Our Board & Staff
Our Board of Directors
Meet our current Board of Directors at Barns of Rose Hill.
Susi is a native of Clarke County and holds a B.A. in Art History from American University. She has been involved in the community for over 35 years as a realtor, retailer, volunteer and advocate for downtown revitalization. Susi has served extensively on several boards—Millwood Country Club, the Clarke County Historical Association, Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville Main Street, Powhatan School, and Long Branch Plantation—and has been interim Executive Director for Long Branch and Barns of Rose Hill.
A native Virginian, Tom was raised in Clarke County and returned to his roots as an adult. Tom was instrumental in developing a recycling program at Clarke County schools and was a key member of the community group that successfully resisted the establishment of a new industrial quarry in northern Clarke County. He holds a degree in History from the University of Virginia and has worked in corporate communications and real estate.
A native of Clarke County, David attended both The University of Virginia and Radford University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a minor in Foreign Languages. David parlayed a computer electronics hobby into a busy career in technology, working in various capacities from PC Technician to Network Manager, Assistant Director of Technology, and IT Teacher. David currently contracts for IT Operations and Management on behalf of FEMA.
A native of Clarke County, Lucy is an international fundraising specialist with over 25 years working for major museums, universities, humanitarian organizations and theaters including the Smithsonian Institution, George Mason University, Medical Emergency Relief Internationals, World Resources Institute and Arena Stage. She now focuses on private international clients. Lucy studied theater arts at Ithaca College and earned a Master’s in Psychology at Leslie University. She has recently returned to her home town of Berryville where she shares her passion for theater and the performing arts.
Lily manages the popular Bluemont Concert series and shares with the Barns the benefit of her extensive experience in managing an arts organization. She also provides guidance in such areas as board organization, volunteer recruitment and co-ordination, and grant-writing.
Michael Hobert was born and raised in Clarke County where he has a law practice on Main Street in Berryville. Michael served for many years as a Clarke County Supervisor, chairing that board for some years. He has served on many non-profit boards of directors in the community. His theater experience with the Blue Ridge Players when he was in high school started a life-long love of the arts. He believes cultural arts are integral to well-being in a community.
Kathy is a thirty-year resident of Berryville and librarian at Boyce Elementary School in Clarke County.She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.Kathy is an avid reader with an interest in local history. A member of the board since January 2015, she serves as Secretary and is also a member of the Executive Committee and Programs Committee in the area of educational programs.
Living in Clarke County since 1986, Tricia is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investment Services in Berryville. She serves on multiple boards, including Clarke County Rotary, Berryville Main Street and the Shenandoah Valley Workforce. Born in Richmond, she graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in studio art and a minor in Art History.
A resident of Virginia since 1993 and Clarke County since 2001, Diana holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in vocal performance. Her singing career included opera, music theater and art song concerts. Diana transitioned into business, holding positions in financial services and executive recruiting before leading the capital campaign to restore the barns in Berryville that led to their opening in September 2011.Diana rejoined the Barns as chairman in January 2014.
Alex was born and raised in Clarke County, growing up in a family highly involved in service to the community through non-profit organizations and volunteer activities. She volunteered extensively with the Barns during the capital campaign to restore the old barns. Alex determined to develop a career in the non-profit sector and has worked with several community organizations in development, marketing and administration.
A resident of both Alexandria, Virginia, and Clarke County, Bob Randolph has 22 years of involvement in international development with a focus on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conflict management programs in Southeastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, working currently as a mediator and arbitrator. His education includes a BA (VMI); JD (Harvard Law School); MA (Oxford); and an LL.M (Georgetown). Bob has served on the boards of several arts, civic and educational institutions.
Jean grew up in Rockville Maryland. She earned a BS degree in Finance and Marketing from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and an MBA from George Washington University. Jean’s experience includes banking, commercial real estate development and property management, homeowners and condominium association management, more recently working as the CFO for a woman-owned commercial printer in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
Kelli Hart, Executive Director
Kelli chose to move to the non-profit sector in 2005 after some 20 years in the wine business as a sales
consultant and sommelier. She has held development positions with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, where she was responsible for directing the Annual Fund and planned giving from 2010 through 2012, and United Way of the National Capital Area from 2005-2009, serving as Campaign Ambassador, Community Impact Coordinator, and Campaign Manager for Loudoun County. Kelli holds a BA degree in English from West Georgia College (now University of West Georgia).
Morgan Morrison, Program Director
Morgan joined the Barns in 2012, moving to the position of Programs Director in 2013. She is responsible for booking, producing and marketing events and programs at the Barns in coordination with the Executive Director and Programs Committee of the Board. Morgan works as a professional musician with the popular group Furnace Mountain, for which she is the principal manager, and also co-ordinates more than 200 volunteers for the annual Watermelon Park Festival in Clarke County. She teaches mandolin and guitar, and she has performed extensively in the United States and internationally.
Nathan Borger, Assistant Director
Nathan joined our staff in May of 2016. He came to us after working for eleven years at the Bluemont Concert Series, a non-profit arts organization very similar to the Barns of Rose Hill. He had been Deputy Director there for the past two years, having developed not only a wide array of skills, but a real passion for the arts, specifically live music. With all the challenges facing small arts organizations, Nathan’s experience and passion makes him a wonderful addition to our team. Please join us in welcoming him to the Barns!