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, Executive Director
Stephen Angel, Senior Accountant
Keith Hogsed, IT Manager
Jared Jack, Finance Director
Nicholas Kelischek, Information Technology Administrator
Morgan Oliver, Human Resources Manager
Melinda James, Staff Accountant

Adrianna Vasquez, Student Services Manager
Kayla Nichols, Assistant Student Services Manager
Dianne Arnold, Administrative Assistant
Alison Leininger, Administrative Assistant
Will Skelton, Administrative Assistant

Darcy Holdorf, Programs Director
Annie Fain Barralon, Program Development Manager
Elizabeth Belz, Blacksmithing & Metals Coordinator
Melissa Buchanan, Studio Manager
Michelle Bounasr, Olive’s Porch Sales Associate
T-Claw Crawford, Music and Dance Events Coordinator
Larry Cooper, Studio Assistant Blacksmithing
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
Sheryl Koch, Studio Assistant Glass
Martha Owen, Creative Program Advisor- Spinning, Knitting & Crochet, Felt Making, Dyeing & Surface Design
Kay Patterson, Creative Program Advisor- Enameling, Hot/Warm Glass
Nikki Reese, Olive’s Porch Sales Associate
Dea Sasso, Creative Program Advisor- Book & Paper Arts, Printmaking, Marbling, Calligraphy
Sienna Shute, Clay Coordinator
Charmaine Slaven, Music and Dance Programs 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

Mackenzie Harkins, Development & Fundraising Supervisor
Barbie White, Development Manager
Morgan Budzinski, Event & Volunteer Manager

Marketing & Communications
Anthony Perrone, Marketing & Communications Director
Rachel Lomauro, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Galen McGee, Multimedia Specialist
Morgan Slucher, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Craft Shop
Caroline Teal, Venture Manager
Melissa Burchfield, Craft Shop Assistant Manager
June Rollins, Inventory Coordinator
Melody Swindle, Sales Associate
Ashlee Bauer, Sales Associate
April Sham, Sales Associate

Connie Britt, Crew Chief
Ariel Clark, Housekeeper
Alissa Eller, Housekeeper
Angela Wynn, Housekeeper
Marlenny Espinal, Housekeeper
Tresa Walls, Housekeeper
Lauren Sams, Housekeeper
Judy Ledford, Hooursekeeper


Dining Hall
Terra Ciotta, Executive Chef
Austin Bowling, Prep Cook
Cindy Harmon, Prep Cook
Seqouyah Lyvers, Prep Cook
Dylan McAllister, Crew Chief
Donald Shomaker, Prep Cook
Joseph Keener, Dishwasher
Millison Stewart, Baker/Swing Cook
Josh Harris, Prep Cook

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

Board of Directors
Eric Cero
Andrea Conarro
Janet Davis
Chris Dockery
Lillian Gantsoudes
Jo Haas
Dale Jaeger
Jane Jennings
Celia Larson
Maritza Maxwell
Dina Norris
Wil Posey
Tommye Scanlin
Stewart Senger
Jack Smoot