Cara Caputo, Manager of Interpretation and Public Outreach
Cara joins the team at Wyck with a passion for material culture and sharing research with the public in accessible and exciting ways. She earned her B.A. in History and Anthropology from Marquette University, where she completed internships with the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Chicago History Museum. She recently graduated from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, where she completed her Master’s thesis on the transitions of American country houses from private estates to public-facing institutions. She has also worked on projects with the Hagley Library, Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, and the Ardrossan Estate. Cara is excited to begin sharing the layered and fascinating history contained at Wyck with the community and wider public!
Emily Conn, Manager of Living Collections; Horticulturist
Emily comes to Wyck with a lifetime of horticultural experience rooted in a passion for the world of plants. After completing their B.A. in Anthropology and Indigenous Latin American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Emily moved to Germantown to pursue the Plant Propagation internship at the Morris Arboretum. Emily went on to complete an internship at Longwood Gardens with a focus on managing and curating living plant collections. Emily has authored articles and presented lectures exploring the history and ethnobotanical stories behind plant collections at several public gardens across the Philadelphia region. As a Germantown resident for half a decade, Emily is passionate about serving the Germantown community and ensuring accessibility to public garden space for all.
Marsha Lewis, Home Farm Manager
Marsha Lewis has worked in a variety of organic farming models over the years and brings a passion for making fresh produce more accessible to low-income folks. She’s started gardens with the homeless community, practiced bio-intensive farming at a Catholic Worker farm, and served as field manager of a vegetable CSA in Sellersville, PA for four years. Filled with a variety of interests, she also works as a support staff for neuro-divergent persons and is a published poet.
Kim Staub, Executive Director
Kim joined Wyck as Executive Director in 2020, and has over 10 years experience in non-profits and historic site management. Before Wyck, Kim was the Collections and Exhibitions Manager at the Betsy Ross House, where she managed the collections and researched new exhibitions, programs, and interpretations. She was also the Vice President of Philadelphia’s Historic Neighborhood Consortium, where she helped small cultural sites create collaborative programs and raise awareness of rich historic landscape that surrounds Independence National Historical Park. She holds a Master of Arts in History from Virginia Tech, where she won the William Preston Society Master’s thesis award for best thesis in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from McDaniel College.