A longtime Loudoun County resident, Bruce has lived in Sterling and Ashburn with his wife Jan for the past 30 years. He has always enjoyed exploring the outdoors, and since moving to Loudoun, has developed a passion for birding and bird conservation-related activities. As a member of Loudoun Wildlife, Bruce has led a number of bird walks around Loudoun over the years, and is a member of the Raven Loonatics team in the organization’s annual Birdathon. He has also been an active contributor to both the Loudoun County Bird Atlas project (2010-2014) and the larger Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas.
Bruce is currently a Program Manager and systems analyst working in Alexandria. His work over the last 20 years has centered on sustaining military testing and training lands from encroaching urbanization and development pressures. One key (and particularly enjoyable) aspect of this work is partnering with federal agencies, states and conservation organizations on habitat and open space planning and conservation efforts. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with an undergraduate degree in Economics and a more recent Master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning.