We are delighted to welcome two new faces to the Museum team: Kathryn Joyce and Neill Vickers. Get to know them below and say hello if you see them on campus!
Kathryn Joyce | Development Manager
Kathryn Joyce joined SHM to lead our newly-established development office. Her experience spans 28 years in the development profession creating philanthropic resources that have helped sustain arts and culture organizations as well as academic institutions.
She has previously held senior director positions at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Vassar College, Dallas Museum of Art, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and the University of North Texas. Fostering significant philanthropic investments while providing strategic direction is central to her work that has brought forward pivotal collaborations, innovative relationships, and transformative gifts. She is adept at navigating complex environments and guiding dialogues on leadership, diversity, and culture. She has consulted numerous arts & culture non-profits and has served on the boards of directors of fine arts organizations, private schools, charter schools, and cultural institutions in New York, Texas, New Mexico, and California.
She can help guide your philanthropic portfolio with advice on numerous gift fulfillment options including planned giving, IRA Rollovers and gifts of stock. She may be reached at Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-277-2005.
Neill Vickers | Facilities Manager
Neill Vickers recently joined the Sharlot Hall Museum team as the Facilities Manager and resident IT support. Neill has a background in architecture and software engineering, having worked at leading software company Autodesk and managed his own consulting company.
During his 15 year tenure with Autodesk as an application engineer and software programmer, Neill worked on extended assignments with NASA, Boeing Aircraft, Walt Disney Imagineering, the Department of Defense, General Motors and the Department of Energy. This access to a wide variety of work environments, team members, workflows, and emerging technologies has given him a unique perspective in the deployment of advanced technologies. In 2004, the demands of global travel grew too much and he and his family moved to Prescott with the (ultimately unsuccessful) intention of an early retirement.
When asked, “Why did you want to join the Sharlot Hall Museum Team?” Neill replied, “I want to contribute to the continued success and growth of this very special place.”