Annual Membership Meeting Election – Board Nominee Biographies:
Nancy C. Dorman is a career parks and recreation professional with experience in recreation site and comprehensive park master planning, recreation professional continuing education, natural and cultural area resource management, park construction project management, grant writing, program planning and implementation, park interpretation, and volunteer and non-profit management. She has over 25 years of experience in a variety of recreation settings from community centers, to aquatics, to therapeutic recreation, and natural resource management. She is currently the Program Services Manager for Tennessee State Parks with responsibility for the seasonal interpretive ranger program, staff interpretive training and coordination of efforts to develop State Parks Interpretive Action Plans. She is an active board member for a number of organizations including the Friends of Beaman Park, the Tennessee Environmental Education Association and the Beaman Park to Bells Bend Conservation Corridor. Nancy is a native Tennessean who grew up in Memphis and has lived in the Nashville area since 1989. She has been a member and supporter of Historic Rugby for several years.
Stephen McClure lives in Nashville and is the Marketing Manager, Healthcare—Social Media, Content, and Communication at HealthStream, where he has worked since 2008. Having worked creatively in marketing and public relations for nearly 20 years, he has overseen HealthStream’s blog and social media efforts from their inception, has responsibility for all Website content, and manages production of most written company marketing materials. Stephen has an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Modern European Studies from Vanderbilt University. He is an avid hiker and a frequent visitor to Rugby and the BSFRRA. Stephen volunteers for Fifty Forward, Hands On Nashville, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. His interests include historic preservation, native plant gardening, sustainable development, and recycling. Stephen is a current member of HRI and shares the Board’s concerns for Rugby’s future.
Mike Green is an experienced nonprofit finance executive who is retired from United Way of Metropolitan Nashville where he served six years as Controller and 13 years as Chief Financial Officer. He has been Treasurer for the HRI board for the last three years and has been seen frequently in Rugby for meetings and events. His interest in Rugby dates back to the late 1960s when he came to Rugby while attending Tennessee Tech. Mike has been advising Historic Rugby on ways to improve the reporting and efficiency of its financial accounting system.
Michael Harris is a retired educator and educational consultant residing in Rugby, Tennessee. Mr. Harris’ education career of 36 years includes work as a Teacher, Principal, Associate Superintendent and Superintendent of Schools. He retired after seven years at the helm of Tennessee’s sixth largest district, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. He also worked as a park ranger (Stones River National Battlefield for ten summer seasons) and was the original co-author of a series of curriculum guides for historic sites entitled “Teaching with Historic Places.” Harris is now called on to work with school districts all over the United States to assist them in recruiting and selecting outstanding teachers and principals.