Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10237, Gaithersburg, MD 20898
General Email: info@HeritageMontgomery.org
Heritage Montgomery Staff
Sarah L. Rogers, Executive Director
Sarah joined Heritage Montgomery as Executive Director in 2013, bringing a strong professional background in interpretation and stewardship of history and nature sites, parks, and museums in Maryland and surrounding states. She was a principal designer and planner for the National Park Service’s Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, a multi-state system of 170 parks and museums that preserves and protects the Chesapeake Bay watershed; the John Smith Trail; the Star Spangled Banner Trail; and the Smithsonian National Zoo. Sarah has led organizations through a wide range of projects including strategic, management and interpretive planning, and the development of water and hiking trails, wayfinding, signage, exhibits, and marketing materials.
Formerly the Acting Director of the University of Arkansas Design Department, Sarah holds a master’s degree from Antioch College in Semiotics/Language and Communications Systems. She lives in Annapolis with her husband, one Kuvasz, two Labradors, and a horse, where she is restoring a 1700s farmhouse.
Lori Ranney, Deputy Director
Lori has been with Heritage Montgomery since 2008 and is HM’s go-to wordsmith, editing and preparing HM’s grant applications, newsletters, and other written materials. She developed skills as an editor, writer, and program coordinator in her positions at the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust’s Woodrow Wilson House Museum, and Massachusetts Audubon Society and through advanced coursework at George Washington University. Her work with Montgomery Soccer, Inc. (MSI) involved website design and management as well as helping coordinate 10,000+ young soccer players.
Lori holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with a Creative Arts minor, from Purdue University. She lives in Potomac with her husband and their goldendoodle, Wrigley.
Harrison Meyers, Social Media Manager & Technical Advisor
Harrison is a History and Public History master’s student at UMBC specializing in the intersection of sports, politics, and law. Before joining our staff, he worked with Heritage Montgomery as an undergraduate student on the Martinsburg project and as a recording engineer for oral histories. Outside of his academic work, Harrison runs the Rockville Baseball Association, one of the predominant youth baseball and softball organizations in Montgomery County with more than 1,000 local youth served each season. In his free time, he and his fiancee enjoy day-tripping to heritage sites throughout the state with their dogs, cats, and other animals in tow.
Harrison holds a bachelor’s degree in History with a specialty in Public History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and took most of his classes at the Universities at Shady Grove right here in Montgomery County.