Director of the Presidential Pet Museum, Bill “WoofDriver” Helman, an accomplished and well-known advocate for the Siberian Husky, is an urban musher, dog adventurer, and tireless advocate for all animals, who has over twenty years of experience. His advocacy work and deep interest in history, make him uniquely qualified to act as Director for The Presidential Pet Museum. As Director, Bill wishes to acknowledge and honor the First Pets of the United States who, in large and small ways, influenced the presidential families living in our nation’s capital. Bill’s first goal is to find an exhibition space for the museum’s holdings, so this distinct facet of American history can be shared with the wider public once again. To learn more about Bill’s advocacy work with animals and urban mushing adventures, you can visit his website here.
Historian-in-Residence, Andrew Hager, graduated from Towson University in 2003 with an undergraduate degree in Political Science. After obtaining a Master of Arts in Teaching (also from Towson) in 2006, he spent a decade teaching Social Studies, Language Arts, and Reading to middle school students for Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. Andrew lives in Lutherville, MD, with his wife and two kids. He travels with his guide dog Sammy, a Labrador Retriever trained to assist the blind.