MEET THE TEAM
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 while simultaneously completing his Master’s at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has a Doctorate in History. Today, he works as an adjunct faculty member, is the publisher and lead editor of the R.M. Journal, and has authored several works.
Heather Moore, President of the Board
Heather Moore is a musicologist and educator who specializes in the interaction of music and politics in 20th century Germany, particularly during the Second World War and Cold War periods. Her current research focuses on popular music in the German Democratic Republic. Ms. Moore is pursuing a Ph.D. in Historical Musicology at the University of Southern California. She holds a Master of Arts in Music History & Literature, as well as degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. Ms. Moore also serves as the Director of Projects and Events.
Sam Ford, Treasurer
Sam Ford holds a Masters degree in Mathematics 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.
Ralph Pickard, Resident Historian
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.
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 R.M. Blog.
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 R.M. Podcast project.
Ryan Fabre is currently a student at Saddleback Community College. He is in the process of obtaining a BA in Political Science and a Masters in History. For four years he lived in Paris, France. He is most interested in World War II and the Cold War. He is also interested in tennis and economics. Mr. Fabre contributes regularly to the R.M. Journal, and is part of the R.M. Podcast team.
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 Love, When 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.
William Tyler is currently studying at Chapman University, aiming to receive a BA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration. His primary area of interest is economic history, but also video and media production. Mr. Tyler contributes to the R.M. Podcast project.
Dr. Julien Reitzenstein, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
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.