Marianne Styles is an attorney, musician, classically ordained cantor, thespian, and visual artist with a degree in Fine Art from University of Delaware (minor in French) with a JD from Widener University’s Delaware School of Law, and Cantorial Degree from JSLI in NYC. She has also worked as an art conservation technician for the Winterthur Museum in DE (bed hangings, upholstery, embroidery, wreck artifact recovery/textiles and storage), University of Pennsylvania Archaeological Museum in Philadelphia (Tlingit Collection), and the Smithsonian (NMAH, First Ladies Gown Collection), as well as on projects with the Woodrow Wilson House Museum and National Museum of Radio, Television and Film in DC. She is currently engaged in ongoing operatic vocal and music theory and composition studies and is excited to help promote the arts in Dorchester County.
A Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor since 2005, Betsey Harrington has a degree in business and accounting, and fifteen years of experience advising and working with small business clients. Over the years, she has worked with diverse industries, such as, retail, restaurant, hospitality, publishing, graphic design, architecture, professional services, construction, trade service companies, recycling, landscaping,
trucking, distribution, automotive, and non-profits. She is a dedicated live music aficionado, and takes
pride in owning and living in the former home of Cambridge literary legend John Barth.
Christine Hudson is the Manager of the Shore United Bank branch in Cambridge MD, and holds a degree from Penn Foster in Business Administration and Management. She enjoys designing team-building projects for her staff using art. She resides with her family in Delaware, where she is a member of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe, formerly serving as Secretary of the Association. She is pleased to assist DCA with fundraising and sharing Native American art.
Shelton Hawkins is an Eastern Shore native and Harriet Tubman descendant. He has been a community volunteer for decades and a lifetime basketball coach by profession. He spent the last 10 with college basketball and recently being an educator for high school art. Shelton’s mother, Patricia is a part of the Harriet Tubman committee and always involved in community projects. His daughter Parker has been an artist from day one and loves to create. Shelton is the founder of Play in Color, an initiative using public basketball courts to build community, and he travels the country bringing old courts to life by engaging community in the design process, and of course – painting them! Shelton has been involved in the Cambridge MD Black Lives Matter Street Mural and hopes to use his time with DCA to promote more public engagement around the arts.
Holly Gilpin is an experienced human resources specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the human resources industry. She is skilled in Administration, Workforce Management, Human Resources, Writing, and OSHA. Holly is a strong human resources professional with a Bachelor of Science – focused on Tourism and Travel Services Management – from Concord University. She also offers Corporate Training, Career Development Coaching, Resume Review, Resume Writing, Team Building, Leadership Development, and HR Consulting. Holly is pleased to work with DCA to promote the arts in Dorchester County.
Theresa Connors is a life-long resident of the Eastern Shore, graduating from Caroline County Public Schools and later from Salisbury University. She has been an educator for thirty years and is currently the Supervisor of English Learners, Fine Arts, Library Media, and Instructional Technology for Dorchester County Public Schools. Theresa is the mother of two grown sons, Robert, and Aaron, and enjoyed many years accompanying them to soccer games and cross country meets as they grew up. She is a former runner who completed twelve marathons, three 50K races, and numerous half marathons and shorter distance races across the eastern half of the US. She enjoys attending theatre and ballet performances and is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts both in the community and in the K-12 school setting.