Rob Emerson holds a degree in landscape architecture from Purdue University and has worked as a commercial development consultant for more than 20 years, the past 16 in Durham. He served on Durham’s Historic Preservation Commission from 2000-2008 and is an active member of Preservation Durham’s Advocacy, Planning, and Awards Committee. Emerson and his wife Beth live in a 1927 cottage on North Gregson Street with their two daughters, Iris and Hazel.
Emilie Morgan is a Bull City native. She graduated from the Durham School of the Arts before attending North Carolina State University where she received degrees in bio-archaeology and Spanish. Morgan is now a third generation realtor with Marie Austin Realty and says she is excited to take on a more active role in preserving “Durham’s wonderful and unique culture.”
Audra Gaiziunas is chief financial officer at Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston, NC, and the owner of Brewed For Her Ledger, LLC, a management consultancy firm focused on providing guidance to craft brewing and creative communities. She also serves as treasurer-elect for Preservation Durham. Gaiziunas has over a decade of experience in senior leadership roles in craft brewing, manufacturing, services, non-profits and startups.
Kathy Carter has been a member of Preservation Durham since 1999 when she and her husband participated in their first Home Tour. Preservation Durham’s Historic Happy Hours and Preservation Party at Morgan Imports are two of her favorite social events. Durham is her adopted town, but Preservation Durham “has helped make it home," she says.
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Board members leads the effort to preserve Durham’s heritage and are appointed to bring a wide range of knowledge and experiences to Preservation Durham. For more information on the organization, visit http://preservationdurham.org
About Preservation Durham:
Preservation Durham is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving Durham’s architectural heritage. The organization was founded in 1974, originally as the Historic Preservation Society of Durham. Preservation Durham has worked to establish historic districts in Durham that provide tax credits for homeowners of historic houses. Preservation Durham ’s Endangered Properties Fund helps buyers and sellers of historic properties protect them with preservation covenants. Its Renovators Network provides information and expertise to homeowners and other renovators. For more information visit www.preservationdurham.org.