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
Bethany Chaney, Interim Executive Director
Stephen Angel, Senior Accountant
Morgan Budzinski, Event & Volunteer Manager
Nicholas Kelischek, Information Technology Administrator
Morgan Oliver, Human Resources Manager

Kate DeLong, Registrar & Services Manager
Dianne Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Alison Leininger, Administrative Assistant
Will Skelton, Administrative Assistant
Kayla Nichols, Administrative Assistant

Darcy Holdorf, Programs Director
Elizabeth Belz, Blacksmithing & Metals Coordinator
T-Claw Crawford, Music and Dance Events Coordinator
Allie Dudley, Textiles & Natural Fibers Coordinator
Tammy Elwell, Community Programs Coordinator
Karen Hurtubise, Creative Program Advisor- Gardening & Homesteading, Nature Studies, Soap Making, Storytelling
Barbara Joiner, Creative Program Advisor- Jewelry, Metalwork, Stained Glass, and Kaleidoscopes
Ellen O’Brien, Special Programs Manager
Martha Owen, Creative Program Advisor- Spinning, Knitting & Crochet, Felt Making, Dyeing & Surface Design
Kay Patterson, Creative Program Advisor- Enameling, Hot/Warm Glass
Stefani Priskos, Programs Development Manager
Dea Sasso, Creative Program Advisor- Book & Paper Arts, Printmaking, Marbling, Calligraphy
Sienna Shute, Clay Coordinator
Charmaine Slaven, Music and Dance Programs Coordinator
Gabe Strand, Wood Coordinator
Kitty Taylor, Creative Program Advisor- Writing
Jeffrey Teal, Creative Program Advisor-Wood
Susannah Thompson, Cooking, Gardening, and Nature Studies Coordinator
Rachel Watson, 2D Coordinator
Kim Zimmerman, Programs Operations Assistant

Kathi Osborne, Development Director
Barbie White, Development Manager

Marketing & Communications
Anthony Perrone, Marketing & Communications Director
Robert Grand, Communications & Brand Manager
Rachel Lomauro, Marketing & Communications Assistant
Rachel Grano, Multimedia Specialist

Travis Souther, Collections & Archives Manager

Craft Shop
Caroline Baxter, Craft Shop Manager
Melissa Burchfield, Sales Associate
June Rollins, Inventory Coordinator
Melody Swindle, Sales Associate
Dennis Keeney, Sales Associate

Connie Britt, Crew Chief
Victoria Craig, Housekeeper
Dawn McDaniel, Housekeeper
Yvette Millward, Housekeeper
Angela Wynn, Housekeeper

Dining Hall
Terra Ciotta, Executive Chef
Dylan McAllister, Crew Chief
Donald Shomaker, Prep Cook
Dalton Slade, Prep Cook
Joseph Keener, Dishwasher

Buildings and Grounds
Joe Harvey, Buildings & Grounds Director
Joe Baumgartner, Maintenance Technician
Jason Ebinger, Gardener
James Helton, Maintenance Technician
Jess Holdorff, Maintenance Technician

Board of Directors
Mary Ackerly
Jess Austin
Eric Cero
Janet Davis
Chris Dockery
Lillian Gantsoudes
Joanna Haas
Dale Jaeger
Celia Larson
Maritza Maxwell
Dina Norris
Wil Posey
Kanute Rarey
Tommye Scanlin
Jack Smoot