BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Morris Lum was born and raised in Sacramento from kindergarten at Marshall Elementary School, to student-body president at Sutter Jr High School and on to head-photographer for Sacramento High School's yearbook. Morris graduated from Sacramento City College and American River College and started in real estate, eventually becoming a broker in 1976.
Morris' parents grew up near 5th and N street and his grandmother's house was taken by eminent domain at 7th St and Q St. She luckily repurchased into the Southside Park neighborhood. His father served in the Army Air Corp and retired from McClellan AFB as an aircraft mechanic. He raised Morris in the Boulevard Park neighborhood when it was only known for the middle island play area. Morris' uncle was best man to Sacramento's first Chinese city councilman.
Morris took pictures of Gregg Lukenbill as he played football at Sacramento High School. He witnessed the changes and growth in the 5 county area for years. He is a proud graduate of the Sacramento Planning Academy and the Sacramento Management Academy. He has served twice as President for the joint Alhambra Triangle, Newton Booth and Poverty Ridge Neighborhood Associations. In 1992, Morris served as Venerable Master of Kadosh for Sacramento Scottish Rite Masonic Center. He also serves as a direct volunteer to the Development Director of the Shriners Hospital for Children of Sacramento.
Dan Sebby is a fourth-generation member of one of San Luis Obispo County’s pioneer ranching families. He has served over 22 years in the California Army National Guard, including 15 years on active duty, as a combat logistician and troop leader. He served in Europe, Southwest Pacific and Panama during numerous major operations and training exercises. This was followed by 21 years as a member of the California State Guard where he was the leader in the California Military Department’s history and museums programs. This included serving as the director and curator of the California State Military Museum for over seven years, a guest curator at the California State Capitol Museum and Lead Research Historian for the US Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.
Dan is currently serving as a Military Historian and as the Chief Curator of the California Military Department, responsible for tens of thousands of state and Federally owned artifacts under the Military Department’s control and located throughout the state as well as the primary planner for the reestablishment of the California State Military Museum. He is one of the leading experts on the military history of California.
David Ballard spent the majority of his life in Los Angeles prior to moving to Sacramento in 1996. Whereas Los Angeles had little regard for its historical treasures and was prone to bulldozing them almost as soon as they were built, in the Sacramento region he found a much more focused orientation to historical preservation and has been interested in becoming more involved in the effort. He is a board member of the Colusa County Historical Society and a member of 9 other historical societies in the northern California region. He recently retired after 23 years as CEO of a local nonprofit and is eager to put his interest to work for SHS. He has a BA degree in Sociology from Cal State Northridge and a Masters Degree in Social Welfare from UCLA. He lives in Carmichael and is particularly interested in the history, culture and architecture reflected in regional cemeteries, immigration to California prior to the Gold Rush, and California in the 1970’s.
Steve Beck created, developed, managed, and participated in “Pioneer Living History programs at Sutter’s Fort SHP for more than 20 years.” He managed the Sutter’s Fort Archives for six years as archivist for the Sacramento Historic Sites Association. Steve has also been a school teacher and managed the educational programming at Sutter’s Fort for 15 years. Steve has contributed to multiple books and articles about California History, and he has appeared on PBS, Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. He currently appears regularly on an award winning California History program broadcast on the Access Sacramento Channel. Many of his history videos may be viewed at www.livinginthewest.com. Steve also gives presentations to schools, clubs, and other organizations on a variety of human history, natural history, and anthropology topics. Steve also contributes to a “history camp” (www.wagonswest.org ) that offers schools and organizations a chance to experience life as it was in the 19th Century. Steve is a graduate of West Georgia State University and California State University Sacramento and holds degrees in Rhetoric, Anthropology, and Geology.
Aundrea is a graduate of Sacramento State with a B.A. in history. Ever since she was a child, she has loved the stories of times gone by. She was the administrative assistant for the California Council for the Promotion of History and a researcher for the Nimbus Films documentary Sacramento and the Transcontinental Railroad. After a serendipitous meeting with Sacramento Historical Society (SHS) Director Gregg Lukenbill, Aundrea joined the Society as office manager in 2016. In her four years with SHS, she worked alongside the Society's incredible Board of Directors, preserving and promoting Sacramento's history through the Society's many programs and impressive collection of Golden Notes and Journals. Aundrea looks forward to continue preserving local history in any way she can.
A graduate of UC Davis with a B.A. in history in 2014, Marshall Garvey joined the Sacramento Historical Society as an intern that same month. One year later, he was elected to the Board of Directors in August 2015. Marshall has many writing and history endeavors, including his Presidents Baseball educational card franchise and his new book, The Hidden History of Sacramento Baseball. He is the lead editor of the Sacramento-based gaming website Last Token Gaming, and a full-time baseball writer at Dodgers Nation. He is also currently a producer at Access Sacramento for the forthcoming video game variety show Game Players United.
Khubaka, Michael Harris is a native of Sacramento, California. President, Friends of Negro Bar State Historic Park, showcasing early California Pan African Pioneers along the American River Parkway, He serves as Chair, of the California Black Agriculture Working Group, a statewide multidisciplinary collaborative providing tangible action plans to increase the number and participation by urban and rural agriculture producers of African ancestry in the #1 Agriculture industries in the world. For over 15 years, Mr. Harris served as the Development Director, California Black Farmers and Agriculturalist Association and for 5 years as a member of the USDA/Community Based Organization Partners Team. In 2004-2008, he served as the Urban Agriculture representative on the Food and Farm Policy Diversity Initiative Team, highlighting successful outcomes during negotiations leading up the creation of the 2008 Food, and Energy Act, US Farm Bill in Washington D.S. He is currently the Founding Assistant Project Manager for Carson Creek Ranch, Food and Agriculture Center. The Africa/USA International Chamber of Commerce and Industry, California Black Chamber of Commerce and additional collaborative international partners to develop the Carson Creek Ranch, Food and Agriculture Center into a world class facility that expands job creation, technical education, career advancement and economic development throughout the California Working Landscape and the Pan African Diaspora
A vital force in the SHS, Gregg has left his mark on Sacramento and is himself a prominent figure in Sacramento History. A native Sacramentan, he was born at Mercy Hospital and is a graduate of CSU Sacramento with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Gregg was a prime mover in the Sacramento group that purchased the Kansas City Kings in 1983. The team then relocated to Sacramento for its inaugural 1985-86 season, and in the eyes of many, “put Sacramento on the map.” Gregg has been fascinated by Sacramento history since he was a child. He has traveled the country in search of history, visiting several National Parks and monuments. At SHS, Gregg was the prime mover in creating the “Enlightenment Awards” that recognized outstanding local residents for their contributions to the area. He is deeply involved in preserving and enhancing the
“Golden Notes” collection in the Society’s archives, a prime source of information on the history of the West and the Gold Rush.
Christina is the immediate past president of the Roseville Historical Society having served six years as its president and three years as vice president. She authored the book “Walk With Me, I Want to Tell You Something” the story of the pioneer Roseville Fiddyment Family, now in its second printing. She continues to serve on the Placer County Historical Advisory Board.
Her professional background encompasses 15 years of corporate employment including Hewlett-Packard and Nestle Food Company primarily in marketing management. Christina and her husband Mark moved their family from Southern California to our area in 1997 and since that time she has been a freelance writer, editor of Perspectives Art Magazine, Executive Director of the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Community Relations Manager at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Roseville.
History is her passion and she enjoys every opportunity to speak and write about relevant local history topics whenever she can.
*We currently have a Board of Director opening. To apply, download the SHS application here.
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