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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
Stephen Angel, Finance Director
Nick Kelischek, Information Technology Administrator
Morgan Oliver, Human Resources Manager
Ivy Rivas, Accountant

Kate DeLong, Registrar & Services Manager
Holly Alling, Administrative Assistant
Dianne Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Jillian Clark, Administrative Assistant
Kaitlin Gibby, Administrative Assistant
Alison Leininger, Administrative Assistant

Darcy Holdorf, Programs Director
Nicholas Daglis, Studio Manager
Josh Floyd, Clay Studio Coordinator
Tammy Godfrey, Visitor Engagement Coordinator
Ellen O'Brien, Special Programs Manager
Gabe Strand, Wood Studio Coordinator
Kitty Taylor, Programs Development Manager
Kristin Wilder, Community Programs 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

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

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

Dining Hall
Jeremy Burch, Prep Cook
Tristan Williams, Prep Cook

Buildings and Grounds
Andrew Lacy, Buildings and Grounds Director
Joe Baumgartner, Maintenance Technician
James Helton, Maintenance Technician
Seth Merritt, Maintenance Technician
Board of Directors:
Mary Ackerly
Able Allen
Jess Austin
Martha Coursey
Janet Davis
Joanna Haas
Dale Jaeger
Laura Ledford
Annie Fain Liden
Maritza Maxwell
Dina Norris
Forrest Oliphant
Jane Oliver
Kanute Rarey
Tommye Scanlin


1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 Contact us by email

John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Craft Shop Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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