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Jason worked at the Ohio History Connection for 14 years. His last role was manager of Curatorial Services, and he managed the curatorial staff for 10 years. Jason's degrees are in library science and anthropology, but he has worked professionally primarily in museums. He was even a volunteer at COSI in middle and high school and then worked for COSI on Wheels when he graduated college. Jason got his master’s degree in library science and wanted to work in the confluence of history, art, and archives. DACO is a perfect fit.
Director of Operations
"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 Director of Operations 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.
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.
Director of Arts Education
Lisa's responsibilities include developing an ongoing art education curriculum, hiring teaching artists and instructors and coordinating partnerships with local schools and organizations. She will also create educational opportunities that enhance each DACO exhibition. Lisa is an artist and hairstylist, and has been an instructor with DACO for the previous 15 years.
Mary Anne Reeves
Mary Anne is responsible for all museum and museum shop operations during our weekend hours. With a graduate degree in art history, she worked for 16 years at the Ohio Historic Preservation office in Athens, Ohio, where she still resides. Over the course of her career, Reeves has taught courses related to architecture and history at Ohio University, Hocking College, Rio Grande University and Columbus State Community College.