Nicholas is responsible for coordinating Preservation Maryland’s busy daily operations as well as managing and improving its programmatic initiatives, including the signature Six-to-Fix program. In addition, he is a registered Maryland lobbyist and directs the organization’s legislative advocacy efforts in Annapolis and Washington, DC.
Prior to arriving at Preservation Maryland, he served in leadership positions at several heritage and preservation organizations including Executive Director of Long Branch Plantation, a 19th century historic site in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, and as Deputy Director for Advocacy at the Civil War Trust in Washington, DC. During time spent at the Civil War Trust, Redding led a national coalition to prevent the construction of a casino on the iconic Gettysburg battlefield. In addition, he has also served as a Park Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.
Redding was twice appointed to the Frederick County Historic Preservation Commission, serving as its vice-chair and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War. He is a published author and frequently gives tours of Maryland and Pennsylvania’s battlefields and historic towns.
He is a graduate of West Virginia’s Shepherd University and lives outside of Frederick, Maryland in a historic home with his wife, daughter, and two beagles.