Our People

STAFF

Tim Tipton 
Executive Director
[email protected]

Lisa Whitfield
Education Coordinator
[email protected]

Elaine Blake
Smith-McDowell House Manager
[email protected]

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
President
Allan Tarleton

Attorney, Van Winkle Law Firm

Vice President
Jim Buchanan

Secretary
Kerri Glover
Director, Community Relations and Marketing
A-B Tech Community College

Treasurer
Dan Huger
Amateur Historian

Courtney Blossman
Community Volunteer

Bill Murdock
Executive Director, Eblen Charities

Stuart Camblos
Community Volunteer

Geoff Cantrell
Manager, Community Relations Department, Western Carolina University

Beth Gentry
Business Manager, A-B Tech Community College

Richard Graham, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Franklin College

Lynne Harlan
Public Relations Coordinator, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Gordon McKinney, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Berea College

Gwin Jones
Community Volunteer

Jon Ostendorff
Public Relations & Media Consultant

Ralph Simpson
Former Journalist & PR Consultant

Dirk Wilmoth, PhD
Chief Financial Officer, A-B Tech Community College

Bill Murdock
Executive Director, Eblen Charities