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Meet the Board

We are a group of concerned citizens,

passionate about preserving Albany's history.

Our goal is to repurpose this historic building

& create a place for neighbors to celebrate and connect.

Cumberland Community Events Center is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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Emma Eaton

Emma and husband, Jacho, have restored four historic homes in Albany, Oregon  including the famous “Keyhole House”. She enjoys gardening, reading, and learning. She helped create Linn County’s Master Gardener Annual Garden Tour. Emma  received the 2022 Distinguished Service Award from Albany Chamber of Commerce.



Joel Orton
Vice President

Joel and his wife moved to the Willamette Valley in 2019. 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 family has lived in Linn County for over 167 years. His grandparents were one of the first couples married in Linn County. 

Camron is an active historic preservationist, involved in several community groups because he cares deeply about preserving Albany's heritage. He is also the owner of Marcam Productions. 

Karen Caswell, secretary

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 owner of Circle Celebrations and Events. She brings a wealth of creativity and organization skills to the Cumberland team.


Jody Kruse

Jody is Cumberland's newest board member. She joins us with an impressive record of community service. Read more on the blog


Liz Rapp

Liz has done extensive research on the Cumberland's history. She loves to share the building's stories & she is very dedicated to its future success. After years of research she is in the process of submitting an application to the National Register of Historic Places on behalf of the Cumberland.


Mason Cox

Mason Cox is a life-long resident of Albany. One of his childhood memories is peering through the car window on his way to school and seeing the Cumberland, before there was a round-a-about. Theses days Mason is  very involved in meaningful projects to benefit our community and the people who live here.


Alicen Arsenault

Alicen keeps up all of the social media, writes blogs, and designs ads. She is a graduate of Linn-Benton Community College with an AA in Visual Communication. Before rejoining the workforce, she was a stay-at-home mom and homeschooled her children. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, painting, and hiking. Alicen and her husband, Joe, have been married for over 20 years and have a daughter and a son.

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