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 be spreading joy through stories and music to the children of the mountain region.
Tracy Walker, Arts Specialist
Tracy has always loved stories—hearing them, writing them, and telling them. She is the author of THE TRUTH ABOUT early chapter book series for Scholastic Book Clubs. Tracy began her journey as a storyteller at The Craddock Center and is excited to be back. She has shared stories and workshops at schools, libraries, and festivals throughout the
Southeast. She is also a professional librarian with over 15 years of service in public libraries.
Emilyn Slemons, Arts Specialist
Emilyn Slemons has been a long-time volunteer at The Craddock Center and is excited to join The Center as an Arts Specialist in the Children’s Enrichment Program. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Women Together Period, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides free menstrual products to women in north Georgia. She loves to create art, write stories, spend time with her family (including her rabbit, Oreo), and engage in conversation over a cup of coffee.