We are a non-profit organization of individuals, families, and businesses who support, promote, and assist the Rockpile Museum in Gillette, Wyoming.
Meet some of the wonderful members that volunteer their time on the Board!
Robert A. HenningDirector of the Rockpile Museum
Sample DescriptionRobert is originally from central Iowa and grew up on both a farm and in the small town of Ogden, Iowa. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Iowa and a Master’s Degree in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program of the State University of New York at Oneonta. Robert was hired as the Registrar of the Rockpile Museum in January of 2007 and became the Museum Director in July 2015. Robert’s museum experience includes time at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City and Des Moines, the Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, all in Cooperstown, New York, and the Jekyll Island Museum and National Historic Landmark District in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Robert married Elly Pickett of Gillette, Wyoming in 2013 and they have three sons; Samuel, David, and Amos.
Lisa R MarquissPresident of the RMA
Lisa Marquiss is a Wyoming native. She has lived in Gillette for 25 years. Since moving here she has been active volunteering at the museum, her church, and with various other organizations. The Marquiss family homesteaded in the Gillette area. Lisa enjoys history a great deal and finds it fascinating to research what led settlers to a certain area and why some stayed, and some did not. She tries to get her family and friends involved with the history of the area whenever and however possible.
Sherry Lowell has been a member of the Rockpile Museum Association board for more than 10 years. She was raised on a farm in Lower Michigan and received her B.S. degree at Michigan State Univ. and her M.S. at Central Michigan Univ. Sherry became the 7th female skilled trades “Journeyman” at General Motors Corp. She worked as a Tool Maker at G.M. Delphi East, Flint, MI, for 26 years. Currently, she owns and operates Wyoming Craftsman, LLC, in Gillette. She is serving as president of League of Women Voters Campbell County and as secretary of League of Women Voters Wyoming. Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Gentian #23 in Gillette; past member of the Rockpile Museum board serving one term; co-authored the book, The History of Millington Schools and Its First 100 High School Graduating Classes; and for several years, taught Machine Tool Concepts as a Baker College faculty member in Flint, MI. She has traveled the U.S.
Sandra Stewart HolyoakSecretary
Sandra Stewart Holyoak grew up on a ranch in northeastern Campbell County. She graduated from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with a BA in History and began directing the Rutgers Oral History Archives. The mission of the Rutgers Oral History Archives is to collect oral histories of veterans and noteworthy graduates of Rutgers. Sandra retired from Rutgers and returned to the family ranch. She is currently the NE rep of the Wyoming State Historical Society and serves as a member-at-large for the Campbell County Historical Society. Sandra currently serves as the Rockpile Museum Association secretary.
Isaiah MarquissVice President
Isaiah Marquiss has lived in Gillette since he was one and currently resides with his parents while he works to get his business degree. He also works part-time at Wal-Mart. Whenever possible, he spends time with his family and gaming. He enjoys supporting the Rockpile Museum- and finding out more about his family’s history.