The splendor falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in story: The long light shakes across the lakes, And the wild cataract leaps in glory. Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Saving Castles Team

Nothing great works without a team working together towards common goals. And our staff and especially our volunteers around the world share their valuable time to support our global mission.

Monte Schumacher

Meet Monte Schumacher, our visionary Founder at Monte's extensive background as a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and consultant over the past 35 years has equipped him with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in restoration, antiques, and collecting. His work can be seen in some of the world's most famous museums, and he is also an accomplished author and speaker. Monte's passion for preserving history and architecture is evident in his dedication to growing into a premier resource for the preservation and restoration of both private and public historical properties around the world. His vision is to create a community of like-minded individuals who share his appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship of historical buildings, and who are committed to preserving them for future generations to enjoy. As our Founder, Monte brings a wealth of experience and leadership to our team. His strategic thinking, attention to detail, and innovative ideas have been instrumental in helping us grow and succeed.
At, we are fortunate to have Monte Schumacher at the helm, driving our mission forward with passion and purpose. His vision for the future of historical preservation is an inspiration to us all, and we look forward to working alongside him as we continue to make a meaningful impact in the world of restoration and preservation. Have a question? Send us an email!

Sixteen Ramos-Schumacher

Meet Sixteen Ramos, the brilliant Social Media and Communications Director of Sixteen is a force to be reckoned with in the world of online communication and social media marketing. With a passion for storytelling and an eye for design, she is the driving force behind our brand's digital presence. Sixteen brings years of experience in social media and content creation to her role, making her an invaluable member of our team. She is also a successful entrepreneur, author and speaker. Her creativity and strategic thinking have helped us to connect with our audience on a deeper level and build meaningful relationships with our followers. She is a master at crafting compelling social media campaigns that engage and inspire our audience to take action. But Sixteen's talents go far beyond just social media. She is a gifted communicator who can articulate our brand's message with clarity and conviction. Her writing skills are top-notch, and she has a knack for crafting content that resonates with our target audience. Sixteen has a way with words that makes our brand come to life.
At, we are lucky to have Sixteen Ramos leading our social media, marketing and communications efforts. Her expertise, creativity, and personality make her an indispensable member of our team, and we are excited to see where her talents will take us in the future. Have a question? Send us an email!

Jane Drury

Meet Jane, an expert in historical buildings and their design, conservation, and restoration. Jane has always had a fascination with the intricate designs and unique features of historical buildings, which led her to pursue a career in this field. Jane has a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, where she focused her studies on the history of architecture and the preservation of historical buildings. She then went on to obtain a Master's degree in Historic Preservation, where she learned in-depth knowledge on the conservation and restoration of these buildings. With her education, Jane landed her first job at a prominent architecture firm that specialized in historical building design and restoration. She worked on many high-profile projects, including the restoration of an iconic hotel in the heart of the city, which had been abandoned for many years. Jane's passion for historical buildings extends beyond her professional life. She enjoys visiting historical landmarks around the world and studying their unique architecture and design.
Jane's dedication and expertise in historical building design and preservation have earned her a reputation as one of the best in the industry. She continues to push the boundaries of what's possible while ensuring that the history and legacy of these beautiful buildings are preserved for generations to come.

Our Staff & Volunteers

The Volunteer Program offers challenging alternative opportunities.

The Saving Castles staff place individuals who wish to contribute their time and expertise as part of a project. Volunteers in this program work with our staff members on both short-term or long-term projects, bringing the necessary knowledge base that is desperately needed for specific areas such as restoration, construction, remodeling, archeology, engineering, fund raising, event planning, website work, etc.

The volunteer positions change from helping out at one event to becoming an important member of team working alongside us in different parts of the world.

  • Adamu Makinwa
  • Casper Lundin
  • Thomas Gagné
  • Christina Morgan
  • Markovics Zoltán
  • Jacolien Hendriks
  • Isabela Barboza
  • Juhani Virtanen
  • Phan Châu
  • Kuzey Ünal
  • Juan Rubio
  • Marko Mlakar
  • Kelly Lambert
  • Walid Ahelluc
  • Ernst Graf
  • Lore Smets
  • Camiel de Graaf
  • Ladislau Berindei

Join us now to make your impact

Volunteers are crucial to the fulfillment of our mission. Opportunities are available across many parts of our operation, and we would love to have you join our team! There is a place with Saving Castles for you.

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