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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
Karen Beaty, Program Director
Keather Gougler, Marketing & Communications Director
Kathi Osborne, Development Director
Stephen Angel, Finance Director
Kate DeLong, Registrar & Services Manager
Tammy Godfrey, Program Operations Manager
Nick Kelischek, Information Technology Administrator
Melinda James, Accountant
Ted Cooley, Music & Dance Coordinator
Tipper Pressley, Marketing Communications Assistant
Kitty Taylor, Development Coordinator
Kim Zimmerman, Program Operations Assistant
Dianne Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Lisa Chenfant, Administrative Assistant
Ellen Sandor, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Slucher, Administrative Assistant
Corie Pressley, Programming Assistant
David Brose, Folklorist

Holly DeFrance, Housekeeping Supervisor
Amber MacDonell, Crew Chief
Dawn McDaniel, Crew Chief
Asheley Crawford
Dawn McDaniel
Shawn Simpson
Melody Lunsford

Buildings & Grounds
James Helton, Maintenance Technician
Matthew Jones, Maintenance Technician
Joe Baumgartner, Maintenance Technician
Jessica Hoffert, Gardener

Craft Shop
Mary Doornbos, Craft Shop Manager
Julie Crilley, Sales Associate
Darcy Holdorf, Sales Associate
Selina Kennedy, Sales Associate
Corryn Reynolds, Sales Associate
June Rollins, Sales Associate
Gina Myers, Sales Associate
Richard Carter, Craft Production

Dining Hall
Jarrett Palmer, Chef
Andy Comer
Mariana Flores
Casey Johnson
Michelle Sechrengost
Lorri Kilby
Kaitlyn Gibby
Case Summerlin

Board of Directors:
Howard Malovany: President
Able Allen: Vice President
Barry Kempson: Secretary
Jesse Austin: Treasurer

Members at Large:
Donick Cary
Martha Coursey
Carl Dreher
Pat Fox
Celia Larson
Forrest Oliphant
Jane Oliver
Jack Smoot


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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