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 & Treasurer
  • Retired, PNC Bank
  • Debbi Clarke, Secretary
  • UNC-Chapel Hill

Board of Directors

  • Amy Baldwin
    United Partnerships
  • Lori Bush
  • Tara Cho
    Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Judge Chris Dillon
    NC Court of Appeals
  • 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
  • Scott Hensley
    Stancil & Company
  • Marc Hoit
    North Carolina State University
  • Carole Kamin
    Community Volunteer
  • Toni Lockett
    US Partner, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Practice
  • Louise Martin
    Community Volunteer
  • Alfred Mays
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Mark McIntire
    Duke Energy
  • 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
  • James White
    YMCA of the Triangle

Friends Staff

Membership, Development & Office Staff

Retail & Rental Operations

Friends of the Museum