Nehalem Valley Historical Society Board of Directors

Tom Campbell – President

Tom has returned to the helm of the Nehalem Valley Historical Society following a one-year hiatus.

During his previous tenure as president, he was a driving force behind the current success of the NVHS.



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Jay Verberg – Vice 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.



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 Emeritus

David cites a love for local history as a force in his involvement with NVHS.

Until his recent retirement, he served as the Executive Director of the North County Recreation District.

An accomplished musician, David has also played with a variety of blues, rock, and acoustic groups.

David will soon be leaving our area and is currently grooming his replacement as NVHS Treasurer.



Steven Gibson – Archive Manager

Steven is working diligently to bring the archives into a modern, accessible format,

a daunting task given the number of individual pieces that are in the collection.

He is working with professional archiving companies, computer programs and boxes and boxes of stored material

that – when completed – will allow public access to the NVHS archives for research and personal interest. 

A daunting task indeed!



Tom Mock – President Emeritus

Tom has been an avid supporter of the Nehalem Valley Historical Society for over 14 years.  

He majored in History and Anthropology in College and upon retiring from a career in the building materials industry in Portland,

moved to Manzanita to pursue his interest in local history.



And finally…

Dave Bell – Treasurer designate and 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.

He recently stepped down from his seat on the Wheeler City Council which he held for over 13 years.

He is perhaps best known in the community for his steamboat, the Captain Bell.

He is eagerly working with David Wiegan to complete a successful transition within the Treasurer position.