Board of Directors
Caroline Smith, President
Caroline has served on the Center’s Board of Directors since 2001 and has served as secretary during much of that time. She became Treasurer in 2015. The Highland Center has been a venue for many Arts Council productions, and Caroline volunteered to serve on the Center’s board to represent the arts community. Caroline and her husband Doug moved to Highland County with the intention of being farmers. Six years ago, they expanded their acreage and bought a herd of cattle. Caroline continues to serve on the Arts Council, as senior warden of her church and a member of the Mill Gap Ruritan Club.
Sara Simpson Bell, Vice President
Sara became a Board Director in early 2016 and began serving as Vice-President in 2018. She has worked at the Highland Center on teams for the Community Park, Farmers’ Market, and ” loose ends” of the building renovation. She and her husband moved to Highland in 1982. After a 31-year career with a major utility, Sara is glad to have the time to support the community through her service with the Highland Center.
Steve Fullerton, Treasurer
Steve joined the Highland Center Board in early 2016 and began serving as Treasurer in late 2017. Steve and his wife, Somers Stephenson, have been living in Highland County since 2000 and have been active supporters of many local organizations through the years. Steve is a Certified Public Accountant and spent his career in public accounting, business consulting, and executive management in the contract manufacturing industry. Steve has served as a board member/officer of several non-profits and community organizations throughout his career. Steve and Somers are currently co-owners of Positive Momentum, LLC, which provides health and behavioral change coaching, personal training, nutritional counseling, and health educational services. Steve believes the Highland Center is one of the most important catalysts for positive change in the economic and cultural development of Highland County and believes the future is bright for both the Center and the Highland community.
Kim Wolfe, Secretary
Kim Wolfe joined the board at the end of 2014.
Skip became a Board Director in early 2015.