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Nicholas Redding is the Executive Director of Preservation Maryland.  Before joining the staff he was the Executive Director of Long Branch Plantation where he successfully revitalized the organization while realizing an ambitious strategic plan for the historic house and working farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.  He also served as the Deputy Director for Advocacy at the Civil War Trust, America’s largest non-profit battlefield preservation organization. While with the Trust Redding was responsible for planning and directing preservation advocacy campaigns throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including the effort that turned back the proposal to build a casino on the Gettysburg battlefield. A published Civil War historian, Redding has contributed to many publications and magazines and remains active in leading tours of battlefields throughout the region. Redding is a graduate of Shepherd University. He serves on the board of the Clermont Foundation in Berryville, Virginia and has been appointed twice to the Frederick County (MD) Historic Preservation Commission. He lives outside Frederick, Maryland with his wife and two beagles.

 

 

Doug Harbit is the director of development of Preservation Maryland. Before joining the staff he was the director of the major donor program at 1000 Friends of Maryland. His career has included being the deputy director of the Alliance for Justice, the director of communications and then president of the National Institute for Dispute Resolution, and the director of financial services of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Doug has been a commissioner of the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission, a director of the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions, and has lectured on preservation finance at various universities around the country.

 

Meagan Baco is Director of Communications for Preservation Maryland. She is past Acting President of Preservation Action, the grassroots lobby for historic preservation in Washington, DC and the founder of Histpres, a job board/blog/network for young preservationists. Meagan exceeds the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications as a professional preservationist with a graduate degree in preservation from Clemson University. She has been recognized as a young professional leader by Business First (Buffalo, NY) and the Association for Preservation Technology International. Locally, Meagan is a founding Board member of Friends of the Greenbelt Theatre.

 

Margaret DeArcangelis is our education and outreach director. She earned her bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology from the University of Michigan, then served as the executive director for the Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative from 2006 to 2009. She pursued a dual master’s degree at the University of Maryland in Historic Preservation and Community Planning before joining Preservation Maryland in January 2013.

Jana Carey has served as business manager for Preservation Maryland since October 2009, a role she also held from 1998 through 2003.  Her responsibilities include financial reporting, accounting, human resources administration, risk management, record management and procurement.

Elly Colmers

Elly Colmers has served as Special Projects Manager for Preservation Maryland since January 2015, having previously been the Development and Adminitrative Assistant since March 2014. She received her BA in History and Economics from University of Baltimore, and her responsibilities include overseeing our events, assisting in advocacy and communications, and running out field trip program.

 

 

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