Raised in Camas, WA, the Columbia River area has always felt like home to Penny. She was introduced to Maryhill as a young girl by her grandfather in the early 1950s. Not only was it her first museum but it has remained her favorite! She lived in the Gorge for over 18 years and served on the Board of the Columbia River Interpretive Center Museum in Stevenson for six years. As the Administrator of the Swigert Warren Foundation with Nani Warren for 20 years Penny was able to make recommendations to that board to help Maryhill and has stayed in contact with the museum as an interested and enthusiastic member. She and her husband have a great interest in the Native American history of the region and the collection at Maryhill is one of their favorite things to visit. She looks forward to furthering her knowledge of the other elements of the museum.