Our Team

The Museum runs because of our team of dedicated Volunteers and staff.

 
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benna f. j. van vuuren

1950 Graduate of Knoxville Evening High School, Honorary Graduate of Rule Class of 1960, Founder of the Museum. lifelong educator who has been described as the "soul of the museum" by some. She is the Executive Director of the Museum where she guides the Museum in its path

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Jody Davis

1966 Graduate of Young High School, Jody visited the Museum at Historic Knoxville High School to donate a couple of early KHS annuals A year or so later, he returned to the Museum to make some inquiries about finding any potential information about his mother, a 1935 graduate of KHS. He said he needed some diversion from watching soap operas all day.  He has happily been volunteering since that move

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Connie Ramsey

1960 Fulton High School Graduate, first visit to the Museum was during one of the early years of the Museum at Historic Knoxville High School.   She does a great job in overseeing the digitized recording of those donations,

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alan webb

1971 Young High School Graduate. TDOT retiree, he's been a valued volunteer since early 2014. A key member of the inventory systems of the Museum.
 

Cheryl

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1966 East High School Graduate. Retired owner of VIS, came to the Museum for the first time in 2014 and joined the Volunteers.

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Gayle burnett

1966 South High Alum,  Gayle first visited the Museum in March, 2014. She served on the first Sock Hop committee and anchors the Museum on Wednesdays, assisting visitors and receiving donations.

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ernie murphy

1963 Powell High School Graduate. Retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Been a valued volunteer since 2014.

 

 Joe Sebring Administrative Clerk  Joe did not go to school in Tennessee but he says that he wishes he did. Joe handles our financials, 

Joe Sebring
Administrative Clerk

Joe did not go to school in Tennessee but he says that he wishes he did. Joe handles our financials, 

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Horace Grissom

1952 Graduate of East High School, Horace saw a newspaper article requesting volunteers at KCME, and is now in his third year of service. You can find this Beautiful Man, Tuesday and Thursday at the most organized work station in the museum.

Dick McPherson

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1965 South High School Graduate. First visited Museum during his 50th Reunion. Retired IT Guy. Classic Car Collector and Genealogy hobbyist.

 michael van vuuren Administrative Clerk  1988 Doyle High School Graduate.  Michael handles the website, Social Media, Inventory, Newsletter and Brochure. 

michael van vuuren
Administrative
Clerk

1988 Doyle High School Graduate.  Michael handles the website, Social Media, Inventory, Newsletter and Brochure.