Bud Andrews, Museum Manager
Originally from Mazomanie, Wisconsin, Bud is a 2011 graduate of Edgewood College with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Bachelor of Science in English. His previous experiences in library and archival management and museum research have included the Mazomanie Historical Society, the Jewish community of Greater Green Bay, and the Neville Public Museum of Brown County. Aside from his role with the De Pere Historical Society, where he is responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Historical Society and White Pillars, Bud serves as Executive Director of the Northeast Wisconsin Masonic Library & Museum.
Bud has lived in Green Bay for the past eight years with his wife, Jessica Andrews of De Pere. Besides his passion for history, Bud is an amateur ethnomusicologist, scholar of world folkways, writer, poet, and expert on the history and culture of beer, as well as an enthusiastic Supporter of Everton F.C.
Amanda Reif, Curator
Amanda Reif began her journey with the De Pere Historical Society in February 2019 as an intern for the Education Initiative Project. In July 2019, Amanda became an employee of the De Pere Historical Society as Exhibit Coordinator. Most recently, her role was promoted to Curator. In this new position, Amanda’s focus is on research, development, and education initiatives.
Amanda came to us with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh with Religious Studies (World Religions) and French language minors. She has a Certificate in Archaeology from the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Program, where she assisted in large-scale digs of ancient Mayan ruins at well-known sites such as Cahal Pech and Xunantunich. She is also a past student of NWTC where she gained skills in the creation and analysis of digital maps and data. Amanda has experience in proper handling and cataloging of historical documents and artifacts. In addition, she has worked in the event business which included planning and fundraising. Amanda currently lives in Green Bay with her husband Kyle. In their spare time they enjoy going to breweries/wineries and traveling when they can.