Ashley Relf and Laural Coffey, employees of the Bellamy Mansion Museum, recently received promotions.
Relf (at left)
has been with the Bellamy Mansion Museum for three years and was promoted to associate director,
according to a news release.
Relf is from Cazenovia, New York, and holds an undergraduate degree from George Mason University in comparative religious studies and art history. She also attended school at University of North Carolina Wilmington, receiving her M.A. in liberal studies with a focus on contemporary education and psychology, the release stated.
An internship at Cape Fear Museum preceded Relf's recommendation for a position at the Bellamy. Now, as associate director, she is responsible for the financial management and daily operations of the museum.
She will manage the planning and development of educational programs, exhibits and school-aged tours. She will assist in the execution of grants and other fundraising opportunities as well as coordinating the intern program and new hires, according to the release.
Coffey (at left
) is originally from Columbia, Maryland, and moved to Wilmington in 2007. She started as an intern at the Bellamy in early 2015 and quickly became an employee, the release stated. Her part-time position recently became the full-time position of resource development manager.
A graduate of UNCW with a bachelor's degree in history, Coffee has experience as a presidential campaign manager and event coordinator. In her new position she will be responsible for memberships, event planning, volunteer scheduling, venue sales and gift shop management, according to the release.
The Bellamy Mansion Museum is an example of antebellum architecture in North Carolina. Located in downtown Wilmington, the mansion was built for physician and planter John Dillard Bellamy, his wife, Eliza McIlhenny Harriss, and their nine children on the eve of the Civil War, according to the museum's website.