Board & Staff
LTV’s distinguished Board of Directors includes many prominent Virginians who are widely known for their dedication to conserving Virginia’s open space, farms, forests, rivers, and historic resources.
Board of Directors and Officers
Childs F. Burden, Chairman
Polly L. Gault, Vice Chairman
Steffanie Burgevin, Secretary
Rebecca McDermott, Treasurer
Christopher C. Dematatis
C. Dulany Morison
Philip D. Paschall
Sally B. Price
Birge S. Watkins
Chairman’s Advisory Council
Mary Leigh McDaniel
Turner T. Smith, Jr.
Stephen C. Price, McCandlish Lillard
Ashton Cole, Executive Director
Ashton joined the Land Trust of Virginia in January of 2007, beginning with a focus on easement stewardship, and eventually expanding into easement acquisition. Now in the role of Executive Director, Ashton enjoys working closely with LTV’s Board and staff on all aspects of the organization, benefiting from an ongoing education thanks to the diverse skills, expertise and knowledge of his wonderful colleagues. He continues to play a large role in new conservation projects and land stewardship matters, which he is passionate about. Ashton was born and raised in Winchester, Virginia and holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Mary Washington. Ashton enjoys hiking, camping, trail work, and spending time with his wife, three children, and friends. Contact Ashton at email@example.com.
Natalie Burns, Conservation Associate
Natalie joined LTV in 2021 and assists both with stewardship and new easement work. She grew up in Warrenton, Virginia and graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in geographic science and a minor in environmental science. Before LTV, Natalie worked on a trail crew for the Southwest conservation corps in Durango, Colorado, and is excited to continue her passion of conservation with LTV. In her free time, Natalie enjoys hiking, rock climbing, seeing live music, and spending time with friends and family. Contact Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arianne Govoni-Young, Office Manager
Ari joined LTV’s staff in 2019 after serving as a volunteer for multiple LTV events. She is responsible for the day to day office management and administrative duties of LTV. Ari was born and raised in Nokesville, Virginia and has traveled the country hiking and camping with her family. She currently enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and furry children camping and going to the track. She is also an avid Disney lover. Contact Ari at email@example.com.
Sophie Langenberg, Communications & Education Manager
Sophie joined LTV in 2021. Her responsibilities include media relations, creating and managing LTV’s print and electronic communications, and social media. Prior to LTV, she was an Account Executive at Middleburg based, Bendure Communications, working with several local nonprofits. Sophie has a biology degree from the University of Virginia. A native of the Middleburg area, she spends her time outside of work playing polo and gardening with her husband Sebastian, and son Berend. Contact Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damian Martin, Conservation Associate
Damian joined LTV in 2022 and assists with easement intake, mapping, and stewardship. Damian was born in Charlottesville, VA but grew up in Bakersfield, CA and the Midwest. He obtained both a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Environmental Science with a focus in ecology from the University of Virginia. Before joining LTV, he was a Mapper for a title insurance company based out of Florida. In his free time, Damian enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with his dogs and wife. Damian is also a freelance illustrator for a couple of breweries in central Virginia. Contact Damian at email@example.com.
Kerry Roszel, Development Manager
Kerry joined LTV in 2015. She has been part of the Loudoun and Fauquier County Communities for many years. Prior to joining LTV, Kerry was the Director of Education with the Associated Builders & Contractors – Virginia Chapter (ABC-VA) where she was directly involved with member training, development and outreach. Kerry brings her strong communication skills to LTV to support and strengthen its fundraising efforts. She works on a number of projects to increase LTV’s presence in the community by partnering with local organizations, running LTV's volunteer program, and organizing LTV’s three signature events: our Garden Party, Sunset in the Field Party, and Bike the Gravel - Tour de Conservation Easement. Contact Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.