Board of Directors

George Collins

George “retired” in 2010 after ten years as the director of the department of Museum Studies and Program at Tusculum College (University). He has over 45 years of experience in non-profit museum management, program development, and exhibit development having worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, New York State Historical Association, and Genesee Country Village and Museum. He received his BA in History/Education from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his MA in History Museum Management from Cooperstown Graduate Program – State University of New York.

In addition to serving the Andrew Johnson Heritage Association, he is working with the Mount Bethel Cemetery Association and the Magnavox Historical Preservation Association and has done volunteer work at the Greeneville-Greene County History Museum.

In his spare time he enjoys camping, model building, and has a chair caning business. He is married to Amy who is the retired director of the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University. George has three children and seven grandchildren.

Caleb Julian

Caleb is one of seven children, a native of the county, and lives in Mohawk, TN. He is an Assistant Vice President with Andrew Johnson Bank, receiving his AA from Walters State Community College and his BA from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. U.S. history was his favorite subject in school, and many historic facts and destinations still spark his interest just as much today. Caleb is the treasurer of the Association.

Bill Onkst

Bill is a native of London, Kentucky, coming to Greeneville in 1981.  He is co-founder of and a principal in Azimuth Engineering, Inc. in Greeneville, a civil engineering firm since 1989.  Bill is active in community projects being Past President of the Greeneville Exchange Club, a member of the Greeneville Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol, and West Point Parents Club of East Tennessee. He and his wife, Carol, have two sons.

Brooke Wedding

Brooke received her BA from Tusculum University in Graphic Design and pursued her graduate studies at ETSU where she taught. She has served as Senior Graphic Designer at Copies Unlimited, Associate Creative Director at Tusculum University, and Marketing & Creative Director at Mountain Song. Currently Brooke is a graphic designer for Ballad Health.

Jeanne Stokes

Jeanne serves as the director of the TRIO Program at Tusculum University having been at TU since 1989. She is responsible for five U.S. Department of Education grants that serve area middle school and high school students. The goal of the program is to help students’ complete high school, enter, and graduate from college.

David Hawk 

David is a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing District 5. After attending Tusculum College, he earned his BBA in Marketing from East Tennessee State University. In 2006 he attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Program for State and Local Government at Harvard University.

Carolyn Gregg

Carolyn retired from Tusculum University in 2010 as Associate Professor of Education. Prior to that she taught at Tusculum View Elementary for 31 years. She began teaching Greene County history in 1986 to her third-graders – highlighting Tusculum with the Doaks and Rev. Balch, Dickson-Williams Mansion, Valentine Sevier, and David Crockett, creating booklets for the students to use before field trips to see areas they had studied.

She has compiled several books including Stories from the South in Greene County with Nolachuckey Elementary School students; Reflections from the Past in Chuckey, Afton, Tusculum and Eastern Greene County with Chuckey-Doak Middle School students; Remembering Greene County Mills; St. James Luthern Church Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 – 2011; The History of Asbury United Methodist Church; Tales of the Rails (history of the Tweetsie, Clinchfield, Southern, and other railroads) for ETSU’s Carter Railroad Museum; The History of Blue Springs Lutheran Church; and Blue Springs Schools, Community and College.

Carolyn is the Historian for the Blue Springs Historical Society and the George L Carter National Railroad Historical Society; Treasurer for the Greene County Genealogical Society and the Nolachuckey Chapter DAR; and Secretary for the Greene County Heritage Trust. She serves as Secretary of the Association.