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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.

School Staff:
Jerry Jackson, Executive Director
Keather Gougler, Marketing & Communications Director
Kathi Osborne, Development Director
Stephen Angel, Finance Director
Kate DeLong, Registrar & Services Manager
Tammy Godfrey, Program Operations Manager
Bridget Ancil, Human Resources and Volunteer Services Manager
Nick Kelischek, Information Technology Administrator
Melinda James, Accountant
Darcy Holdorf, Programs Director
Ted Cooley, Music & Dance Coordinator
Tipper Pressley, Marketing & Communications Assistant
Kitty Taylor, Development Coordinator
Kim Zimmerman, Program Operations Assistant
Dianne Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Ellen Sandor, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Slucher, Administrative Assistant
Kaitlyn Gibby, Administrative Assistant
Alison Leininger, Administrative Assistant
Josh Floyd, Events & Volunteer Coordinator

Holly DeFrance, Housekeeping Supervisor
Amber MacDonell, Crew Chief
Dawn McDaniel
Michelle Bentley
Connie Britt
Alissa Eller

Buildings & Grounds
Andrew Lacy, Buildings and Grounds Director
James Helton, Maintenance Technician
Matthew Jones, Maintenance Technician
Joe Baumgartner, Maintenance Technician
Teddy Pitsiokos, Gardener

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

Dining Hall
Jarrett Palmer, Chef
Justin Queen, Crew Chief
Case Summerlin, Crew Chief
Kevin Garrett
Casey Johnson
John Stancil
Stephen Lancaster
Melody Lunsford
Kayla Thorley
Board of Directors:
Howard Malovany: President
Able Allen: Vice President
Janet Davis: Secretary
Jess Austin: Treasurer

Members at Large:
Martha Coursey
Celia Larson
Forrest Oliphant
Jane Oliver
Jack Smoot
Laura Ledford
Dina Norris
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:
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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