Our Founders & Leadership

Museum founders

Tom James

Mary James

Board of Directors

John C. Carson Jr.

Raymond James Financial

Everald Colas

Storyn Studio for Architecture

Natalie Gebicke

Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC


WRH Income Properties

Don Howe

Coastal Properties Group/ Christie’s International Real Estate

Court James

Molly James

Metropolitan Ministries



Carl Lindell

Lindell Properties

Dirk Montgomery

Fiesta Restaurant Group

Craig Sher

Sembler Co.

Tom Sims

Johnson Pope

Gregory C. Yadley

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, 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

Anthony Todaro

Director of Marketing

Robert Gardner

Director of Facilities & Operations

Debbie Sokolov

Director of Development

Victoria Doyle

Director of Administration

Jeremy Gray

Director of Finance