Having recently relocated to the north of Scotland, Tracy brings her thirty years’ experience dealing with a variety of business and community clients and successfully delivering a wide range of projects world-wide. With a broad skill set and business base she is able to work with groups, companies, charities and councils to deliver projects of all sizes. Her experience includes directing project teams and multi-million dollar programmes of work for global organisations, including Experian, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Citic Pacific Mining, Woodside Energy and the WA Government, driving Business Intelligence Strategy and promoting the value of Business Intelligence as a business enabler, strategic-planning and policy development in private industry, and government agencies. Tracy is a well-known glass artists and has had several solo exhibitions. Tracy has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts.
Museum Curator, Joanne Howdle
Museum Curator: Joanne Howdle
Joanne, originally from Walsall in the West Midlands joined the team in January 2009. She has worked as a Museum Curator in large and small museums in England and Scotland since 1993. Joanne is responsible for managing the Museum’s artefacts. She also has a strong friendship with Peter the Penguin, Museum mascot and assists him in running the monthly Young Curators Club.
Visitor Services and Commercial Activities Co-ordinator, Joan Lawrie
Joan joined the team in November 2008 after volunteering with the Museum while it was under development. Joan has many years experience working in a range of roles at BT. She has a BA in Child and Youth Studies and is now studying towards a BSC in Sustainable development with the University of the Highlands and Islands. Joan deals with all of our commercial activities such as functions, room hires and events. She also manages the Museum gift shop.
Visitor Services Co-ordinator, Visitor Communications, Marion O'Brien
Visitor Services Co-ordinator, Visitor Communications: Marion O’Brien
Marion joined the team in November 2008 after moving home from studying Conference and Event Management at Edinburgh’s Telford College. The Museum job popped up one year after she had moved home and seemed like an ideal place to learn new skills. Marion covers the reception and handles the Museum marketing. Be sure to say hello next time you pass!
Administrator and Exhibitions Assistant
Helen joined the team in November 2008 as a visitor services assistant and has slowly moulded into the admin and exhibitions assistant role. Helen studied Fine Art at the Bradford Art College and moved to Thurso after falling in love with the area while on holiday here.
Helen works part time since adding to her family, she is usually in teh office on a Monday and a Wednesday.