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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:
Phil Mattox, Interim Director
Karen Beaty, Program Manager
Marianne Hatchett, Business Manager
Keather Gougler, Marketing Manager
Nick Kelischek, IT Manager
Tammy Godfrey, Assistant Program Manager
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
Lisa Chenfant, Administrative Assistant
Ellen Sandor, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Slucher, Administrative Assistant

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

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
June Rollins, Sales Associate
Julie Crillie, Sales Associate
Darcy Holdorf, Sales Associate
Selena Kennedy, Sales Associate
Corryn Reynolds, Sales Associate
Richard Carter, Craft Production

Dining Hall
Maggie Davidson, Chef
Barrett Barber, Crew Chief
Lori Palmer, Cook
Susan Stewart, Cook
Rachel Wilson, Crew Chief

Board of Directors:
Trudy Strawn: President
Bill Forsyth: Vice President
Barry Kempson: Secretary
Howard Malovany: Treasurer

Members at Large:
Able Allen
Jesse H. Austin III
Donick Cary
Martha Coursey
Carl Dreher
Pat Fox
Celia Larson
Forrest Oliphant
Jane Oliver
David Peters
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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