Meet the Board

Angry_Blue_Footed_Boobie_FernandinaSara Martel ~ President

Sara has been with the State since 1997 and started her records career at the Gaming Control Board.  All but three and half of those twenty years have been in records related positions.  She worked three years as Senior Records Analyst at the Library, Archives and Public Records and has been the State Records Manager since 2016.


Shawnyne GarrenShawnyne Garren ~ Vice President

Shawnyne began her career with the Douglas County Recorder’s Office in July 2007, and prior to that had a 7-year career in real estate. Today, as the Administrative Services Manager, she manages the daily operations of the Recorder’s Office where permanent land and marriage documents are recorded and made available for public inspection. She is also responsible for overseeing the storage, inventory, and secure disposition of digital and paper records for more than 20 individual departments at the County’s Records Management center. In addition to ARMA, she is a current member of the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA), Property Records Education Partners (PREP), Recorders Association of Nevada (RAN), County Fiscal Officers Association (CFOA), and International Association of Government Officials (iGO)

IMG_4950Brandy Ellison ~ Treasurer

Brandy has been with the Washoe County Recorder’s office since 2016, starting as a Deputy Recorder I, and is now in the capacity of Senior Deputy Recorder. She spent the previous 23 years as a Legal Assistant for local law firms with a focus on business litigation. She is leading the project between the Washoe County Recorder’s office and the University of Nevada, Reno to digitally archive historical volumes from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Brandy recently completed her term as Treasurer of the Washoe Leadership Program’s Training-Learning-Leadership Committee and is looking forward to her future with ARMA.


Currently the Secretary position is vacant.



Heather Hahn ~ Information Media Specialist

Heather is the Imaging and Preservation Services Supervisor at the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records division. She has been with the State since 2018.  Heather received her Master’s in Archives and Records Administration from San Jose State University in 2017, where she concentrated on topics like information assurance best practices, website coding for archival finding aids and information dispersion.  Previously, Heather was a forensic investigator for 8 years.

Chapter President Tauri SchowTauri Schow ~ Past President

Tauri is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and she has extensive experience in eData and Information Law. She currently is Hometown Health’s subject matter expert for paper records and is responsible for managing Hometown Health’s records schedule current. She has coached and developed records personnel within the various departments and has managed the organization’s records disposition process to defensibly dispose of paper records no longer needed.

 They are an exceptional group!  Please feel free to contact your Officers, send ideas for future meetings and give them any recommendations to make this association work for you.