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BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF

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Cooper Rash, President, grew up in, and around Broken Arrow, where his family has left a legacy of integrity and community commitment dating back to 1904. He is encouraged by family members, including his Great Grandfather, Grandmother and Mother, to follow in their footsteps, dedicated to advocate for the arts, education, community, and the preservation of history. Cooper serves as a Marketing Officer at AVB Bank. A graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors in Business; Cooper enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and attending Oklahoma State Football games.

Julie Brown, Vice-President was born and raised in Broken Arrow and has lived here 34 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts & Sciences (Organizational Development & Leadership Studies) from Texas State University and previously served as The Museum Broken Arrow’s executive director. Under her leadership, the museum acquired its large scale mural, A City In Bloom, survived the COVID-19 pandemic, showcased over twenty five traveling exhibits, received BA Chamber’s Citizen of the Year 2021, and launched the interactive allotment map on its website. Julie wholeheartedly believes in the museum’s mission and remains devoted to its continued success. She also serves on the Broken Arrow Genealogical Society board, enjoys historical, cultural, and genealogical research, and spending time with her family. 

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Joe Quickle, President-Elect is a 5th generation Oklahoman dating back to when it was Indian Territory. He is married to the love of his life, Megan, and moved to Broken Arrow in 2015. Along with many years of community involvement independently and with various non-profit organizations, Joe is also passionate about science, research, history, and helping people discover their roots through genealogy. Outside of his day job, Joe is a voice-over artist, actor, member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and co-hosts a couple of internationally recognized podcasts. He is currently studying both Performing Arts and TV & Film production through a remote program at NYU. 

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Macy Goodnight, Secretary, is a freelance writer for Broken Arrow Magazine and is a self-employed, professional photographer at Macy Goodnight Photography. She is a fifth-generation Oklahoman with ancestral roots in pre-statehood Indian Territory.  She is passionate about history and genealogy and currently volunteers at the Broken Arrow Genealogical Society, serving as their Editor, as well as assisting in the library. Macy finds great joy in inspiring others to feel as excited about history as she is.
​Her previous work experience includes Event Coordinator and Educator at the Oklahoma Aquarium, as part of the original staff that opened the attraction in 2003. She has also served as an officer in PTA, and has experience working with non-profits in their fundraising efforts. She has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, while working towards her Bachelor’s in English, and holds an Advanced Certification in Photography. Macy is grateful to be a part of The Museum Broken Arrow, and is looking forward to contributing her energy to such a rewarding endeavor.

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Roger Love, Director is a lifelong resident of Broken Arrow who is passionate about our history and about giving back to the community he loves. He graduated from Broken Arrow High School and attended Tulsa Community College before having a long career at Ford Glass and later at FedEx Express. He has always looked for ways to help people and organizations that benefit the community. He credits his having that desire to Dr. Clarence Oliver who once told him to “make a difference.” He took it to heart. Roger was instrumental in the development of exhibits when Museum Broken Arrow was under construction. He found a way to move the large and beloved horse “Charlie" to the museum and contributed heavily to the Rooster Day exhibit. He continues to love the museum and what it offers the residents of the area. In addition to his work and involvement in the community, Roger rode bareback and rode bulls in rodeo competitions for twenty years. He also served as Youth Director in the Broken Arrow Roundup Club, and was in the Bill Pickett Association for ten years. Raising quarter horses and cattle occupies his time, along with his son Jason and two granddaughters who adore riding horses as much as he does.

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Dr. Robert (Bob) Rosser, Director, The Robert Rosser family has lived in Broken Arrow continuously for over one hundred years. Bob Jr. graduated B.A.H.S. in 1959 followed by a B.S. in 1963 at O.S.U., an M.S. in 1965 at O.S.U., and a Ph.D. in 1969 at Virginia Tech. He was selected as a B.A.H.S. “Great Graduate” in 2013. After a career in the Animal Feed industry, he entered the real estate sales profession in which he is currently active. Bob is an active genealogist and family historian having served his family in leading a number of Rosser family reunions. He is also actively engaged with his graduating class of 1959.    Bob and his wife Ann (B.A.H.S. 1961) were married in the old stone chapel at the BA First Baptist Church in 1963 and are current long time members of The Church at Battlecreek. Bob is the Bible Study leader for the Senior Adult Community Group.   For the past 17 years, Bob and Ann have led and directed the ministry MissionKenya.org, a Christian teaching ministry for pastors and women in Kenya, East Africa.   The Rosser’s have two children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Bob is also an active member of the Broken Arrow Toastmasters Club. 

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RobAnn Cloud, Director, is a Clinical Resource Nurse at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis.  She is married to the love of her life, Cody, and has 3 wonderful children; Allie is 21, Andrew is 18, and Ben is 16.  She has 4  dogs, 5 cats, a bearded dragon, numerous chickens, and some fish!  Her daughter Allie has been working at the museum 6 years and it has become near and dear to her heart!  

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Dr. Rebekah Doyle, Director, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Justice Studies and Global Security at Northeastern State University. She received her Ph.D. from Walden University and received her M.S. in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from Arkansas Tech University and also holds a B.S. in Nursing. While working for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dr. Doyle served as Homeland Security Region V Emergency Preparedness and Response Bioterrorism nurse. Additionally, she served on the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant review board. Dr. Doyle is an Oklahoma Public Health Leadership Institute Fellow and is active with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Section of the Oklahoma Public Health Association. Dr. Doyle is a volunteer with the American Red Cross and Rotary Club of Broken Arrow. On a personal note, she has a daughter she adores and enjoys yoga, fishing, hiking, and traveling.

Dr. Betty Gerber, Director is a Muscogee Citizen. Her paternal  third great grandparents removed from Broken Arrow Town and from Lochapoka Town, both in Alabama, to the current sites of Broken Arrow and Tulsa in 1828 and 1836. Educated at Broken Arrow Public Schools and Oklahoma State University, she holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration. She was a teacher and Assistant Principal at Broken Arrow High School. Retiring from education after 27 years, she served on this Board of Directors in 2006 as the Historical Society was planning to break ground for the current building. She also was the Executive Director of the museum. She worked to complete the permanent exhibits in 2009, and retired again at the end of 2011. She served on the Muscogee Nation Museum and Cultural Center Committee, the Broken Arrow Convention and Visitors Bureau, and in Leadership Broken Arrow. She is a former docent at The Gilcrease Museum. She and husband Gary were the Broken Arrow 2008 “Citizens of the Year” for their work on the museum. Her daughter Jennifer is a speech pathologist with Broken Arrow Schools, and her son Gary lives in Denver. She has two grandchildren. She attends church at Haikey Chapel  Methodist Church, enjoys  genealogy and the history of the Indian Territory era. She is in the process of writing a book on that topic.

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Dr. Gary W. Gerber, Director was educated at Broken Arrow High School and Oklahoma State University where he earned  degrees and certifications in psychology, educational psychology, and educational administration. He enjoyed a long career with Broken Arrow Public Schools, creating and building the special education program, then serving as Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. Later he was Assistant Superintendent of Operations as well as Superintendent of Schools. Following retirement in 2010, Gary was an independent consultant for ten years. While at BAPS, he was involved in the Vision 2025 planning effort and was appointed to the Downtown Revitalization committee which was a precursor to the Rose District planning committees. He was invited to join the Historical Society Board in 2000, where he served as president for the next nine years. He led the effort to secure city bond funds to build the 9000 square foot building in use today, and he also led a successful fund raising campaign for exhibit construction. Dr. Gerber was involved in every aspect of the current building’s construction and development, including design, while simultaneously leading the design and construction of the new BAPS Performing Arts Center. He was particularly thrilled to stand on the third floor of the museum in a hard hat, among the steel girders, and gaze over at the PAC which was in a similar state of construction. Dr. Gerber was named a Broken Arrow Great Graduate in 2003, and in 2008 he and wife Betty were Co-Citizens of the Year of the Chamber of Commerce.

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Johnnie D. Parks, Director is a lifelong Broken Arrow resident and a retired business owner, teacher, honorably discharged Army veteran and currently Broken Arrow’s City Councilman at large. Johnnie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education, receiving both from Oklahoma State University.  He was the owner of Parks Plumbing in Broken Arrow from 1965 until 1995.  He taught in the Oklahoma State prison system working for the Oklahoma State Career Tech out of their Stillwater office for 10 years. Johnnie finished out his professional teaching career as an instructor at Tri County Tech Center in Bartlesville, 2004 until 2017.

Johnnie is an Army veteran serving from 1969 with an honorable discharge in 1975.  He was assigned to Company E of the Old Guard in Washington DC (President’s Honor Guard) with a White House Security Clearance.  He has also served the Broken Arrow Community for over 42 years as a Councilman (1978 – 1993), Planning Commission (1995 – 2011) and currently Broken Arrow Councilman (2011 – present).

Johnnie and his wife Myrna are Broken Arrow High School graduates and have been married for 55 years.  They have 3 sons, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, all avid “sports kids”! Johnnie has served on the Broken Arrow Senior Center Board for 5 years and joined the History Museum Board in September 2022.

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Shannon Summers, Director is a fourth generation Broken Arrow area resident and fifth generation Oklahoman. She is a K-12 graduate of Broken Arrow schools and graduated Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. Shannon grew up on Broken Arrow’s Main Street at her grandparents’ business, Smitty’s Western Store, where she started working at 4 years old modeling western wear. Shannon enjoys learning about a wide range of subjects with history, fashion, music, and agriculture topping the list. Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, Native, and Appalachia history and folklore are of particular interest. In her previous work life, Shannon traveled frequently and found people are always interested in sharing their local history and it

makes for great conversations. Shannon feels good conversation, food, and music are some of the best ways to connect and grow. She believes to know where you want to go in the future, you should understand where you came from. Shannon’s volunteer activities focus on family and small businesses, two things that are important to her. When Shannon is not working in the staffing industry, you will find her at softball games cheering on her nieces, attending FFA and church activities, reading, enjoying retail therapy, trying her hand at various crafts, and attempting to grow tomatoes

Marcella Burgess Giles, Esq., Director was born and raised on her grandmother’s allotment in south Broken Arrow. Three of her great-great grandparents settled in the Weer/Broken Arrow area in the 1830s. She loves the history of this area and also genealogy research. She graduated from Broken Arrow Schools and Oklahoma State University and taught school for nineteen years. She then attended Georgetown Law Center where she earned her juris doctorate degree. An enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) tribe, she practiced federal Indian law in the public sector at the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, the Department of Justice, and the Office for Victim of Crimes. She was formerly Attorney General for the Seminole Nation and for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She also served as Vice President on the board for the grassroots Indian non-profit association, Indian Land Working Group.

Marcella and her husband John raised their family in McLean, Virginia which is part of the Washington, D.C. metro area. She recently returned home to Broken Arrow and consults with tribes, tribal organizations, and individuals where she continues to help others. Her personal interests include travel and activities with her three sons and four grandchildren.

Arlynda Bright, Director joined the board because she wanted to be more involved with and serve the community of Broken Arrow. She has lived in Broken Arrow since 1973 and is a graduate of Broken Arrow Schools. She is a realtor and has worked with many developers and residential builders in all areas of the city. She has worked in sales as well as in management in the realty business and has been a Top Producing Realtor for 45 years. She loves working with people, and she played a key role in the construction of new homes in the downtown area to complement the Rose District. Arlynda has served on the Board of Realtors and also as a board member for the Saddleback HOA and on a committee for the Harborcliff Condominium Homeowners Association. She has been a member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1984 and has been part of fundraising for charitable events and gathering donations for various realtor events.

MUSEUM STAFF

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Teresa Tucker, Executive Director was born and raised in Broken Arrow and graduated from BAHS in 1983. Her family has lived in Broken Arrow since the early 1900s. She has been a member of the Museum Broken Arrow since the opening of the new building. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the museum as the Secretary and Vice President. She is a museum docent and has conducted bicycle and walking tours of historic downtown Broken Arrow. Teresa enjoys learning about all history, but especially Broken Arrow history, Tulsa history, historical buildings, and structures. "I would like to help the museum continue its success and make it even better for the citizens of Broken Arrow and its visitors.  Continuing what the original charter members of the BA Historical Society and Museum started in 1975 is important to me."

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Allie Cloud, Museum Associate, has been an employee of The Museum BA since 2018.  Prior to 2018, she volunteered at the museum for 4 1/2 years. She obtained her Associate's Degree of Arts in History in 2021.  She has a 3-year-old Dalmatian named Rosemary and a 2-year-old black cat named Sassafras.   She would love to be able to travel back in time and be able to learn more about America.  Her family tries to visit a museum everywhere they go, just for her!  

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Nancy Brian, Artifact Collections Manager, was born in the Midwest and grew up on the East Coast.  Marriage brought her to Broken Arrow, where she has lived half her life and raised a son. Originally in a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology, she changed course and went after her life-long interests in libraries and museums. Nancy's last two placements have been at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and the Military History Center, and she is now at home at the Museum Broken Arrow.  
Nancy plays flute, recorder, and pennywhistle with equal engagement and performs in a Renaissance early music ensemble and Irish group. Volunteer work has always been a family tradition to which she is faithful. Play time includes tennis, reading, and dog-petting. If there is a boat or plane nearby, she will freely crew.    

Haddi Nunley, Finance & HR Manager, is a lifelong Broken Arrowan and proud Muscogee (Creek) citizen. Haddi holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resources from Oklahoma State University. She loves spending time with her family and learning more about her Muscogee roots. Haddi has been a part of The Museum BA family since 2019 and enjoys visiting with museum-goers and meeting all the talented artists that exhibit at The Museum.

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