In this section: Executive Staff  |  Board of Directors  |  Advisory Board

Executive Staff

Get to know our dream team! The Cook Museum Staff is made up of highly dedicated, hardworking, collaborative, creative professionals with passion for their work and community. We love to learn and have fun too!

Brian Cook

Brian Cook

President

Schelly Corry

Schelly Corry

Executive Director

Jeanne Payne, Ph.D

Jeanne Payne, Ph.D

Director of Development

John Kelton

John Kelton

Director of Exhibits & Visitor Experience

Britta Voss

Britta Voss

Membership Coordinator

Cherry Johnson

Cherry Johnson

Collections Manager

Kayla Riggs

Kayla Riggs

Marketing & PR Manager

Debbie Moore

Debbie Moore

Retail & Guest Services Manager

Heather Sellers

Heather Sellers

Exhibits Coordinator

Amel Drake

Amel Drake

IT Manager

Toni Bruner

Toni Bruner

Education Manager

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

Controller

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

Events & Volunteer Coordinator

Jon Taylor

Jon Taylor

Lead Production Manager

Amelia Denslow

Amelia Denslow

Executive & Development Administrator

Board of Directors

From left to right:  John Cook Jr., Lyn Cook, Eleanor (Jo) Cook, Brian Cook, and Leslie Cook.

Advisory Board

Jim Aycock
President and CEO
Cook’s Pest Control

Doug Bachuss
Partner
Nowlin, Bachuss & Gray Law Firm

Greg Barnes
Certified Public Accountant
Hall, Albright, Garrison, & Associates

Dr. Marc Bendickson
Chairman of the Board
Dynetics, Inc.

Angela Casciano
City President, Morgan County
Senior Vice President
Regions Bank

Renee Simmons Raney
Park Operations Supervisor
Alabama State Parks at Cheaha State Park

Tami Reist
President & CEO
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

Skip Thompson
Partner
Corporate Billing, LLC

Wally Terry
Economic & Community Development Director
City of Decatur

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