Our StaffWarhawk Air Museum

John PaulCo-Founder, President

Co-founder and President of the Warhawk Air Museum, John Paul has spent his life collecting, restoring, and flying vintage airplanes. In fact, it was his passion for restoring rare airplanes that led to people stopping by the hangar to see them, which led to people dropping off WWII memorabilia, which ultimately served as the catalyst for what you see at the museum today! Over the last 24 years the museum has grown leaps and bounds, eventually adding an expansion into the Cold War, but most of the time you can still find John down in the maintenance hangar doing what he likes best: Spending time with our Warbirds and keeping the old girls running.

Sue PaulCo-Founder, Executive Director

Originally from Northern California, Sue Paul and her husband John moved to Idaho in 1986, now calling Boise home. They co-founded the Warhawk Air Museum in 1989, where she has served as the volunteer Executive Director for 26 years. She is a pilot and member of the International 99’s, a women’s flying organization founded by Amelia Earhart. Prior to becoming a full-time Warhawk Air Museum volunteer Executive Director, Paul devoted her time to teaching English as a Second Language to adults and tutoring hearing and sight impaired adults. Paul also served as Senior Vice President for international sales for Morse-Starrett Products Co., Chairman of the Boise Chamber of Commerce International Committee, and an Idaho Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business held in Washington D.C. Paul and her husband have been married for 52 years; they have three adult children and 6 grandchildren. Outside of the museum, she enjoys hiking, reading, skeet shooting and golf.

Lou BaumanCurator

Lou grew up as a kid during World War II and is an ardent student of history. On VJ-Day in 1945, he was with his dad on downtown Mission Street in San Francisco. His father, Elmer, was a bugler in the Mule Corps during World War I. Lou served in the United States Coast Guard from 1959 to 1967. His son David served in the Coast Guard from 2001 to 2004. Lou had a 33-year career with Chevron Oil Company in the San Francisco Home Office. He became involved with the museum in 2002 with the Kilroy Coffee Klatch and became a volunteer. In 2006 he joined the staff as an archivist and subsequently became the curator.

Heather MooreAdministration, Communications, and Education

Heather Moore first came to the museum in 2012 as a teacher on a field trip, fell in love with the museum, and decided to leave teaching and join the museum. On top of her administrative responsibilities, Heather also oversees the education program and communications. In 2020 she and her now-husband were married at the museum in front of the P-40E Sneak Attack, with Sue Paul as the officiant. Her husband is currently serving in the Air Force and volunteers at museum events such as the Warbird Roundup. Heather has an affinity for British history, collecting Elizabeth II coronation souvenirs, reading historical fiction, yoga, and playing roller derby.

Mildred TraverMembership Coordinator

Mildred started off volunteering at our annual Warbird Roundup before being asked to join the gift shop team in 2018, and now works as the membership coordinator. Mildred is also a realtor for EXP Realty in Boise. Prior to moving to Idaho she worked as a family service advisor for Polinsky Childrens Center in California. She is married to an Army veteran and has four children and two granddaughters. Mildred currently volunteers at Make-A-Wish and her hobbies include painting, reading, camping, and taking her two English Springer Spaniels on walks.

Char BoydVolunteer Coordinator

Char started volunteering at the museum in 2009. She has been the volunteer coordinator since 2011. Her career before retirement included 30 years of legal secretary and medical transcriptionist. She has extensive experience in both volunteering and leading volunteers. Char is the daughter of a career USAF bomber pilot who was in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. She is especially drawn to the Warhawk Air Museum because of its mission to preserve and teach the history of American veterans, to learn from these amazing warriors, and to help promote further patriotism in her community, state, and country. Char has a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University, Fine Arts, (piano performance), and resides in Eagle, Idaho, with her husband, Larry, is mom to an amazing daughter, and now proud grandma to 2 young grandkids. Char’s outside-the-museum interests and hobbies include playing piano, counted cross-stitch, golfing, traveling, and lots of camping.

Becky Kent-HagerGeneral Manager

Becky has been involved with the Warhawk Air Museum for many years as a volunteer and came on as the retail manager in July of 2018. In 2022 she accepted the position as the general manager and is grateful to be part of a wonderful organization. Becky proudly and actively supports our military and those who sacrifice their lives daily to keep us safe and secure. Since 2012 Becky has also been a sales associate for EXP Real Estate in Boise, ID. She spent 10 years as a Licensed Insurance Agent for a local insurance company and 14 years in hotel hospitality as a guest service agent and assistant manager for hotels in the area. Becky was raised in Boise, has been married since 2003, and has one son. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, yard work, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Board of Directors

  • John PaulPresident
  • Sue PaulSecretary/Treasurer
  • Barry Hill
  • Sherry Paul
  • Cassy Lindsey
  • Jim Thomas
  • Todd Lindsey
  • Max Pearcy
  • Joe Forney