The Advisory Board, appointed by the City of Fredericksburg City Council on May 6, 2013, held their first meeting on May 29, 2013, at City Hall. Fort Martin Scott is listed on the register of historic places by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of Interior and is owned and operated by the City of Fredericksburg. The Board's stated purpose is to advise the City of Fredericksburg on issues regarding promotion, development, interpretation, curation and special events of Fort Martin Scott.
The Fort Martin Scott Advisory Board represents a cross-section of individuals with expertise and interest in Fort Martin Scott and its place in the rich history of Fredericksburg, Texas.
Mr. Burnett is a retired architect. He was a docent at Fort Martin Scott for several years and he has always considered the fort a cultural, historical and economic diamond in the rough.
Mike Cox is a long-time Texas writer and lay historian, Cox has more than 20 published non-fiction books and has received numerous awards. He is an elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters since 1993, he also is associate historian of the Former Texas Rangers Association and a board member emeritus of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation. He lives in Austin, but his roots trace to Fredericksburg, where his great-great grandfather, Henry Wilke, was an early arrival from Germany. A wheelwright by trade, he doubtless handled some government work at Fort Martin Scott.
Duke Davis is an award winning singer, songwriter, bandleader, musician, poet and producer. He spent more than 30 years as a rancher, working cowboy and horse trainer and is an avid Western enthusiast and free lance writer. In addition, he currently serves as Site Manager of the Texas Rangers Heritage Center in Fredericksburg.
Mr. Kammlah is President of St. Mary’s School. He is an officer of Gillespie County Historical Society, Fredericksburg Optimist Club and is a past president of Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Laughlin is an award winning local homebuilder and restoration expert. As a young man he worked with his father, who was the contractor that restored several of the buildings at the fort during the 1980s.
Mr. Loeffler is the Director of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau. Mr. Loeffler and the CVB are dedicated to promoting the Fort Martin Scott Historic Site as an important local historical attraction.
Mr. McCrae is a retired healthcare executive and historical researcher. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Education Chairman of the Former Texas Rangers Foundation.
STEPHEN R. SCHMIDT
Dr. Schmidt holds a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics. During his 20-years in the U.S. Air Force he served as an instructor pilot and commander. His academic experience includes: Tenure Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy; Adjunct Faculty, University of Texas at Austin, Business School; Adjunct Professor Incarnate Word College, Motorola University and Defense Systems Management College. He is the current C.E.O. of World Class Quest and Enchanted Springs Ranch. He is a Paul Harris award recipient Rotarian.
Mr. Schroeder is the Living History Coordinator for the National Museum for the Pacific War. His vast experience in the world of living history includes working on a number of motion pictures and at various history venues.
Mr. Thomas is a local architect. His love for Fort Martin Scott began as a youngster growing up in Fredericksburg. His affinity for the fort grew during the time when his mother, an anthropologist, was working at the fort site.
Mr. Waldoch is a Director with the Texas Hill Country Higher Education Development Foundation. He served as President of the Gillespie County Historical Society for many years, including the time period that GCHS managed Fort Martin Scott for the City of Fredericksburg.
Mr. Wagner was one of the first architects in the State of Texas to concentrate knowledge and experience in historic preservation and adaptive re-use. He is responsible for the first conceptual plan for Fort Martin Scott. He recently completed the first phase of preservation of the historic site Presidio de San Saba in Menard County.
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