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STAFF MEMBERS

KELLY BEATTIE
Executive Director

Kelly unifies the efforts of the board of directors, staff, volunteers, Ohio History Connection, and other stakeholders to achieve the mission and priorities of the Fort Meigs Association

Background:
  • M.S. Historic Preservation, with a Concentration in Heritage Interpretation, Cultural Tourism, and Museum Practices, Eastern Michigan University, 2016
  • B.S. History, with a Minor in Museum Studies, Central Michigan University, 2013       
  • Employed at Fort Meigs since September 2020

ASHLEY PHLIPOT
Manager of Operations

Ashley P. is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the site, managing the museum store, handling the site rentals, and managing the fort’s social media accounts.

Background:
  • B.A. Theatre with History Minor, Heidelberg University, 2008
  • Employed at Fort Meigs since January 2014
  • Held Historical Interpreter position at the site from 2008-2009
  • Currently pursuing a M.A. in Public History at Bowling Green State University

JOHN THOMPSON
Manager of Programs

John creates and manages our programming and special events. He can also be found in period attire, working with interpretive staff to give musket and cannon demonstrations and interacting with visitors..

Background:
  • M.M. Composition, Cleveland Institue of Music, 2008
  • B.M. Composition, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, 2000
  • Employed at Fort Meigs since March 2018

ASHLEY DUKESHIRE
Visitor Service Representative

Ashley D. runs the Front Desk and the Museum Store. She is a welcoming face for visitors to Fort Meigs.

Background:
  • Attended the University of Toledo with focus on Fine Art
  • Graduated from Orion and is a licensed Massage Therapist through the Ohio State Medical Board
  • Managed family-owned gift shop in Blissfield, Michigan for 10 years

DAVE MARRIOTT
Chief of Maintenance

Dave is in charge of site maintenance and takes care of everything from cleaning the Vistor Center to cutting grass to maintaining the site’s vehicles and equipment.

Background:
  • 1974 graduate of Perrysburg High School
  • Employed at Fort Meigs since March 1977

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"The fatigues of the Camp which are daily detailed are considerable..."

~ Lieutenant Joseph H. Larwill
Cushing's Co., 2nd U.S. Artillery

Photo credit: Fort Meigs