Staff and Board Listing

PEC Staff

Hujik, Peter

Orange and Madison County Conservation Officer

(540) 395-2911
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Peter Hujik joined the Piedmont Environmental Council in November 2012. Prior to joining PEC, Peter led the conservation efforts of Otsego Land Trust in the headwaters of the Susquehanna River in Central New York. Peter began his conservation career with The Nature Conservancy in northern California, where he managed grasslands and restored stream-side forests in the Lassen Foothills.

Peter received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and a M.S. degree in plant ecology from the University of Wisconsin--Madison.

PEC Orange County Office Address:
11395 Constitution Highway
PO Box 195
Montpelier Station, VA 22960

Palmer, Jessica

Buy Fresh Buy Local Coordinator

(434) 977-2033 ext. 24
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Jessica graduated with a M.S. in Resource Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Biology from Southwestern University. While at Michigan, she was Coordinator for a campus garden student group, Cultivating Community, and a Restoration Assistant at the UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens. After graduation she traveled to Tanzania, East Africa to assist a project researching the effect of weather extremes on the livelihoods of rural, subsistence farmers in the Rufiji River Basin. Before moving to Virginia, she worked in Maine at the State DEP as a Biological Monitoring Assistant.

Jessica is excited to devote herself to promoting the local food economy in central Virginia and looks forward to the work she’ll be doing with PEC’s Buy Fresh Buy Local program. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband and very large, friendly dog. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge, taking ballet classes, experimenting with new recipes in her kitchen, growing vegetables in her backyard and planning the next home renovation.

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