I don't know who this Jeanne Grant person is but as President of the Board of the MHAA/MoM I can tell you it is not true. Lisa Coscino and her team achieved everything she claimed she did and more. Lisa is my friend, someone I truly love and admire and a great creative talent. Our parting was only because of the reasons stated in the article. Lisa has a right to speak out and if she is hurt I sympathize. This has been a wrenching experience for all of us involved. I wish her only the best and hope we can collaborate together again in the near future. - Mark Baer
As an MHAA board member I find the distortion of reality in this article almost laughable. I suppose it is always easier to tear down than to build. I am very proud of the creative team that was assembled to get the museum open and feel the city should also be proud. Our leader, Tom Hood, was heroic and deserves a round of applause. He was the driving force. John Baily will be missed and his service to the organization was highly valued. Only John knows why he decided to step down and innuendo that it was because of the board's mismanagement is erroneous. John - we wish you the best. As to Tim Thomas - he was, as he stated, ill treated in the past. He has a right to harbor bitterness and I want to express my appreciation for all the help he has given me on the 100 Story Project. He is a terrific historian and I am saddened that he feels used. Tim, once again I'd like to offer the olive branch. I am hopeful we can get past this corrosive sludge and that you will be very active at museum in the future. Mark Baer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Last login: Thursday, September 13, 2012
The mission of the Monterey County Weekly is to inspire independent thinking and conscious action, etc.
Serving Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Castroville, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Moss Landing, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Prunedale, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Sand City, Seaside and the entire Monterey County. © 2013 Milestone Communications Inc. All rights reserved. Formerly the Coast Weekly newspaper.