Please join us in welcoming two new members to the BHoF board, Jaye MacAskill and Bunny Bee. Both bring extensive knowledge and experience to the board, and we are excited to have them as part of our leadership as the museum continues to grow and evolve.
Originally from Canada, Jaye MacAskill is a trained museum professional now working as a historic architectural consultant and real estate agent in San Diego, CA. A life-long fan of small, unusual museums, Jaye made her first visit to the Exotic World Burlesque Hall of Fame Museum in Helendale, CA in 1999. After moving to California to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public History in 2003, she became an active volunteer at Exotic World, helping to ensure the long-term preservation of its collections and traditions. Jaye was involved in the relocation of the museum and Miss Exotic World Competition to Las Vegas in 2006 and has been a member of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Advisory Committee for the past three years.
In addition to possessing a depth of institutional knowledge on the history of BHoF itself, Jaye brings a great deal of non-profit expertise to the BHoF board through her years of serving on the board (and as President) of Save Our Heritage Organisation — a 45-year-old organization dedicated to historic preservation that currently operates eleven historic house museums, buildings, and sites throughout the San Diego region. Jaye is also the leading authority on San Diego’s famous Hollywood Burlesque Theatre (the longest running burlesque house on the West Coast), having written her master’s thesis as well as several other articles on the subject.
A Colorado native living in Colorado Springs, Bunny Bee is an ABA Certified Paralegal, with extensive experience in employment/labor law, corporate, contract, patent, copyright and trademark law. In fact, Bunny Bee(™) is trademarked. In 2002, she unleashed her entrepreneurial spirit and started a company out of her garage. She then grew the company into a seven (7) figure a year business. She has been responsible for the development of patents as well as the copyrights and trademarks of the company. In the twelve years of the company’s existence, she has been responsible for the management and direction of the company’s entire existence. She has received many local and national awards for her company. In 2009, she was recognized as a Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, and now assists others with startups as well as advisory to Boards. With her vast business experience, Bunny Bee brings her energy and skills to BHoF, and looks forward to build upon its impressive foundation that so many have worked hard to achieve.
Bunny Bee made her Burlesque debut in 2009 with the local troupe Peaks and Pasties. She instantly fell in love with the art of striptease; thanks to Lola Spitfire. In 2011, she attended her first Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender and visited the museum. It has since been an inspiration and focus for her to raise awareness of the mission of The Burlesque Hall of Fame. As a Burlesque performer, she has made appearances both Nationally and Internationally, and is also a Co-Director/Producer of Peaks and Pasties and The Colorado Burlesque Festival. She has also won prestigious notoriety in the modeling industry and has worked with many well known photographers, companies, promotional, variety of different bikini companies as well as Playboy.
We look forward to their contribution!