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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:
Jan Davidson, Ph.D., Director
Karen Beaty, Program Manager
Marianne Hatchett, Business Manager
Reed Caldwell, Development Manager
Keather Gougler, 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
Melinda James, Marketing Assistant
Kim Zimmerman, Programming Assistant
Dianne Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Ellen Sandor, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Slucher, Administrative Assistant

Melisa Anderson, Housekeeping Supervisor
Amber MacDonell
Carleigh Gibby
Joseph Thorley
Sarah Murphy
Shawn Simpson
Dawn McDaniel
Asheley Crawford
Sheryl Heilig

Buildings & Grounds
John Clarke, Buildings & Grounds Manager
Alan Bryant, Maintenance Technician
John J. Campbell, Carpenter
James Helton, Maintenance Technician
Joe Baumgartner, Gardener/Work-Study Coordinator

Craft Shop
Mary Doornbos, Craft Manager
Pat Ryan, Visual Designer
June Rollins, Sales
Linda Thompson, Sales
Jennifer Mills, Sales
Josh Michaels, Sales
Richard Carter, Craft Production

Dining Hall
Dawn Lovejoy, Cook
Susan Stewart, Cook
Leroy Brown, Cook
Zach Hensley, Utility Worker
Board of Directors:
Julie Clark: President
Bill Forsyth: Vice President
Dave Smucker: Secretary
Howard Malovany: Treasurer

Members at Large:
Able Allen
Robert Anderson
Carl Dreher
Pat Fox
Harry Kruppenbach
Celia Larson
David Peters
Jack Smoot
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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