2018 TAM Board Officers




Notice: 2018 TAM Board Vacancies & Nominations

TAM President Duane “Sparky” Johnsen & TAM Vice-President Mina Stafford are vacating their 2018 Board positions.

Mina Stafford has accepted the position of Education Curator at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, NV, and Sparky Johnsen is pursuing a new career path outside of Tucson’s museum community. We wish them both much happiness and success.

As a reminder, TAM Secretary Michael Muscarello is continuing to hold his Board position only until a new Secretary has been found.

Nominations for TAM President, Vice-President, and Secretary are open. Please see below for a list of current nominees. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for any of these three positions, please contact TAM Treasurer Olivia Miller no later than March 2, 2018.

President (Vacant)

Vice-President (Vacant)






Michael Muscarello
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Michael received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Education, with an emphasis on Community Museums, from the University of Arizona in 2013. During his education, Michael participated in a semester-long program known as Wildcat Art, a pedagogical program aimed at developing high-level fine art curriculum, and applying it by teaching a 24 hour, 8 week unit to 2nd and 3rd grade students. Being at The University of Arizona, Michael had unlimited access to The University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography. He was able to work closely with those museums and study museum practices in museum environments. Michael also spent six months as an intern at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson and learned what it’s like to work with living, breathing artists, artists such as Ken Shorr, Dave Sayre, and Alois Kronschlaeger. Toward the end of his education, Michael became an intern at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures where he got to work closely with Lisa Hastreiter-Lamb, the museum’s Associate Director and Director of Education. In August of 2013, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures hired him on as the Museum Outreach Educator. 2018 marks his 5th term as TAM Secretary.



Olivia Miller
University of Arizona Museum of Art

As the Curator of Exhibitions and Education at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Olivia curates exhibitions, conducts research on the permanent collection, oversees the docent training program, and serves on the museum’s acquisitions committee. She received her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Arizona and her M.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon. Prior to her position at UAMA she taught art history for both high school and college levels and worked at multiple non-profit arts organizations in both Oregon and Arizona. 2018 marks her 3rd term as TAM Treasurer.

Website Administrator, Emily Wolverton

Emily Wolverton
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Emily Wolverton graduated from the University of Arizona in 2003, and has been working at The Mini Time Machine Museum since 2009. Her role at the museum includes managing all aspects of the Front Desk to include the Museum Store, as well as facilitating children’s birthday parties and private events, museum donations to the community, and coordinating Touch Tours for the visually impaired. Emily is also the author of Minis Magnified, a monthly in-depth look at one of the miniatures or artisans featured in the museum’s collection. Emily served as TAM Treasurer from 2011- 2015.

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