Staff & Board Members

Peter Crabbe

Peter Crabbe EdD

ADMINISTRATIVE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Peter directs operations, policymaking, planning, development, and staffing for the museum. Before arriving in Two Rivers, he had been the Executive Director at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard CA.

Peter has over 30 years of museum experience in administration, leadership, and exhibits for museums with art-based missions and holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Change.

Stephanie Carpenter

Stephanie Carpenter

PROGRAM OFFICER

Stephanie is a graphic designer, letterpress printer, and book artist. At the museum she teaches letterpress and bookmaking workshops, serves as in-house printer, directs social media and the website, coordinates interns, and arranges event and conference organization. She is a graduate of the graphic design masters program at Indiana University.

Jim Moran

Jim Moran

MASTER PRINTER & COLLECTIONS OFFICER

Jim runs letterpress workshops, archives the collection and maintains the museum on a daily basis. Previously he had volunteered at Hamilton and donated presses and equipment from his Green Bay, Wisconsin, printing firm, Moran’s Quality Print Shop, where he worked as apprentice, pressman, partner and owner with his father and grandfather for over 35 years.

Joseph Metzen

Joseph Metzen, CFRE

FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Joe is a graduate of UW Oshkosh with a BFA degree in art education. He is passionate about the arts as he is the co-founder of the Spirit of the Rivers Monument project, was the Education Director at the Rahr West Art Museum and was a K-12 art teacher. A husband, father of four and new grandfather, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, especially if it involves outdoor activities such as fishing and camping.

Daniel Simmer

Daniel L. Simmer

FACILITY MANAGER

Dan’s comprehensive knowledge and experience have already proven instrumental to the museum. With a strong background in facility management, Dan emerged from early retirement to oversee the museum’s building and grounds, establish safety requirements and manage repairs and renovations. Dan served the local YMCA as Property Director for more than 7 years.

Jen Anne

Jen Anne

FRONT DESK ASSISTANT

Jen is a multimedia artist with a 20-year background in marketing and writing. At the museum she greets visitors, works in the store, helps with marketing and exhibits, and does typecutting and Collections cataloging as needed. Jen received her MFA in welding and glassblowing from the UW-Madison.

Jeffrey Duke

Jeffrey Duke

AMERICORPS MEMBER

Jeffrey is an AmeriCorps member serving at Hamilton. He helps recruit volunteers, catalog donated magazines and books, organize the library on the second floor, and give museum tours as a docent. His work and presenting on volunteering has helped the museum grow and expand.


Museum Board of Directors

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Board of Directors was formed in early 2018 to oversee Hamilton operations. These members were chosen to assist Hamilton in moving toward the future. They have an excellent combination of skills and strengths, giving us the support necessary to become the type of museum we know is possible.

Name Position Employment
Tracy Honn President Director, Silver Buckle Press, UW Madison - Retired
Angela Spinazzè Vice President Principal and Founder, ATSPIN Consulting
Dan Rhatigan Secretary Typeface Designer and Typographer
Jerome Fox Treasurer Circuit Court Judge - Retired
Amelia Fontanel Member RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection, NY
Don Konop Member President, Two Rivers Historical Society
Rosie Sajak Member Manager of Development at Midwestern University, IL
Curt Andrews Member Two Rivers City Council President
Marnie Powers-Torrey Member Director, Book Arts Program, The University of Utah
Paul Brown Member Emeritus Associate Professor, Indiana University Bloomington - Retired
Deb Verhoff Member Digital Collections Manager at New York University Libraries