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Meet the Mosby Heritage Area Association Staff

Education Specialist Kevin Pawlak, left, Executive Director Rich Gillespie, and Director of Administration Jennifer Worcester Moore

Education Specialist Kevin Pawlak, left, Executive Director Rich Gillespie, and Director of Administration Jennifer Worcester Moore

RICHARD T. (RICH) GILLESPIE, Executive Director

Rich came to the Mosby Heritage Area Association in 2004. A 30-year veteran history teacher at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia, he retired to pursue a second career in museum education. Rich has expanded the classroom program, now reaching 5,000 students a year, written four Scavenger Hunts and Driving Tours, as well as providing expertise for MHAA programs. He also created the very popular "Cavaliers, Courage & Coffee" program. Rich became executive director on February 1, 2015.

His love of the Mosby Heritage Area is evident in virtually every photograph on this website. Unless a photo is credited to another source, you can be confident that the artist behind the lens is Rich Gillespie.

JENNIFER WORCESTER MOORE, Director of Administration

With the expansion of programs, Jennifer, a native of Loudoun County, was hired as the executive assistant in 2012. Before coming to the Mosby Heritage Area Association, she worked for the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership and the Waterford Foundation. She has made MHAA more visible through traditional and social media, organizes special events, and handles membership and the administration of the Heritage Area. She holds a history degree from Mary Washington College and lives in Hamilton with her husband and two sons. Jennifer became Director of Administration on February 1, 2015.

KEVIN PAWLAK, Education Specialist

Kevin is the newest member of the Mosby Heritage Area Association team, joining May 18, 2015. Very active in battlefield preservation, he has been a seasonal National Park Ranger interpreting Civil War and African-American history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and is a licensed battlefield guide at Antietam National Battlefield. Kevin brings passion, excitement, and ideas to MHAA’s school and public programming.

Photograph at top: View near Scuffleburg, close to the Mosby Heritage Area Association headquarters at Atoka, Fauquier County.