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Mosby Heritage Area Association Board of Directors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CHILDS BURDEN, Chairman Emeritus

Childs is a founding member of the Mosby Heritage Area Association in 1995. He serves on the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation Board of Trustees and has served on the boards of The Civil War Trust, The Virginia Outdoors Foundation, The Land Trust of Virginia, The Loudoun County Heritage Committee, The Loudoun County Historical Society, Oatlands and Long Branch.                     

STEPHEN C. PRICE, Chairman

Steve Price has been on the Board since 2010. He holds a B.A. in History from Virginia Millitary Institute, a law degree from the University of Virginia, and a Masters of Laws from the University of Cambridge (Queens College). Steve served as president of the George Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, and he is a member of the Loudoun County Sesquicentennial Committee and Commissioner in Chancery for the Loudoun County Circuit Court. His interest in Virginia and Southern history fits well with the mission of the Mosby Heritage Area Association.

C. DULANY MORISON, Vice Chairman

Dulany is a native of Middleburg, Virginia, having grown up at two family homes listed on the National Historic Register, Stoke and Welbourne.  The importance of local history and land preservation were ingrained in him at an early age and developed into his primary passion.  He received a B.A. in Southern History at the University of Virginia and went on to become a self-employed equities trader in Washington, D.C.  He returned to Stoke in 2010 and renovated the family farm into a premier horse boarding facility for foxhunters.  Although his primary business is in finance, he is active on the farm and dedicated to preserving our historic countryside.  He joined the Board of the Mosby Heritage Area Association in 2016.

HARRY BIGLEY, Treasurer

Harry had served on the Board of the Mosby Heritage Area Association since 2011. Through his work with the Unison Preservation Society, he became involved in the preservation of the community of Unison and the Battle of Unison, which led to the placing of the Battle of Unison on the National Register. He served as treasurer and is the current president of Unison Preservation Society.

LEE LAWRENCE, Secretary

Lee lives in Loudoun County and is an avid researcher and student of all layers of Virginia history. She is edited Dark Days in Our Beloved Country: The Civil War Diary of Catherine Hopkins Broun and Society of Rebels: Diary of Amanda Edmonds, Northern Virginia 1857-1867, both diaries of women in the Mosby Heritage Area.  Lee is also active with the Lincoln Preservation Foundation and she is a member of the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library Board of Directors.                 

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DONALD P. BRENNAN

Donald joined the Board in 2013. He comes to the Mosby Heritage Area Association with financial and business experience having been the former Managing Director of Morgan Stanley’s Merchant Bank, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, and Chairman of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners as well as a Director of Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. He is currently an Advisory Director of the Firm. Donald and his wife, Patricia, are the owners of historic Llangollen Farm in Upperville, Virginia.

ASHTON COLE

Ashton grew up in Winchester and Clarke County, where he gained a deeper appreciation for the landscape and history of the area.  He has spent most of his career working to help preserve Virginia's natural and cultural resources through his work with the Land Trust of Virginia.  He's been with LTV since 2007, and is currently their Director of Conservation and Stewardship.  He also serves on the Stewardship Council of the Appalachian Trial Conservancy.  Ashton now resides in Bluemont with his wife and daughter.

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HARRIETT CONDON

Harriett has served on the Board of the Mosby Heritage Area Association since 2011 and was a member of the Advisory Board for many years. Her love of history and especially Civil War history has made her an asset for MHAA. She has worked for the National Trust, and is a member of many Civil War Roundtables and other history and preservation organizations.

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JOE DEMPSEY

Joe is a tenth-generation Virginian having grown up in Arlington and Newport News, Virginia. A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Marketing Management, he served on active duty in the United States Army from 1967–1972 during the Vietnam War. He worked for several Fortune 100 companies following his active service. From 1977-1997, he was vice president and then president of Dempsey Supply Corporation, a lumber and millwork company in Chantilly, Virginia. He is founding director of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni Association. He has been a horseman for over 45 years, enjoying foxhunting, the rural Virginia lifestyle, and its treasured countryside. Joe and his wife, Deborah, have subscribed to the Warrenton Hunt since 1989 and moved to Fauquier County in 1994. They live at Gnarley Paws in Marshall, Virginia.

JEFF FREEMAN

Jeff has lived in an 18th century log home near Hillsboro since 1985. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2013 after 31 years of service, the last 15 as an executive in the technology group. Looking to pursue his interests in gardens and history, in 2014 he completed an M.S. in Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscapes at the University of Bath, England. Jeff looks forward to helping the Mosby Heritage Area Association achieve the goals of                                                           education and preservation of this historic landscape.

MARY JOHNSON

Mary began her first term on the Mosby Heritage Area Association Board in 2012. She has a strong interest in Southern history and animal rescue and protection. Mary is the founding member of the Board of Directors of Animal Rescue Fund.

 

MARC LEEPSON

Marc joined the Mosby Heritage Area Association Board in 2001 and served as president from 2008 to 2010. He is a journalist, historian, and author. His books include Saving Monticello, Desperate Engagement, and Flag: An American Biography. Marc has served on the Middleburg Library Advisory Board, the Loudoun County Library Board of Trustees, the Goose Creek Association Board of Directors, and the Virginia State Library Board.

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DOUGLAS LEES

Douglas recently retired from 42 years in the insurance business. He originally worked with his father at D.H. Lees and Co., Inc. before moving to Carr and Hyde Insurance in Warrenton in 1993. Since he was 17 he has photographed equine events including steeple chasing and fox hunting. He won two Eclipse Awards from the Thoroughbred Racing Association (1978) and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (2007) for racing photography. He also received three honorable mentions in Eclipse Award balloting in 1980, 1981 and 1994. His photographs have been published in a number of sporting publications and books. 

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ROB ORRISON

Rob, a Loudoun native, works for the Prince William County Historic Preservation Division supervising historic sites. He is Vice President of the Virginia Association of Museums and also a board member of the Virginia Civil War Trails as well as the Treasurer of the Historic House Museum Consortium.  He is very active in the historians’ writing group "Emerging Civil War" and also researches and writes on the American Revolution. Rob spends almost every day involved working with public history. He is a graduate of the Longwood University Historic Preservation program with a Masters in Public History from George Mason University. He resides with his wife, Jamie, and sons, Carter and Grayson, in Prince William County. 

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RICHARD QUEST

Rick is the founding president and executive director of the nonprofit organization Books in Homes USA. He is a former archaeologist, county historian and history teacher. He has held administrative positions in public education, and was a dean and associate vice president of several colleges. He was named New York State History Teacher of the Year and National History Educator of the Year. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology and Social Sciences from the State University Center at Binghamton in New York and completed his doctorate in Educational Organization and Leadership, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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TORREY WILKINS

Torrey currently works as a trusts and estates attorney with the firm Craighill, Mayfield, Fenwick & Cromelin, L.L.P. in Washington, DC but frequently spends time at his family farm near Upperville. He  has had an interest in local history and preservation from a young age and majored in history at the University of Wisconsin. He received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

 

 

 

ADVISORY BOARD

TIM BURCH

GEORGE GRAYSON

DOUGLAS LARSON

JOE MAY

ALEXANDRA LOVE McKAY

NINA McKEE

DANIEL S. MORROW

DON OWEN

SUZANNE SCHEER

MARY B. SCHWAB

LESLIE VAN SANT

TOM SLATER

SUSAN WALLACE

J. DONALD WOODRUFF, JR.

JAY D. ZEILER

PAUL ZILUCA

 

PRESIDENTS EMERITI

GAYLE DeLASHMUTT

W. MERRITT JONES

MARC LEEPSON

MARGARET C. LITTLETON

CHRISTOPHER NEEDELS

JANET GRAYSON WHITEHOUSE (1926-2013)