Director of the Presidential Pet Museum, Bill “WoofDriver” Helman, has over twenty years of experience as an urban dog musher and adventurer. As an animal advocate with a deep interest in history, he is uniquely qualified to act as Director of 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 goal is to share this distinct and fun facet of American history with the wider public. To learn more about Bill’s advocacy work with animals and urban mushing adventures, you can visit his website here. You can reach Bill 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. You can reach Andrew at here.
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(It’s faster than using a carrier pigeon.)