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Staff and Board



Steven Engelhart, Executive Director
Contact Steven for information about AARCH, preservation issues and advocacy, endangered properties, Camp Santanoni, fire towers, and special projects.


Virginia Siskavich, Deputy Director
Contact Virginia for information about AARCH membership and event registration. Also, contact Virginia regarding our communications, media work, website, marketing and about sponsoring AARCH through business membership.  Virginia also fields research requests and inquiries through our Resource Center Collections.


Mary Cirbus, Preservation Services Director
Contact Mary for information about and help writing National Register nominations.  Also, contact Mary for information about State and Federal tax credits, and technical and special assistance with your historic properties.


Nolan Cool, Educational Programs Director
Contact Nolan about our extensive public education program, which includes a series of day-long and multi-day tours to communities within and around the Adirondacks, preservation-inspired workshops, as well as our popular lecture series.




Board of Directors

Pat Benton, Blue Mountain Lake
Sally Berk, Indian Lake
Jennifer Betsworth, Troy
Samantha Bosshart, Saratoga Springs
Eliza Darling, Northville
Susan Darrin, Hague
Edward Finnerty, Lake Placid
Richard Frost, Plattsburgh
Susan Harral, Keene Valley
Ed Hodges, Boston
William Johnston, Wadhams
Howie Kirschenbaum, Tupper Lake
Dean Melville, Upper Jay
Stefanie Noble, Syracuse
Peter Sefton, Northville


Advisory Council

Duncan Cameron, Paul Smiths
Robert Craft, Corlear Bay
David Hislop, Essex
Chuck Higgerson, Deansboro
Mary Hotaling, Saranac Lake
Chad Kilbourne, Greenfield Center
Richard Longstreth, Keene Valley
Nils Luderowski, Keene
Wester Miga, Newcomb
Anne Misiaszek, Indian Lake
Willem Monster, Northville
Lauren Murphy, Essex
Andy Prescott, Keeseville
Suzanne Roberson, Albany
Jeffrey Sellon, Raquette Lake
Carl Stearns, Syracuse
Rick Weerts, Port Kent
Janice Woodbury, Kattskill Bay