PEC Staff

Victoria Garnett

Victoria Garnett

Victoria has been working with PEC since July 2021 as the Digitization Intern. She is digitizing and
processing thousands of legal documents that pertain to the condemnation of private property in order to create the Shenandoah National Park in Madison County, Virginia.

Damien Sharp

Damien Sharp

Damien joined the staff of The Piedmont Environmental Council in June 2021 as the Rural Southwest Mountains Historic District Intern. In August 2021, Damien transitioned into the role of Preservation Outreach Representative.

Adam Gillenwater

Senior Policy Manager & Field Representative. Culpeper, Madison, & Greene Counties. Adam joined the staff of The Piedmont Environmental Council in October 2020, serving in the dual roles of field representative and senior policy manager. Locally, Adam coordinates PEC’s response to land use projects in Culpeper, Madison, and Greene counties. At the state level, he supports the organization’s advocacy efforts on a wide range of land conservation, historic preservation, and land use policy issues.

Hechl, Gertraud

Hechl, Gertraud

Gertraud Hechl joined PEC staff in the summer of 2019. Gertraud has a broad background in the arts and business and serves on several non-profit boards. She holds a degree in strategic management from Wirtschaftsuniversität, Vienna, where she also studied modern languages.

Kenny, Hugh

Multimedia Communications Specialist
(540) 347-2334 x7024
hkenny@pecva.org

hugh kenny pec

Hugh Kenny joined the communications team at PEC in September 2019. He graduated from Bates College earlier in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in history. During college, he spent his summers guiding long-distance bike trips in the US, Canada, and Europe. His time pedaling across varied landscapes taught him the value of looking at places, even familiar ones, from new and novel viewpoints.

At PEC, Hugh creates photos and videos that highlight the staff’s work and the value of the landscapes that the organization protects. He uses video to give viewers a new perspective on places they may pass by every day, display the incredible beauty of the Piedmont, and build support for PEC’s initiatives.

Born and raised in New York City, Hugh currently lives in The Plains, VA and spends his free time riding his bike on Fauquier County’s endless miles of beautiful gravel roads.