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All staff members can be reached at (719) 486-1229.


Executive Director – Stephen Whittington

Steve earned his PhD in Anthropology at Penn State University and was Director of the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine and the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University before coming to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in March 2014. He was the 2017-2019 President of the Mountain-Plains Museums AssociationSteve has directed archaeological projects in Honduras, Guatemala, and southern Mexico. He enjoys running, bicycling, cross-country skiing, racquetball, brewing beer, and learning about Colorado wines.



Curator – Myles Gallagher

Myles has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. He interned at the Tempe History Museum, Arizona State Museum, and Arizona State University Center for Archaeology and Society. He was also a Collections Assistant at the Arizona State University Center for Archaeology and Society and a Research Assistant at Windward Islands Research and Education in St. George, Grenada.





Events Manager – Amber Johnson











Office Manager – Robin Hall 

“Almost” a Colorado native, Robin grew up in both the front-range and the western slope. She has an extensive background in administration and office management, with about 10 years’ experience in the mining industry. Robin is an aspiring author, and history and writing are her passions.  In her spare time, she serves as Treasurer for Chaffee County Writers Exchange and volunteers in the communit






Lead Visitor Services Representative – Teresa Frederick









Visitor Services Representative/Matchless Docent – Brenda Miller

Brenda was one of the first women hired to work in the Climax mine. She was a blasting supervisor and worked through eight months of pregnancy.






Housekeeper – June Lucas












Maintenance Technician/Matchless Docent – Mike Miller











Visitor Services Representative – Breanna Sandoval


About the Museum

Explore our 25,000 sq.ft. of interactive and informative exhibits!

About Us



Educational Resources

Hall of Fame

Learn about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.

About the Hall of Fame

Browse Inductee Database

2020 Inductees

Prazen Award 

Matchless Mine

Visit the historic site of the Matchless Mine and learn the story of the infamous Silver King and Baby Doe.

About the Matchless


Hours and Location