Courtney Theis – Biography

preservation-admin , February 1, 2022

Courtney Theis has been with the Preservation Society’s Advancement Department since March 2020. A native Virginian, she graduated from the University of Virginia School of Architecture with a Bachelor of Architectural History in 2008. She worked as an architectural historian at the National Park Service National Capital Region before relocating to Indianapolis to complete a Masters of Science in Historic Preservation at Ball State University in 2011.  Following her graduate work, she returned to the National Park Service, this time at the Pacific West Region in Seattle to complete project-based work on the Cultural Landscapes Program. While in Seattle, Courtney later worked for the heritage and arts organization 4Culture and as a special project coordinator for the King County Historic Preservation Program. Since 2019, Courtney has also served as Vice Chair of the Mount Pleasant Historical Commission, which is dedicated to promoting and preserving the history of Mount Pleasant.  About her time at the Preservation Society, she says, “I learn something every single day working here – it’s a joy and a privilege to interact with the PSC’s members and sponsors, coordinate engaging programming and events, and work alongside such a talented staff and board.”

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