The Historic Interpretations' Board of Directors is made up of HI long time members and volunteers that are passionate about our mission and the experiences of learners of all ages. Interested in becoming a board member?Let us know!
Secretary | Marie Berry Marie Berry has been surrounded by history since she was little, having grown up in Charleston, SC. She attended the University of South Carolina where she worked at the South Caroliniana Library, which is the oldest separate college library in the United States. In 2002, Marie started volunteering with Raleigh Little Theatre because of her daughter Ruth. Shortly after that Ruth dragged her to the North Carolina Renaissance Faire (NCRF) and she was hooked. At NCRF she worked in the gallery and sang with Musician Royale and even was on cast one year but prefers to work back stage. Teaching people about history one-on-one is her favorite thing. When not volunteering she is found at the Campbell University Library where she is the Head of Access Services
Nickel Shakespeare Director | Rebecca Blum Rebecca received a BA in theatre from Meredith College in 1995. She has been active in the local theatre community since graduating and in 2006 she joined the Nickel Shakespeare Girls, which combines her love of Shakespeare and hand-balancing. In 2008 she became the Managing Director of the troupe as well and remains a principal performer. A large part of the troupe’s goal is to introduce Shakespeare’s text to people who might not otherwise hear it or enjoy it and to present it in a fun and accessible way.
Education Series Director | Hilary Bouton-Verville Hilary Bouton-Verville is a Research Analyst and Laboratory Manager at Duke University. Hilary holds a Masters in Cell Biology and Project Management from Illinois Institute of Technology. Throughout undergrad and grad school, Hilary has worked with various non-profits, beginning with the Stephen’s House in Spartanburg, SC, an AIDS hospice (1996 – 1998); she was a charter member of the PFLAG organization at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC (1996 – 1998). More recently, Hilary has volunteered as a living history interpreter at various historic sites in Durham, NC, including Bennett Place and Duke Homestead, as well as NC Renaissance Faire. Hilary has served on the Board of Directors with Historic Interpretations (HI) since 2010, beginning as a Member-at-Large and more recently as the Director of Travel and Learn programs. Hilary spends roughly 10 hours each week on HI-related duties. Her duties include coordinating off-site programs, including travel, room and board, and activities, as well as advertising the upcoming events and troubleshooting conflicts.
Member at Large | Jennie Gunther While working with the Missouri Department of Conservation, Jennie wrote script andperformed as an interpretive storyteller for environmental events. After moving to North Carolina in 1982, I served with the North Carolina Renaissance Faire for 14 years in various roles: Volunteer Coordinator and Trainer, Education & Gallery Guilds, and served on the Board of Directors. I have performed environmental, adult and children storytelling programs. As a member of Historical Interpretations, Inc. (HI), I serve on the Board, and am a member of the Dance, Vocals, Foodways, Novel Entertainments and Travel to Learn groups. Participated in HI’s productions of Sleepy Hollow, St. George & the Dragon, coordinating props and assisting wherever needed. Coordinating HI Community Outreach, assisted in signing up with Lafayette Village for continuing performance events. Advisory Council
Member at Large | Robin L. Maycock Robin is experienced both in board dynamics, is a certified public manager and is not stranger to historical volunteer groups. She began 2005, with the Active in the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA), where she earned the Baronial Service Award and Award of Arms. Robin has been an active member of Historic Interpretations since 2014.
Member at Large | Alex Mussler Currently working as a Lab Technician for breast cancer research, Alex is a Meredith College graduate, science nerd, artist, and performer pursuing her Masters in the research field. Alex has been an active member of Historic Interpretations since 2015.
Finance Officer | Krissina Newcomb Krissina Newcomb graduated from NC State University in 1998 with a B.S. in Natural Resources and a concentration in Coastal Processes. She works as an Environmental Scientist at Hal Owen & Associates Inc. where she heads the wetlands department. Her interest in history and performance (and a persuasive friend) led her to the Guilde of St. Andrew in 2002 where she began portraying the 16th century historical figure Jean Stuart, Countess of Argyl, and serving as technical director. When the group evolved into Historic Interpretations Inc., she took a position on the board of directors as treasurer and is also director of the division of re-enactment. When not discussing the implications of the Great Divorce, Krissina enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, stargazing, off-roading, and photography.
Executive Director, President, Media Manager | Jaclyn Stevens Jaclyn offers a myriad of talents for HI as an Educator, Instructional Technologist, Artist and Educational Coach with a Masters of Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Design. Beginning her love of improvisational and first-person historic interpretation in 2006, Jaclyn has written, directed, and performed works for the stage, street, and film. Currently she is the executive director of HI, manages the marketing, design and social presence for Historic Interpretations as the head of the Scriverner's Guilde, and, if that wasn't enough, she is the Music Guilde Director and supports hiSTORY Stage in its musical endeavors. Needless to say HI keeps Jaclyn very busy. Mardi Gras 2016, 2015 Coordinator, Music and Dance Board Liaison
Novel Entertainments Director | Lucy P. Ringland
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