Bruce Graham heads up our cataloging efforts in the Research Library.

Roddy Stanton inventorying county blueprints and plans.

Roddy Stanton inventorying county blueprints and plans.

Robin Lovec and students during Fort Parker Days.

Robin Lovec and students during Fort Parker Days.

The Friends of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum’s mission is “To support the Yellowstone Gateway Museum of Park County, serving as museum ambassadors, fundraisers, and volunteers.”

FYGM is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible.

Bruce Graham, President

Bruce Graham is a graduate of Park County High School and Montana State University where he studied history. Bruce is a retired Material Manager for Burlington Northern and Montana Rail Link, working in Livingston.

Kate Todd, Vice President

Kate Todd was born in Massachusetts, raised in Michigan, and studied English and history at Michigan State University and Portland State. She’s lived in Montana since 1989 and in Livingston since 1998. Kate was president of the Park County Friends of the Arts and also creates folk art. She looks forward to event planning and fundraising for the museum.

Sandrine Olds, Secretary

Originally from Belgium, Sandrine Olds studied Civil Engineering at MSU and worked locally as an engineer until she and her husband, Andy, had two children. Now a substitute teacher, she often brings her family to the museum to enjoy all the things that the museum is doing. She’s fascinated by history—the tidbits, not just the big stories.

Paul Shea, Treasurer

Paul Shea began as Director of the museum in 2009, after serving ten years as Executive Director of the newly formed Yellowstone Historic Center in West Yellowstone, Montana.  He has quickly learned the history of this area and conducts research, gives interpretive programs, manages volunteers, and spearheads fundraising. Paul has been a member of the Museums Association of Montana since 2000, serving on the Board of Directors for ten years, four years as President.

Judy Bonnell

Judy Bonnell is a lifetime Park County resident and a retired bookkeeper. She cares deeply about the history and the people of Park County.

Sara Chaney

Sara Chaney’s great-grandparents came to Montana around 1900; she has always felt connected to her roots and has been interested in history for as long as she can remember. Sara’s passion for history led her to earn a B.A. in History from the University of Montana. She became a certified acupuncturist partly because oriental medicine is based on more than 3,000 years of history and experience.

Ed Dodge

Edward Dodge is a lifelong Park County resident. He retired after 34 years as a railroad machinist, mechanic, and welder.  Ed enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting.

Robin Lovec

Robin Lovec is a Livingston native who currently teaches fifth grade with over twenty-five years of experience. She was awarded the Montana History Teacher of the Year in 2009. A decade ago, after attending the first Indian Education for All conference, she began collaborating with the Yellowstone Gateway Museum. This partnership was so successful that their efforts were applauded by the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian.

Sabine MacInnes

Sabine MacInnes moved to Livingston from Texas in 2016. She enjoys the museum’s amazing artifacts and photos, which helps her learn about the people and stories of Livingston and the surrounding area. As a docent, Sabine shares her enthusiasm with groups that tour the museum.

Roddy Stanton

Roddy Stanton moved to Livingston in 2003 to join her two sons. She was employed in New Mexico at the Laboratory of Anthropology working in collections for ten years; previously Roddy led the Docent Program at the Art Museum, Princeton University. She earned her B.A. from Rutgers University in art history. Roddy now sits on the board of the Archaeological Conservancy and volunteers behind the scenes at the museum. 


Members of both boards after moving bison into the museum. L to R: Bob Ebinger, Ed Dodge, Andy Olds, Paul Shea, Mike Palmer, and Jem Blueher.

Members of both boards after moving bison into the museum. L to R: Bob Ebinger, Ed Dodge, Andy Olds, Paul Shea, Mike Palmer (retired board member), and Jem Blueher.

Judy Bonnell holding up Friends" publication, "History of Park County 1984" while working at the front desk.

Judy Bonnell holding up Friends’ publication, “History of Park County 1984,” while working at the front desk.