Claytor Lake Technical Advisory Committee
New River Conservancy Board, Member and Current Chair
County Clean Community Council
Pulaski County Friends of the Library Member
Friends of Claytor Lake (FOCL) Member and Past President
Friends of Peak Creek Board Member
FOCL Environmental Coordinator
FOCL Clean Up
FOCL Organizational Development Committee
FOCL Finance Committee
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 83 Financial Officer and past Secretary
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Boating Safety Instructor
Virginia Safe Boating Council
Pulaski County Humane Society, Member and Past President
Pulaski County Library Board, Past Chair
Pulaski Representative on the Mount Rogers Community Services Board
Boy Scout Sea Scouts Advisory Board.
My strength is in coordinating with agencies, nonprofits and governments to get things done. I have worked with budgeting, finance, running a small business, working with large industry in consulting endeavors, and extensive experience with lake and other issues specific to the Ingles District of Pulaski County. I have successfully written grants in multiple areas from achieving Harry DeHaven Park upgrades and providing recreation equipment and youth activities, to assisting in successfully obtaining a grant from AEP to help purchase a new swift water rescue boat for Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services.
I worked with Animal Control and the Humane Society to establish budgets, facilitate efficient volunteer relationships in the Pulaski County Shelter and an increase the animals transferred to rescue facilities. With the Pulaski County Library Board, I as Chair assisted in managing decreasing revenues while continuing to improve services to patrons. I have successfully obtained and coordinated grants for the Clean Community Council to support continued education, clean ups, and decrease of litter in the county.
Working with FOCL, New River Conservancy and Friends of Peak Creek, I have successfully written numerous grants for conservation, vegetation and planting putting together teams of state and local agencies, businesses, nonprofits and governments to make projects happen. Some include bank stabilization and clean up of Harry DeHaven Park, investigation of doodle dust and streambank planting in Pulaski on Peak Creek, attaining equipment for clean up of Claytor Lake, revamping water quality testing of Claytor, starting Citizens Water Quality monitoring program in Virginia, controlling hydrilla in Claytor Lake, enhancing fish habitats with both manmade structures and re-establishing native vegetation, obtaining clean up equipment for FOCL, and more.