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About Us 2018-01-27T04:49:04+00:00

Our Mission: develop, demonstrate and educate about innovative approaches to environmental stewardship by inviting people and partners to study, restore, interpret and experience our land’s environment and history

The Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages 900 acres of preserved land nestled “Between the Hills” in Virginia’s western Loudoun county. Roughly one-third of the land preserve is owned by the Robert and Dee Leggett Foundation while the other two-thirds became a state park in 2017.

The entire land preserve is managed by the nonprofit organization — providing free recreational access to our trail network, managing camping and facility rentals, organizing educational programs, and overseeing wildlife and environmental conservation efforts.

Staff

Darlene Lamoureux
Operations Manager

Mrs. Lamoureux started with the Blue Ridge Center in 2005.  Her background is in Human Resources, having studied at the University of Maryland with a concentration in HR Management.

Darlene LamoureuxOperations Manager

Mrs. Lamoureux started with the Blue Ridge Center in 2005.  Her background is in Human Resources, having studied at the University of Maryland with a concentration in HR Management.

Attila Agoston
Mountain View Farm
Attila AgostonMountain View Farm
Shawna DeWitt
Mountain View Farm
Shawna DeWittMountain View Farm

Board of Directors

Greg Miller, Ph.D.
President

Dr. Miller is a passionate conservationist, enlightened leader of diverse workforces, outdoor recreation enthusiast, and trained environmental scientist who believes in working globally, acting locally, and protecting our precious natural resources.

Greg Miller, Ph.D.President

Dr. Miller is a passionate conservationist, enlightened leader of diverse workforces, outdoor recreation enthusiast, and trained environmental scientist who believes in working globally, acting locally, and protecting our precious natural resources.

Joe Coleman
Treasurer

Joe has been visiting and leading hikes at the Blue Ridge Center for almost 20 years now.
Currently he serves on the Center’s Board of Directors as both its Treasurer and the Chairman of
its Conservation and Land Use Committee.

Joe ColemanTreasurer

Joe has been visiting and leading hikes at the Blue Ridge Center for almost 20 years now.
Currently he serves on the Center’s Board of Directors as both its Treasurer and the Chairman of
its Conservation and Land Use Committee.

Dee Leggett
Secretary
Mrs. Leggett is the co-founder, with her husband Bob, of the Blue Ridge Center. She spent 20 years on active duty in the United States Army in various healthcare-related fields, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, and continues as a contractor to DoD.
Dee LeggettSecretary
Mrs. Leggett is the co-founder, with her husband Bob, of the Blue Ridge Center. She spent 20 years on active duty in the United States Army in various healthcare-related fields, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, and continues as a contractor to DoD.
Jeffrey Gill
Board Member

Mr. Gill is a Strategy & Analytics Director at Capital One Bank. He has 15+ years of strategy consulting and financial services experience, including providing pro-bono consulting services for nonprofits.

Jeffrey GillBoard Member

Mr. Gill is a Strategy & Analytics Director at Capital One Bank. He has 15+ years of strategy consulting and financial services experience, including providing pro-bono consulting services for nonprofits.

Alissa Harris, D.C.
Board Member

Dr. Harris is chiropractic physician practicing in Harpers Ferry, WV.  When not working, she enjoys in the surrounding hills, mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, and walking along the Shenandoah River.

Alissa Harris, D.C.Board Member

Dr. Harris is chiropractic physician practicing in Harpers Ferry, WV.  When not working, she enjoys in the surrounding hills, mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, and walking along the Shenandoah River.

Dan Hodkinson
Board Member

Mr. Hodkinson is the Corporate Safety Manager for Sigma Space Corporation and the Field Operations Manager for the NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Office at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Dan HodkinsonBoard Member

Mr. Hodkinson is the Corporate Safety Manager for Sigma Space Corporation and the Field Operations Manager for the NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Office at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Henry Stribling
Board Member

Mr. Stribling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience.  Additionally, he serves as Executive Director of the Old Dominion Land Conservancy, an organization protecting land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values.

Henry StriblingBoard Member

Mr. Stribling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience.  Additionally, he serves as Executive Director of the Old Dominion Land Conservancy, an organization protecting land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values.

Janet van der Vaart
Board Member

Ms. Van der Vaart is Assistant Director of The George C. Marshall International Center, a non-profit organization that offers educational programs and maintains the historic home of General George C. Marshall.

Janet van der VaartBoard Member

Ms. Van der Vaart is Assistant Director of The George C. Marshall International Center, a non-profit organization that offers educational programs and maintains the historic home of General George C. Marshall.

Ben Lenhart
Vice President

Ben Lenhart is a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Carol, are avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, and live with their children on a farm near Hillsboro, VA.

Ben LenhartVice President

Ben Lenhart is a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Carol, are avid hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, and live with their children on a farm near Hillsboro, VA.