It is always amazing to for an organization to have selfless volunteers. All of WAAAM's helpers give in so many ways.
Lainey and Brian Brandt help keep this museum moving forward.
Each with their own contributions, each for their own reasons.
Each Second Saturday you can tasted what Lainey does for WAAAM. Remember those pulled pork sandwiches? Yep, that is Lainey! She has pulled hundreds of pounds of the stuff! though she started off at WAAAM working the front desk, for the last year she has been cooking for our special days. Lainey and Brian manage the Hood River Golf Course and with their commercial kitchen they easily (I know, nothing is ever really easy) cater for WAAAM .
Brian is always on the move around the museum. He is our "crisis" manager and "go to" guy. Need power? ... ask Brian. Need the snow plowed?... ask Brian. Want some four foot tall letters put up on the side of the museum 18 feet off the ground?? Yep you guessed it, Brian!
This team has been together for 22 years. They have 5 children, all grown and 9 grandkids who all volunteer at WAAAM when they come to visit. The Brandts have lived in Hood River for the past two years (Brian went to high school in Hood River) & manage Hood River Golf and Country Club.
Brandt you say? That sure sounds familiar, and it should. Brian's dad is the founder of the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Brian is " proud and awed by what my Dad was able to start. This museum is such a great place, The Gorge is lucky to have it and we love being involved."
Thank you Lainey and Brian, you help make WAAAM wonderful!