Jessie joined the Trust as Membership Coordinator in 2021. In this role, she ensures that members have a meaningful and enriching connection to the Trust. She has extensive nonprofit experience building and maintaining relationships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative, and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. She received her BA in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, where she completed extensive coursework in art history and gender studies. Outside of work her industrious nature keeps her busy, enjoying the outdoors with loved ones, running routes with her flag football team, or trying a new technique as a floral designer or baker.
Communications and Marketing Manager
Sara began her tenure with the Trust in September 2019, traveling to the Fall Symposium in the Berkshires on her seventh work day. She oversees The Magazine of the Decorative Arts Trust, The Decorative Arts Trust Bulletin, the website, the e-newsletter and email announcements, press releases, social media, and assorted brochures and fliers. Sara’s communications, marketing, and content strategy career has included roles at Chemours, Campbell’s Soup, the International Literacy Association, The Shakespeare Theatre, and the Delaware County Library System. She earned a BA in communications and theatre with a minor in information systems from McDaniel College. Sara enjoys travel and everything arts-related but often can be found bowing to the whims of her husband, son, and cat.
Matthew A. Thurlow
Matt has served the Trust as Executive Director since 2014 and is particularly proud of the growth of the Trust’s Emerging Scholars Program and the growing efforts to improve inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the decorative arts field. He previously worked at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Matt holds graduate degrees from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware and in historical archeology from the College of William & Mary. He received an undergraduate degree in anthropology and sociology from Washington & Lee University. When not at the office or on the road with Trust members, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and the myriad of activities spurred by his children.