Our Staff

Jim Miller
General Manager

Jim Miller has worked for the Trinity Historical Society since 2000 as Project Coordinator/Archivist and is currently it's General Manager, where he is responsible for the administration of the day-to-day operations of the Society as well as holding responsibility for fundraising, proposal writing and research.

Jim volunteers on numerous regional and provincial boards and committees such as Vice Chair of Heritage NL (Heritage NL); Vice Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association and has been the Mayor for the Town of Trinity since 2005. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees for the former Eastern Health Authority and serves as a member of the Eastern Wellness Coalition.

In recognition of his work in relation to supporting partnerships and regional tourism initiatives, he was awarded the Doug Wheeler Award, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2010 and the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2012 in recognition of his community service. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the College of the North Atlantic.

Jim and his wife Nancy live in Trinity with their son JJ and are proud foster parents since 2016.

Dean Bailey
IT Specialist & Maintenance Coordinator

Dean has worked with the Society since 2005 hired as its IT Specialist, providing hardware and software support, graphic design and maintaining and updating the Society’s web content. He has since taken on the responsibility of maintenance coordinator for all of the infrastructure owned by Trinity Historical Society

He enjoys everything outdoors, hunting, snowmobiling, boating and spending time at his cabin. He also volunteers on a number of local committees such as the Trinity Festival Committee and the Port Rexton Rink Committee.

Dean is currently the Mayor of Port Rexton where he resides with his wife Crystal and their daughter and son, Ella and Caleb.

Daphne Clarke
Gift Shop & Program Manager

Daphne has been with the Society since 2011 hired as its Programming Manager. She has since taken on additional responsibilities over the years and is currently the Programming and Gift Store Manager and handles the day to day finances, gift shop and oversees the summer staff.

She lives in Trinity and is married to Darrell. They have two adult daughters, Kennedy and Sheridan and twin grandchildren, Ayden and Brielle – her pride and joy!

She enjoys reading, walking, a game of Rummoli, spending time at the cabin and volunteering as a member of the Town of Trinity's Trinity Festival Committee and volunteers with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

She loves scanning through the old church records and archival photos and if you have a family tree or research request, it will most likely be her that will assist you in your quest.

Wade Ivany

Born and raised in Trinity, less than 200 metres from the Forge where he now practices his craft. Wade has worked at a variety of jobs before training as a Blacksmith with the Trinity Historical Society in 2001. Using traditional, materials, tools and techniques, every piece Wade makes at the Forge is unique.

Wade and his wife Joan live in Trinity and have a daughter Jane and son Samuel and two grandchildren, Loik and Lilia

Devin Hookey

Raised in Champney's West, less than a 15 minute drive from the Forge in Trinity where he now practices the craft.

Employed as Tour Guide in high school at the Forge, he became very interested in the art of blacksmithing and returned to work at the site in 2012 as the Blacksmith Apprentice, where he learned the trade from Wade and is now a Blacksmith.

Devin currently lives in Catalina with his wife Roxanne and three daughters Abbigail, Leah and Grace and son Jake.

Kyle Hurdle
Maintenance Person

Began working with Trinity Historical Society in 2014 and takes care of the landscaping and minor maintenance work at the historic sites that are operated by Trinity Historical Society. He does a fantastic job of keeping everything in tip-top shape at our properties all year round whether it’s cutting grass or shovelling the snow.

He lives in Goose Cove and enjoys meeting the many visitors to Trinity during the summer months.

Linda Ballett
Museum Supervisor

Began working with Trinity Historical Society in 2014 as our Museums Supervisor at Trinity Museum and the Fort Point Lighthouse and sometimes fills in at Lester-Garland House. She lives in Port Rexton with her partner Bob and son Brett. She enjoys crafting as a hobby completing sewing, mat hooking, painting and other projects. When she's not at home crafting she can be found at her cabin enjoying the great outdoors.