Groundroot Preservation Group

Seasoned Preservation Professionals

Scott Stevens, Chief Executive Officer

Scott is the former Executive Director of the Museums of Old York in York, Maine, where he served for 15 years. He was responsible for the care and maintenance of 10 historic buildings. Prominent among them is the Old Gaol – one of the oldest (1719) continuously existing public buildings in America. He led a community effort to plan, fund and construct a $1.45 million visitor and education center, which is now a centerpiece in the village. He also led the planning and supervision of the restoration of the historic John Hancock Wharf on the banks of the York River. Scott has more than 27 years of leadership experience in museum management, program development, history education and project supervision. Scott is also an avid musician, having performed with several bands in the Seacoast area, as well as a naturalist and a beer aficionado.

Steven Mallory, Architectural Conservator

Steven was most recently the Manager of Restoration at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens, where he managed research, restoration and conservation of 29 historic buildings on the Estate. His responsibilities included the development of specifications, selection and management of artisans and contractors, and hands-on supervision of restoration and conservation projects. Steven’s work with historical buildings over the past 15 years has earned him a reputation as a leading expert in the field, which he also serves as an author, sought-after teacher and popular lecturer. Steven is also an accomplished violinist, and is a conservator of antique instruments, on which he frequently performs, concentrating on baroque compositions.