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


  • Jason Barron, Chair
  • Morningstar Law Group
  • Andrea Nixon, Vice Chair
  • Retired, PNC Bank
  • Toni Lockett, Treasurer
  • US Partner, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Practice
  • Debbi Clarke, Secretary
  • UNC-Chapel Hill


  • Drew Ammons
    Ammons Development Group
  • Agnieszka Bartosiak
  • Grant Brooks
  • Lori Bush
  • Sloan Carpenter
    Parker Poe
  • Tara Cho
    Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Eric Dorfman
    NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Chad Eckhardt
  • Stormie Forte
    Obsidian Consulting Services, LLC
  • Andrea Oakley Fox
    Charles Aris, Inc.
  • Amy Fulk
    30 Public Relations
  • Satish Garimella
    GSK Pharma Company
  • David Gwyn
    French | West | Vaughn
  • John Hardin
    Manning, Fulton & Skinner
  • Carole Kamin
    Community Volunteer
  • Lou Muglia
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Amy Pickle
    Duke University, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Studies
  • John Rumsey
    RHA Wealth
  • Alkesh Shah
    Software/Hotel/Real Estate Developer, Technology Staffing
  • Ashton Smith
  • Dan Strickford
    Merz Aesthetics
  • Alice Tate
    Community Volunteer
  • Missie Thompson
    PNC Bank
  • Anna Townsend
    Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • James White
    YMCA of the Triangle

Friends Staff

Membership, Development & Office Staff

Retail & Rental Operations

Friends of the Museum