Beaumier Heritage Center Staff

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Student Assistants





Em Shirilla

Museum Assistant

Em Shirilla is the new museum assistant at the Beaumier Center, assisting with collections management tasks, research and exhibition development. She’s a junior at NMU from Grand Rapids, double majoring in sociology and anthropology, with a concentration in archaeology. She is very active around campus as president of Cosplayers Unite, organizer of Superior Con, vice president of the Anthropology Club. “I love being involved in museum work because I love to learn about the significance of artifacts that we may not think about much, and how they relate to people and their histories."




Kyler Phillips

Gallery Assistant

Kyler Phillips is a gallery assistant at the Beaumier Center. Assisting guests with artifact questions, managing social media accounts, and taking photos of exhibitions. He is a Junior perusing a degree in marketing. Kyler is active on campus with his role as being an EcoRep for the Sustainability Advisory Council, as well as being Head Social Media Director for the NMU chapter of the American Marketing Association. “Working at the Beaumier Center has given me a chance to learn more about the history of Northern than most students. History is an important aspect of life and learning what NMU has become and where its headed is very interesting to me.”


Hunter Laing

Gallery Assistant

Hunter Laing is a gallery assistant where he assists with research, graphic design and exhibit set up. He is a senior studying History with a minor in Sustainability. Graduating from Kingsford High School, he lived in Iron Mountain, Michigan prior to moving full time to Marquette. He is involved in the local music scene, playing in several bands and hosting both local and traveling artists. Outside of school and work he enjoys skiing, biking, and being outdoors.