Board of Directors
A Board of Directors governs Iredell Museums. Fiscal accountability is maintained through policies adopted by the board and upheld by a treasurer, as well as through the separate services of a Certified Public Accountant. Funding comes from a variety of state, local and private sources as well as from earned income. The Museum employs an executive director and other employees.
Board of Directors
Amy Lawton - President
Louis Gordon - Vice President
Amy Fuhrman - Treasurer
Sandra Campbell - Secretary
Thomas Alexander - Immediate Past President
Patti Green - Member at Large
Educational Program Coordinator
Angel was born and raised in Statesville and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in History. A trained archaeologist, she has experience excavating 18th and 19th century sites in Northern Virginia, where she interpreted active excavations to thousands of visitors and was an archaeology camp counselor to middle-school children. She is a former education intern at the Gaston County Museum, where she developed and participated in educational programs and tours. Along with the Program Assistant, Angel plans and coordinates all children's programs at the Museum.
Melanie grew up in Statesville and as a child visited the Iredell Museum’s mummy at the Museum Road location. As an adult, Melanie spent close to 25 years in the Charlotte area and on the North Carolina coast as a professional Christian educator in local United Methodist churches. She developed and coordinated programs for hundreds of children and youth in many different settings. One of her passions is helping kids connect to the past and guiding them toward their future through hands-on experiences. Melanie earned her BA in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC, and is attending graduate school through the School of Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Distance Ed campus in Winston-Salem.