Board of Directors



Jon Lawson – Chair

Robyn Sedgwick – Secretary

Kathryn McCullough – Treasurer




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. He serves on the board of Clermont Historic site and belongs to the Edgewood Club in Tivoli, New York.

Jon Lawson works for the Shubert Organization in New York City as the Lighting and Electric Supervisor at the Schoenfeld Theatre on 45th Streeet. He has been 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 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.

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.

Robyn Sedgwick holds a BA in American Studies, with honors, and History, with a minor in Historic Preservation from Goucher College, and MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont. She currently works as an Historical Interpreter for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Born and raised in Hyde Park, NY, Robyn first came in contact, and subsequently fell in love with the Hoyt House, while running cross-country in 8th grade.  She credits her love of historic architecture with that first meeting of the Hoyt House in 2002.

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.