Mary Dombrowski

Education Coordinator

Education Coordinator email: mdombrowski@accokeek.org Best Accokeek Memory Seeing the new piglets for the first time. Favorite Part of the Farm The boardwalk on the Pumpkin Ash Trail. If I could be one of the farm animals... A duck on the conservation pond. Mary is originally from Wisconsin where she spent her days exploring the outdoor world…
KC Carr

Regenerative Agriculture Coordinator

Regenerative Agriculture Coordinator email: kcarr@accokeek.org Best Accokeek Memory Making giant leaf piles and jumping in them. Favorite Part of the Farm The Blackberry Trail with the beautiful view of the pasture. If I could be one of the farm animals... Definitely a bluebird. I could fly around all day, nap whenever I'd like in the bluebird…
Adrienne Farfalla

Program Partnership Director

Program Partnership Director email: afarfalla@accokeek.org Best Accokeek Memory Any outdoor space reminds me of my youth and exploration. Favorite Part of the Farm I just discovered the Paw Paw trail--super cool! If I could be one of the farm animals... If I could be any of our farm animals, I would be a squirrel! They are…
Alessandro Russo

Museum Interpreter

Museum Interpreter email: arusso@accokeek.org Best Accokeek Memory My second day on the job. Taking in the fresh air and being surrounded by nature and so much history. Favorite Part of the Farm There is no stone or patch of dirt that I do not favor over any other; it is all my favorite. If I could…
Joe Markley

Livestock Manager

Livestock Manager email: jmarkley@accokeek.org Best Accokeek Memory When my wife and I first came to the site to scope it out before I applied for my job. Favorite Part of the Farm The back pastures. If I could be one of the farm animals... I am forever a sheep. Growing up on farms his whole life,…
Deanna Rishell

Visitor Services Manager

Visitor Services Manager email: drishell@accokeek.org Best Accokeek Memory Meeting the staff and animals for the first time Favorite Part of the Farm The Fig Tree If I could be one of the farm animals... I would be a cow. From historical interpretation to program development, Deanna Rishell comes from working at museums in Delaware for four…
MaryAlice Bonomo

Director of Operations

Director of Operations email: mbonomo@accokeek.org Best Accokeek Memory I will always remember standing on the dock on July 4th with Ellenmary Farrar while she was in character watching the daytime fireworks at Mount Vernon. We could hear the music playing the National Anthem and a bald eagle flew over our heads. Favorite Part of the Farm…
Kate McGowan

Museum Interpreter

Museum Interpreter Best Accokeek Memory Performing "The Dating Game" at Food for Thought Favorite Part of the Farm The blackberry vines on the colonial site If I could be one of the farm animals... Hog Kate McGowan is a firm believer in the use of theatre to illuminate the human condition and highlight societal issues…
Joy White

Museum Interpreter

Museum Interpreter Best Accokeek Memory My most memorable time would be seeing the reactions of a group of visitors. They tried so desperately to give me advice and see if I would break character. They said the laughter was merely cover for the tears hidden inside. The history itself impacted them but seeing it come…
Shemika Berry

Interpretation Coordinator

Interpretation Coordinator Best Accokeek Memory During one weekend interpretation a visitor was in tears as I portrayed Cate Sharper and told how her son was sold to a neighboring farm. The visitor's real tears showed me the impact of bringing history to life and the responsibility I have to tell the truth and be authentic…