Staff

Ken Fieth
Metropolitan Government Archivist

Ken Fieth is the Archivist for the Metropolitan Governement Archives of Nashville-Davidson County. He received his B.A. in American History from David Lipscomb University, his M.A. in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University, and his C.A. from the Academy of Certified Archivists, of which he is a Charter Member.

Leanne Garland
Librarian

Leanne Garland received her B.A. in Philosophy and her M.S. in Library Science at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Leanne participates in the Digital Library Collection initiative website, which contains over 4.000 photographs, documents, and oral history sources from the Metro Archives, and assists researchers with local history and genealogy.

Drew Mahan
Archivist

Drew Mahan received his B.A. in Public History from Western Michigan University, and is a member of the Society of Tennessee Archivists. Drew is Curator of the Metro Nashville Archives Facebook Page, the Archives Volunteer Coordinator, and specializes in Nashville's land use, urban development, baseball, and architectural history, as well as historic maps and photographs.

Kelley Sirko
Program Coordinator

Kelley Sirko received her B.A. in English from Ohio Wesleyan University, her M.A. in English from the College of Charleston, her M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina, and her C.A. from the Academy of Certified Archivists. Kelley manages the Metro Archives website, supervises interns, and specializes in archival processing, conservation, and exhibit planning. Her research interests include genealogy, law, immigration, and antebellum African-American history.

Sarah Arntz
Archives Assistant

Sarah Arntz received her B.A. in Journalism and History from Butler University, and her M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, and assists in exhibit and display curation, as well as research in local and cultural history, Civil Rights history, and genealogy.

Kelli Hix
Audiovisual Archivist

Kelli Hix is the Audiovisual Archivist for the Audiovisual Conservation Center - the arm of the Archives which preserves and makes accessible the archives' collection of analog and digital audiovisual media. She is a graduate of the L. Jeffreyt Selznick School of Film Preservation, and has worked on preservation and assessment projects with organizations including the Smithsonian Institution, The National Geographic Society, and the Community Archiving Workshop.