- Dr. Karen Golightly, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mark White, Treasurer: email@example.com
- Mark Scott, Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lakethen Mason
- David Merrill
- Augusta ‘Goose’ Campbell
FULL TIME STAFF
- Mark Fleischer, Founder & Executive Director: email@example.com
- Caroline Carrico, Manager of Programs and Projects: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nikki Lekhy Dean, Manager of Community Relations: email@example.com
- Sherrie Lemons, Public Relations & Social Media: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marty Synk, Copy Editor
- Kelly King Howe, Photographer & Style Contributor
- Liz Butler, Camera Operator
EX OFFICIO ADVISORY BOARD
- Barbara Sysak, Past-Chair
- Emily Cohen, Past-Secretary, Weekly Newsletter: email@example.com
Mark Fleischer, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mark Fleischer founded StoryBoard Memphis in 2017 as an online and print publication dedicated to telling authentic Memphis stories. This dedication continues with multimedia storytelling and the new StoryBoard Memphis, coming to streaming TV in 2021.
Mark moved to Memphis with his wife (and native Memphian) Kelly in 2015, and immediately fell in love with his adopted hometown.
Caroline Carrico, MANAGER OF PROGRAMS & PROJECTS
Caroline Mitchell Carrico is a native Memphian who has spent over 10 years working in Memphis’s cultural nonprofit sector, While earning her MA in history from the University of Memphis, she interned in the archives at the Center for Southern Folklore and the exhibits department at National Civil Rights Museum. For over a decade, she worked in the exhibits department at the Memphis Museum of Science and History — Pink Palace. At MoSH, her projects included curating the renovated mansion exhibits and the national award winning temporary exhibit Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community as well as writing content for the museum’s digital channels. She has also taught museum studies and public history courses at the University of Memphis and Christian Brothers University, and her work has been published in StoryBoard Memphis and the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers.
“I am excited to be overseeing StoryBoard’s ongoing projects, doing editorial work for the quarterly publication, and writing,” says Caroline. “I am interested in exploring Memphis’s complex history and interrogating how we remember our collective civic past through our city’s museums’ collections, our oral traditions, and our cultural landscape. I hope to put our city’s past in conversation with the present by examining the people, places, and events that continue to fundamentally shape Memphis.”
Nikki Lekhy Dean, MANAGER OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Nikki is a native Memphian with a passion for community development and supporting the arts and culture sectors. She has over 10 years experience in event management and fundraising for nonprofits, with a focus on bringing communities together through shared experiences.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Tennessee, Nikki worked at the Memphis Cook Convention Center (Renasant Convention Center) where she drove tourism growth in the core. Through this job she learned what makes Memphis a unique destination and community. She later moved to Washington DC and completed a Masters in Arts Administration from Goucher College. While living in DC, Nikki worked for various nonprofit arts organizations and promoted the historical and cultural impacts of DC’s thriving arts community.
Nikki is a graduate of New Memphis Fellows and Leadership Memphis Fasttrack. She is a recipient of the International Associations of Venue Manager’s Top 30 Under 30 (2015) and Joseph A. Floreano Award for Performing Arts Managers (2016).
Nikki is passionate about bringing people together, creating inclusive environments, and as she says, “for fostering in individuals a sense of belonging in a shared, diverse space of thought.”
Nikki lives in Midtown and enjoys strolls on Beale Street with her husband, writing, and working on her 1940s bungalow.