Museum Staff


Jacqui Ainlay-Conley | Director

Museum Director.

Jacqui became Director of the museum in 2021. In addition to day-to-day operations, she oversees educational programming and outreach, advertising and marketing, and writing and administering grants. Jacqui is interested in building community relationships, providing a welcoming environment for all museum visitors, and sharing the history of the diverse cast of the Wild West. Active in local and national history and museum organizations, she has worked in cultural resource management and museums for the National Park Service, City and County of Broomfield, Boulder County Parks and Open Space, and Texas Historical Commission.

Rebecca Jacobs | Collections Manager and Curator

Collections Manager and Curator.

Rebecca joined the museum staff in 2022. In her role as Collections Manager and Curator, she works to care for and research the museum’s artifact and archival collection. In addition, Rebecca handles donations to the museum’s collection, image and use requests, and cataloging. Her professional interests include preventive conservation, sustainable collections care, and finding creative ways to help connect people to museum collections. Rebecca has worked with many museum, library, and archival collections including holding previous positions at Indiana University Libraries and the Indiana Historical Society.

Erin Burke | Administrative Assistant and Group Tour Coordinator


After having been in restaurant management for years, Erin first came to work for the City and County of Denver in 2009 as an Election Judge. In 2012 she was hired as an event facilitator for the city-run event venues. In 2015 she moved to the Parks Permit Office where she handled permitting for Denver parks districts as well as Mountain Parks and film permits. She became the Event Coordinator for the city-run event facilities before joining the team at Buffalo Bill Museum in 2020. In addition to providing administrative assistance, Erin helps with front-end management and coordinates group tours and field trips.