Andrea Wulffleff, Executive Director

Andrea Wulffleff standing in museum garden.

Andrea’s interest in decorative arts and New England history led to her love for museums at an early age. She received her BA in History from Smith College and her MA in American Studies/ Museum Studies from Trinity College, Hartford. She is the former Curator of the Wilton Historical Society in Wilton, CT and has worked at the Connecticut Historical Society, the National Portrait Gallery, The House of the Seven Gables and Fruitlands Museum.

A relative newcomer to Nantucket, Andrea has enjoyed exploring her new home with her husband and three children.  They can often be found taking long family walks, flying kites at the beach, or working in their garden.


Allison Levy, Deputy Director

Allison spent her formative years growing up on Nantucket, enjoying the island’s beaches, sailing, tennis, horseback riding and golf. Allison is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in early European and early American history. She has formerly worked as Guest Service Manager at Harborview Nantucket Hotel and as the Director of Membership for Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce.

Growing up on Nantucket has given Allison a unique knowledge of the island. She values the things that make the island community so special. With her love of the outdoors when she is not working you can find Allison enjoying the island’s beaches, walking the conservation properties, spending time with her family and of course taking in a Nantucket sunset all with her dog Dobie.

Ashlie Emery

Ashlie Emory

Ashlie Emery has been the welcoming face at the front desk since 2006. She is responsible for greeting visitors, gift shop sales, leading tours and coordinating activities with the many volunteers at the museum. An accomplished basket maker for 20 years, Ashlie also shares her talents by helping to cultivate the next generation of weavers as an instructor with the museum’s youth weaving program. Ashlie enjoys all facets of crafts and has helped her grandchildren learn to sew by making carry bags from recycled clothing. They sell their work at craft fairs to raise money for breast cancer causes.

Prior to joining the museum, Ashlie held positions at Hy-Line Cruises, Serenity Farms and Curves. She and her husband have lived on Nantucket for 20 years. She enjoys spending her free time with her three grown children and nine grandchildren.