Amanda holds a Ph.D. in Folklore & Folklife and a Certificate in Historic Preservation, both from the University of Pennsylvania. She has written numerous architectural, landscape, and engineering studies for the National Park Service, as well as published an award-winning history of Omena, Michigan. Amanda trained at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, and in addition to teaching writing at the university level, has presented living history programs about nineteenth-century farm life. She received her undergraduate degree in American Studies from Amherst College.
Business and Development Manager
Sarah graduated from Fort Lewis College with a BA in Anthropology. She has extensive experience as a Museum and Nonprofit professional specializing in Volunteer Management, Development and Educational programs. As a former Americorps National Civilian Community Corps member she is passionate about children’s issues and making a difference in her community.Sarah is also on the Board of Trustees and the Educational Chair at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City. She is a mother of two, who enjoys sharing outdoor experiences with her family and resides on Old Mission Peninsula.