Officers and Directors

Dave Scinto, C.P.A.



As partner of Francis, Scinto & Associates, Dave brings a wealth of experience working with not-for-profits, medical and dental multi-practitioner entities, manufacturing companies, wholesale distributors, software developers, and other concerns. Dave has over 14 years of public accounting experience, prior to which he worked in the aerospace industry. Dave is also a professor at Sierra College. That combined experience allows Dave to understand a company’s operations and goals, and to provide meaningful contributions. Dave has provided consulting services to clients ranging in size from small, closely held companies to large, complex corporate structures. His experience includes working with both start-up enterprises and rapidly expanding organizations. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dave’s strategy with clients and organizations is to begin with the end in mind. Planning and perseverance always pay off.


Dave serves on the board of directors and as treasurer for the Grass Valley/Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. He is treasurer for the Nevada Joint Union High School District Foundation. Dave is also active on the boards of other corporations and is an active member of the Gold Country Kiwanis, serving as the 1998-99 president.



Ian Haley

Vice President/Director


Ian Haley has been a hardrock miner most of his working life. A graduate of Alleghany High School, he first worked underground at the age of 16. He has put in time at the following mines in the Alleghany Mining District: The Oriental, Eldorado Plumbago, Kate Hardy, Mayflower, and the mine he loves best: The Sixteen to One. Ian started at the Sixteen to One as a miner, then moved into the Geology Department helping with surveying and mapping. During this time he completed several Geology Courses at the Mackey School of Mines, he became specimen boss, then mine foreman. Ian was promoted to Mine Manager at the Sixteen to One Mine in 1996, at that time it had 50 employees. Ian currently manages the crew at the Sixteen to One and is also an owner/partner in a landscape rock business, The Rock Company, founded in



Dr. Edward Metz


Dr. Metz holds degrees in Mining Engineering and Medicine. The focus of his medical practice has been diseases and injuries related to hard rock mining. He has consulted with several hardrock mines.


Formerly he was assistant professor of medicine at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. Currently he is a consultant in medicine at the VA Hot Springs Medical Center in South Dakota.


Dr. Metz retired in 2000 from SD-ARNG as State Surgeon with rank of Col. in the Army Medical Corps.


He lives on a ranch where he raises long horn cattle and horses.


June Rice


June is a fourth generation Californian. Her great grandfather settled in Alleghany in the 1850’s where he ran a stage line from North San Juan and held a contract with Well’s Fargo to carry the mail.


June graduated from the University of California with a BA in Anthropology and Geography. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education.


She worked in San Francisco as the Director of the State pre-school program and then as a consultant for the State Department of Education for twenty years.


June serves on the Landmark Commission for Nevada County, is an officer of the Lake Vera Neighborhood Association and is a volunteer at the Searl’s Historical Library. Her hobby is genealogy.


Anita J. Wald-Tuttle



As a youngster in the middle of Iowa I was always picking up rocks and wondering what they were.  As an art major at Iowa State University my favorite course was sliver jewelry  design, but the instructors were clueless as to what the gemstones were that we were setting in our jewelry.

Many years later I escaped to California and made it my mission to explore “rocks”.  In San Diego I belonged to the San Diego Lapidary Society and the El Cajon Gem and Mineral Society followed by the Vallejo Gem and Mineral Club.   When I moved to this areas I immediately became involved with the Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society, served on the Board as Secretary and President, and participated in the annual show at the fairgrounds.  Along the way I discovered the 16 to 1 Mine and the Underground Gold Miners Museum.  It’s been a natural progression.  I bring many years of board involvement of multiple organizations at most levels



Rae Bell Arbogast



Rae Bell has worked for the Sixteen to One Mine in Alleghany since 1996 in various clerical, shareholder relations and compliance capacities. Job description: glue. She also does the bookkeeping for the local Fire District (Pliocene Ridge CSD) in addition to her involvement with the museum.


Rae Bell is also a Director of the Alleghany County Water District and has been a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician with the Fire Department since 1997. She served on the board of Commissioners for the Fire Department for seven years and subsequently  the board of directors for the new fire district (Pliocene Ridge CSD formed in 2004) for four years.  Currently she is a part-time student at Sierra College.


She was born in Southern California and moved to the Alleghany area with her family in 1975. Her father worked as a miner at the Ruby and Carson Mines.


Her interests include local history, rockwork and gardenning.

2018 Underground Gold Miners Museum
356 Main Street
Alleghany, CA 95910
Phone: 530-287-3330