Meet the Board

photo by Don David

We are a group of concerned citizens,

passionate about preserving Albany's history.

Our goal is to re-purpose this historic building

& create a place for neighbors to celebrate and connect.

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

Emma Eaton, President

Emma recently retired from a 30+ year career in health services.

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.

She's also volunteered with Habitat For Humanity and the Albany Historic Homes Tour.

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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, Treasurer

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 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.

Teri Plagmann, Director

Teri's ancestors have made Linn County their home for over 150 years. She has been in practice as an attorney for 24 years. During non business hours, Teri spends time with her family on their century farm. She dreams of leaving a legacy of rich heritage and community values for future generations to enjoy.


Joel Orton- Architect

Karen Caswell- Event planner

Bill Ryals- Historical architect

Beth Hogeland- Grant writer

board photos by Don David