Who We Are

Our Mission

The Mission of the Wethersfield Foundation is to preserve and maintain the house, gardens, art, carriage museum and grounds of the Wethersfield Estate. In keeping with the vision of the founder, Chauncey Stillman, the foundation seeks to promote responsible land stewardship, habitat protection, sustainable farming, and innovative horticulture and to share the beauty of the property and classical arts with the local community.

Wethersfield Foundation, Inc.

Board of Trustees

Nancy Hathaway, Board Chair

Soo Kim, Vice-Chair

Kelly A. Morgan, Treasurer

Jacqueline Thorne, Secretary

John Budnik

Farnham Collins

Bernadette Murray

Candace Platt

Stanley Stillman

George Whalen IV

Friends of Wethersfield

Bernadette Murray, Chair

Carolina Gunnarsson

Meghan Klopp

Robbianne Mackin

Claire Mann

Deanna Mulligan

Barbara Tober

Olivia van Melle Kamp

Founding Friends of Wethersfield

Karen Bechtel and Will Osborne

Eliot* and Susanne Clarke

Farnham and Anne Collins

Soo and Carolina Kim

Doug and Sarah Luke

John and Terry Regan

John and Theresa Sprague

Bill and Nancy Stahl

The Stillman Family

Oakleigh and Jaqueline Thorne

Barbara and Donald* Tober

Jim and Zibby Tozer

Willem and Marion de Vogel

Senior Staff

Tara Shafer, Executive Director

Christopher Ferreri, Estate Manager

Hillary Henderson, Director of Development & Events


Robert Cheney, Grounds Crew Associate

Michael Harvey, Head Groundskeeper

Kevin Malloy, Equestrian Coordinator

Joseph Parditka, Grounds Technician

Carlene Russell, Hospitality Coordinator

Adam Brandow, Office Manager, Memberships

Alaina Mancini, Head of Horticulture


Toshi Yano, Landscape & Horticulture Advisor