The Learning Center Team
- John Holloway, Executive Director of the Learning Center at PARI -

Welcome!

“We focus on providing one-of-a-kind learning experiences that engage learners of all ages, educators at multiple levels, and provide institutions with unique facilities. The culmination of these efforts provides the inspiration and education for next generation of thinkers....”
- our staff -

Meet Our Team

Ann Daves
Ann Daves
Director of Finance & HR
With 18+ years of service, Ann serves as the true foundation for the Learning Center. As a member of the Leadership Team, along with John...
Brad McCall
Brad McCall
Caretaker
Passionate is the best word to use when describing Brad's relationship with PARI and its historic campus. In the early 1960s, Brad's father was...
Callie Chappell
Callie Chappell
Hospitality / Education
Callie's versatility, combined with her eagerness to learn, makes her an essential part of the Learning Center's growth and focus moving forward...
Chelena Blythe
Chelena Blythe
Registrar
Have questions on a camp, an event, our campus, or a private event? Chelena Blythe has your answer or answers! As our registrar, Chelena is your...
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith
Facilities Specialist
Daniel is one of our newest members to join the LCAP team and we are very fortunate to have his skill set, expertise and work ethic on our campus!...
Dr. Bob Hayward, PhD
Dr. Bob Hayward, PhD
Astronomer & Educator
When we have a question about what is going on in the night sky, Dr. Hayward is our guy! Dr. Hayward received his B.S. and M.S. in Physics from...
J. Donald Cline
J. Donald Cline
President & Founder
In 1998, Don founded the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) and continues to serve as PARI’s president and chairman of the board. Don...
John Holloway
John Holloway
Executive Director
John is a true visionary. His vision, shared with Learning Center leaders J. Donald Cline and Ann Daves, has helped evolve the Pisgah...
Lamar Owen
Lamar Owen
Chief Technology Officer
If we ever have a technical question (IT, computer, engineering or instrument-related), Lamar Owen can answer it. Lamar's professional roots can...
Laura Owen-Galloway
Laura Owen-Galloway
Hospitality - Cook
Guests and campers who visit our campus are in for a treat when they dine at Smiley's! Laura Owen-Galloway is our culinarian-extraordinaire and...
Mary McCall
Mary McCall
Archives
With such a rich history, it is extremely important we gather and catalog as much accurate information as possible in order to proudly tell the...
Nonnie Cullipher
Nonnie Cullipher
Education Manager
Nonnie is a true educator in every sense of the word and has the amazing ability to develop and deliver meaningful and memorable programs for...
Sarah Chappell
Sarah Chappell
Hospitality Manager
The Learning Center's high level of hospitality is a true reflection on the hard work, energy, and dedication of Sarah Chappell. Sarah joined...
Tim DeLisle
Tim DeLisle
Field Study Manager
Three words to describe Tim DeLisle...swiss army knife. In addition to helping design educational programming, robotics, software development...