C. J. Steuart Thomas III

C. J. Steuart Thomas III

Chairman of the Board

C. J. Steuart Thomas III, a native of Staunton, is an attorney with TimberlakeSmith where he leads the firm’s medical malpractice and health care law section. … Read More →


Katie Wallace

Katie Wallace

Vice Chairwoman, Outreach and Marketing Committee Chair

Katie Wallace, a Roanoke native, spends much of her time running her business, Wallace360, an award-winning marketing communications firm she’s owned for almost 30 years in downtown Roanoke. … Read More →


Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly

Treasurer-Secretary, Finance and Fundraising Committee Chair

Formerly serving as VCC's Associate Director, Scott transitioned into a position on the Board of Directors in 2020. Scott serves a Vice President of his family's medical information technology business, headquartered in Sperryville, and holds degrees … Read More →


Sally Parsons

Sally Parsons

Land Protection Committee Chair

Sally’s interest in nature and land conservation began as a young girl growing up in Indiana farm country, where her uncle owned and operated a 1000-acre farm. … Read More →


Eric Fitzgerald

Eric Fitzgerald

Education Committee Chair

Eric Fitzgerald is a life-long resident of Augusta County.  Growing up on a small farm near Quick’s Mill, Eric gained a love for the outdoors and agriculture.  After earning an Associate’s Degree from Blue Ridge Community … Read More →


Chuck Horn

Chuck Horn

Board Member

Chuck Horn owns and operates Delta Spring Farm, Inc. with his wife and two children. The farming operation raises approximately 500 replacement dairy heifers annually. Chuck has been in the poultry business for 30 years raising … Read More →


Alex Moore

Alex Moore

Board Member

Alex Moore, a fourth generation farmer and native of Augusta County, launched a direct-to-customer branch of his family’s farm under the Anathallo Acres brand. … Read More →


Lisa Hawkins

Lisa Hawkins

Board Member

Lisa Anne Hawkins, Esq., the founder of Hawkins Law PLC, has advised land trusts (including VCC) and private donors in preservation of thousands of acres of land in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. In addition … Read More →


John Rice

John Rice

Board Member

Longtime VCC member John Rice owns an eased property in the Page Valley held by VOF. He is a geologist with a background in environmental investigation and cleanup, hydrogeology, and conservation, and is a graduate of … Read More →


Sally Newkirk

Sally Newkirk

Board Member

Sally is a real estate agent with Kline May Realty, specializing in promoting environmentally friendly homes. She serves on the Rockingham Citizen's Bicycle Committee, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Realtors Association Affordable Housing Committee, and has been participating in … Read More →


Kirk Billingsley

Kirk Billingsley

Board Member

A lifelong resident of Monterey in Highland County, Kirk owns and operates Big Fish Cider Co, where he uses home grown and wild mountain apples in his product. Kirk has served on the Highland County School … Read More →


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