Clay Renick, Director
Clay Renick was born and raised in Borger. He graduated from Borger High in 1972 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy that year. He served for 4 years active duty and after his discharge from the Navy, he attended Texas Tech University and majored in Design Communications with a minor emphasis in photography and illustration.
Upon his graduation at TTU, he and his family moved to Dallas where he worked in a design studio for 18 months before opening his own studio in Irving, Texas in 1983. He owned and operated that business, Clay Renick Design, for 21 years.
He returned to Borger semi-retired in 2005. He tried retirement, found it to be not as wonderful as he expected and opened a new graphic design and advertising business, Clayworx, in 2006. The Director’s position at the museum became available and he assumed that post in September of 2012.
Clay’s wife, Lisa teaches art at Borger High School. Clay has two children and Lisa has one child by previous marriages. Clay and Lisa have two grandchildren from his previous marriage.
Clay says of his new job, “I’ve always loved history. I knew some of our county’s history from living here as a child, but upon taking this position, I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at the depth of what there is to know. There’s something new to learn every day. There’s a lot of history here and my staff and I plan to tell it - one story at a time.”
Lynn Hopkins, Administrator
Lynn Hopkins, Administrator, has been with the Hutchinson County Museum since 1999. In addition to museum duties, Lynn serves on the county Loss Prevention committee and is the county employees Wellness Coordinator.
She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University and Certificates in Executive Leadership and Management from the University of Notre Dame. Additionally, she holds professional development certificates in museum administration and education from the Texas Association of Museums. Lynn is also a graduate of the Winedale Museum Seminar.
Lynn has held all offices in the Northwest Texas Museum Association, is a past chair of the Borger Chamber of Commerce, past Secretary of the Borger Downtown Merchants Association, charter member and past secretary of Texas Plains Trail Board of Directors, and Quanah Parker Trail steering committee.
Other associations include Friends of the Hutchinson County Museum, Friends of Alibates and Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, and Friends of Hutchinson County Heritage Society. She served on their boards, helped set up infrastructures, and wrote successful 501(c) 3 applications for them.
Lynn is married to her best friend and soul mate, Ray. They have five grown children and four grandchildren. They are charter members of Word of Life Church in Borger, from which Lynn recently retired as Board secretary/treasurer and Adult Sunday School teacher.
Tanya Brewster, Registrar
Tanya Brewster, Registrar, joined the museum staff in 2014 after several months of volunteering. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations from Texas Tech University, and an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Sowela Technical and Community College in Lake Charles, LA. Tanya has always worked for nonprofit organizations, doing their communications and graphic design.
Tanya moved with her family to Borger in 2013. She was raised in Houston, and after graduating from Tech has lived in Lake Jackson, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Tanya and her husband, Joe, have two boys. She enjoys photography, traveling, history, and family time.
Hutchinson County Historical Museum • 618 N. Main Street • Borger, TX 79007 • 806 273 0130
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