Leadership Team

Robert Overton, Jr.
Executive Director
BA History, MA History

Mr. Overton has over 20 years of public history experience, specializing in historic site and museum management. He has worked for the University of West Florida Historic Trust since 2002. You may contact Mr. Overton at 850-595-5985 x106, or email

Amy Eve
Business Coordinator
BA History-Anthropology, MA History

Ms. Eve is the Business Coordinator. She manages the agency's financial operations and is responsible for the general business and fiscal activities of the organization, including purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and other related administrative services. She can be reached at 850-595-5985 x101, or

Ross Pristera 
Historic Preservationist
MA Historic Preservation Planning

Mr. Pristera is responsible for preserving the agency's historic buildings and landscapes. Ross also supervises and reviews special building projects and ongoing maintenance. If you have any questions for Mr. Pristera, you may contact Mr. Pristera at 850-595-5985 x115, or

Claire Stewart
Director of Marketing
B.S. Professional Writing, MBA Marketing

Ms. Stewart is the Director of Marketing for the UWF Historic Trust. She manages the advertising, publicity and marketing all of the Historic Trust sites and programming. She can be reached by emailing

Collections Staff

Jessie Cragg
Curator of Exhibits
MA Public History

Ms. Cragg is responsible for developing exhibits, including research, planning, and content creation. You may contact Ms. Cragg at 850-595-5840 or

Lori McDuffie
Coordinator/Collections Manager
BA Anthropology, MA Museum Studies

Mrs. McDuffie is responsible for the preservation, maintenance, and monitoring of the loaned and permanent artifact collections. You may contact Mrs. McDuffie at 850-595-5840 or

Richard Rodriguez
Exhibition Designer
BFA Studio Art

Mr. Rodriguez is responsible for helping with the fabrication, installation and maintenance of exhibits. You may contact him at 850-595-5840, or

Mackenzie Brown
Preservation Assistant
BS Science, Technology, and Society Studies

Mackenzie assists with special and preservation projects and grant management. They also act as liaison with DeFuniak Springs Landmark, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in DeFuniak Springs. They can be reached at 850.520.6161 or at

Visitor Experience Staff

Anna Lochas 
Event Coordinator
BS Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Management, MSA Public Administration

Ms. Lochas is responsible for venue rentals such as weddings, receptions, parties, and corporate events. You may contact Ms. Lochas at 850-595-5985 x107, or

Wendi C. Davis
Visitor Experience Manager
BA Art History, MA Public History

Mrs. Davis oversees visitor experiences including our membership and volunteer programs as well as managing our museum stores. You may contact Mrs. Davis at 850-595-5985 x111, or

Alli Frank
Administrative Specialist

Mrs. Frank is responsible for assisting the Business Coordinator with administrative services, day-to-day operations, and human resources. Mrs. Frank can be reached at 850-595-5985 x100, or

Education Staff

Phillip Mayhair
Museum Educator, Living History Coordinator
BA Anthropology, MA Museum Studies in progress

Mr. Mayhair coordinates all living history programming for Historic Pensacola. You may contact him at 850-595-5985 x108, or

Matt Santillo
Museum Educator, Group and School Tour Coordinator
MA Museum Studies

Mr. Santillo schedules all Group and School Tours. He has a background in elementary education and a MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. You may contact Mr. Santillo at 850-595-5985, or



Maintenance Staff

Rick Sivley
Maintenance Supervisor


Sylvia Beck

Kenyan Murrell
Maintenance Technician 

Elliott Wright
Maintenance Technician