Laurie Berman

Laurie Berman

Laurie Berman moved to Highland County in 1975. There she took an active role in local environmental protection and intensive organic gardening. Her nonprofit community involvement includes being a founding member of the Highland County Arts … Read More →


Mark Botkin

Mark Botkin

Mark Botkin, past VCC Board Chairman, is a partner in the Harrisonburg law firm BotkinRose PLC. Mark has substantial experience in estate planning and conservation easements. He is a frequent presenter on easement and tax topics. … Read More →


Kevin Craun

Kevin Craun

Kevin Craun is the owner/manager of the 300-acre Van Ike Farm on the North River in southern Rockingham County. He is the third generation to take over the responsibility of maintaining this family farm since his … Read More →


Abbie Cutter

Abbie Cutter

Abbie Cutter and her husband Bowman currently own two properties under open space easement – one in Waterford, VA eased in the earliest years of the program, and a farm in Augusta County recently designated a … Read More →


James Flory

James Flory

James Flory, a Rockingham County resident, studied at Eastern Mennonite College, and received a BFA in sculpture and a minor in mathematics from James Madison University. In 1981, James founded “Renaissance Stone Masonry,” a business that … Read More →


John Gibson

John Gibson

John Gibson is a life-long resident of the Valley currently residing near Luray in Page County. After high school, John joined the Army for three years winding up as a communications specialist on a Special Forces … Read More →


Karen Hembree

Karen Hembree

Treasurer

Karen Hembree, who lives in Staunton and has property in Rockbridge County, has long been an outdoor enthusiast, gaining her appreciation via hiking the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails. Originally from Georgia, Karen discovered the … Read More →


Ryan Hodges

Ryan Hodges

Ryan Hodges grew up in Bath County from age 12 and returned with his family in 1985, leaving behind a banking career in Atlanta, Georgia. Ryan is the chairman of the Mountain Soil and Water Conservation … Read More →


Bill Jones

Bill Jones

Bill Jones lives on Chimney Run Farm, an 800-acre property in Bath County which he conserved through an easement in 2008. Bill is a consulting hydrologist with Environmental Data in Warm Springs. He has studied karst … Read More →


Anna Lawson

Anna Lawson

Anna Lawson, a former writer and editor of publications for Hollins College and the Kettering Foundation, has served on various local and state boards, chairing that of The Nature Conservancy-Virginia Chapter, Hollins University, TAP (the Roanoke … Read More →


Beverly S. “Cheri” Moran

Beverly S. “Cheri” Moran

Beverly S. “Cheri” Moran, a native of Front Royal, VA, has lived in Staunton since 1978. After graduating from Radford College with a BS in History/Education and Syracuse University with an MS in Higher Education Administration, … Read More →


Bill Noack

Bill Noack

Bill Noack formed Noack & Associates, LLC, following a 37-year career with General Motors Corporation. Since its formation, Noack & Associates, LLC, has provided individual consulting services to some of the country’s top industrial companies … Read More →


William “Butch” Snow

William “Butch” Snow

Chairman

William “Butch” Snow, VCC Chairman, was born and raised on the west coast (California and Arizona) before moving to Augusta County in 1988 where he started a cow/calf operation the following year. In 2005, he moved … Read More →


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