Greg has been involved in natural resource conservation in Fairfax and Virginia since 1990. He helped launch the Trust’s predecessor organization, the Fairfax County Land Trust, and returned to join the NVCT Board in 2011. Greg has served the Commonwealth in many natural resource roles including president of the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation district director, chair of the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board, chair of the Potomac Watershed Roundtable, chair of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board, and as a member of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, Virginia Land Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Governor’s Commission on Natural Resources Funding. He joined the Virginia Department of Forestry in 2012 where he is responsible for a statewide program focused on reducing the rate of upland forest conversion in the Commonwealth. He also leads the Department’s Chesapeake Bay program efforts and is one of Virginia’s representatives appointed by the Governor on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council. Greg is retired from careers in the private sector environmental consulting industry ending at Booz Allen Hamilton, and the federal government where he served in the White House, EPA, Department of Energy, U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation, and as U.S. Congress staff. He holds a Master of Natural Resources degree from Virginia Tech, an MBA from The George Washington University, and a B.S. in management from Bryant University. He and his wife Sue, live in Fairfax County. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.
“Conservation means harmony between men and land. When land does well for its owner, and the owner does well by his land; when both end up better, by reason of their partnerships, we have conservation.” —Aldo Leopold, Round River