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Kelly Rigby - President and Founder
Kelly is a long-time resident of Nevada having attended the University of Nevada Reno and receiving her bachelor's degree in psychology. From there Kelly went to work as a substance abuse counselor at SageWind, which later became Bristlecone Family Resources. Working on location at the original Flick Ranch for 6 years, Kelly became intrigued with the mansion's architecture. It wasn't until 2007 when the flood project acquired the property and Bristlecone began plans to move out, that Kelly began pondering the possible adaptive reuses for the building. She envisioned a unique multipurpose event center that could host a number of businesses while serving Nevadans for their special events. When Bristlecone moved out, Kelly began researching the history of the building and knew this place was more than an events center. The rich and colorful history of the Flick Ranch inspired Kelly to repurpose the mansion into Nevada's premier heritage and cultural center. She envisions a place where Nevadans and visitors from around the globe can learn about Nevada heritage while also celebrating their special events and advocating for the preservation of our unique architectural and historic resources. Kelly volunteers at Flick Ranch Project full time while raising her two young children with her husband of 13 years.
Drennan A. (Tony) Clark - Past Vice President
Tony moved to Reno with his family in 1947. He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas grammar school downtown at 2nd and Arlington, and Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in June of 1955 at the old Flick Ranch. He attended the University of San Francisco on scholarship and received a B.S. in Political Science in 1959. He started Law School at Georgetown but left to enter the military service. Tony served eight years, with six months active duty in the Air Force and seven and half years of active reserve with the Nevada Air National Guard. He returned to Law School at the University of San Francisco and passed the Nevada Bar Exam in 1964. He practiced law with Guild, Hagen and Clark until 1986. He completed a tour of Duty in Korea in 1969 and served as a Guardsman for the Nevada Air Guard. He was appointed to the State Board of Parole Commissioners by Governor O'Callaghan, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency by Governor Bryan, named Adjutant General by Governor Bryan in 1986, and promoted to Major General in 1987. Tony was appointed Chair of the Workplace Safety Commission by Governor Miller in 2001. He joined the Nevada Attorney General's Office as Solicitor General of Nevada and Chief of the Litigation Branch. In 2003 he became the Executive Director of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners, retiring from the Medical board in 2008. Tony was elected Vice President of the Flick Ranch Project in 2014.
Joyce M. Cox - Secretary
Joyce has lived off and on in Washoe County since 1974. Joyce has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Oregon State University and a Masters of Information Science from the University of Denver. She has worked as a research librarian at Reno Business College in Reno, Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, Silicon Valley Library System in San Jose, California and Nevada State Library and Archives in Carson City. Joyce retired in 2009 and now does contract research in Nevada history, genealogy, politics and mining. She has written book reviews for Library Journal and Nevada in the West and is author of an Arcadia Publishing Images of America book on Washoe County. Joyce has written articles for Historic Reno Preservation newsletter Footprints and has written biographies of Nevada's First Ladies for Nevada Women's History Project. Joyce is a docent at the Nevada Historical Society, a member of Nevada Library Association, Historic Reno Preservation Society, and Nevada Women's History Project. Joyce was elected Secretary of the Flick Ranch Project in 2014.
Treasurer - Open
Please call Kelly at 775-223-4450 or email KellyRigby@FlickRanchProject.com if you are interested in serving as the Flick Ranch Project Board Treasurer. A Certified Public Accountant or other expereince in accounting/bookeeping is a must.
Directors - Open
Please call Kelly at 775-223-4450 or email KellyRigby@FlickRanchProject.com if you are interested in serving as a director on the Flick Ranch Project. We are looking for individuals with a common interest in saving the Flick mansion to be repurposed into a heritage center for the benefit of our community.
Board meetings are held monthly. We are a "working board" and need members who are willing to campaign, fundraise, and stand behind our mission. Experience with marketing, fundraising, grant writing, business plans, historical research, renovation of historic buildings, architecture and knowledge of public history and museum operations are a plus.