Our Team


Darlene Bolyard: Executive Director

A native of Arthurdale, Darlene is deeply invested in her community and leaving a lasting legacy. After receiving a BA in International Studies and Economics from West Virginia University and a MBA from Emory University, she had a successful career in brand management for Chattam Consumer Products and the Kellogg Corporation. Darlene then founded Things Gone By, Inc.; an international business specializing in European Antiques and Decorative Arts. She returned to Arthurdale in the late 1990s and joined the board of  Arthurdale Heritage. After serving as a passionate volunteer and Board Treasurer, she became Executive Director in 2017. In her free time, Darlene loves to travel, spend time with her family, and raise goats.


Elizabeth Satterfield: Curator and Director of Education

Elizabeth grew up exploring historic sites and natural wonders throughout the Mountain State of West Virginia. These trips instilled a deep love and appreciation in her for the history and people of West Virginia. Elizabeth grew up near Independence just ten miles away from Arthurdale. In college, she pursued a BA in history at West Virginia University, then went on to receive dual Master's in Public History and Public Administration from WVU in 2021. As our Curator and Director of Education, Elizabeth creates new exhibitions, manages and digitizes the archival collection, and expands educational programming. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time outdoors, working on her family's small farm, and playing with her cats Clarice, Sylvie, and Molly.

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Tabatha Bottini: Craft Shop Manager

Tabatha is a West Virginia native, born and raised in Morgantown, WV. She attended WVU for Visual Arts, but her love of animals led me to veterinary medicine where she spent 7 years working in administrative management. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her friends and family, running her small e-commerce business (Gold Dust Studios), traveling, making art, and being outdoors. She currently lives in Bruceton Mills with her husband, Tony, their two children, Isabella and Zander, and their three cats: Ziggy, Zeppelin, and Dub!


Mary Linscheid: PreserveWV AmeriCorps Member

An 8th generation West Virginian from just outside of Morgantown, WV, Mary grew up with a deep connection to West Virginia’s land and people. She holds a B.A. in English and minors in Appalachian Music and Appalachian Studies from West Virginia University. Mary has dedicated herself to learning and participating in Appalachian traditions and can often be found playing fiddle or wildcrafting herbs for plant medicine.


Jillian Kendall: Graduate Assistant

A West Virginia native, Jillian was raised in both Huntington and Charleston, WV, but also lived for several years in her mother’s hometown of Eleanor, WV – another New Deal Homestead. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Berea College but has since decided to change course and pursue her lifelong passion for history. Now working toward an M.A. in Public History from West Virginia University, in her spare time Jillian enjoys cooking, thrifting, restoring vintage Barbies, and spending time with her cats Milo, Harvey, and Trixie.



Shelby is the office dog who is very good at greeting people and testing the treats we sell in our craft shop. Keep an eye out for Shelby when you stop by Arthurdale!