Our Story

Mission & Vision

To inspire community interaction with history, preservation, and the arts.

Brucemore Staff

Organizational Leadership
  • David Janssen, Chief Executive Officer
  • Tara Richards, Chief Operating Officer
  • Katie Benedix, Director of Business and Development
  • Rachel Potthoff, Facilities Manager
Operational Management
  • Jennifer Beall, Events and Communication Coordinator
  • Greg Billman, Landscape Manager
  • Megan Clevenger, Program and Outreach Manager
  • Ashley Courtney, Office Administrator
  • Scott Humeston, Site Maintenance Specialist
  • David Morton, Curator of Landscape
  • Jessica Peel-Austin, Curator of Museum Collections
Operational Support
  • Madison Eberle, Visitor Services Assistant
  • Glenna Houtz, Visitor Services Assistant
  • Rebecca Lesan, Seasonal Garden and Landscape Assistant
  • Kira Little Sky, Seasonal Garden and Landscape Assistant
  • Miki Miller, Bookkeeper
  • Jody Morrissey, Custodian
  • Phil Nickerson, Visitor Services Assistant
  • Amelia Spreitzer, Visitor Services Assistant
  • Buster Sullivan, Visitor Services Assistant

Board of Trustees

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a non-profit organization based out of Washington D.C., owns the Brucemore buildings and landscape. The operation, which oversees care of the estate and programming efforts, are developed by Brucemore, Inc., a non-profit run by a local Board of Trustees.

Board Officers
  • Doug Neumann, President
  • Lisha Coffey, Vice President
  • Kevin Bruns, Secretary
  • Ryan Buresh, Treasurer
Board Members
  • Brian Bergstrom
  • Pat Deignan
  • Shadia Igram
  • Mark Mathis III
  • Akwi Nji
  • Carroll Reasoner
  • Kristin Roberts
  • Kim Schmidt
  • Dr. Jennifer Smith
  • Doug Steinmetz

Jobs & Internships

Community Engagement & Food Distribution Coordinator

Brucemore is excited to work with the Iowa Community Corps AmeriCorps program and Feed Iowa First to host this 10 week position. Brucemore, with 7 historic structures and 26-acres of landscape, inspires community interaction with history, preservation, and the arts. This position will leverage Brucemore’s existing partnership with Feed Iowa First to utilize a vegetable garden and orchard to make an impact beyond the estate. The position will be responsible for maintaining a vegetable garden, harvesting fruit from the orchard, helping to engage volunteers, and collaborating with Feed Iowa First for produce distribution. Additionally, the position will work to increase the production of culturally relevant foods for immigrant and refugee communities and raise awareness of food justice through digital media initiatives.

The Iowa Community Corps AmeriCorps program helps build strong communities by responding to public health needs through food security and resource navigation efforts. As an Iowa Community Corps member, you will attend a program orientation and monthly training sessions, complete the Community Health Worker Professional Training Program, and submit monthly progress reports. A key aspect of the role is to develop a sustainability plan to ensure the continuation of capacity-building activities with this project at Brucemore beyond your term. As an Iowa Community Corps member, your work will have a direct impact on community health and food security. Join us in making a positive impact on community health and food security. Click here to read more about the opportunity and here to apply.

Internship Spotlight

Brucemore provides internship opportunities in a variety of disciplines, from museum studies to event management. We are excited to showcase our interns and their learning experience with Brucemore!

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