John Hutchinson

John Hutchinson

Executive Director

John has been engaged in fundraising, development, and policy research related to land conservation and battlefield preservation in Virginia and nationally for more than 36 years. Most recently, John directed land acquisition and conservation programs … Read More →


Genevieve Goss

Genevieve Goss

Upper James Program Director

Genevieve Goss has worked for the Valley Conservation Council (VCC) for two decades, primarily focused on the southern counties in its 11-county service area. As a long-standing educator, Genevieve reaches out to farmers, foresters, businesspeople, representatives … Read More →


Emily Bender

Emily Bender

Land Protection Director

Emily Bender is a Bridgewater College graduate with a B.S in Environmental Science. She has been with VCC since January 2018 and currently serves as the Land Protection and Outreach Specialist. Her favorite part of her … Read More →


Taylor Evans

Taylor Evans

Land Protection Specialist

Taylor Evans joined VCC in 2021 and currently serves as Land Protection Specialist. Taylor moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 2009 to attend James Madison University and immediately fell in love with the area's rich natural … Read More →


Maya Hawthorn Gunderson

Maya Hawthorn Gunderson

Director of Operations

Maya Hawthorn Gunderson has been with VCC since 2020 as their Operations Director.  She moved to the Valley in 2002 where she received a BA in English Literature from James Madison University. She apprenticed in midwifery … Read More →


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