Meet Our Staff

Ashley Sedlak-Propst – President & CEO

Ashley is a museum professional at Historic Cabarrus Association, Inc. in Concord, North Carolina. She specializes in exhibit research and design, developing educational programming for students, oral history, grant writing, and museum management. She has been with Historic Cabarrus since 2015 and loves being able to tell stories of the diverse history and cultures of Cabarrus County.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History with a minor in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also has a Master of Arts degree in Public History from Appalachian State University and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Debra Medlin – Administrative Assistant

Debbie Medlin is the administrative assistant at the Concord Museum. Originally from history-rich upstate New York, she graduated with a BS in atmospheric science from and State University on New York at Albany. She received a Master of Science Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There she met her future husband, Steve, who was a law student at the UNC law school. Steve is from Mt Pleasant and practices law in Concord.

It is in Concord they raised three sons, Scott, Ross, and Lee. Steve and Debbie are proud grandparents of Grant and Isaac. Debbie enjoys working at the Concord Museum because it is interesting to discover how Concord’s citizenry of old created their community. She also finds conversation with visitors fun and enlightening.