OUR BOARD & STAFF
Board of Directors
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. When Berryville was accepted into the Virginia Main Street program in 1992, she was the first project manager. Susi has served extensively on several boards including Millwood Country Club, the Clarke County Historical Association, Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville Main Street, Powhatan School Board of Trustees, and Long Branch Plantation as well as served as interim Executive Director for Long Branch and Barns of Rose Hill.
“The Barns of Rose Hill are very special to me. I have been involved in this rewarding project for many years and am always impressed with what the Barns of Rose Hill have become. It is a beautiful facility promoting the Arts in our talented region.”
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 received an advanced diploma from Clarke County Public Schools and 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. With Clarke County Public Schools, David worked for ten years in various capacities from PC Technician to Network Manager, Assistant Director of Technology, and IT Teacher. David contracted for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a member of the National Disaster Response Team for about five years. He 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 hometown of Berryville where she shares her passion for theater and the performing arts.
“I am a strong believer in the power of the arts and see the Barns of Rose Hill as one of the most important centers for performing, visual, and literary arts in the area.”
Lily Rose Dunning
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 coordination, and grant-writing.
Peggy Duvall lived in eight states and 20 cities before coming to Virginia in 1984. Born into a family of artists, she studied fine arts and interior design at the University of Georgia before making a life in design. Her love and respect for the arts community in Clarke County initiated her establishment, with her husband Jay. of a fine arts gallery in Millwood that garnered respect and appreciation for local artists. Peggy’s past volunteer efforts have included Winchester City School, Preservation of Historic Winchester, Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester, Blue Ridge Hunt Pony Club, the Virginia State Arboretum, and the Garden Club of Virginia.
“I believe in community & I believe that the arts are what bring us together to celebrate our humanity. I believe especially in my community that has given me so much.”
Michael Hobert, Vice Chair
Michael was born and raised in Clarke County where he has a law practice on Main Street in Berryville. He believes cultural arts are integral to well being in a community and began his theater experience with the Blue Ridge Players when he was in high school. He served for many years as a County Supervisor and on many nonprofit Boards of Directors in the community.
Kathy Hudson, Secretary
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.
Tricia has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones with an office in Berryville since 2010. She serves on several boards, including Clarke County Rotary and the Shenandoah Valley Workforce. Born in Richmond, Tricia was a competitive swimmer from age 7-17, swimming year round and competing all over the East Coast. She attended and graduated from University of Virginia with a B.A. in studio art and a minor in Art History. Tricia moved to Clarke County in 1986, working as sales manager for Elizabeth Locke Jewels for 17 years, and owning her own jewelry business as well.
Diana Kincannon, Chair
A resident of Virginia since 1993, Diana holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in vocal performance. Her singing career included opera, music theater, and art song concerts in Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina, also touring Italy in opera concerts with the North Carolina School for the Arts. Diana later 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.
“The arts in their many forms get people outside their day-to-day experiences and cast fresh light on what it is to be alive in the world. The arts connect people and help them understand each other better. There’s power for good there. And for all those who ARE the artists, there’s the rich experience of self-expression, of interpreting themselves, of creating. At the Barns, all this comes together, making the world a better place. “
Alex was born and raised in Clarke County, growing up in a family highly involved in service to the community through nonprofit organizations and volunteer activities. She volunteered extensively with the Barns during the capital campaign to restore the old barns. Alex decided to develop a career in the nonprofit 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), conflict management programs, rule of law and administrative justice reform in South-eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He currently works as a mediator and arbitrator in Northern Virginia, with periodic travels abroad to design and implement dispute resolution systems in transitioning countries. His education includes a B.A. (VMI); J.D. (Harvard Law School); M.A. (Oxford); and an LL.M (Georgetown). Bob has served on the board of a number of arts, civic, and educational institutions, most recently as a board member of City University of Seattle and Barns of Rose Hill.
Jean Wilson, Treasurer
Jean grew up in Rockville, Maryland with three very competitive brothers. She earned a B.S. 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, and most recentlyworking as the CFO for a woman-owned commercial printer in Tysons Corner, Virginia. In 2010, Jean and her daughter established the Women For Peace Scholarship Fund in an effort to empower young women in the developing world through continuing educational opportunities.
Kelli Hart, Executive Director
Kelli chose to move to the nonprofit sector in 2005 after more than 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 B.A. degree in English from West Georgia College (now University of West Georgia).
Morgan Morrison, Program Director
Morgan joined the Barns of Rose Hill in 2012 and became 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 is a professional musician, band member and principal manager of the popular band, Furnace Mountain, and performs extensively in the United States and internationally. She teaches mandolin and guitar to local students. Morgan also coordinates more than 200 volunteers for the annual River & Roots Festival and Watermelon Park Festival in Clarke County.
Nathan Borger, Assistant Director
Nathan Borger grew up in Berryville. After attending the College of William and Mary, he returned to his hometown to work for the Bluemont Concert Series where he honed his skills in event production and learn about nonprofit management. Nathan began working with the Barns in 2013 as a sound technician and joined the staff full-time in 2016 as Assistant Director. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and banjo.