Meet Our Staff

Kevin Bedford • Executive Director

The son of an aircraft mechanic, Kevin spent his formative years destroying and reassembling mechanical devices, driven by a highly practical purpose. “In the Bedford family, when you wanted a new toy, you learned how to make it yourself.” This attitude spawned a lifelong curiosity to understand how things work and discover ways to make them work better. After more than 15 years with the Museum, Kevin admits it would be hard to imagine a more appropriate setting for his passion than OHTM. An avid cyclist and animal lover, Kevin resides in Camden with his wife, Joyce. Email Kevin

Valerie Velho • Executive Manager

After graduating from Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in International Business and Logistics, Valerie worked as a retail store manager for several years before joining the Museum staff in 2013. She remembers journeying to the Museum with her family in their Model T when she was a young girl. Email Val

Rob Verbsky, PhD • Curator

Originally from Long Island, Rob brings a treasure trove of experience to the table, including a lifelong passion for aviation and an extensive background in children’s educational programming. He earned a Master’s degree in Public History from SUNY Albany and a Doctoral degree in History from American University. With eye for accessibility, Rob is focused on creating and maintaining exhibits that inform, surprise and inspire guests of all ages at OHTM! Email Rob

Warren Kincaid • Ground Vehicle Conservator

Born and raised on a North Jersey farm placed Warren in an environment in which he could tinker with old equipment as a youngster. Ever since he can remember, Warren was fascinated with anything mechanical, model building and finding rusty objects. After serving a military term in steam propulsion and various jobs as a mechanic and quality control chemist, Warren has an innate sense of “what works.” Prior to employment at the Museum, Warren was involved with early auto restoration as a private business and volunteered at the Museum for more than 30 years. Email Warren

Karl Erickson • Aircraft Conservator

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Toby Stinson • NEAA Director & Events Coordinator

Toby’s lifelong love of transportation and history began as a young boy at OHTM. His passion for engines came from years of working alongside his father, who is an avid car collector. After 14 years as a teacher and coach, Toby returned to his native Midcoast to join the Museum in 2013. In addition to his professional experience in the transportation industry, Toby brings a wealth of personal knowledge in the operation, evaluation, and management of specialty vehicles to OHTM. Email Toby

Kathryn Pardo • NEAA Coordinator

Trained in anthropology, Kathryn has worked on archaeological digs, with Native American tribes, for the National Park Service, and in environmental conservation. After accidentally getting into the communications business for a few years, Kathryn is returning to her cultural resources roots at the museum. She loves the history of the antique autos and airplanes and can’t wait to learn more. She joined the staff in November 2014. Email Kathryn

Kat Stuart • Creative Director

Joining the Museum in 2013, Kat has had a diverse career in design. Her background includes specialized branding as well as publication, web, graphic, trade show and exhibition design. She worked at various advertising agencies in Philadelphia and Boulder before moving to Maine in 1993, where she worked as an art director at Down East Enterprise and later owned her own creative services agency. Growing up on a farm, she began driving at the age of 12 and has maintained a passion for transportation ever since. Email Kat

Sarah E. Dunne, MLIS • Archivist & Librarian

Sarah grew up on both coasts, in a family that made annual pilgrimages to Kitty Hawk and the Air & Space Museum; her first word was “airplane”. She got her first museum job at the age of 14. After lengthy detours into the corporate world, teaching, and non-profit work, she is very happy to be back in the museum world - and how many librarians get to drive ‘32 Chevys, or catalog Orville Wright’s canceled checks? Email Sarah

Alison Weaver • Volunteer & Administrative Coordinator

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Thomas Goodwin • Filmmaker & Educator

Since age ten, Tom has been growing his passion for film production. He creates unique content for OHTM, covering anything from events to educational videos. Tom’s talent for storytelling is utilized in interpretations and beyond, and plays an integral role in utilizing new techniques to fully engage broader, more diverse audiences. Email Tom

Sophie D. Gabrion • Marketing & PR Manager

Born and raised in Maine, Sophie has a diverse nonprofit background, specifically in digital communications, marketing and grant development. She holds a BA in History from Regis College and a MS in Human Services from UMass Boston. Her hobbies include long walks on the beach and renovating the bungalow that she shares with her boyfriend and their two pint-sized pups. Email Sophie

Aedan Jordan • Technical Services & Infrastructure Manager

Aedan has worked in the museum industry as a Facilities Manager and Exhibit Preparator since 2006. Aedan loves how influential museums and cultural institutions can be to their visitors. When traveling with his family, he insists on visiting museums of any kind. Initially joining the Museum as a volunteer in 2015, Aedan is excited about the role OHTM has in the industry and the local community. Email Aedan

Mark Kunz • Maintenance Manager

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Bret Gould • Grounds & Building Assistant

With a vivid imagination and extensive construction background, Bret is one of our go-to staff members for event and exhibit fabrications. He has played a huge role in some of OHTM’s one-of-a-kind structures, like the 1923 Cretors Popcorn Wagon display and the sky-high wall that sets the stage for NEAA. Bret stays just as busy outside of work, experimenting with projects of his own innovative design and spending countless hours of family time with his wife and kids.

Jerry Willey • Maintenance Assistant