Lauria McShane joined PEC’s staff in October 2023 as an assistant to the Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative.
Senior Strategy & Advancement Officer
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Liese Dart Hodges joined PEC in August 2023 as the Senior Strategy & Advancement Officer. Originally from Warrenton, Liese served as a member of the staff and an intern for PEC between 2004-2008. In her current role as strategy & advancement officer, Liese works with PEC’s leadership to advance and secure support for the organization’s 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.
Prior to joining PEC, Liese worked for The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national nonprofit focused on public lands conservation. At TWS, she served as a renewable policy advisor, the director of the president’s office, and finally, as a major gifts officer, working closely with the organization’s top supporters. Liese holds a graduate degree in environmental history and energy policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and attended Tulane University where she studied studio art and art history. She resides in the city of Falls Church with her family.
Jen Wilkins joined PEC in May 2023 as the Gilberts Corner Farmers Market Manager.
Lauren spent 20 years in the real estate settlement industry as a licensed title insurance agent, but decided to make a career move and give up the long commute to Northern Virginia. She joined PEC as the Bookkeeper in February of 2023 and is excited that she can walk to work when the weather is nice! Lauren grew up in Centreville, spent several years in the Fredericksburg area and moved to Warrenton in 2011 where she currently lives with her family.
Teddy Pitsiokos joined PEC as the Community Farm Coordinator in December 2022.
Tia Earman is the Senior Land Use Field Representative for Loudoun and Clarke counties.