The Historic Belmont Foundation protects and preserves historically significant architecture in and around Belmont, North Carolina.  Our vision is to help ensure that Belmont retains its historic character and charm through advocacy and education.  


Working in historic preservation was supposed to be a short-term commitment that started 20 years ago, but it has became a life-long journey. I’m so fortunate to be able to live in a historic home and take part in preserving a part of local history. I believe that it is the responsibility of this generation to partner with others to preserve a sense of place for future generations to enjoy.
— David Hostetler, HBF Founder

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Left to Right: David Hostetler, Richard Turner, Valerie Pressley,  Ryann Fairweather,  Cynthia Ruen, Wendy Hostetler, Jennifer Lovelace,  Nancy Gadd, Doug Gadd, Tanner Smith

Left to Right: David Hostetler, Richard Turner, Valerie Pressley,  Ryann Fairweather,  Cynthia Ruen, Wendy Hostetler, Jennifer Lovelace,  Nancy Gadd, Doug Gadd, Tanner Smith

David Hostetler - Chairman
Has always felt a calling to advocate for historic preservation.

Ryann Fariweather- Membership Director
Formerly membership director of the Mint Museum,  Ryann's experience, expertise and enthusiam are tremendous assets to our organization.

Doug Gadd
Is an advocate for Belmont and her history. Doug is one of our founding visionary members.

Nancy Gadd - Secretary
A community activist with a flair for home renovation and restoration.

Mike Hawley
Has a love of history and strong interest in historic preservation.  

Richard Turner
Is currently serving on the Belmont City Council and has been a staunch supporter of historic preservation.

Jhaymee Heinlein - Creative Director
Is a creative talent that we are lucky to have.  Her talent is only matched by her enthusiasm!

Valerie Pressley - Home Tour Chair
An Interior Designer by trade, she is an advocate for saving historic homes & Co-Chairs our home tour committee.

Wendy Hostetler - Treasurer
Our Treasurer with a degree in Accounting and she is a local Realtor.

April Lattig - Home Tour Chair
Shares a mutual passion for historical places and and their significance. Jennifer's leadership and organizational skills are valued by her peers.