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About

As the nonprofit organization tasked with stewardship, research and interpretation of this irreplaceable site, Drayton Hall Preservation Trust holds a significant responsibility. We are the intermediaries between artifact and student, estate and visitor, past and present.

For more than 250 years, Drayton Hall has stood witness to the American South. Among the best and most complete examples of Southern colonial life open to the public today, the property holds a vital educational responsibility. It is also an active archaeological site with an extensive museum collection of rare 18th- and 19th-century objects and artifacts.

MISSION STATEMENT

Drayton Hall Preservation Trust fosters a deeper understanding of colonial America and the evolution of life in the South by discovering, researching, conserving, and interpreting the history, context, and culture of Drayton Hall.

The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is a privately funded nonprofit organization responsible for the operation and administration of Drayton Hall, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support. For more information on the mission and sites of the National Trust, visit savingplaces.org.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chair Richard Almeida
Vice Chair Marilynn Wood Hill
Vice Chair W. Hampton Morris
Treasurer H. Montague (Monty) Osteen Jr.
Secretary Thomas W. (Woody) Rash Jr.
Nathan (Nate) Berry
Mary (MeMe) Black
William B. (Bill) Bodine
Catherine Brown Braxton
Frank W. Brumley
John T. Cahill
Amelia (Mimi) Cathcart
Matthew Cochrane-Logan
P. Steven (Steve) Dopp
Frank B. Drayton Jr.
Betsy Halstead
John B. Hildreth
Benjamin P. (Ben) Jenkins III
Rise Johnson
Cynthia (Cynnie) Kellogg
Kristopher B. King
Douglas B. (Doug) Lee
Benjamin F. (Ben) Lenhardt Jr.
Fulton D. (Tony) Lewis Jr.
Michael B. Prevost
Margaret Beck Pritchard
Henry B. Smythe Jr.
Anthony C. (Tony) Wood

To contact the Staff of the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, please click on the names below or call our main number at (843) 769-2600 during regular business hours and an operator will direct your call.

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Carter C. Hudgins, Ph.D.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Pamela Brown

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Paula Marion

FINANCE associate

Michelle Johanek

ADVANCEMENT

Open Position, Director of Philanthropy
Caroline Schultz, Advancement Manager
Lela Gee-Boswell, Advancement Manager

DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM AFFAIRS

Sarah Stroud Clarke

Amber Satterthwaite,  Curator of Education and Museum Programs

Stephanie Demkowski, Guest Services & Volunteer Coordinator
Amanda FelderGuest Services Coordinator
Patricia Jack, Guest Services Coordinator

Historical Interpreters:  Zachary Ford, Rosemary Giesy, Bev Hildreth, Nicole Houck,  Lauren Ketelhut, Mary Jo Lautier,  Betsy McAmis, Diane Miller, Veronica Pieretti, Patricia Ploehn, Brandon Stone, Shanon Stroer, Connie Yaccarino, Jordan Yale

PRESERVATION

Sarah Stroud Clarke, Director of Museum Affairs, Acting Archaeologist and Curator of Collections
Patricia Lowe Smith, Curator of Historic Architectural Resources
Eric Becker, Manager of Landscapes, Horticulture, and Modern Facilities
Cameron Moon, Assistant Curator of Historic Architectural Resources
Corey Heyward, Wexler Curatorial Fellow
Raymond Nesmith, Landscape and Horticulture Technician
Tom Eline, Landscape and Horticulture Technician

GUEST SERVICES

Kate Ludwig, Director of Retail and Admissions

Catherine Coughlin, Communications & Marketing Manager

Guest Services Sales Associates: Caroline Cannon, Whitney Clayton,  Paige Lavigne, Leslie Lewis, Ellyn Frisch Morgan

VOLUNTEERS

Robert A. Johnson, Ian Purches, Judi Purches, Josephine Tapia, Joan Younce, Stan Younce, Jackie Bowe, Judy Canonico, Charlotte and Bill Collier, Cynthia Corley, Christine Cronin, Deborah Dammer, Kathy and Sam Dellorso, Leilani DeMuth, Zach Ford, Maryjane and Tony Islan, Elanie and Steve Knapp, Colana Mathis, Gail Morrill, Chris Rosendall, Janice and Michael Shada, Bonnie Sykes, Sherry Timko, Rita Wilkie, Phoebe Willis, Carol Wood, Matt and Diane Zender

To contact the Staff of the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, please call our main number at (843) 769-2600 during regular business hours and an operator will direct your call.