Volume 26 Issue 1, Winter 2021
by Kim Strader, Volunteer Coordinator
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is fortunate to have a team of dedicated and passionate volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to assist us in educating, motivating, and inspiring people to protect, preserve, and restore wildlife habitat in Loudoun County. Some people choose to share their professional skills with us, while others look to us as a way to pursue their passion. Board Member Chrissy Boeckel falls into the latter category.
While Chrissy’s professional experience falls within state tax analysis, her heart is rooted in preserving the environment by creating awareness about how we impact it and sharing information to help people make informed decisions that result in positive changes.
Since being elected as a Loudoun Wildlife board member in 2020, Chrissy has become involved with the Fundraising Committee. Her attention to detail and her thoughtful and innovative ideas were invaluable during the planning and execution of the virtual 25th Anniversary Celebration. While Executive Director Michael Myers was the front person as the master of ceremonies for this event, it was Chrissy who reigned behind the scenes to make sure the show went smoothly by queuing all the videos and slides to play at the right time. The show could not have gone on without her, and we are grateful she volunteered her “master of Zoom” experience to assist with the celebration. The Fundraising Committee looks forward to continuing to working with Chrissy to execute exciting new fundraising opportunities in 2021.
Chrissy’s interests also extend to birding, and she has attended some of Loudoun Wildlife’s monthly bird walks. She was a member of the Fully-Palmated Birders Birdathon team in 2020 that helped raise funds to help us continue to fulfil our mission by providing quality programming despite the pandemic. Chrissy also participated in one of our new programs — Herpetology Count — when we counted reptiles and amphibians at JK Black Oak Sanctuary in August 2020.
We are fortunate to have Chrissy as a board member and appreciate all she has done in the short time she has been with us. It is thanks to people like Chrissy, who share their time, energy, knowledge, passion, experience, and talent with us, that we are able to create places in Loudoun County where people and wildlife thrive.