Meet the Bannack Association Board of Directors
The Bannack Association is controlled by a all-volunteer Board of Directors. Otis Anderson currently serves as President of the Board
- Otis Anderson, President
- Mitch Staley, Vice President, Grants
- Perry Shank, Secretary
- Linda Mazejka, Treasurer
- Lisa Green, Newsletter
- Jeanette Vaccaro, Membership
- Arlis Vannett, Facebook
- Lee Graves, Publicity
- Ginny Waldorf
- Bill Mitchell
- Sharon Quackenbush
Otis Anderson is a retired educator who has been a Bannack Association member since 2004 and a board member since 2011. He has served the board as treasurer, vice president and is currently president of the board.He has been actively involved in Bannack Days activities and events as an association member. The Bannack Days Sunday church service and the annual May clean- up day are two activities that he is especially involved with.Like all members of the association he recognizes the uniqueness and value of Bannack State Park to our cultural heritage and its value as a tourist destination. And it is for these reasons that he is grateful for the opportunity to be able to serve on the board and to be able to contribute to maintaining this wonderful historic site.
Lisa came to Bannack in 2011 hired to work as a seasonal employee in the Visitor Center. She is a native Montanan born in Missoula, raising her family in western Montana before moving to Dillon. Lisa’s heart is in Montana and she truly believes that our rich history in Bannack is a story worth telling and it is a place to teach our children and visitors what is important.
Bannack has been a big part of my life for a long time. I’ve been working at the park with my family for 17 years. I’ve been on the board for many of those years as the membership chairman and was vice-president for a time. Clean-Up Day, Victorian Tea, and Bannack Days are among the events at which I have participated. During Bannack Days you can find me in the Bannack General Store demonstrating soap-making. I also help serve the volunteer dinner on Saturday nights. I’m happy for the opportunity to be serving on the board.
Mitch is a fifth-generation Southwest Montanan with three generations of family currently living in Dillon, Mont. Mitch joined the Bannack Association Board of Directors in January 2014 after getting “officially” involved with the Bannack Association in the summer of 2013 when Bannack underwent the flash-flood of 2013 that closed the park for the majority of the 2013 summer season. Mitch worked with Bannack Association Board Members and volunteers to raise $1,000 via previously non-existing online channels. Mitch is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is a small-business owner in Dillon. Mitch loves the rich history of Bannack and Southwest Montana and wants to serve on the Board as a steward for Bannack to engage Millennials with the history in our backyard.
Perry is eagerly serving his first-term on the Bannack Association Board. As a resident of Dillon, he has been involved with the Bannack Ghost Walk and Bannack Days as a reinactor since he moved to Dillon to attend the University of Montana Western in 2005. Perry brings a unique and invaluable enthusiasm for the history and heritage of Montana to the Board.