Board of Trustees

Steven D. Mitchell, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Mitchell has served as chairman of our board since 2008.  He is the chief operating officer of Mitchell's Park Street Pharmacy, Inc. in Calico Rock.  He is a lifelong resident of Pineville.

Wayne Wood, Vice Chairman of the Board

Rev. Wood has been a member of the board since 2008.  He served as secretary/treasurer from 2008-2016 and has been vice chairman since 2016.  He is a retired Cumberland Presbyterian minister in Calico Rock.  

Ed Stephens, Trustee

Mr. Stephens has been a member of the board since 2012.  He is a retired educator and school board member in Louisiana.  His passion is airplanes and historic preservation.

Jill Easton, Trustee

Ms. Easton has been a member of the board since 2012.  She is a freelance author with experience in archaeology.  Her passion is history, hunting and the outdoors.

Dr. Freda Cruse Hardison

Dr. Hardison joined the board in 2018.  She is a historian, author, researcher, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.  She is a lifelong resident of Stone County.

Kristie Thompson, Trustee

Ms. Thompson joined the board in 2018.  She is a social studies educator at Mountain Home Public Schools.  She is a lifelong resident of Calico Rock.

Jonathon Moss, Trustee

Mr. Moss joined the board in 2018.  He is the compliance officer for First National Bank of Izard County.  He is a lifelong resident of Calico Rock.


We look forward to sharing information on our newest board member soon.  If you are interested in serving on our board, call 870-297-6100.

Mayor Greg Hamby, Trustee

Mr. Hamby serves on the board of trustees by virtue of his position as 

Mayor of the City of Calico Rock, Arkansas.

Foundation Staff Directory


Gloria Sanders, Executive Director

Ms. Sanders has been the executive director since 2010.  With a diverse background in antiques and entrepreneurship, Ms. Sanders has yielded amazing results for the Calico Rock Museum, the Foundation, and our community.  

Phone: 870-916-2230

Guest Services Team

Our guest services team are dedicated to making our visitors feel welcome and giving them a first class visit to Calico Rock and our museums.  Contact the Guest Services team by calling  870-297-6100

Team Leader: My Kim Parnell

Team Members: Glenda Hershberger, Jan Bufford and Kedra Sugg

Cholie Crawford, Comptroller/Graphic Design

Cholie Crawford joined the Foundation in 2018 as a graphic designer and editor of the Explore magazine.  Ms. Crawford became Comptroller in 2019.