The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) is pleased to welcome Paige Funkhouser to the Museum staff as Community Engagement Manager. Paige brings a wealth of event planning, marketing and public relations experience to her new role.
As the DCMM Community Engagement Manager, Paige will advance the Museum’s strategic priority to engage the community in meaningful experiences with our region’s maritime history, Museum collections and exhibitions, while also deepening civic and educational engagement.
Paige will work with the DCMM staff and volunteers to expand the Museum’s capacity to build community collaborations, create partnerships, and manage events that engage the community with Museum programs. She will lead the planning and execution of critical Museum events including such cornerstone events as the Spring & Fall Door County Lighthouse Festivals, Classic & Wooden Boat Festival, and the Merry-Time Festival of Trees.
Paige integrated herself into the Door County community while working for the Door County Advocate, winning multiple state and national awards for her writing. Her career path led her to Community Coordinator positions with the Fish Creek Civic Association and Sister Bay Advancement Association, where she was responsible for the planning and successful execution of several major public events, fundraising, business promotion and development. Her planning experience includes Fish Creek Winter Games and one of the County’s largest community events – Sister Bay Fall Fest. Her northern Door community experience segued into the job of Marketing & Promotions Director with the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (now Destination Sturgeon Bay).
She continued her work helping Door County businesses and communities while serving as the Economic Development Manager for the Door County Economic Development Corporation. Paige comes to DCMM directly from Stangel Accounting & Tax Office, where she worked as an administrative assistant. She was one of the first Certified Tourism Ambassadors, as well as a founding and former steering committee member of the Door County “NexGen” young professionals group. She continues to write, regularly freelancing for publications such as Edible Door magazine.