May 2, 2017

The Team

Our professional team brings decades of museum, finance and construction experience coupled with the newest and best thinking around community museums.

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Laura Bajuk

Executive Director

A Palo Alto resident, Laura serves as the Museum’s executive director and development director. She served 18 years as Executive Director at the Los Altos History Museum and the Museums of Los Gatos (history, art and natural science). With nearly three decades in nonprofit work, Laura is delighted to be able to build a new community-based museum from scratch. A third-generation Californian raised on the east coast in a Navy family, she completed the Museum Studies Masters program at SFSU and holds a BA in Fine Art from UCLA.


Crystal Taylor

Assistant Director

With a focus on museum development (exhibits, collections, outfitting the new Museum) as well as marketing and fundraising, Crystal has worked at the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Museum of Monterey. She is a current MPA candidate and holds an MA in Museum Studies from SFSU and a degree in Visual and Public Art from CSUMB.

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Lynette York


With for-profit and nonprofit experience, Lynette served 16 years as Finance Director/Human Resources at Peninsula Family Connec-tions, and prior to that as a Training and Devel-opment Coordinator for Chevron USA. She has a BS in Commerce from Santa Clara University, with a minor in Spanish, and has served as a board member for St. Charles School Finance Board since 2006.

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Kitzi Tanner

Construction, Project Manager

Born and raised in Palo Alto, Kitzi’s father, Joe Tanner, was one of the early doctors of the Palo Alto Medical Clinic. Prior to PAHM, Kitzi was the construction project manager for a local venture firm’s new office located in an old brick building in San Francisco.