About our staff

Johns Hopkins

Executive Director

Johns Hopkins has been the executive director of Baltimore Heritage since 2003. Before that, Johns worked for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development developing and implementing smart growth and neighborhood revitalization programs. Johns holds degrees from Yale University, George Washington University Law School, and the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Molly Ricks

Deputy Director

Molly Ricks joined the Baltimore Heritage team in September 2019. In the past she has interned with the National Park Service and worked as a research historian with the federal government. Molly received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her thesis and subsequent work have focused on public history, preservation, and uncovering untold stories.


Elizabeth Byler

Tour Coordinator

Elizabeth Byler (they/them) joined Baltimore Heritage in October 2023 as the Tour Coordinator. They have a degree in healthcare administration from Arcadia University.  They use their attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills to create inclusive and sustainable spaces. Elizabeth is excited to help others see the beauty in Baltimore.