County, California in 1982. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America in November of 2000, earning the highest award one can achieve in scouting. Tuggle graduated in the class of 2001 from Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake City, California. He attended college for a few years at Shasta College taking General Education and Local History courses. He currently works at the Shasta Historical Society and for In Home Health Services providing care for his great grandmother. Tuggle is the author of two published books, Rooted In Shasta County (2003) and A Journey Through Time: Ono and the Bald Hills (2008), and various articles on Shasta County history. He is an active and lifetime member of the Shasta Historical Society, and a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of California. Jeremy is a descendant of eleven Shasta County pioneer families recognized by the Shasta Historical Society. Tuggle and his wife, Leah, have one son, Carson. Carson’s twin brother, Jason, died shortly after birth.
Jeremy is an Archives Technical Assistant at SHS and his work role includes digitization, research request and photo order processing, maintaining the social networking sites, doing the background research for the Shasta Historical Minute, assisting in the development of the Pioneer Plaque displays as well as many other office tasks.