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.
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.
Pat KilroyExecutive Director
COL Pat Kilroy (USA, Ret.) served for three decades as an Active Duty Army aviator and then joined the museum staff in September ‘15. A decorated combat veteran with multiple overseas tours, including Iraq, Kosovo, and Bosnia, Pat is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Boise State University’s Executive MBA program. Pat’s father was a career Air Force officer who flew B-25D Mitchell bombers in World War II in the 345th Bomb Group (Air Apaches) during the New Guinea campaign. With his wife Monique, the Kilroy’s have an Army Captain son currently assigned with the First Cavalry Division, one of their two daughters is a recent graduate of Oregon State University and the other attends the University of Idaho.
If you have a donation for the museum, Lou Bauman is the man you want to see! Lou works tirelessly receiving and processing donations, designing and building displays, and researching artifacts. As if that wasn’t enough, Lou also volunteers as a speaker for our Bridging the Generations educational program where he tells students about his experiences as a young boy during World War II and his service in the United States Coast Guard from 1959 to 1967. So it’s no surprise that if you asked Lou what his favorite display is, he’ll tell you it’s the Coast Guard case of course! Lou first came to the museum as a donor himself in 1993 when we were still located in Caldwell. In 2002 he started attending our monthly Kilroy Coffee Klatch for veterans, and became an official member of the team in 2007. Boy have things changed since 1993, and much of that has to do with Lou’s dedication and expertise!
Heather MooreAdministrative Assistant
Heather Moore first came to the museum in 2012 as a teacher on a field trip with her students, fell in love with the museum, and decided almost immediately that this was where she was meant to be. Aside from her daily duties that help make the museum run smoothly, Heather helps out as part of the Veterans History Project and loves being a part of the Kilroy Coffee Klatch and Bridging the Generations programs. In her free time, she plays roller derby for Treasure Valley Roller Derby, a 501-C(3) non-profit, and has served on their Board of Directors for three years as secretary and is currently serving as co-president.
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 Boyd has been a volunteer since 2009 and the volunteer coordinator since 2011. Before she retired, her career consisted of 10 years as a legal secretary before switching to medical transcription for 20 years. She has extensive experience in both volunteering and leading volunteers, including board president for the Idaho Walk to Emmaus, facilitator for a GriefShare grief ministry, hospice caregiver, meal ministry coordinator, guardian for WWII veterans for Honor Flight Idaho (5 trips), a member of Soldier Angels (working with teams all over the nation writing letters and sending care packages to our troops for 10 years). Char is the daughter of a career USAF officer 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 in Fine Arts (piano performance), and resides in Eagle, Idaho with her husband, Larry, of 38 years, mom and mother-in-law to Jeannette and Tyler. She is a proud gramma of Kenna, now age 2. Char’s outside-the-museum interests and hobbies include counted cross-stitch, golfing, traveling, and lots of camping.
Becky Kent-HagerGift Shop and Admissions
Becky has been involved with the Warhawk Air Museum for many years as a volunteer and came on as the retail manger July of 2018. She is also a sales associate for EXP Real Estate located in Boise, ID since February 2012. She carries the special designation of Certified Military Residential Specialist and is a member of Veterans United Realty referral program. Becky proudly and actively supports our military and those who sacrifice their lives daily to keep us safe and secure. Prior to real estate she spent 10 years as a Licensed Insurance Agent for a local insurance company, she spent 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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