Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Harry

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Harry Retired Master Chief Machinist Mate (N) Harry Gilger loves people.  He also likes to talk, and mentor and help people along the way. That is why he loved his job as Chief of the Boat during his last 10 years in the Navy, and which...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Dawn

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Dawn Dawn Daily began her work at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum (USNUM) as a contract Museum Education Specialist.  From June to September 2019, she worked with Valerie at USNUM and Carolyn of the Puget Sound Navy Museum to develop and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cathy

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cathy Cathy Wedelstaedt comes to us from Dow Chemical Corporate R&D in Michigan. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in chemistry. Upon graduation, she joined Dow Chemical’s Analytical...

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Charles

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Charles Charles Gundersen has been involved with the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum since 1980, before it opened. He was first a charter member of the Naval Undersea Museum Foundation, and then in 2007 began as a volunteer in the museum’s...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bruce

INTRODUCING OUR VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT SERIES Hi! My name is Darlene Iskra, and I have been a volunteer at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum (USNUM) for about 10 years. I started at the front desk as a greeter, and about two years ago, I began working for Lorraine in the...

Donna Tobias: The First Female Navy Diver

HMCS (DV) Chris West was the Senior Instructor of the COMSERVFLANT Second Class Diving School in 1974 when his friend Del Strode asked him to speak with a young hull technician who wanted to go to dive school. Strode had been highly impressed by the young...