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Staff & Board of Directors

You often hear us say that the Folk School is a place to bring folks together. Well, these are the people who help do that. They work to make sure the Folk School stays true to its mission of providing educational experiences that are joyful and enlivening.

We all wear nametags, so be sure to say "Hi!" to us when you're on campus.

Office and Administrative
Jerry Jackson, Executive Director
Bridget Ancil, Human Resources & Volunteer Services Manager
Stephen Angel, Finance Director
Josh Floyd, Events & Volunteer Coordinator
Melinda James, Accountant
Nick Kelischek, Information Technology Administrator

Kate DeLong, Registrar & Services Manager
Dianne Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Kaitlin Gibby, Administrative Assistant
Alison Leininger, Administrative Assistant
Ellen Sandor, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Slucher, Administrative Assistant

Darcy Holdorf, Programs Director
Tammy Godfrey, Programs Operations Manager
Kitty Taylor, Programs Development Manager
Kim Zimmerman, Programs Operations Assistant

Kathi Osborne, Development Director
Lori Dorrington, Development Coordinator

Marketing & Communiations
Keather Gougler, Marketing & Communications Director
Barbie White, Marketing & Communications Outreach Coordinator
Rachel Lomauro, Marketing & Communications Assistant
Tipper Pressley, Marketing & Communications Assistant

Craft Shop
Corryn Reynolds, Craft Shop Manager
Julie Crilley, Sales Associate
Tammy Elwell, Sales Associate
June Rollins, Inventory Coordinator
Shiloh Thomas, Sales Associate

Michelle Bentley, Housekeeper
Connie Britt, Housekeeper
Alissa Eller, Housekeeper
Loretta Johnson, Housekeeper
Amber MacDonell, Crew Chief
Dawn McDaniel, Housekeeper
Merrily Steinbrecher, Housekeeper

Dining Hall
Jarrett Palmer, Chef
Kevin Garrett, Prep Cook
Casey Johnson, Prep Cook
Melody Lunsford, Prep Cook
Justin Queen, Crew Chief
Daniel Stancil, Dishwasher
John Stancil, Prep Cook
Case Summerlin, Crew Chief
Kayla Thorley, Dishwasher

Buildings and Grounds
Andrew Lacy, Buildings and Grounds Director
Joe Baumgartner, Maintenance Technician
James Helton, Maintenance Technician
Seth Merritt, Maintenance Technician
Teddy Pitsiokos, Gardener
Board of Directors:
Mary Ackerly
Able Allen
Jess Austin
Martha Coursey
Janet Davis
Joanna Haas
Dale Jaegar
Celia Larson
Laura Ledford
Maritza Maxwell
Dina Norris
Forrest Oliphant
Jane Oliver
Tommye Scanlin


1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 • (fax) 828.837.8637
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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Craft Shop and History Center Hours:
Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice

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