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David is the Executive Director of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. Previously, he was the global executive director of FITCH and brings nearly three decades of senior management experience to DACO. David is familiar with the local arts scene from serving as marketing chair and artistic advisor for the Lancaster Festival board. He is also the musical director/pianist for the Lakeside Jazz Trio and Girlfriends in Therapy. In addition to his vast business experience, David holds a degree from Miami University (Ohio), and has served on the boards of many local organizations.
"My passion is to promote intellectual curiosity, learning, and growth. I believe in the power of history to explicate our current world, our place in it, and our future."
Christine is the Office Manager for the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. She facilitates the smooth operation of the many facets of DACO. Christine graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in history, and interned at the Ohio Glass Museum during college. She has a background in education, working with the After School Programs of Lancaster. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society.
"I believe we all have a level of artistic sensibility, whether it be in making art ourselves or appreciating others' talent. The Decorative Arts Center gives all of us the opportunity to participate either way through excellent exhibitions and classes."
Cathy is the Weekend Manager of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. She oversees the daily operations on weekends, including the museum shop. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University and has previous experience with Music in the Air and Columbus College of Art and Design.
External Relations Manager
"I strongly believe art is for everyone. Museums should be welcoming places that champion the democratic nature of art."
Judith manages volunteers and community relations at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, bringing a wealth of experience in public relations and the arts from her decades with companies such as Los Angeles Magazine, Brown-Forman Corporation, WOSU, and The Ohio State University. Her entrepreneurial ventures include the Anson Group, Oppenheimer Wine Club, and Fine Art: Fine Wine. She is a proud Ohio native and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science/education from The Ohio State University.