Our People

Dulce L. Kersting-Lark

Executive Director

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 (McMinnville, OR), although she grew up in the great state of Iowa.  As a lover of museums and history, Dulce dreamed of joining an organization like LCHS.  She enjoys working with the public and helping researchers who come in to utilize the archives.  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.


Contact Dulce at dkersting@latah.id.us

Zachary X. Wnek

Museum Curator

Zachary Wnek came on board as Museum Curator in January of 2014.  Zach is passionate about the rich history of the Inland Empire and of North-Central Idaho. Zach enjoys producing exhibitions, engaging presentations and thought-provoking articles in local publications using the Latah County Historical Society collections. Zach serves on the board of the Latah  Preservation Commission and is the chair of Professional Development for the Historic House and Sites Network, part of the American Alliance of Museums. When Zach isn't in the office, he is actively searching out museums to visit. In his own word, "I'm honored to work hard to present the rich history of our region."

Contact Zach at zwnek@latah.id.us

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

Our Board of Directors

LeNelle McInturff, President

Denise Thomson, Vice President

Nancy Ruth Peterson, Secretary & Past President

Joanne Westberg, Treasurer

Earl Bennett

Katherine Aiken

Steve Talbott

Ronald Goble

Olivia Wikle

Derek Higgins

Tom Lamar, Latah County Board of Commissioners Representative

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