Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Staff

Nancy Gottovi

Nancy Gottovi

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is the Executive Director of Central Park. She earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been an adjunct Assistant Professor at NC State University and UNC Charlotte. Dr. Gottovi has served as editor for the national Rural Education Finance Center’s Rural School Funding Report, director of the Heritage and Cultural Tourism Partnership of NC and Project Director of the NC Pottery Center.  Nancy was a 1995 Fellow of the Rural Economic Development Leadership Institute and is currently a 2006-2008 William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations. Nancy lives in northern Moore County.


 

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Joe Grant

Joe Grant is the STARworks Glass Education Coordinator.  He earned a BFA from the University of Illinois and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Joe has received numerous awards, including a residency at the Creative Glass Center of America and the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship.  His work has been exhibited at The Carrack Modern Art Museum, Turchin Center fo the Visual Arts and the Green Hill Center in North Carolina, as well as many galleries in other states.  Joe resides with his family in Alamance County.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Mary Holmes

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  is the Special Project Coordinator at Central Park NC. She earned her master's degree in Project Management from Western Carolina University and her BS in Business from the University of Limerick.  Mary is co-owner of the Center for Awakened Health and president of the Seagrove Area Potters Association.  Mary lives in Moore County. 

 

 

 

  


 

 

 

 

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Adam Landman

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  is the STARworks Project Manager. Adam is a native of the state of Alabama. He earned a degree in Art from East Carolina University. Adam is an artist, a problem solver, and a former United States Marine. Before joining STARworks, Adam gained experience as a sous chef, a shoe salesman, and a manager at Kinkos. He currently lives with his family in Randolph County.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Rhonda McCanless

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is the Communications Coordinator at Central Park NC.  She has a AAS in Community Journalism from Central Carolina Community College.  Rhonda is publisher of "In the Grove," a monthly newsletter that focuses on the Seagrove pottery community.  She resides in Randolph County.


 

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Takuro Shibata

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  is the Director of STARworks Ceramics, a social enterprise venture of Central Park NC. Takuro is a native of Japan, where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Applied Chemistry. He has over 10 years experience in ceramics research, ceramics materials and studio facilities.  As a resident artist in several regions of the U.S. Takuro has conducted numerous lectures and workshops on various ceramics topics and techniques. Takuro lives in Moore County.

 

 

Beth Throneburg

Beth Throneburg

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  is the Office Manager at Central Park NC.  She earned a BA in Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University.  She is also certified in accounting.  Before joing CPNC, Beth worked as a preservation planner, main street director and GED instructor.  She likes to camp and create stamped greeting cards in her spare time.  Beth lives with her family in Stanly County.


 

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Kacy Cook

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is a Land Conservation Biologist who works for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC).  She lives in Montgomery County and has a Master of Science in Forestry and Natural Resources from the University of Georgia.  She collaborates with landowners, agencies, organizations, industry and local governments to conserve declining wildlife and habitats as our communities grow.  She works with partner organizations to implement the NCWRC Green Growth Toolbox, which won an award for Excellence in Wildlife Management from the Southeast Section of the Wildlife Society.