MEET THE TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Marc T. Voss, Founder & Executive Director

Marc T. Voss is the Founder and Executive Director of the Regimes Museum. He received a double Bachelor’s in History and German while simultaneously completing his Master’s in Germanic Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has an interdisciplinary Doctorate in History from the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. He works as a lecturer at Chapman University and has published several books and articles on dictatorships, totalitarianism, National Socialism, the Holocaust, East Germany, and related topics. He has consulted for and appeared in media productions from short films to network television programs and has developed and curated exhibitions that have been featured in The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets.

Heather Moore, President of the Board

Heather Moore is a doctoral student at the University of Southern California, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology. She holds a dual-emphasis Master of Arts degree in Music History & Literature and Piano Pedagogy from California State University Fullerton, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Chapman University. Ms. Moore's research focuses on the intersections between music and politics in twentieth century Germany, and, specifically, the popular music of the German Democratic Republic. In addition to her position as President of the Board, she is the Director of Projects and Events, and has served on multiple occasions as an editor and contributor to the RM Journal.

Sam Ford, Treasurer

Sam Ford holds a Masters degree in Computational and Data Sciences and currently teaches a variety of university-level mathematics courses.

Elliott Barnett, Secretary
Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Elliott lived in North Carolina for 17 years,  graduating from Appalachian State University with a bachelor's degree in English Secondary Education and a minor in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). He taught high school for 4 years before moving to California where he teaches at a span school in Long Beach.  Although he teaches ELA, Elliott is passionate about Holocaust education and participates in outreach efforts on behalf of the NC Council of the Holocaust,  the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum located in Washington DC, and the LA Museum of the Holocaust.  Elliott is a grammar nerd and loves cats.

William Tyler, Creative Director

William was born and raised in Southern California and always had a keen interest in history, politics, and economics. He is currently studying at Chapman University, getting his BFA in Creative Writing. As Creative Director, Will has an active role in the production of an array of Regimes Museum media, from the RM Podcast to "Look Into the Archive," as the videographer, the editor, and a contributor. He has also acted as the museum's mediator for its international conference in 2020.

Layla Littlemeyer

Layla Littlemeyer has two Associate Degrees in Anthropology and Behavioral Sciences, both of which underpin her passion for the study of history and human cultures. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Ms. Littlemeyer serves as the Director of Research and contributes to the RM Blog.

Andy To

Andy To is an educator and historian. He holds a degree from California State University, Fullerton, and currently teaches in Orange County. Mr. To contributes to the RM Podcast project.

Ryan Fabre

Ryan Fabre is currently a senior at Chapman University. He is obtaining a bachelor's degree in Political Science, as well as a minor in Holocaust History. His area of expertise is World War II and the Cold War. Mr. Fabre is an RM Journal contributor, and is part of the RM Podcast team. Outside of academia, he plays collegiate tennis and enjoys going to the gym.

Todd Anton

Todd Anton has been a U.S. History instructor for nearly 30 years, and has earned national recognition for an extensive oral history collection (nearly 5,000) involving combat veterans from WWI through the present. As a result of his nomination as VFW “Teacher of the Year”, legendary author/historian Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose took Todd under his wing and encouraged him to achieve even more.  Anton serves on the board of Trustees for the late Dr. Ambrose's National World War II Museum, and has also served as the Divisional Historian for his late father's World War II unit, the 70th Infantry Division-Trailblazers. Anton additionally experienced first-hand the overpowering nature of the GDR system by his brief time in East German custody in 1987 East Berlin. Anton's books include No Greater LoveWhen Baseball Went to War, and Distant Thunder: The Field Artillery units of the 70th Infantry Division in World War II. Mr. Anton assists with Educational Programming and Fundraising.

RESIDENT HISTORIANS

Ralph Pickard

Ralph Pickard is a Cold War veteran, published author and analyst for the U.S. DoD intelligence community.  He has authored three well received books titled STASI Decorations and Memorabilia Volumes I, II, and III as well as a number of noteworthy combined history and artifact articles related to both the MfS (STASI) and KGB. In addition to acquiring an extensive MfS collection, he has broadened his collection and research efforts to include the KGB during the Cold War era.  His analysis of history and memorabilia of the KGB and MfS provides insight into how closely these two organizations and other foreign colleagues assisted and worked with each other throughout the Cold War.

Dominique Garcia

Dominique Garcia is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Tutorial Center and Student Services Department at Clovis Community College. Ms. Garcia holds both a Bachelors and Masters of Arts in History from California State University, Fresno. She is currently in the application cycle for history doctoral programs. Ms. Garcia’s areas of study include modern U.S. and Latin American relations, more specifically Caribbean and Central American relations with the United States and repercussions from dictatorships. Ms. Garcia also studies a variety of societal, cultural and political contemporary issues among African American communities in the United States.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

Stephen Kooshian

Ralph Pickard

Ana Catarina Pinho

Dr. Julien Reitzenstein, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Douglas Westfall

In appreciation of the continuous support the museum has received, we would like to thank all those who have donated their time, effort, or resources to help this project be successful. As we continue to grow and move toward bigger and better goals, we will always be grateful to those who have so enthusiastically supported our cause.