Richard Erickson Foundation
Russell D. Baker has served as Chairman of The Richard W. Erickson Foundation since 2018. His involvement in the Foundation and Museum dates back to 2002, when he combined his love of antique and classic vehicles and motorcycles with his professional expertise in building and running corporations to help curate the Antique and Classic Power Museum’s motorcycle and automobile collections. As an associate and friend of Richard Erickson, Russell is focused on building the future of the foundation to create a lasting legacy that the public can enjoy. In his spare time, Russell enjoys spending time with his wife and family and hunting, fishing, boating and working on the cars and motorcycles in their collection.
Pam Williams serves as the Lead Event Coordinator, Secretary, and Trustee for the Richard W. Erickson Foundation. Daughter of founders Richard and Rita Erickson, Pam brings with her nearly two decades of business experience in the financial sector to help advance the goals of the foundation. Pam has resided fulltime in Wallsburg since the passing of her father in 2018, where she oversees operations, coordinates events, and conducts private tours of the foundation’s collection. When she is not at the foundation’s museum site, Pam enjoys antiquing, thrift shopping and spending time with her son, Zeth and his family.
Todd Erickson serves as both Trustee and Ranch Manager for the Richard W. Erickson Foundation. Son of founders Richard and Rita Erickson, Todd’s love of big machines stretches back to his childhood, working alongside his father learning how to operate heavy equipment. In fact, Todd and Richard personally built many of the foundation’s antique museum exhibits together. Todd resides in Wallsburg, UT, full time, and oversees improvements to the foundation’s property. In his spare time, Todd enjoys hunting, fishing, finding hidden treasures at flea markets and swap meets, and spending time with his sons Troy & TJay and their families.
Robert Muir, a Wallsburg native, serves as Trustee and Director of Special Projects for the Richard W. Erickson Foundation. Over the course of his career as a general contractor, Robert has been involved in many development projects across the state of Utah and parts of Wyoming, from inception to a completed product. In his spare time, Robert enjoys restoring classic cars and has won several trophies for his work. Robert and his wife, Jayne love spending time in the great outdoors with their two children.
Richard H. Thomas, Longtime friend of Richard Erickson, has served as trustee for the Richard W. Erickson Foundation since its inception in1999. A retired mechanic and tractor operator, Richard works to procure and maintain the foundation’s tractor fleet and sawmill. Richard has always loved vintage machinery, and currently holds two land speed world records with his team and their 1953 Ford pickup truck featuring a blown flathead engine. He and his wife, Val, have three children and three grandchildren. They currently live in Salt Lake County, UT.
Matt Binyon has overseen vendor relationships and electrical work as a Trustee of the Richard W. Erickson Foundation since 2019. Matt brings his entrepreneurial spirit and lifelong passion for antiques to the position, along with his decades of experience as a licensed electrician. His unique skills have taken him all around the country, including TV spots on Pawn Stars and What’s It Worth. Matt also built the light fixtures for the hit TV series Yellowstone. Matt and his wife currently live in Utah, where Matt can easily participate in his other favorite hobbies, snowboarding and target shooting.
Mark R. Duffin currently serves as Trustee and Financial Treasurer for the Richard W. Erickson Foundation. A licensed CPA with a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Utah, Mark brings four decades of experience to the position. In his professional career, Mark worked for national accounting firms and eventually started his own thriving business in order to be more present in his family life. Mark is passionate about model trains and ships, as well as the full-scale antiques at the foundation’s Antique and Classic Power Museum. Mark and his wife raised four children and have 15 grandchildren.