• Jimmy Carter National Historic Site Visitor Center- Plains High School

    Jimmy Carter

    National Historic Site Georgia

Our Staff & Offices

Park Management and Administration
Encompasses activities related to park-wide administrative, managerial, and support functions, as well as safety and planning. In addition, this area is responsible for working with external constituencies in order to develop valuable park partnerships. Altogether, the Management and Administration staff provides a host of essential services to enable park employees to focus on accomplishing core mission operations and their functional duties.

Superintendent
Gary Ingram
(229) 824-4576 ex. 23

Chief of Administration
Karen Barry
(229) 824-4576 ex. 22

Administrative Support Assistant
Tina Grant
(229) 824-4576 ex. 20

Interpretation and Education
The Division of Interpretation and Education conducts a variety of interpretive programs and outreach to encourage the development of a deeper understanding of American history and to broaden public support for preserving park resources. Interpretive rangers present the story of a young Jimmy Carter growing up in a rural southern town to visitors through formal interpretation at the park with talks, demonstrations, special events, and with informal interpretation.

Chief of Interpretation
Steve Theus
(229) 824-4104 ex. 42

Administrative Assistant
Nancy Petron
(229) 824-4576 ex. 21

Park Ranger
Gabriel "Gabe" Laster
(229) 824-4104 ex. 41

Park Ranger
Kevin Alexander
(229) 824-4104 ex. 39

Park Guide
Patricia "Patty" Kuehn
(229) 824-4104 ex. 40

Park Guide
Randall "Randy" Dillard
(229) 824-4104 ex.46

Park Guide
Natasha Wood
(229) 824-4104 ex. 47

Education Program
The Education Program for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is operated through a partnership between the National Park Service, the Georgia Department of Education and Sumter County (GA) Schools. Through the Education Program, teachers may find a variety of resources that include classroom activities, workshop information, guidance on scheduling field trips, workshop opportunities, and much, much more.

Educational Specialist
Annette Wise
(229) 824- 4104 ex. 16
Education Program Website

Facility Management
The Maintenance functional area encompasses all activities designed to improve or prolong the life of the park's assets. The preservation of these resources allows for visitors to safely enjoy their activities at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.

Chief of Facility and Resource Management
Amy Hite
(229) 824-4104 ex. 29

Tractor Operator
Jeff Campbell
(229) 824-4104 ex. 30

Laborer
Ian Pierson
(229) 824-4104 ex. 37

Laborer
Henry Smith
(229) 824-4104 ex. 37

Tractor Operator
Moses Roberts
(229) 824-4104 ex. 35

Resource Management
The Cultural Resource staff protect legacy of Jimmy Carter through care of museum collections, oral history materials and through resource management monitoring. Cultural resource management at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site encompasses activities related to the management, preservation, and protection of a variety of natural communities and processes, cultural landscapes, museum artifacts, and archaeological sites.

Museum Curator
Kate Funk
(229) 824-4104 ex. 26

Museum Tech
Kayleigh Goodwin
(229) 824-4104 ex. 26

The staff of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site invites you to visit and explore the hometown of the 39th President of the United States to experience the influences that inspired a young man from a small, rural, south Georgia town to become President.

Did You Know?

Rosalynn Carter

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, three years younger than her husband Jimmy, graduated from Plains High School in 1944 as class valedictorian receiving the highest grades in her class.