Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Loren Coleman ~ President of the Board ~ Mr. Coleman, 73, 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, 52, 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.

David Packard ~ David Packard earned his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in History from Brandeis University. During law school he worked in Chapman’s mediation clinic and focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Real Estate law. Prior to law school he spent a year working in Shanghai, doing client development research for an International law firm and fostering business connections. He is licensed to practice law in California and Maine.

Patrick Huyghe ~ Mr. Huyghe is a 53-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.

Jennifer White Coleman (description to be added soon)

Emily Smith Buermann (description to be added soon)

Frederick Veit ~ Attorney New York – not a member of the Board