12535 Milestone Manor Lane
Germantown, MD 20876
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10am to 4pm
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, preparing HM’s grant applications, newsletters, and other written materials. She developed skills as a writer, editor, 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 goldendoodle, Wrigley.
Danielle Verbiest, Administrative Director
Danielle joined the HM staff in March 2018. She brings a wide skillset that includes organization operations, event coordination, and volunteer management. Her extensive experience working in non-profit organizations includes the Literacy Council of Montgomery County and Voices for Children Montgomery. Originally from the Netherlands, Danielle is multi-lingual and brings an international flair to our office. She lives a hop, skip, and a jump from the HM office with her husband, Ahmed, and daughter, Zahra, a rising high school freshman.