Jeanne Schultz Angel, Executive Director

Jeanne's career has focused on not-for-profit management, community engagement, and managing historic buildings.   She is a 2010 graduate of the prestigious Seminar for Historical Administration and the Illinois State representative for the American Association of State and Local History “Leadership in History” awards program, and was accepted to the Illinois Humanities Council “Road Scholar Speaker Bureau” in 2013 to speak about the anti-slavery movement.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Masters degree in History at Illinois State University.  Her career includes Director of St. Charles Heritage Center; Executive Director, Lombard Historical Society, managing two historic house museums; and Executive Director, Illinois Association of Museums.

John "Woody" Linton, Executive Chef

John “Woody” Linton started cooking at the age of 14 in his home town of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Upon graduation, he sought out Hyde Park to attend the Culinary Institute of America. His first landing was in Scottsdale, working at the award-winning restaurant Vu, with Chef William Bradley. Following this milestone, John helped open The Alto Ristorante at the Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale. John has also worked at Lake Park Bistro in Milwaukee, the Bohemian Grove in Northern California, and seasonally at the Talon Lodge in Sitka, Alaska, as their Executive Chef.
Most recently he was the Executive chef of Hearth restaurant in Evanston (where he remains as a consultant), helps out Venge Vineyards in Calistoga, California, and is the catering Chef for Oak Park Banquets/Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park.