Missouri Preservation would like to officially welcome the newest members of our Board of Directors.
Ryan Reed is the Historic Tax Incentive Coordinator with the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Office. For the past six years he has managed and reviewed rehabilitation projects utilizing federal and state historic tax credits. Before working with the Nebraska SHPO, Ryan was employed as a Landscape Historian with the National Park Service, a Preservation Specialist with Landmarks Association of St. Louis, and an Architectural Historian for SCI Engineering in St. Charles. Born and raised in Rolla, Missouri, Ryan has been a member of Missouri Preservation since 2010. He has presented various times at the annual conference, participated in event planning for the organization and was the Missouri Preservation liaison for Phelps County. Prior to joining the Missouri Preservation board, Ryan has been a board member with the Preservation Association of Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska and a committee member with Restoration Exchange Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.
Trevor Tutt is a historian. He grew up in the small farming community of Braymer, Missouri and attended Northwest Missouri State University, receiving his Bachelor’s of Arts in Humanities and his Master’s of Arts in History. While interning at the Andrew County Museum, he assisted the Museums Association of St. Joseph and was soon hired as Collections Manager and Registrar of the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. Working his way to the position of Curator, Trevor has specialized training in archival preservation and exhibit design, as well as hands-on experience with repatriations through the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. He has worked closely with the community to support historic preservation and adaptive reuse in the historic city of St. Joseph. Trevor joined the Mo-Kan Regional Council in 2020, assisting with economic development across the counties of Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, and DeKalb in Missouri and Atchison and Doniphan in Kansas. In this position, Trevor has secured historic preservation funds, developed a Main Street organization for St. Joseph, and filed Section 106 and environmental reviews, working closely with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the State Preservation Offices of Missouri and Kansas.
Marina Trifan is a life-long citizen of St. Joseph, Mo where she has learned to have a deep respect for the importance of local history and historic architecture. Trifan earned a B.S. in Sociology from Missouri Western State University. Trifan is currently employed in the reference department at the St. Joseph Public Library where she is the genealogy librarian with a particular passion for historic cemeteries.
Mason Martel graduated from Truman State University with a B.S. in History, and Southeast Missouri State University with a M.A. in Public History. Since then, he has worked as a preservation consultant on projects throughout Missouri, and the surrounding states. Preservation work has focused on preparing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, and historic tax credit applications. One of his favorite aspects of preservation is conducting research into a building’s history and seeing the different ways that buildings can be adapted for new and modern uses.