2018 MPA Board of Directors Annual Meeting
Election of Officers
Please vote below for two renewing Directors and one new Director.
Bob Ebinger was an award winning free lance Director of Photography based out of Los Angeles for thirty years. His interest in Historic Preservation dates back to 1980 in Los Angeles where he helped established a Historic District in his inner city neighborhood. He has restored his two historic residences in Livingston in the intervening years. As a Board member of Vision Livingston he assisted in the establishment of the Livingston Business Improvement District, the Yellowstone Gateway Museum of Park County, and the Business Expansion and Retention Commission under the Department of Labor. He is a founding member and Board President of the Livingston Center for Art and Culture. He was a Livingston City Commissioner from 2002-2006, a State Representative from 2007-2010, and is currently a member of the governor appointed Montana Ambassadors.
Hipolito Rafael Chacon is the Director of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture at the University of Montana. From 1994 to November 2018, Rafael was Professor of Art History and Criticism in the School of Art at The University of Montana—Missoula. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in art history with honors from the University of Chicago. A specialist on renaissance and baroque art, Dr. Chacón teaches and lectures on a broad range of courses on the history of art and criticism. His research interests lie in architectural history, historic preservation, and the development of art in the inland northwest. The 2007 recipient of the Dorothy Ogg Award for Individual Contributions to Historic Preservation, he published a book on the life and work of Montana architect A.J. Gibson in 2008 and articles on the art of Glacier National Park in 2009 and 2010. In 2014, he published a ground-breaking article on the development of modernist architecture in Montana. He is currently publishing the work of Daphne Bugbee Jones, Walter Gropius’s first female student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design after World War II. Chacon has a particular interest in medieval and renaissance pilgrimage routes in Europe. In 2014 he was selected among the Smithsonian Institution’s top ten lecturers worldwide. That year, he also delivered a TEDx talk on genetic testing and family history.
Lucas Schad is a recently licensed Architect, graduated from MSU Bozeman in 2003. He worked for Kirk Michels Architects in Livingston for over a decade and then broke out on his own in 2014, starting LTS Architecture. He is currently restoring the historic Water Works Building in Livingston, part of which will become his new office. Lucas was honored by the MPA for his work to adaptively reuse the historic Goughnour Lumber yard office building in Livingston, turning it into condominiums. His current work ranges from the replacement of a cabin at Luccock Camp near Pine Creek in the Paradise Valley, to a large bank building in Glasgow, MT.
Susan Henshaw Jones is a longtime preservation and museum professional, with an impressive list of accomplishments and outstanding expertise. She is the former director of the National Building Museum, Museum of the City of NY, and the CEO of the NY Landmarks Conservancy. She and her husband Dick own a beautiful historic ranch on the edge of Livingston. Now retired, she is eager to become more involved in preservation in Montana. She also recently joined the board for the Teslow Group, working to repurpose the elevator. Susan would like to help MPA grow and stabilize.