Our Staff

Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director jg@nhpreservation.org
The Preservation Alliance's services, impact and constituent base has increased dramatically since Jennifer became the director two decades ago.  The organization's work with historic agricultural properties, conservation organizations, incentives and preservation easements have been recognized both statewide and across the country.  She has presented and published widely on community-based preservation planning and advocacy techniques and is the co-editor of the prize-winning Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation (Johns Hopkins University Press). She worked previously at the National Building Museum and for preservation organizations in Boston and Philadelphia and served as vice chair of a national alliance of preservation organizations. She was named to the Union Leader's 40 under 40 and is a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire.

Beverly Thomas, Program Director bt@nhpreservation.org
Beverly manages the Alliance's Old House and Barn program and oversees both of the Alliance's grant programs for barn assessments and for community landmarks assessment or re-use studies. She coordinates a range of educational programs and the biennial Old House & Barn Expo, and provides direct advice, referrals, and resources to old house and barn owners. She is also responsible for monitoring the Alliance's easement properties and provides support in developing new easements.   She lives in Bedford, where she has been a member of the Historic District Commission and is co-president of the Beford Historical Society. Beverly is assisting the Stevens-Buswell School Restoration Project and chaired the successful town-wide effort to build the Bedford Village Common. She and her husband have renovated and cared for their own old house for more than 30 years.

Andrew Cushing, Field Service Representative ac@nhpreservation.org
Andrew travels the state connecting communities to the resources they need to preserve historic landmarks. He provides technical assistance, practical advice on preservation tools and strategies, and guidance in grant-writing and fundraising. He is a New Hampshire native who returned to his hometown of Grafton, where he is the foolish owner of two old houses which serve as never-ending sources of joy and financial ruin. When not fixing windows or painting clapboards, he volunteers on the Friends of Mascoma Foundation board. Andrew is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an M.S. in Historic Preservation.

Patricia Meyers, Special Projects
Pat Meyers is a New Hampshire native with extensive nonprofit experience as director of several organizations. She is a former chair of the Preservation Alliance board and a board member of the Manchester Historic Association and Strawbery Banke Museum. She is a past board member of the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden in Portsmouth and the New Hampshire Historical Society.

Kimberly Swick Slover, Development and Communications Manager ks@nhpreservation.org

Kimberly manages development and communications activities for the Alliance, including its membership and annual fund programs and its seasonal and special communications. She also provides strategic support for the organization’s work with major donors and foundations and for events and campaigns. Kimberly has been a communications director for non-profit organizations for most of her career. She lives in a 160-year-old house in Wilmot with her husband and golden retriever, Max.

The Preservation Alliance is seeking a historic preservation intern for the summer of 2019.

Summer Intern 2019

This internship will provide practical experience in the field of historic preservation with an emphasis on: monitoring and documentation of historic properties with preservation easements, and development and execution of educational and promotional programs for property owners and general audiences. The intern will assist with easement monitoring visits, complete stewardship reports and work with program staff to develop and update outreach materials for other programs.

Schedule: The intern will work a flexible schedule agreed upon by the intern and the Preservation Alliance, comprising 35-40 hours a week over the course of 6-8 weeks, or part-time for a longer term. Work will be based at offices in Concord, NH but will include travel around the state.

Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program for historic preservation or a closely aligned field. Candidates with similar experiences will also be considered.

The ideal candidate for this position will have an understanding of the history and features of older buildings, enthusiasm for historic preservation education and strong organizational and communication skills. The ability to work independently will be important although there will also be many opportunities to work with the Preservation Alliance’s small, energetic staff. Reliable transportation is required. Photography skills are needed. Housing is not provided as part of the internship.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and two academic or relevant professional references to Beverly Thomas at bt@nhpreservation.org.

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