Judith Broeker is co-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. Ms. Broeker holds a Master’s degree in History with an emphasis in historic preservation. She completed an internship at the National Park Service, and has worked for the private sector as well as the Colorado Historical Society. For her, nothing is better than exploring a historic site with camera in hand.
Jamie Donahoe is co-founder of Adventures in Preservation. She has an AB in American Studies from Hamilton College and a Master’s degree in Preservation Studies from Boston University. She began her career as a historian at the U.S. National Park Service. Ms. Donahoe has lived and worked outside the U.S. since 1996, working for UNESCO in Thailand and working on school and housing reconstruction in Bosnia for Care International. She is a seasoned world traveler who shares her experiences, along with preservation insights, on Twitter and Facebook.
Wellington, New Zealand
Austin Mackesy-Buckley holds a Masters Degree in Architecture at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Already having a Bachelor in Architecture Studies his focus has always been on heritage buildings, though he also has a keen interest in history, photography and design in general. He has worked as a heritage researcher for independent heritage consultants, local government and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
His interest in heritage buildings was largely sparked through having been lucky enough to have traveled extensively around the world, where he has seen many areas desperately in need of efforts and services such as those provided by AiP. Austin believes that the world’s built heritage is an invaluable source of culture, education, and identity and as such are natural assets to communities and nations which we cannot afford to neglect or destroy.
Susan-Joan Mauriello is a specialist in marketing. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and history from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Mauriello launched Apply Ivy, an admissions consulting firm that advises candidates applying to top U.S. universities. Prior to starting her own company, Susan worked as a consultant in strategic planning, market entry, competitive analysis, and acquisition support.
Sarah McCullough, Treasurer
Jackson, Mississippi USA
Sarah McCullough manages Cultural and Heritage Development for the Division of Tourism with Mississippi Development Authority. Her background includes experience in both historic preservation and economic development. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Mississippi Heritage Trust and is a member of U. S. ICOMOS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Agnes Scott, a master’s degree in historic preservation from The University of Georgia, and studied international trade at The American University in Paris. She has taken part in international cultural heritage and volunteer programs in Brazil, Ghana, Croatia, Thailand, and Australia.
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.
Zeina El-Cheikh’s ties to AiP began when she was working toward her degree in architecture, and was developing a project to save and preserve the Al-Khawabi Citadel in Syria. AiP advised her on this rehabilitation project, and she went on to successfully complete her Architecture degree. Since then, Zeina has been involved in architectural survey and documentation of historic houses including CAD drawings; documentation and drawings of archaeological excavations; residential design; graphic design and illustration; and most recently, engineering studies and consulting.
Ms. El-Cheikh serves as AiP’s regional contact in the Middle East and has contributed articles on AiP to several journals. In addition, she is our language expert, speaking Arabic, French, English and German.
John Lambert is Founder and President of Abstract Masonry Restoration, a 23-year-old historic masonry restoration contracting and consulting company located in Boston, Massachusetts and Salt Lake City, Utah. He is actively involved in providing hands-on training in the care of historic masonry structures. He serves as instructor at The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies in Mount Carroll, Illinois, as well as The Traditional Building Skills Institute at Snow College in Utah.
Mr. Lambert is a frequent speaker and trainer at conferences sponsored by organizations such as The Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and Traditional Building. He is a past Chairman of the Board of The Traditional Building Skills Institute. He also serves on ASTM Subcommittee C12.03.03, the task group charged with developing new standards for restoration mortars as well as the ASTM task group charged with updating and reinstating the standard for Natural Cement.
Caitlin is a graduate of Tufts University with a degree in art history. During her undergraduate education, she enjoyed learning about works of canvas and clay, but found the buildings that house them infinitely more fascinating. With internships at the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s historic Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, and a position blogging for her study abroad program in Prague, she cemented her love of heritage as expressed through architecture.
Caitlin is pursuing a career in historic preservation and is currently enrolled in the historic preservation masters program at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Tracey Harty is a freelance marketing and communications consultant who became interested in historic preservation when her Salt Lake City neighborhood decided to pursue a local historic district designation. Already listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this should have been a no-brainer, but turned into a heated battle and went to Utah’s Capitol Hill. She in turn ran for City Council and narrowly lost, but has since established a non-profit foundation to continue educating residents and encouraging preservation of the neighborhood. A new, smarter pursuit for designation is in the works. Tracey holds a BA in Mass Communication from the University of Utah, and enjoys putting her skills to work for causes like AiP.
Susie Trexler is a 2011 graduate of Lewis and Clark College. During her time there, she studied abroad in Greece (where one of her favorite archaeological experiences was matching ancient pottery shards), was captain of the swim team, and earned a degree in history. She attended Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School with the University of Oregon for two summers, during which time she developed a particular interest in historic preservation. She is currently enrolled in the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program.
Susie has been an intern for the Nevada Historical Society and for the National Park Service in Anchorage, Alaska. She wrote her senior thesis on the post-WWII decline of the American front porch as an architectural feature. After graduation, she served as a Student Conservation Association intern at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
Tyler Walton is a graduate of Boston Architectural College with a design degree specializing in historic preservation. He has both hands-on construction trade experience and architectural design/drafting skills. His studies and work have taken him from Richardson-Romanesque, Tiffany, and Upjohn designs in Boston, to ancient sites in Greece such as Delphi, Ancient Corinth and various sites in Athens.
Previous employers include: Goody, Clancy, and Associates; Boston Architectural College; and BNK Petroleum. Recently participating with the BAC/Tufts Solar Decathlon team sponsored by the Department of Energy, Tyler has a new-found interest in incorporating sustainable design into conservation. He is currently working for Colorado Preservation Inc.
Tyler is dedicated to AiP because projects offer individuals the ability to take part in meaningful recreation, while at the same time making a valuable contribution to those in need.