Board of Directors
Loren Coleman, Maine, President of the Board
Jeremy Efroymson, Indiana
Jenny Coleman, Maine
Kim Parkhurst, Massachusetts
Michelle Souliere, Maine
Patrick Huyghe, Virginia
Attorney: Frederick Veit, New York
Biographies of the Board of Directors
International Cryptozoology Museum
Loren Coleman ~ President of the Board ~ Mr. Coleman, 66, is the founder and director of the museum, having collected for over five decades the cryptozoological components and contents of the physical museum. He is a world-renowned expert in the field, author of several foundation books in cryptozoology and a frequent on-air interviewee and consultant. Mr. Coleman was a full-time researcher at the University of Southern Maine’s Edmund S. Muskie School for Public Policy for 13 years, as well as an adjunct assistant and visiting associate professor for over 20 years at USM and five other New England Universities. He lives in Portland, Maine, and besides sharing his collection-on-loan, he donates over 40 hours a week to the running the ICM.
Jeremy Efroymson ~ Mr. Efroymson, 45, is the vice chair of the Efroymson Family Fund and former executive director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He has been the member of several grassroots arts organizations and a friend to museums and cryptozoology conferences. Efroymson has a mind for business and the arts, and brings to the Board direct suggestions for the future development of the ICM as it grows into a world-renowned nonprofit museum. He contributes much to the continued operation of the museum. He lives in Indiana.
Jenny White Coleman ~Jenny W. Coleman’s interest in cryptozoology began when, at six years old, she read a Reader’s Digest article about The Loch Ness Monster. After obtaining her B.A. in English from the University of Maine, Jenny worked in the medical arena for over twenty years before her marriage to Loren Coleman, and return to Maine from Florida. Subsequently, Jenny became involved with the International Cryptozoology Museum as a volunteer, docent coordinator, and now board member. She is the author of Fortean Times articles, as well as being a vegan, animal advocate, paranormal and horror historian, and sci-fi aficionado.
Kim Parkhurst ~ Kim Parkhurst is an artist and illustrator invested in the idea of art’s function as storytelling – not only in context of fiction, but also to depict with clarity everything from extinct species to crime suspects to strange creature sightings. Working from a remote farmhouse in the densely-wooded region of Massachusetts where Lovecraft sited fictional Dunwich, Kim balances art with other interests that include forteana, social justice, and unraveling the genetic peculiarities of obscure breeds of domestic waterfowl.
Michelle Souliere ~ Michelle Souliere is an artist/illustrator in Portland, Maine. Her work as editor of the Strange Maine Gazette and its companion blog gave rise to her first book in 2010, Strange Maine: True Tales from the Pine Tree State. She is the proprietor of the Green Hand Bookshop in downtown Portland, which opened in 2009, concurrent with the International Cryptozoology Museum. She has long been interested in researching anomalous and curious creatures in Maine and elsewhere, and has been a firm supporter of the ICM and its continued development for many years.
Patrick Huyghe ~ Mr. Huyghe is a 46-year-old editor of Anomalist Books and EdgeScience Magazine, and owner of a national news site (Anomalist News), formerly living in New York, and currently living in Virginia. He is consulted daily regarding advisory decisions about media matters, cryptozoology, publishing, networking, and technology, related to the Corporation, and donates free web space to promote the museum activities.