Our Founders & Leadership

Museum founders

Tom James

Mary James

Board of Directors

Carl Lindell

Lindell Properties

Court James

Craig Sher

Sembler Co.



Don Howe

Coastal Properties Group/ Christie’s International Real Estate

Dirk Montgomery

Fiesta Restaurant Group

Everald Colas

Storyn Studio for Architecture

Gregory C. Yadley

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLC

Molly James

Metropolitan Ministries


WRH Income Properties

Tom Sims

Johnson Pope

Natalie Gebicke

Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC

Staff Leadership

Laura Hine

Executive Director

Emily Kapes

Curator of Art

Julie Henry-Matus

Director of Education & Public Programs

Harry Martin

Director of Visitor Experience

Patricia Clynes

Chief Financial Officer

Victoria Doyle

Director of Marketing

Robert Gardner

Director of Facilities & Operations

Debbie Sokolov

Director of Development