Youth and Family Program Coordinator
Meghan was born and raised in western Loudoun, and after 20 years away she's moved back to the area. She has fond childhood memories of playing outside and exploring the woods, and she's glad to be back in Loudoun so her two young boys can spend their childhoods the same way. As a mom, Meghan has learned how important a connection with nature is for a child's development, and now she wants to make sure all the kids in Loudoun get a chance to connect with nature. It's also become clear to her that time in nature is one of…
Native Plant Sale Coordinator
Janet previously served on the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Board, with a stint as vice president and 5 years coordinating Bluebird trail monitoring for the county. She has worked in Bluebird conservation for over 20 years, joining one of the first teams formed by the Virginia Bluebird Society. She currently is the Bluebird trail leader at Crooked Run Orchard. She also participates in the Christmas bird counts and butterfly counts. Janet lives in an old farmhouse near Philomont that she shares with her husband and a menagerie of animals, including chimney swifts and brown bats. Passionate about native gardening, Janet is…
Michael joins Loudoun Wildlife from his previous position as the executive director of Friends of Black Rock-High Rock in NEVADA's Black Rock Desert. He managed all aspects of that organization’s conservation, education, and outreach activities since he took over that position in September 2014. Prior to that he spent over a year and a half working as an AmeriCorps member with the same nonprofit. He earned a Master's in Nonprofit Management at Regis University in Denver and before that a BA in Philosophy from Tulane University. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors exploring and going on adventures.
Office Management and Online Outreach Specialist
BJ retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, National Water Information System, in April 2018 after almost 38 years providing IT support to many projects. Prior to retirement, she became involved with the Monarch program in 2016, which led to joining LWC in 2016 and the Audubon at Home Program in 2017. BJ also completed the Virginia Master Naturalist program in April 2018. She is also continuing to develop her knowledge of botany and native planting on her 3+ acres to encourage pollinators and bird habitat. BJ also enjoys creating wool felt art in her spare time.
Audubon At Home Coordinator
Anne moved to Loudoun County in 2014 and bought a property of 3 acres, mostly woodland. Her immediate concern was how to best manage the property to preserve and enrich its value as wildlife habitat. She turned to Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s Audubon at Home (AAH) program for advice and her property was certified in 2015. The next natural step was the Virginia Master Naturalist program, which she completed in 2017, around the time that she became an LWC Board Member. She also took over coordination of AAH in 2017. Anne is a retired Mechanical Engineer following a 31-year career with ExxonMobil. Her other interests include…
Habitat Restoration Coordinator
Dave took on the leadership of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s Healthy Stream Program in 2015 and is busy rebuilding the stream monitoring citizen science network. Dave is an avid participant in the Christmas Bird Count and enjoys the many bird walks sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife. He has assisted in the establishment of bluebird box trails and actively monitors two bluebird trails. In his spare time, Dave works as an executive in the Northern Virginia high-tech community where he does not use his Environmental Sciences degree.
Office Management Specialist
Before joining Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Doreen worked as an engineer for IBM and as an environmental engineering consultant for Booz•Allen Hamilton, focusing on pollution prevention. She has been an active volunteer in her school community in Loudoun County, with her husband and three children. She enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, gardening, and rearing Monarchs. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College, a Bachelor of Science Materials Science Engineering from University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from George Washington University.
Bird-related Activities Coordinator, Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary Committee
Joe is a founding member of the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, established in 1995. He led the campaign to create the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve in 1999 and in 2000 became the first President of the Friends of Banshee Reeks. Currently, when he is not volunteering with the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, he is the Treasurer and the Chairman of the Conservation and Land Use Committee of the Board of Directors of the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, and Immediate Past President of the Virginia Society of Ornithology. He was the President of the Board of Directors of the Audubon Naturalist…