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 & Board Chairman

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

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

Controller

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

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

Events & Volunteer Coordinator

Jon Taylor

Jon Taylor

Lead Production Manager

Amelia Denslow

Amelia Denslow

Executive & Development Administrator

Eric Miller

Eric Miller

Live Animal Manager & Lead Aquarist

Mike Holbrook

Mike Holbrook

Facilities Manager

Board of Directors

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

Advisory Board

Jim Aycock
Vice Chairman of the Board
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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