Kirk Cameron, Executive Director
Kirk Cameron has a degree in Healthcare Administration from Georgia State University. He is retired from a 28 year career with the McKesson Corporation and has lived in Cherry Log since 2015. Kirk is passionate towards helping and serving others in each of the communities he has lived. He remains active in local non-profit organizations and is on the Board of the Blue Ridge Community Theater. Kirk is a Deacon and active member of Cherry Log Christian Church.
Anne Williamson, Office Manager
Anne joined The Craddock Center as our new office manager in September 2019. After leaving the corporate world and the transient lifestyle it brings, Anne moved to Blue Ridge where she’s made it her home for the last 20 years. Anne was the part owner of Blue Ridge Adventure Wear, founder and past president of the Humane Society of Blue Ridge and enjoyed several years as a real estate agent.
Anne is “mom” to four rescue dogs, Dudley, Lester, Zena, and AJ. She brings a fun and lighthearted spirit to her work at The Craddock Center. Please stop by and visit her at the Center.
Natalie Jones, Arts Specialist
The Craddock Center’s own storyteller extraordinaire has delighted audiences as a professional storyteller across the Southeast for over 20 years. A former park ranger, teacher, and librarian, Natalie hails from Eastern Kentucky, a great growing ground for stories. Her interactive style engages listeners of all ages. Natalie has performed at the National Storytelling Conference in Gatlinburg TN, the Jimmy Carter Library and at schools and libraries all over the state of Georgia. In 2016, she was crowned Georgia’s Biggest Fibber and was the People’s Choice Bold Faced Liar at the Festival of Carolina, both of which are actually compliments. She has joined forces with the Craddock Center and is thrilled to spreading joy through stories and music to the children of the mountain region.
Judy Chastain, Arts Specialist
Judy Chastain is a retired teacher from Cherokee County, NC and is a certified teacher with a BA in Elementary Education, K-6, from Mars Hill College. During her career as a teacher, she has earned the title of Teacher of the Year at Hiwassee Dam School and served as the director for “For Our Kids’ Sake” serving Birth to Pre-K children. This program provided free enrichment books and different educational games/supplies that could be checked out by the parents through the program. Judy also served as the director for the 21st Century Aftercare at Ranger School where she tutored children who needed extra help. Throughout the program, she also implemented music, art and STEM projects. During her teaching career, Judy could be found in her classroom, along with her students and her guitar. Judy resides in Hayesville, NC with her husband, Cliff. They have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren who are the love of her life. She is very excited about being a part of The Craddock Center, spending time with those she loves most………. children!