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Board of DirectorsStaffInterns & Volunteers | Advisors and Consultants |

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Judith Broeker – Program Director
Boulder, Colorado USA

Adventures in Preservation Board Member Judith BroekerJudith 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 – Director of Project Development
Staffanstorp, Sweden

Adventures in Preservation Board member Yvonne CaragounisYvonne 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.

Craig Deller – Board President
Madison, Wisconsin USA

Adventures in Preservation Board member Craig DellerCraig Deller is a seasoned objects conservator with over 30 years of

experience in the scientific approach to conservation. In his position as principal conservator at Deller Conservation, he has successfully treated a diverse group of objects in a variety of complex and challenging situations. His projects have ranged from 19th century folk art to Pre-Colombian sculpture to a cell door from the Nuremburg prison.

Craig currently teaches conservation techniques for the graduate program in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As time permits, he offers his services pro bono through the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC).

Craig served as president of the Chicago Area Conservation Group (CACG) from 1993-99 and was on the Board of Directors of AIC, serving as director of communications from 1999-2005. During this time, he arranged for AIC to appear on the Antiques Roadshow. In 2016, he was elected as Fellow at AIC.

Jolie Diepenhorst – Director of Outreach
Loveland, Colorado USA

Adventures in Preservation Board Member Jolie DiepenhorstJolie Diepenhorst has a BA in History and a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation, both from the University of Colorado. While a student, Jolie interned with Terracon Consultants, surveying 64 farmsteads; was a research intern for the Discover Denver program, creating a historic context and publishing two articles; and completed work on the Wise Family Homestead Complex nomination.

Jolie is currently the Historic Preservation Coordinator for the City of Brighton, Colorado. She also serves as Curator for the Bromley Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm.

As an AiP board member, Jolie is taking the lead on public outreach and marketing. She will also be writing the newsletter and assisting with project development.

STAFF

Elisabeth Sobieczky – Education Director
Vienna, Austria

Adventures in Preservation historic preservation organization volunteer, art history, building conservationElisabeth 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.

Sean Etchells – Accountant
Fayetteville, North Carolina USA

Adventures in Preservation accountant Sean EtchellsSean 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.

AIP VOLUNTEERS & INTERNS 

Marcia Klopf
Boulder, Colorado USA

Adventures in Preservation volunteer Marcia KlopfMarcia 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.

ADVISORS AND CONSULTANTS
Jane Britt Greenwood, AIA
Starkville, Mississippi USA

Jane Britt Greenwood, Adventures in Preservation Advisory BoardJane 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.

 

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