Meet the Instructors

Kathrine Young

Senior Collections Manager, Puget Sound Navy Museum

As senior collections manager at the Puget Sound Navy Museum (PSNM), Kathrine Young is in charge of all aspects of collections management and registration, including the acquisition, management and care of all artifacts and archival items in the museum's collection. She’s created a number of the museum’s collections management forms, policies and procedures, and she was responsible for all content relating to the artifact collection during the American Alliance of Museums accreditation process. Prior to joining the PSNM, Young was the collections manager at the EMP and Science Fiction Museum (now the Museum of Pop Culture), archives manager at Microsoft and expansion coordinator at the Museum of Flight. She also did contract work for the Nordic Heritage Museum.

Young is a board member for the Registrars Committee Western Region and recently presented at annual meetings for the Washington Museum Association and the Western Museums Association. She’s received several awards from the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, including Civilian of the Quarter and, along with other PSNM staff, the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Young has a B.A. in biology and music from Concordia College, a B.A. in history from Seattle Pacific University and an M.A. in museology from the University of Washington.