“What I like about the plan the most is that it is doable and is not pie in the sky!”

— Mark Bassett, Executive Director, Nevada Northern Railway Museum

“The best facilitator I have ever seen.”

—Vickey Monrean, Former President, Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg

“The Master Plan...includes our new Interpretive Plan, written by the talented Dr. Alice Parman. After tours and discussions with Museum staff, and after leading our fourteen-person exhibit committee through two full-day work sessions, Alice was able to meld all that brainstorming and information into a wonderful and very comprehensive 32 page Interpretive Plan, which envisions and quantifies what a visitor might see and learn on a future visit.”

—Tracy Thoennes, Curator, Oregon Military Museum

"Thanks so much for your wonderful presentation and workshops at the Utah Museums Association conference.... I heard nothing but rave reviews and enthusiasm about your program from participants, and am so delighted that our IMLS grant allowed us to bring you to Utah."

—Megan Van Frank, Museum Interpretation Initiative, Utah Humanities Council

“Thanks for facilitating the OMA board retreat yesterday. You got a lot of product out of us in a relatively short time and kept your patience as we sometimes strayed from our task. We now have an aggressive plan and a plan with which we can show progress. Again, thanks for helping OMA and Oregon's museums.”

—Kyle Jansson, Board Member, Oregon Museums Association

“Alice helped Nearby Nature sharpen its goals and bring consensus to a plan of action. We especially appreciated her honesty and her advice. We’d recommend Alice to any organization looking to become more effective in its services and focused on its goals.”

—Andy Peara, Director, Nearby Nature, Eugene, Oregon

“Alice Parman is an exceptionally creative, sensitive and effective storyteller who takes a comprehensive approach to planning, content development, and proposal writing. Professional and energetic, she is one of the best interpretive planners I have ever had the privilege to work with.”

—Julie Coombes, M.A., Certified Interpretive Planner, Austin, Texas

“Thank you for setting the professional tone…, well tempered and cordial. I have had many comments—all positive and enthusiastic. You have set a standard for everyone that, in my mind, will have those serious about our plans ready to make the necessary commitment for success. Well done.”

—Andrew H. Appel, President, Board of Directors, North Museum of Natural History & Science, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

“The workshop was not only well done, but the information imparted by you will be invaluable toward our future direction. Everyone was so impressed by the professionalism in the way it was handled. Some of the comments were:

  • ‘I was revitalized and my faith renewed.’
  • ‘It was the best retreat we’ve ever had!’
  • ‘We need to do this every year!’

—Dottie Chase, President, Emerald Empire Art Association, Springfield, Oregon

“Thank you for guiding us through what was an incredibly open exchange of ideas and visions from people who are passionate about the Historical Society. One could feel the positive energy in the room.”

—Peter Lundberg, President, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society, San Francisco

“Not only did you organize very clear, directed discussions that resulted in a product we can understand and use, but you also edited the chart-collected ideas into a clear, working document.”

—Jan McCoy, Former President, Eugene Concert Choir

“Much of Formations’ success is a direct result of Alice’s contributions over the years.”

—Craig P. Kerger, Design Principal, Formations Inc.


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