Rachel Mills,
Executive Director

Stephanie Whitcomb,
Artistic Director

Staff Members

Forrest Jessing, Technical Director

In Memoriam

Chad Mills, Founding IT Director

Chad Thomas Mills, age 42, passed away on June 24th, 2023 at his home in Elkins, Arkansas. He was born on March 12th, 1981 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Chad was the Departmental Administrative Manager at the University of Arkansas Entomology and Plant Pathology. Chad was an avid outdoorsman, proud Eagle Scout, talented home chef, novice gardener, and stellar D&D player. He will be remembered for his quick wit, kind heart, and generous spirit. Chad was preceded in death by his grandpa Bobby Gene Mills, uncles Thomas Mills and Tim Mills, and brother Christopher Ferraro II. 

He was a loving husband to Rachel Mills and a devoted father to his sons Andrew Mills (Christina Leng), Alex Mills, and Aydin Mills. Chad is also survived by his grandmother Valeria Mills, mother Kimberly Mills, sister Danielle Simmons, and aunt, Debi Officer.