Meet our Board and Senior Management Team

NHAM is a volunteer-run organization and this is our governing body.

Phillip O'Dell

President

Phil O’Dell is the President of O’Dell Engineering and one of the founders of Allen-Vanguard Corporation. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario and is the Founder of the museum, a collector for over 30 years, and a donor of a wide variety of artifacts to the museum collection. He brings to the museum his experience in ITAR as well as Export-Import, Industrial Security, and Firearms Business issues.

Danielle Havelka

Director of Development

Danielle brings to NHAM over ten years of management and fundraising experience in the ‘Not-for-Profit’ sector. Her expertise in operations, revenue generation, and strategic planning are an asset for the museum.

In Danielle’s spare time, she can be found hanging out with her family, travelling, and volunteering with various animal rescues.

Robert (Rob) Grieve

Vice President

Robert is a retired business manager of Xerox Canada who demonstrated successes in distribution management, inventory controls, and customer service.  He brings 40 years of Project Management experience to NHAM.

Robert served nine years in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada based out of Toronto.

Dave Root

Treasurer and Secretary

Dave is a seasoned Financial, Operations, Global Sales executive, leader, and strategist. As the CFO/ President of Global business at Eagle’s Flight, he has helped to operationalize a successful Global experiential training company, working with over 52% of fortune 500 companies in 45 countries globally through direct offices and licensed partners.

Dave has been involved in many charities, and is currently the president of I-projects, a charity that has a home for abused girls in Peru, builds homes for underprivileged families, and is currently building a school in Lima.

Gary Crocker

Director

Gary Crocker is a retired Chief Warrant Officer and has 34 years of service with the Canadian Armed Forces where he was awarded the Order of Military Merit (MMM) Medal in 2000 by the Governor General of Canada.

Gary’s additional experience as Product Support Engineering Manager for Colt Canada and his significant expertise in small arms are invaluable to the museum.

Boris Vulanovic

Director

Boris Vulanovic, currently an executive within the power sector, brings large-scale operations and project experience to the board.

His previous experience in the small arms industry earned him awards for both innovation of the year and product of the year.  He also has experience in pioneering innovative manufacturing processes and has been invited to participate in industry research and development programs.

Gary Dare

Museum Curator

Gary is the curator of the museum. He possesses extensive experience in firearms identification gained through employment within the Canadian Firearms Registry of the RCMP.

Gary has over 35 years of firearms-related experience in the field of maintaining and servicing all types of domestic and foreign military firearms in support of the Canadian Armed Forces as a member of the Service Rifle Shooting Association.