Carly Starr is a museum enthusiast with a diverse background in marketing, administration, and – of course – history. Born and raised in Rocklin, she returned to the area seasonally during college to work at the Leland Stanford Mansion, a State Historic Park, and has never stopped working in museums since.
Carly received her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation, she moved to Boston and became the marketing coordinator for an engineering firm, in addition to working for the Otis House museum. At that museum, she was formally trained by Historic New England in historic housekeeping and preservation techniques. Upon returning to California, Carly worked at a political lobbying firm providing administrative services, as well as a regular docent for the California State Railroad Museum.
In her spare time, Carly enjoys traveling anywhere and everywhere, exploring the restaurants in Midtown, reading history books (yes, really!), watching British television, and – naturally – visiting museums. The classic car she would most like to own is a two-toned hardtop Metropolitan.
At the California Automobile Museum, Carly has become a gearhead and is increasing her car knowledge every day. Her favorite part of her job is being a part of a great team that shares the fascinating story of the automobile to the visitors.