Contact Our Staff

Executive Director

Elizabeth Dampier, Executive Director
(336) 723-9111, ext. 206


Traci Connor, Vice President of Planning

Sarah Prather, Director of Planning


Mary Jo Morgan, Vice President of Finance
(336) 714-7110


Elizabeth Marsh, Vice President of Philanthropy
(336) 723-9111, ext. 204

Heather Moore, Assistant Director of Development
(336) 723-9111, ext.207

Melissa Hilton, Development Coordinator
(336) 723-9111, ext. 214

Communications & Marketing

Leigh Ann Woodruff, Vice President of Communications
(336) 253-3203



Precious Brayboy, Manager of Visitor Experiences
(336) 723-9111, ext. 201





Christy Ferguson, Manager of Museum Scheduling
(336) 714-7105

Allyson McCauley, Marketing Manager, Birthday Parties and Special Events

Learning & Facilities

Marcus A. Harshaw, Vice President of Learning & Facilities
(336) 618-3991

Learning & Engagement

Christine Simonson, Director of Learning & Engagement

Kevin Caesar, Manager of Animal Care

Lindsay Douglas, Manager of Camps

Sarah Evans, Education Programs Manager

Megan Garner, Manager of Community Engagement

Kayla Todd, Manager of Guest Engagement






Facilities & Exhibits

Helen McGuire, Senior Director of Facilities & Exhibits 336-714-7117 ext. 1032

John Bowhers, Director of Design and Theatre Production 336-723-9111, ext. 213

Daniel J. Castiglione, Manager of Facilities & Exhibits 941-400-5961

Theatre & Performing Arts

Becca Drew Ramsey, Director of Theatre & Performing Arts

Corinne Bass, Peppercorn Theatre Manager

Caitlyn Zarzar, Manager of STEM Theaters