Jessica has spent the past 15 years helping nonprofits across the United States raise millions of dollars and create sustainable organizations. She has previously worked as the Chief Development Officer for Elk Hill in Goochland, VA.
She has also held leadership positions at High Achievement in Richmond, VA; JDRF in Albuquerque, NM; Alabama CASA in Birmingham, AL; and has served as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Richmond, Institute of Philanthropy. She has been actively involved in the Central VA Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors, and is Chair of The Diversity and Inclusive Fellows Program.
Jessica can often be found with her daughter rock climbing around Virginia or hiking in Shenandoah.
Director of Communications and Marketing
David is a digital storyteller focusing on brand development and content strategy, bringing his enthusiasm for outdoor adventure to the Shenandoah National Park Trust.
After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and education, David moved to Colorado and specialized in non-profit management, event marketing, and media relations with environmental groups like the American Alpine Club. With a decade of work in leadership development and outdoor guiding, he co-founded the Outcamp Collective — an adventure club and design collaborative inspired by wild places.
As a mentor and community advocate, he works to promote environmental advocacy, equity, and positive change both locally and globally. David and his partner share a passion for hiking, experimenting in the kitchen, rock climbing, and family time with their dog, Huck Finn.
Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
After a number of years running local businesses and working in media sales in Virginia, Chip decided to enter the nonprofit sector. He completed his Masters in Philanthropy and Fundraising at Central Michigan University in 2019. As an undergrad at the University of Richmond, Chip and his friends visited the Shenandoah National Park frequently to take camping and hiking trips. Before joining the Trust, Chip served as the Director of Development with the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
In his free time, Chip spends time with his wife, children, grandchildren and dogs, exploring the many trails outside their home on the Rivanna Trail. He is an avid cook and enjoys entertaining family and friends to try out new recipes. Chip longs for a little more time to play golf, read, and travel home to Kentucky to enjoy the horse races at Keeneland Racetrack.
Annual Fund Manager
When Nicole graduated from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a degree in Psychology, she had no idea she would be lead down the path of environmental non-profits. She has loved every minute of working for mission driven organizations in Virginia. Nicole got her start in fundraising, relationship management, and events at the National Wildlife Federation in 2002, and continued that same line of work when she joined the development team at The Piedmont Environmental Council in 2014.
Nicole joined the fundraising team at the Shenandoah National Park Trust in 2017. In her free time, she spends time outdoors with her husband and son, exploring local parks and walking trails, restaurants, cooking, reading, and spending weekend time with close family and friends.
Growing up with Shenandoah National Park right outside her back door made the opportunity to join the Trust all the more intriguing for Kelly. Following graduation from Virginia Tech with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing, Kelly raised four children while remaining an avid volunteer in local civic organizations and working part time to develop marketing campaigns for a number of nonprofit groups.
She worked for Wintergreen Performing Arts as a Housing Coordinator for the Summer Music Festival and provided marketing support to the Festival. Several years as a preschool teacher enabled Kelly to deepen her insights into locally based organizations. In her spare time, Kelly spends time outdoors with her family, reading and dabbling in sketching and painting.
Program and Community Outreach Manager
Julie served previously as Assistant Development Director with Habitat for Humanity in Charlottesville, Virginia, where, among other accomplishments, she implemented the first annual “Hike for Habitat.”
Her background includes fundraising, public relations, marketing and grant writing. Julie grew up in a small town in upstate New York nestled between the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York in Oneonta. She is an avid hiker and loves to share the great outdoors with her husband and two daughters.