Who We Are

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Yellow Daffodils

The Board

                             We are a group of concerned citizens who are passionate about preserving Albany's history.                      Cumberland Community Events Center is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Emma Eaton


Emma recently retired from a 30+ year career in health services. Emma has a substantial amount of experience restoring historic structures. She has restored four historic homes in Albany including the famous "Keyhole House." In her spare time Emma enjoys gardening and has helped create Linn County's Master Gardener Annual Garden Tour which has just celebrated its 20th year. Additional volunteer activities include Habitat For Humanity and the Albany Historic Homes Tour.

Joel Orton

Vice President

Joel and his wife relocated to Albany from the east coast in April 2019. Attracted by the city's rich history and numerous historic districts, he quickly embraced the organization's goal of preserving the Cumberland and creating a community event  center. A retired architect, Joel has 40 years of experience in facility planning, real estate, and project management.

Camron Settlemier


Camron's roots go deep in Linn County. His family has lived in Linn County for 167 years. Camron's grandparents were one of the first couples to be married in Linn County. Camron is an active historic preservationist and active in several community groups. Given his family's history in the county, Camron cares deeply about preserving Albany's heritage. He is also the owner of Marcam Productions. 

Karen Caswell 


Karen is a native Oregonian and Albany resident since 1995. A former teacher and retired office administrator she enjoys reading nonfiction, usually with a cup of coffee in hand. Karen is an event planner and owns her own event planning  business, Circle Celebrations and Events. She brings a wealth of creativity and organization skills to the Cumberland team.

Teri Plagmann


Like Camron's family, Teri's family has lived in Linn County for 100 years. Teri cares about the heritage of Linn County and what it can pass on to the next generation. She owns her own law firm, and has 22 years experience practicing business law. Teri volunteers her time to the Cumberland Community Events Center as legal counsel.

Professional Volunteers

Andrea Carey- Professional writer, content creator, digital and print media, website creation and maintenance 

Joel Orton- Architect

Karen Caswell- Event planner

Bill Ryals- Historical architect

Beth Hogeland- Grant writer