Jon Lawson – Chair
O. Stephen Paganuzzi, Jr. – Acting Secretary
Kathryn McCullough – Treasurer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pieter Estersohn is a leading photographer of architecture and interiors. His work regularly appears in major shelter magazines, including Architectural Digest, and he has contributed to many interior design and lifestyle books, among them Charlotte Moss’s Rizzoli publications. Most recently, he was author and photographer for Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family. He serves on the board of Clermont Historic site and belongs to the Edgewood Club in Tivoli, New York.
Jon Lawson most recently worked for the Shubert Organization in New York City as the Lighting and Electric Supervisor at the Schoenfeld Theatre on 45th Streeet. He was Lighting Supervisor for more than 40 Broadway shows since 1984 and toured the world with ballet and theatre productions, including Rudolph Nureyev’s farewell tour, Dance Theatre of Harlem, “Dreamgirls,” “42nd Street,” and others. Jon is an avid gardener and partner in a Rhinebeck maple syrup operation.
Kathryn McCullough, Treasurer served as Executive Director of Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center, Development Director for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, and as Capital and Planned Giving Manager for Scenic Hudson. She has served as Interim Executive Director of the Woodstock Guild/Byrdcliffe Colony and Peekskill’s Paramount Center for the Arts. Recently she co-founded the Kingston Midtown Arts District and Kingston Preservation Inc. A Kingston resident, she helped ensure that an 18th-century stone house owned by famous diarist Nathaniel Booth and two early 19th-century D&H Canal-era homes were rescued from demolition there.
O. Stephen Paganuzzi, Jr. is a Manhattan attorney for over 30 years concentrating in Trusts and Estates, Real Estate, Family Law and General Civil Practice. A Dutchess County resident for 25 years, he is extensively involved with hands-on renovation of local residences for rent and/or resale, including the renovation of his current home in Rhinebeck village. Accomplished in various building skills, he has an interest in history, historic preservation and environmental conservation.
Jaime Reppert is a Master of Landscape Architecture specializing in historical landscape interpretation. He is on the Management Committee of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area where he has continually served for a decade. He has served as a member of the Landscape and Viewshed Advisory Committee of the Olana Partnership, on the Executive Board of the Upstate NY Chapter of the American Planning Association, and on the Washington Park Conservancy Directors’ Advisory Committee in Albany. Jaime is currently a professional planner supervising three regions in the Office of Planning, Development, and Community Infrastructure at the NY Department of State, where he has also provided over ten years of dual service as adjunct faculty at the University of Albany in the Department of Geography and Planning.
Peter Sweeny is founder and principal of PSA Studios (formerly Sweeny Walter Architects), a nationally-recognized architecture and design firm located in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. A registered Architect in New York, Florida and Connecticut, Mr. Sweeny has 35 years of experience in residential, commercial, retail, and institutional construction throughout the US. He is Campus Architect for Bard College. His extensive experience in historic restoration includes design for a NYC Landmark Preservation Commission-approved addition to a 5th Avenue McKim, Mead and White apartment building and an LPC award for Guggenheim Museum SoHo. Significant historic Hudson River restoration work includes Callendar House, Montgomery Place and Southwood. Other clients have included Union College, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Conde Naste, Vanity Fair Magazine, NYS U.D.C. and E.D.C., Comras Company, NBC, RockRose Development, and American Museum of the Moving Image.