Our Staff

Dulce Kersting-Lark

Executive Director

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Dulce joined the LCHS team in June of 2013, following her graduation from Washington State University with a Master’s degree in Public History. Prior to moving to the Palouse, Dulce earned her Bachelor’s degree from Linfield College, and she grew up in the great state of Iowa. Dulce enjoys working with the public and helping researchers who come in to utilize the archives, as well as creating educational programs that connect people through history. Dulce’s personal research interests focus on U.S. environmental history and the cultural history of the American West, including the experiences of open range cowboys. She and her husband have a son, two silly dogs, and a very old cat. 


Contact Dulce at dkersting@latah.id.us

Hayley Noble

Museum Curator


Hayley joins our team after ten years in Boise. She grew up in Northern Nevada, but moved to Idaho to attend Boise State University. Hayley received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in History from BSU. She loves creating exhibits and the detective work that research involves, as well as being surrounded by books. Her area of study is military history with an emphasis on World War II. She completed her thesis project on Soviet women in combat on the Eastern Front. You might see her exploring Latah County with her golden retriever, Indy (yes, named after Indiana Jones).

Contact Hayley at hnoble@latah.id.us

Our Board of Directors

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LeNelle McInturff, President

Denise Thomson, Vice President

Nancy Ruth Peterson, Secretary & Past President

Joanne Westberg, Treasurer

Earl Bennett

Katherine Aiken

Steve Talbott

Ronald Goble

Lee Sappington

Kelly Zakariasen

Murf Raquet

Tom Lamar, Latah County Board of Commissioners Representative

Elaina Pierson

Office Coordinator


Elaina became a part of the LCHS team in October of 2018. Growing up in central Idaho, she spent a good deal of time looking for old mining sites in the mountains with her parents, and visiting every museum they could find on family vacations. With a love for old houses and history, especially the colorful characters of Idaho’s frontier, Elaina was enamored with the McConnell Mansion soon after she moved to Moscow in the late 90s. When she isn’t at work, she pursues a wide variety of creative interests, writing and photography in particular, and enjoys spoiling her two giant dogs.  

Contact Elaina at epierson@latah.id.us