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Staff & Board of Directors

Dining Hall staff Christine Gilbert (left) and Mandy Johnson
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.

School Staff:
Jan Davidson, Ph.D., Director
Karen Beaty, Program Manager
Marianne Hatchett, Business Manager
Reed Caldwell, Development Manager
Keather Weideman, Marketing Manager
Nick Kelischek, IT Manager
Tammy Godfrey, Assistant Program Manager
Colleen Plonsky, Administrative Supervisor
Kate DeLong, Administrative Coordinator
David Brose, Folklorist
Annie Fain Barralon, Music and Dance Coordinator
Lauren deSerres Kelischek, Marketing Assistant
Kim Zimmerman, Programming Assistant
Melinda James, Administrative Assistant
Dianne Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Amy Bogardus, Administrative Assistant

Fannie Johnson, Housekeeping Supervisor
Brian A. Dew
Jaclyn Curtis
Brandon Lee
Amber MacDonell
Barbara Rhodes
Keltsey Seabolt
Antonio Smith
Joseph Thorley

Buildings & Grounds
John Clarke, Buildings & Grounds Manager
Alan Bryant, Maintenance & Infrastructure Specialist
John J. Campbell, Carpenter & Operations Specialist
James Helton, Maintenance & Systems Specialist
Joe Baumgartner, Gardener & Volunteer Coordinator
Danny Wilson, Chief Mower

Craft Shop
Mary Doornbos, Craft Manager
Pat Ryan, Visual Designer
JoAnne Moore, Sales
June Rollins, Sales
Laurie Schuh, Sales
Richard Carter, Craft Production

Dining Hall
Steven Cipriano, Chef
Evon Johnson, Shift Leader
Brittany Coker, Utility Worker
Chad Johnson, Utility Worker
Susan Stewart, Cook
Nick Gabrielle, Cook
Dawn Lovejoy, Cook
Sherri Rich, Cook
Tillena Richardson, Cook
Dale Turpin, Cook
Board of Directors:
Julie Clark: President
Bill Forsyth: Vice President
Barry Kempson: Secretary
Louis Lanwermeyer: Treasurer

Members at Large:
Robert Anderson
John Balzar
Nick Cook
Carl Dreher
Mary Gonos
Susan Wheatley, M.D.
Pat Fox
Harry Kruppenbach
David Peters
Dave Smucker
Trudy Strawn

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:
Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Sun. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

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