Greg Yates founded Yates Properties, LC in 1987. He serves as Principal Broker for the firm, which owns and manages over 300 commercial and residential properties, and self-storage facilities in central Virginia. Greg is also the owner of Deer Ridge Development, Inc., a real estate development company.
Greg graduated from the University of Richmond with a BA in Economics. He was elected to the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors and served on its Planning Commission. He is a former trustee of Wakefield School and St. Luke’s School. Currently he is a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board which oversees VDOT and all modes of transportation in Virginia.
Greg and his wife Liz live in Culpeper with their daughter Jessica. His son Cameron is a documentary filmmaker in New York City. Greg’s hobbies include tennis, hiking, skiing and music.
An attorney in Richmond, Ed heads the Corporate and Securities Litigation team of Hunton & Williams, an international firm with more than 700 lawyers. Ed has successfully represented clients in a variety of matters related to securities class actions, mergers and acquisitions, derivative suits, Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice investigations, and corporate governance. He has lectured to law schools, corporate gatherings and industry conventions on defending securities and derivative litigation and securities class actions.
Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Ed was an attorney-advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. He clerked for the Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ed has held several gubernatorial appointments in Virginia, serving as Chairman of the Virginia Charitable Gaming Commission and Vice Chairman of the State Board of Community Colleges. He is admitted to practice before the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ed is an avid landscape photographer who spends as much time as possible exploring and making pictures in his two favorite national parks: Grand Teton and Shenandoah. His work can be viewed at www.edfuhr.com. Ed is married and has three children.
Henry (Hap) Connors is the Director of Advisory Services for Grant Thornton. He also serves on the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), representing the Fredericksburg District, and is chairman of the CTB subcommittee on innovation and technology.
Previously, Hap served as V.P., Government and Public Affairs for the Center for Innovative Technology, a state-chartered non-profit focused on early stage research commercialization, seed investments in high-tech startups and broadband deployment – all of which are an integral part of the New Virginia Economy.
Hap has 25 years of experience in strategic marketing and communications for business, non-profit and government entities. He also served on the Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors, after having fought to save the Chancellorsville Battlefield from development. He currently serves on the Germanna CC Education Foundation Board.
When he’s not working, Hap and his wife, Carey, are cajoling friends and family into taking hikes in Shenandoah.
Alison DeTuncq is President/CEO of University of Virginia Community Credit Union in Charlottesville. She also serves as president and is on the board of managers of Member Options, LLC, the mortgage lending subsidiary of the credit union. In addition, Ms. DeTuncq currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union, a $5 billion dollar organization which serves over 1,200 credit unions in 46 states and Canada.
As an active volunteer, Ms. DeTuncq has served as a member of the board of directors, executive committee, and Program Review and Funding Committee for the United Way – Thomas Jefferson Area, as well as chair of the Annual Campaign. She served on the board of directors for the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program, as chairman of the finance committee. Currently, Ms. DeTuncq serves on the Piedmont Virginia Community College Foundation and serves as Chairman of the Membership Committee for the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce.
In 2013, Ms. DeTuncq was appointed by Virginia’s Governor McDonnell to serve as the Culpeper District member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board. She was reappointed to an additional term by Governor McAuliffe.
Ms. DeTuncq holds a Master’s of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. She and her husband are avid hikers and frequent visitors to Shenandoah National Park.
Motoko Aizawa was first appointed to the DC Commission on Human Rights in 2012, and became the chair in 2020. Ms. Aizawa is an expert on the many dimensions of sustainable development, including the role of governments and business in respecting and protecting human rights, and advises the United Nations, governments and civil society on these topics. She spent more than two decades at the World Bank Group in various capacities, including as Sustainability Advisor to the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Network.
Ms. Aizawa began her career as a business lawyer, specializing in international transactions at Baker & McKenzie, and later at the International Finance Corporation, a private sector arm of the World Bank Group. After she left the World Bank, she served as Managing Director USA of the Institute for Human Rights in Business between 2014 and 2016.
She has been a resident of Washington DC since 1989.
Dr. Dorothy A. Canter is an expert in the decontamination of bioterrorism agents and in preparedness activities for responding to and recovering from attacks with weapons of mass destruction. She played an important role in the fumigations of contaminated buildings following the 2001 anthrax attacks. Dr. Canter has published widely on anthrax remediation and risk assessment.
Before her retirement she was the principal of Dorothy Canter Consulting LLC. She also served as a senior professional biophysicist at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She worked for the federal government for 29 years, the last 15 of which at the Environmental Protection Agency, where she served as the Chief Scientist for Bioterrorism Issues from November 2001 until June 2005. Dr. Canter received both a B.S. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in biophysics from The George Washington University.
She has been a volunteer for the National Parks Conservation Association for 27 years, serving on the Board of Trustees for nine years and in multiple capacities since then. From November 2012 to November 2015, she served as the President of the Friends of Fort Hunt Park, Inc., a unit within the National Park System. She has visited more than 250 National Park sites.
Carl is a Senior Network Design Engineer for AT&T Global Managed Services. Based in Reston, VA, he supports several major banking and insurance clients, designing and directing migration of IT operations over to cloud-based data centers located throughout North America and Europe. Prior to joining AT&T, Carl was President of SAGASYS, a provider of professional services to commercial and government clients throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region and had served as Director of Operations for a telecommunications company in Northern Virginia.
As a board member and former President of Hunters Valley Association, he is actively involved in operations and fundraising efforts for community improvement projects and activities. In addition to local projects, the Association also supports the Hunter Mill Defense League, helping protect and preserve local scenic and historic rural byways in Fairfax County.
A life-long Virginian and Charlottesville native, Carl received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia. As an Eagle Scout then later, throughout college and beyond, Carl has been a life-long user and custodian of Shenandoah National Park. Carl lives in Vienna, VA with wife, Julie Hansen, and daughter Elise. Both parents are very proud that as Elise has earned Junior Ranger badges in over 10 national parks including Glacier, Grand Teton, and of course, Shenandoah.
Janet Eden grew up in Miami, Florida and has spent a lot of time traveling to feed her passion for our country’s national parks. In her late twenties she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia and fell deeply in love with Shenandoah National Park.
Family brought her back to Florida, but when Hurricane Andrew came through in 1992 and destroyed her community—including countless mature trees—she started a tree farm and planted replacement trees all around the area. Janet returned to school at Miami Dade College in Horticulture and Landscape Design. She became a Certified Arborist for the International Society of Arboriculture.
Eventually Janet decided to once again leave her hometown and return to the place she had loved living—Virginia—with Shenandoah National Park in her backyard. Janet has worked at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello as a Garden Guide and she is a Charlottesville Area Tree Steward, working to promote quality tree care and appreciation for our area.
Wendy retired as a Commander in the U.S. Navy after serving as a Supply Corps officer for 22 years, during which time she made multiple overseas deployments aboard ship and served in the Office of the Naval Inspector General. Now living in Richmond, Virginia, she has worked for a local non-profit managing a dog training and adoption program sponsored by the Virginia Department of Corrections
Wendy graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Russian Studies, from Michigan State University with an MBA and received her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Virginia. Along with spending time with her son, Wendy enjoys running, traveling, wine tasting and being outside.
Rod is the Senior Vice President and an owner of Luray Caverns Corporation, working in the footsteps of his great grandfather T. C. Northcott who purchased the Caverns in 1905. He manages Luray Caverns with his brother and two ancillary historic museum collections. These are the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, an extensive collection of antique cars and carriages and the Shenandoah Heritage Village, a campus of regional historic buildings with an expanding collection of the Shenandoah Valley’s material culture spanning from Early America to the 1920s.
His career and education reflect the importance of Nature, History and Art in his life. Rod is a painter, an avid fly fisherman and hiker keen on enjoying, understanding and preserving our water, land and historic resources. Among his many contributions on these matters, he is particularly proud of having been instrumental in preserving simultaneously land and historic sites through his work with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. Rod has a BFA of Fine Arts with a minor in History from Shepherd University and a lifetime of interest in these subjects. He has decades of experience in the Tourism Industry focusing on tourism of natural and historic attractions which has led to his regular participation in related national and international associations, seminars and congresses.
He lives in a historic house on the Shenandoah River near Luray with his wife Isabel.
Brett is a partner of Investment Research Partners and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in Accounting. Additionally, he became a CFP® professional in 2012, a Chartered SRI Counselor™ in 2019, and graduated from the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Trust School.
Prior to joining Investment Research Partners, Brett served as a Portfolio Manager focusing on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and sustainable investing at AssetMark, Inc. In this role, he built and delivered sustainable and ESG-integrated solutions for a platform that serves financial advisors and clients nationwide. The role included due diligence, portfolio construction, portfolio management, marketing, and sales responsibilities. In addition, Brett frequently spoke at financial advisor events and conferences on a variety of subjects related to sustainable investing.
He resides in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife and two children.
Walter Heeb has recently retired after 32 years at the MolsonCoors Shenandoah brewery. During his years at the brewery, he held successively broader leadership roles, including Plant Quality, Brewing Operations, Waste Water Treatment and Utilities. Walter’s education and experience both play directly into his continued interest in and focus on maintaining and promoting responsible water stewardship for industry and agriculture.
Walter holds a BS and MS in Biology from James Madison University and an MSc in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has been active in both local and national level brewing industry organizations for over 30 years. In late 2020, Heeb begin work with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, London England as an examination tutor and content author.
He is a lifelong resident of the Shenandoah Valley and began enjoying the outdoors at a young age. His Boy Scout outings to Shenandoah National Park, coupled with a strong family influence, facilitated an appreciation and lasting desire to preserve and safeguard open spaces. Heeb volunteers his time with local non-profit agriculture and conservation organizations with particular interest in water quality. He resides on a small farm in Augusta county, where he enjoys many outdoor hobbies.
David London is based in Washington, DC and is Vice President, State Policy & Politics for TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy. Previously, David was Head of North America Government Affairs for ofo and was the Head of Americas Government Relations for eBay, where he set strategic direction for the public policy teams in U.S. Federal, State, Canada and Latin America.
David is a native Washingtonian and grew up in Silver Spring, MD. He left for Silicon Valley during the “dot-com” era and returned to D.C. in 2015. David received his undergraduate degree from New Jersey City University. He is married to his college sweetheart April Booker. They have a son named DJ and a Bernese mountain dog named Yogi.
David has been going to Shenandoah since he was a child for family hikes, picnics and rides along the drive. He is an avid hiker and his favorite hikes are Whiteoak Canyon and the many trails in the Elkwallow / Matthews Arm area.
Dr. Peterson served from 2011 through 2016 as a member of the senior leadership team at the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE is the major coordinating association for higher education institutions in the United States. As Presidential Advisor for Global Initiatives, she oversaw the Council’s work on the international engagement of U.S. higher education.
Prior to joining ACE, she was Senior Associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) from 2008- 2011. The Institute’s mission is to increase access and success in postsecondary education through research and programs that inform key policy makers.
From 1997 – 2007, Dr. Peterson was Executive Director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and a senior officer at the Institute for International Education. CIES coordinates international educational exchange with approximately 155 nations and has administered the Fulbright Scholar Program since 1947. It also manages foundation funded higher education projects.
The Fulbright Scholar Program added notable dimensions during Dr. Peterson’s tenure at CIES. In addition to its core exchange programs that annually involved over 1600 U.S. and visiting scholars and professionals, new programs were developed to foster greater cross-cultural collaboration on topics of global significance and to encourage higher education development through academic exchange.
She was Senior Fellow at Cornell University’s Institute for Public Affairs from 1996 to 1997. Her research focused on the nonprofit sector and its intersection with the for-profit sector in shaping public policy.
Patti is President Emerita at Wells College and St. Lawrence University where she held presidencies from 1980 to 1996. As a tribute to her leadership at Wells, an endowment was established for the Patti McGill Peterson Chair in Social Sciences and at St. Lawrence, the Center for International and Intercultural Studies was named in her honor. Her faculty appointments have included the State University of New York, Syracuse University and Wells College.
She has held prominent international, national and statewide leadership positions. She served as Chair of the U.S. – Canada Commission for Educational Exchange, the National Women’s College Coalition, the Public Leadership Education Network, the American Council on Education’s Commission on Leadership Development and Academic Administration and is a past President of the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York. She has served on the advisory boards of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowships Program. Her corporate board memberships have included the John Hancock Mutual Funds, the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and Security Mutual Life of NY.
Dr. Peterson holds a B.A. degree from the Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and was awarded a Carnegie Fellowship for post-graduate study at Harvard University.
Patrice is a retired Nurse Practitioner after 18 years at UVA and a total of 37 years as a nurse. Her clinical background in oncology integrated the concepts of healthy lifestyle in the prevention of disease as well as the healing powers of nature. Hiking in Shenandoah National Park is a prescription she routinely gave to her patients to build up strength after cancer treatment.
Growing up in Western New York near the Finger Lakes region, Patrice found plenty of opportunity for family hiking, biking and skiing in her formative years. Her education includes a B.S. in Nursing from Villanova University and and M.S. in Nursing from Indiana University. After a short stay in Indiana, she and her family were thrilled to make the move to Virginia and find Shenandoah National Park in their backyard. She and her family (2 daughters and 3 grandchildren) have enjoyed numerous excursions and celebrations in the park during the past 21 years in Virginia.
At present Patrice and her husband, Scott, are partners in an environmental consulting business. She manages finances for 3D EnviroLogics, LLC, a healthcare and laboratory hazardous material program provider. She is also currently a volunteer at a local food pantry and advocate for Patient and Friends Cancer Research at UVA.
Taylor Odom is an attorney in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before moving to Charlottesville, Taylor began his law career in Washington, Virginia, within sight of the Shenandoah National Park. He also serves as legal counsel to the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority.
Taylor hails from St. Francisville, Louisiana, a historic town on the Mississippi River. Taylor attended Tulane University and was a student there when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. He spent one semester at Louisiana State University while Tulane repaired its campus. Taylor returned to Tulane when it reopened and graduated with a degree in Political Science.
After finishing his education at Tulane, Taylor moved to France to teach English. While in France Taylor learned to speak French fluently and since then has studied both German and Spanish.
Upon returning to the United States from France, Taylor enrolled in Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. While attending law school he met his wife, a Rappahannock County native. After graduating law school he moved to Virginia to join his wife in Charlottesville.
In his spare time Taylor plays tennis, continues to study languages, and has taken up squash. Taylor and his wife, Christina, currently reside in Albemarle County and spend many of their weekends in Rappahannock County enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends.
Nan Butler Roberts was born and reared in Rappahannock County, VA, in Sperryville, to be exact, just 7 miles from the Thornton Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park. Nan’s father and uncle worked the CCCamps in the 1940’s as young men who helped build and develop the SNP. Her father, Howard H. Butler, took the family for frequent Saturday or Sunday afternoon outings to the park by using his ‘park pass for life’ that he displayed joyfully to the park entrance attendant. So, Nan had a “built-in” affection for the SNP at an early age that continues today.
Nan began her career in Washington, D.C. working for a trade association and then two computer data technology companies as a U.S. Navy department contractor. Later, Nan accepted employment in local government in Fairfax County, VA, the largest county government in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nan retired from Fairfax County government after 26 ½ years of service; her last position was with the County Executive’s Office. Nan has won numerous awards, including from Fairfax County, also civic and religious organizations. Most recently, she was presented one of five “IMAGE” Awards, awarded in 2020 for the first time. Nan is a Speaker/Presenter/Trainer, Writer, Singer and Event Coordinator. She was president of the Interest Group/Charter Member for James Madison University’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; the oldest African American sorority founded at Howard University, Washington, D.C. As a retiree, Nan spends her time working with several religious and civic organizations in the community. She has served as the Program Director for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration in Rappahannock County for the past 18 years. The program has been presented each year in her home county to raise scholarship dollars for students in need. Nan currently serves as President, Scrabble School Preservation Foundation, Inc.; the Foundation highlights and promotes the story of this historic Rosenwald school in Rappahannock County.
Nan also serves on the Board of the Wakefield County Day School, Huntly, VA. Nan holds a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA in Mass Communications and a Master’s degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in Education and Human Resource Development. Nan’s closest relative, her only sister, Doretha, and family live in Georgia.
Justin Stanton is the Controller of Green Applications and Green Distribution (“Green”), a multistate manufacturing company headquartered in Gordonsville. Prior to joining Green, Justin worked in public accounting and, more recently, managed financial reporting for renewable energy assets.
Justin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina State University, with a focus in nonprofits, and a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Richmond.
Justin developed his love of the outdoors early, growing up in South Carolina, where his father was a Park Ranger and later Superintendent of various parks in the South Carolina State Park system. Justin and his wife, Carrie, moved to Charlottesville in 2008 for Carrie to attend law school at the University of Virginia. Since moving to Charlottesville, Justin has served as Treasurer for the Thomas Jefferson Society of CPAs, a member of the Board of OneVirginia2021, and a member of The Nature Conservancy Young Professionals Group. Justin is an avid outdoorsman, and outside of work he can most often be found on a trail or in a trout stream. He and Carrie live in Esmont with their two dogs, Charlie and Charlotte.
Cheri Woodard is a serial entrepreneur at heart. She followed the call of the ‘Back to the land Movement’ of the 1970s and arrived in Sperryville, Virginia in 1975 ready to make her mark in her new-found home.
After founding and running the Faith Mountain Company, a successful mail-order business for 23 years, Cheri embarked on starting and selling several other businesses in the area. She began a new chapter in 2002 when she started her real estate career. She quickly found her niche becoming a specialist in selling farms, land, and homes in Rappahannock County. In 2012, Cheri and her husband opened Cheri Woodard Realty, their own brokerage, in the town of Sperryville focusing on Rappahannock and the surrounding counties and have continued developing and growing their company to the largest boutique realty firm in the area.
Cheri is deeply ingrained with the community of Rappahannock County. She served as the President of the Friends of the Rappahannock County Library for 10 years. For 13 years, Cheri was involved with the Headwaters Foundation as the Chair of their successful Taste of Rappahannock event. This event is still the gold standard in Rappahannock having been built on the framework she developed. Currently, she is the Co-Secretary on the Board for the Castleton Festival and is Board Secretary for the Rappahannock County Water Sewer Authority (RCWSA). She was very pleased to join the SNPT Board in January of 2020.
David Aldrich – Huntly, VA
Frederick Andreae – Bentonville, VA
Don Baur – Alexandria, VA
Maggie Bullard – Madison, VA
Phebe Cambata – Charlottesville, VA
Ethan Carr – Amherst, MA
David L. Dallas, Jr. – Charlottesville, VA
Maureen Finnerty – Haymarket, VA
Hullihen Williams Moore – Richmond, VA
Stephen E. Nauss – Earlysville, VA
Katy Powell – Blacksburg, VA
John Reynolds – Crozet, VA
Peter Rice – Madison, VA
William Schrader – Crozet, VA
V.R. Shackelford – Orange, VA
Susan Dryden Whitson – Washington, VA