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…
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.
Conservation Advocacy Chair
Cheri stepped into the role of Conservation Advocacy Chair in 2017, in response to the organization’s efforts to preserve and enhance green infrastructure planning in Loudoun County’s latest Comprehensive Plan. She has been a member of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy since 2000, participating in Christmas Bird Counts and International Migratory Bird Day walks. She served on the Board as Secretary from 2007-2008. She completed the Virginia Master Naturalist program, and developed and taught children’s nature classes at Ida Lee Recreation Center. She has volunteered her advertising/marketing skills to promote a Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center program. Her interest in advocacy began in…
Bluebird Trail Coordinator
Karla’s love of bluebirds began when she joined the Brambleton HOA community in Ashburn. As one of many founding members of the Brambleton Bluebird & Garden Club, she has enjoyed watching the fledging nestbox count grow from the single digits to more than 50 on five trails within the community. As Bluebird Trail Coordinator, she enjoys meeting with and absorbing the wealth of information shared by dedicated bluebird trail monitors and eco-friendly supporting organizations at both the state and local level. Karla enjoys sharing her knowledge with new bluebird monitors and the community at large, especially scouting and school organizations. Karla is…
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…
I enjoy Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy because all the programs that you have are super fun! ???The bat program was my favorite because bats are incredible organisms.?? you guys are so cool ??!I learned that nature is important to humanity because without plants, there would be no oxygen, and without any oxygen, we wouldn’t be here!??????. Thanks to Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy!?
-Felix Guenther, Age 11