Senior Editor & Public Relations Manager
(540) 347-2334 ext. 7021
Paula Combs is a Fauquier County native and Liberty High School graduate. She traveled west to receive a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and she majored in Broadcast Production Management with an emphasis in Photojournalism. After graduation, she traveled even further west to Los Angeles, California to work in film production and branded entertainment.
Though Paula enjoyed working in the entertainment industry, she wanted to use her skill set to make a difference. After transitioning to an environmental public relations firm, she worked on a variety of behavior change campaigns for issues such as stormwater management, public health, ocean pollution, recycling, littering and zero waste. In addition to her public relations responsibilities, Paula oversaw the outreach and evaluation strategies for projects such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund site, which educated Southern California anglers on safe consumption habits and sustainable fishing practices.
Paula relocated to Virginia in January 2013 and joined PEC’s staff in January 2014. She is extremely happy to be back in Virginia and working for an organization that protects the land she calls home.
Orange and Madison County Conservation Officer
(540) 347-2334 x. 7062 (office)
(540) 395-2911 (cell)
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 22957