Boulder, Colorado USA
Judith Broeker is founder of Adventures in Preservation,which was preceded by her own company, Preservation UnLtd. She is a materials conservation specialist with both research and hands-on experience gained at historic structures in the United States and abroad. Judith holds a Master’s degree in History with an emphasis in historic preservation. She responds to all AiP requests for preservation assistance and works with community members to develop each project. For her, nothing is better than exploring a historic site with camera in hand.
Yvonne Caragounis is a LEED AP certified architect and project manager specializing in historic preservation and cultural resource management. She has a Masters in Architecture (Diplôme de Deuxième Cycle) from École d’Architecture de Paris La Villette in Paris, France, and recently earned a Masters of Science in Building Conservation from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Yvonne has worked in design and construction for 15 years, both in the US and Europe. Originally from Europe, she has lived, worked and volunteered in Sweden, France, UK, Romania, Latvia, Hungary, Poland and more. Many of the projects she worked on consisted of renovations and repairs to existing buildings and much of the work was carried out working in teams spanning different disciplines, borders and cultures.
Keen to put her historic preservation skills to use on international building conservation projects, Yvonne is working with AiP on project development.
Jacksonville, Florida USA
Rich has been active in historic preservation for over ten years including renovating 3 historic homes, volunteering for multiple historic preservation organizations, and training with the National Trust of Historic Preservation. She created Norla Preservation Project in 2013 to promote historic and cultural preservation in northwest Louisiana. She recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida to take the Executive Director position for Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) in the Historic Springfield neighborhood. Kelly will head AiP’s fundraising efforts.
Loveland, Colorado USA
Jolie Diepenhorst has a BA in History and a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation, both from the University of Colorado. She interned with Terracon Consultants, surveying 64 farmsteads; was a research intern for the Discover Denver program, creating a historic context and publishing two articles. She also completed the Wise Family Homestead Complex nomination.
Jolie served as the Historic Preservation Coordinator for the City of Brighton, Colorado for two years. She also served as Curator for the Bromley Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm.
As an AiP board member, Jolie is taking the lead on public outreach and marketing through social media.
Elisabeth Sobieczky is an art historian, who holds a doctoral degree (Dr. Phil.) in Art History from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and a Master’s degree (M.A.) in Art History from the University of Würzburg, Germany. She taught for seven years at the University of Graz, Austria with courses covering issues in restoration, conservation and heritage preservation. She also worked with students at on-site preservation projects.
Elisabeth’s research is focused on restoration from a historical and aesthetic perspective, considering how restoration physically changes, and thus changes the way we look at, works of art, objects and buildings. With this in mind, what is the best approach for current restoration and conservation projects?
With her academic and teaching background, Elisabeth will combine her duties as Education Director with university outreach, developing partnerships between university programs and AiP projects. Her goal is to concentrate on the educational aspect of AiP projects to maximize learning outcomes.
Fayetteville, North Carolina USA
Sean Etchells lives in Fayetteville, NC where he recently began working as an auditor for the US Army Audit Agency. Prior to moving to NC, he worked as a tax associate in Denver, CO while completing his Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado. Before beginning his career in Accounting, Sean served in the US Army for 21 years and spent time in various European and Middle Eastern locations.
When not working, Sean enjoys traveling the world, kayaking, bicycling, skydiving and looking at cat memes on the internet. One of his recent adventures took him to the Mayan ruins of Uxmal in Yucatan, where he was able to walk among the ancient temples and buildings of a remarkable culture that has adapted to modern Mexican society. He is always on the lookout for the next trip, finding planning almost as enjoyable as the actual journey.
Boulder, Colorado USA
Marcia Klopf began her studies at St. Olaf College and received a BA in Studio Art and Pre-Architecture, along with a Latino Studies concentration. She then earned a Master of Urban Planning, with a focus on historic preservation, at the University of Illinois. While a graduate student, she worked as a Research Assistant with the City of Washington, Illinois. The collaboration focused on the historic resources in the City of Washington, IL. Marcia completed the background work for a National Register nomination, wrote historic district design guidelines and compiled a resource book for historic district property owners. She also worked as the Preservation Planner for the City of Madison, Indiana and worked with the HPC, grant programs, and property owners to protect Madison’s historic resources.
Marcia currently works for Winter & Company, an urban planning, historic preservation and urban design consulting firm that works with communities around the country to guide future development through the use of design guidelines, preservation plans, and training manuals. She is working with AiP on marketing and outreach, as well as providing support for organizational development.
Jane Britt Greenwood is a licensed architect, who worked in Boston for a number of years. In 1992, she took the position of University Architect for the newly founded American University of Armenia (AUA) in Yerevan.
She spent eighteen months in Armenia working on the design and development of an American-style university, teaching architecture students at the Yerevan Institute of Architecture and Construction.
Since entering academia in 1994, Dr. Greenwood served as Associate Dean in the Mississippi State University College of Architecture, Art, and Design, returning to the teaching faculty in 2009. Dr. Greenwood is also co-founder and President of Historic Armenian Houses, a cultural NGO located in Yerevan, Armenia.