The Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to support the Museum. All Friends activities serve the broader goal of helping the Museum illuminate the natural world and inspire its conservation.

Board of Directors


  • Andrea Nixon, Chair
  • PNC Bank (retired)
  • Andrea Oakley Fox, Vice Chair
  • Charles Aris, Inc.
  • Jason Barron, Immediate Past Chair
  • Morningstar Law Group
  • Toni Lockett, Treasurer
  • PWC
  • John Rumsey, Secretary
  • RHA Wealth


  • Drew Ammons
    Ammons Development Group
  • Agnieszka Bartosiak
  • Grant Brooks
  • Lori Bush
  • Sloan Carpenter
    Parker Poe
  • Tara Cho
    Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Debbi Clarke
  • Chad Eckhardt
  • David Emswiler
    Bank of America
  • Stormie Forte
    Obsidian Consulting Services, LLC
  • Amy Fulk
    30 Public Relations
  • Satish Garimella
    GSK Pharma Company
  • John Hardin
    Manning, Fulton & Skinner
  • Carole L. Kamin
    Community Volunteer
  • Lou Muglia
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Amy Pickle
    Duke University, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Studies
  • Tommy Sevier
  • Alkesh Shah
    Software/Hotel/Real Estate Developer, Technology Staffing
  • Ashton Smith
  • Dan Strickford
    Merz Aesthetics
  • Missie Thompson
    PNC Bank
  • Anna Townsend
    Cherry Bekaert LLP

Friends Staff

Development & Administrative Staff

Retail & Rental Operations

Friends of the Museum