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, and her M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina. 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.