Sally Queen, 

President and Acting Executive Director

Sally is a 30 year museum professional who has worked with museums as large as the National Museum of American History as well as small volunteer historical societies. Sally’s specialty is historical clothing and textiles and nonprofit governance. Sally has been coming to Summit County since 1983  and moved here full time in 2015.

Olivia square

Olivia Styles,

Vice President

Olivia Styles – Olivia ran the Development and Fundraising Office for Stanford University Law School.  She was also Associate Director of Alumni Relations and the liaison between University President and the Dean of the Law school.  She founded and ran her business, Private Concierge, and she is a current member of the Optimist Club. Olivia has a strong interest in recruiting new members to the Historical Society.  Olivia will fill the vacant Board position.

ken torrington

Ken Torrington,


Ken is a retired Army physician, who has owned a home in Keystone since 1989.  His first in depth experiences in Summit County occurred during the summers of 1966 and 1967, when he worked at a camp located in the former Revette House.

Rebecca Sahr, Treasure

Rebecca Sahr,


Meredith square

Meredith Lord,

Board of Directors

Meredith has a degree in Art History, and served twelve years on the board of  a city contemporary art museum, four years as a director and curator of a university museum and has volunteer and business experience.  She believes that it is the Board’s responsibility for the oversight of the Society, its viability, vitality and direction. Meredith will replace Polly on the Board.


Pam Polak,

Board of Directors

Pam has lived in Summit County since 1981. She owns and operates a hair salon in Dillon and manages a ranch in Breckenridge with her husband, Mark. She enjoys being on the Summit Historical Society board serving for over 5 years. She especially  likes being involved in fundraising and special events.

Karen 150x150 1

Karen Kaminski,

Board of Directors

Schoolhouse 800

Patrice Lars,

Board of Directors

Patrice graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Sociology and Secondary Education, and pursued a Masters of Arts Management at American University in Washington, DC.

Firmly committed to community service, Patrice has volunteered for Breckenridge Resort Guest Services, the BMF/Applause, and LAPS, and has served as President of the Summit County Garden Club and most recently as the President of the National Repertory Orchestra board.

Barb Tabb Square

Barb Tabb,

Board of Directors

A Colorado native Barb has been coming to Summit County since the mid-60s and finally moved here full-time in 2015. Since retiring as a Healthcare Consultant in 2018 she volunteers in multiple Summit County community outreach initiatives. Barb’s special interest is to find exciting ways to engage children in the rich history of our land and to help bring the American story to life. Barb will chair the Education committee.


Mellanee A Montgomery,

Past President

Mellanee is a Summit County resident of 25 years. Her love of history has led her to become a Hastings Mine historian and member of the Dillion Cemetery Committee.  She is an RV enthusiast, SCUBA explorer, jeep owner (her Jeep is addicted to all off-pavement trails), and enjoys the great outdoors with her two dogs.

Board of Directors
Nomination Committee

Ken Torrington – Chair

Bruce Queen

Olivia Styles

Interested in volunteering on the Board of Directors?

Contact 970 468-2207

It is the mission of Collections Research for Museums to inspire museums to improve their professional standards, collections stewardship, and service to their constituency. They do this through training, assisting, documenting, preserving, protecting and managing their collections.