Nehalem Valley Historical Society Board of Directors

Jay Verberg – President

Jay is a principal owner of the historic Old Wheeler hotel. In addition to his role with NVHS, Jay is a volunteer fireman with the Nehalem Bay Fire District and also serves as a councilor on the Wheeler City Council.

Tom Campbell – Vice President

During the time he spent as president, Tom was a driving force behind the current success of the NVHS. Tom recently turned the presidency over to Jay Verberg but continues to work diligently to continue the success the Society saw during his tenure.

Eileen Nordquist – Secretary

Eileen has long and healthy roots on our community. Her family homesteaded in the Nehalem and Tillamook areas over a hundred years ago. As a young child she stayed with her grandparents in Nehalem each summer through high school.

David Wiegan – Treasurer

David cites a love for local history as a force in his involvement with NVHS. He is the Executive Director at the north County Recreation District. An accomplished musician, David has also played with a variety of blues, rock, and acoustic groups.

Steven Gibson – Archivist

Steven is working diligently to bring the archives into a modern, accessible format, a daunting task given the number of individual pieces are in the collection.

Tom Mock – President Emeritus

Tom has been an avid supporter of the Nehalem Valley Historical Society for over 12 years and majored in History and Anthropology in College . Upon retiring from a career in the building materials industry in Portland, he moved to Manzanita to pursue his interest in local history .

And finally…

Dave Bell – Website Coordinator

Dave is the newest member of the board. His family was in Nehalem over a hundred years ago and he can trace his interest in the region from stories his grandparents told about that time. In addition to his NVHS duties, he has also served on the Wheeler City Council for the past 12 years, although he is perhaps better known for his steamboat, the Captain Bell.