President & CEO
Mr. Daniel G. Carey
Daniel was born and raised in Louisville, KY. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he received a Master’s degree in Folk Studies/Historic Preservation from Western Kentucky University. He began working for the Office of Historic Properties in Frankfort, KY and in 1991 moved to Charleston, SC to work for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. After nearly ten years serving in the Southern Office he moved to Fort Worth, TX to run the Southwest Office of the NTHP. He began his tenure at HSF in December of 2008.
Ms. Terri O’Neil
With more than 20 years experience in business management, Terri O’Neil is a proven executive and entrepreneur with extensive background in relationship and project management. As a proud owner of property in two historically designated neighborhoods, she is passionate about making a difference both in the way of preserving and protecting as well as providing local jobs. Supporting her community in multi-lateral forums helps Terri to utilize her abundant energy levels.Having traveled most of the United States as a child, Terri’s family settled in Savannah in 1971 when her father was assigned to Hunter Army Airfield as fixed wing commander. Since then, Terri proudly calls herself an adopted Savannahian. After completing high school, and while pursuing her college degree, in 1985 she joined a fortune 500 Company and her professional education began. During the next 11 years Terri developed a reputation of accomplishment and ability. Upon returning to Savannah in 1996 she decided to launch into restoration and self employment. Although challenging, Terri has been successful in restoring four single family dwellings, two commercial properties and acted as project manager on several other initiatives. Terri currently lives in the historic Ardsley Park Chatham Crescent with her best four legged friends, Ivy and Cooper.
Historic Properties Coordinator
Mr. Ryan Arvay
Ryan Arvay was born and raised in the California Bay Area. He grew up in Cupertino, in the center of Silicon Valley, just south of San Francisco. Always a lover of architecture and history, Ryan never fully realized the extent of that love until he moved to the South in 2006. Settling in a small, historic southern town in Florida, Ryan became involved in the local preservation scene, eventually becoming the Program Manager of two nationally accredited Main Street programs. He also worked as the Living History Coordinator for the University of West Florida Historic Trust, and served as the Vice President of the Santa Rosa County Historical Society. With a Bachelors degree in Theatre & Media Arts from Brigham Young University, Ryan returned to graduate school in 2014 to receive his Masters degree in historic preservation at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Growing up in the sprawling suburbs of the Bay Area, in a city without much surviving tangible historic fabric, Ryan says the south was a revelation about the importance of surrounding yourself in daily life with historic structures. He says of all the cities he has spent time in, he has never felt a greater sense of belonging than in Savannah. As the Historic Properties Coordinator, Ryan manages the Revolving Fund program and the Historic Easement program. He loves advocacy work, and is working to develop several personal projects that combine his love of film-making and old buildings to further the cause of historic preservation. Ryan is married and has four future-preservationists.
Director of Finance
Mr. James Kidd
Born and raised in beautiful Bavaria, Germany, James, an “Army Brat”, moved to the US permanently in 1988. James worked for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service for nearly 13 years before venturing into the private sector where he worked for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, as well as a couple of very successful entrepreneurial businesses. Working at the executive-level in finance for the last 10 years, James specializes in accounting system implementations and is always looking for smarter, faster, more accurate, and most importantly – the most cost effective ways to get things done. James also served as Treasurer on the board for a local non-profit for the last two years. Having lived in Washington state, Texas, California, Nevada and now South Carolina for nearly 10 years. James calls the LowCountry his home. James is currently attending Western Governors University, where he is working to attain his Bachelor’s in Accounting and hopes to eventually earn his CPA.
Preservation & Education Coordinator
Ms. Danielle Meunier
Raised in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Danielle first came to Savannah in 2006 to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation in 2010, she went on to join Historic Savannah Foundation. Starting initially in the position of Preservation Assistant, she was promoted to Preservation & Education Coordinator in 2011. Danielle is very passionate about architectural history and particularly the stories that buildings have to tell. She also enjoys sharing this passion through education, especially with younger generations.
As HSF’s Preservation & Education Coordinator, Danielle staffs the Architectural Review and Education Committees. She represents HSF on preservation issues and administers all educational programming, including the Preservation Awards program and HSF’s Hands on History Program which aims to educate and instill the value of historic preservation in our younger generations. Danielle also acts as the HSF liaison for the Annual Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens.
Special Events Coordinator
Ms. Frances Colón
Frances Colón originally joined the HSF team as Administrative Assistant. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology at the University of West Georgia in 2008. While pursuing her degree, Frances participated in a Student Research Assistant program at the Antonio J. Waring, Jr., Archaeological Laboratory where she gained an appreciation for history, culture, and the importance of educating our youth about preservation. Prior to joining HSF, she served as the Academy Residential Coordinator for the Advanced Academy of Georgia, a residential high school gifted program located on the University of West Georgia campus. Upon moving to Savannah, Frances began volunteering at the Davenport House Museum. The experience has not only furthered her appreciation for cultural and historic preservation, but has also allowed her to understand the importance of Historic Savannah Foundation’s role within the Savannah community.
Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
Ms. Chassidy Malloy
Originally from the metro Atlanta area, Chassidy has been fascinated with architecture and history from an early age. Her strong passion for history and design lead her to Savannah, GA where she received a BFA in Historic Preservation, including a minor in Architecture, from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2008. Prior to joining HSF as Administrative Assistant, Chassidy worked as a ‘Jill of all Trades’ at the Isaiah Davenport Museum. Chassidy’s broad preservation skills include archiving, museum interpretation, restoration and extensive volunteer work. When she is not busy supporting HSF, Chassidy enjoys discovering Savannah’s newest best kept secrets.
Director, Davenport House
Ms. Jamie Credle
Seeing to the smooth operations of the Davenport House Museum, Jamie Credle has been the director since 2002. Her prior experience includes tenures at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron, Ohio, McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont, Texas, Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina and Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia, Louisiana. Her educational background includes internships at Jekyll Island Museum and the Museum at Stony Brook in New York as well as professional development training with the Jekyll Island Management Program (She is now on the faculty), Seminar of Historic Administration (Colonial Williamsburg), Winedale (Texas) Museum Seminar, Victorian Society in America’s Summer Program (Newport, RI) and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Summer Institute/Chesapeake Region (Winston-Salem, NC). Jamie graduated from Salem College with BA in English and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with an MA in Public History. She is a past president of Coastal Museums Association and a former board member of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. In 2013, Credle received the Museum Leadership Award from the Southeastern Museums Conference as a mid-career professional who has shown significant advancement within the profession by leadership in museum activities at her institution, within the museum profession as a whole and especially in the southeastern region. She has been on the faculty of the Jekyll Island Management Institute as an specialist in museum interpretation since 2010.
Assistant Director, Davenport House
Mr. Jeff Freeman
Originally from Richmond, VA, Jeff has been at the Davenport House Museum since 2006. After a 4 year stint in the U.S. Army and a 15 year career in the technology field, Jeff decided to follow his passion for history and pursue a career as a museum professional. He holds a BA in History from University of Maryland University College.