Museum Team

Enfield Shaker Museum is served by an energetic and talented team that is committed to bringing Enfield Shaker history alive for families, students of all ages, and visitors from around the world.

Carolyn A. Smith, Acting Director

Appointed Acting Director in September 2022, Carolyn Smith was the founding director of Enfield Shaker Museum (then known the Museum at Lower Shaker Village) in 1986. She joined the furniture manufacturer Shaker Workshops in 1994 and retired in 2019. Carolyn has been a board member and volunteer at Enfield Shaker Museum for many years. She received her B.S. in Textiles from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and her Masters Degree in Education from Westchester (PA) State University.

Michael O’Connor, Curator

Michael O’Connor has been associated with Enfield Shaker Museum since 1991. He has served as a demonstrating craftsperson as a cooper, interpreter, education and facilities manager, assistant director, and interim director on three different occasions. His current focus is cataloging the Museum’s growing collection of Enfield Shaker artifacts. Before coming to Enfield Shaker Museum, Michael was on the staff at Old Sturbridge Village. He is a graduate of the the University of Vermont.

Development Coordinator –¬†Position Available

Education Coordinator – Position Available

Jess Wyman, Historic Housekeeper

Lisa Rinella, Hospitality Coordinator

Lisa Rinella came to Enfield Shaker Museum in August 2022. A native of Enfield, she was graduated from New Hampton School and received her B.S. in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including catering and event planning, as well as social media and digital marketing.

Garden Coordinator – Position Available