OUR BOARD & STAFF
Board of Directors
Lucy Dorick, Vice Chair
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.”
Mr. Hill serves as Vice-Mayor of the City of Winchester. He is retired as a Case Coordinator with Timber Ridge School. He was first elected to the Winchester Common Council in 2008 and voted Vice-Mayor in 2018. Mr. Hill graduated from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a Bachelor’s degree in History (major) and Sociology (minor). Mr. Hill also graduated from George Mason University with a Master’s degree in Counseling. He has served on the board of Virginians for the Arts and in the past served on the board of the Shenandoah Arts Council. He is a collector of items related to the African American experience.
Michael Hobert, 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 resident of Berryville and a retired elementary school librarian from the Clarke County Public Schools. 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 2015, she serves as the Secretary and is also a member of the Executive Committee and Programs Committee.
A native Virginian, Julie is a gifted artist who brings her judgment and talent to our art exhibits. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Julie has pursued a career in faux, mural and trompe l’oeil painting. She worked extensively with masters from Europe and the United States, and her work is featured in several embassies, hotels, restaurants, residences, and numerous publications such as Traditional Home, The Piedmont Virginian, the Washington Post, and the cover of “The House That Faux Built.”
Barb Murry has been part of the Northern Virginia area for over 40 years and worked as an elementary music teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. Her true love is reaching out to children to show them how music can be part of their lives. She is very excited to be a part of such a wonderful Arts Center as Barns of Rose Hill and loves the challenge of finding ways to continue to enrich our community with the Arts
Mr. Preston is married with three children (ages 15, 13 and 10) and has lived in Berryville for 13 years. He has been employed as a project/contract manager working in the northern Virginia area for twenty years. An Air Force veteran, he grew up in Louisiana and graduated from Strayer University. He is eager to serve on the Board of Directors of Barns of Rose Hill to be able to be more involved in serving his community.
Donald Rivers, Treasurer
Donald joined the Barns board in early 2017. He moved to Clarke County with his wife, Geri, in 2015. He’s an attorney and business consultant, and his background includes producing both films and music events. An entrepreneur with vision and extensive business and legal experience, Donald brings ideas in both programming and operations to the Barns.
Pat A. Robinson is an attorney with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Ms. Robinson was an assistant general counsel in the legal division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She earlier served as an associate at Sidley & Austin in the firm’s financial institutions regulatory practice in its Washington, D.C. office. She has participated on a number of panels at seminars and conferences on bank regulatory issues and served as an instructor at the American Bar Association’s Banking Law II course. Ms. Robinson received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law School
Roma Sherman , originally from Engalnd, moved to the Shenandoah Valley 36 years ago. She and her husband, John Sherman, started and ran the Ashby Inn in Paris Va. for 21 years. Before opening the inn in 1984, Roma worked in advertising in Washington D.C. In the mid-90s, Roma created the Bosnia Relief Mission and three times organized and took local doctors and medical supplies into the war zone of Sarajevo.
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, Director of Operations
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.
Sarah Ames, Executive Director
Sarah joined the Barns of Rose Hill in November 2017, bringing an extensive business and project management background. She served as a Business Specialist and Project Manager with the U.S. Department of the Interior in Herndon, VA. During Sarah’s 14 years with the federal government, Sarah filled many roles, gaining experience in finance, acquisition, auditing, internal controls, and IT. While earning her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Sarah became a Project Management Professional. She is also an American Council on Technology-Industry Advisory Council Fellow, graduating from the organization’s Voyagers Program. Sarah and her husband, Michael, are both natives of Clarke County and currently live in Stephens City with their three children.
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As a nonprofit organization, your generous support through donations and memberships help ensure we fulfill our mission to enrich lives through our performing, visual, and literary arts programs and remain a strong and vibrant resource in our community.
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