Agriculture and Rural Economy Program Manager
540-347-2334 ext. 7080 (office)
Don joined PEC in February 2006. He received his Masters Degree in Environmental Management from Antioch New England Graduate School, and his undergraduate degree in Recreation Management and Administration from Appalachian State University.
He has held a number of positions with the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Estuarine Research Reserve. While enrolled in graduate studies he designed a GIS based priority system for conservation projects, designed smart-growth workbooks to help guide a multi-stakeholder visioning process for a 26 community region, and worked with a local land trust on outreach and stewardship.
Don worked for 8 years as PEC's Rappahannock and Clarke County Land Conservation Officer, before transitioning into his role as our Agriculture and Rural Economy Program Manager at the beginning of 2014.
Don and Christine, his wife, live on the family farm in Amissville. While not working he enjoys time outside hiking, kayaking and raising his own food.