Directors & Staff

The Board of Directors is an elected body representing 4 local entities: The counties of Alleghany, Bath, & Highland and the City of Covington. Each entity has two elected directors. There are two appointed directors, at-large and the County Extension Agent. Elections for directors take place every four years during the general election. 

2020-2021

Mountain SWCD

Board of Directors:

Ellen Ford, Chair 

Bath (at-large appt.)

Indian Draft Farm

1320 Simon Hollow

Millboro, VA 24460  

(540) 997-0321 Home 

e-mail: ellenford61@gmail.com                                                   

Terry King, Vice-Chair 

Associate Director

281 Elks Camp Rd.

Millboro, VA 24460

(540) 960-1084 Cell

(540) 862-0314 Home

e-mail: btking@lumos.net

Dave Peters, Secretary

Associate Director

489 Cowpasture River Hwy.

Millboro, VA 24460

(540) 863- 5186 Home

e-mail: ondarvr@aol.com

L. Ryan Hodges, Treasurer

Bath (electced)

P.O. Box 159

Warm Springs, VA 24484

(540) 839-5846 Home

Allen Dressler

City of Covington (elected)

333 W. Locust Street 

Covington, VA 24426

(540) 965-6360 Business

e-mail: adressler@covington.va.us

Robert Short, Sr.

City of Covington (elected)

105 S. Marion Ave

Covington, VA  24426

(540) 947-1607 Cell

Ari Daniels

Highland (elected)

P.O. Box 245

Monterey, VA  24465

(540) 474-5382 Home

(434) 409-3075 Cell

Rodney Leech

Highland (elected)

6467 Mill Gap Rd.

Monterey, VA  24465

(540) 499-2618 Home

luckyloop@htcnet.org

John Quantz, Sr.

Alleghany (elected)

P.O. Box 310

Warm Springs, VA  24484

(540) 839-4616 

Christine Hodges

Alleghany (elected)

206 Landis Drive

(540) 892-0369 Business

e-mail: Clamb@vt.edu

Berkeley Clark-Cassidy

Asso. Ext. Agent, ANR

P.O. Box 357

Warm Springs, VA  24484

(540) 839-7261

e-mail: berkeleylc@vt.edu

Mountain SWCD

Staff Members:

Lorie Baldwin, Office Administrator

e-mail: mswcdlorie@tds.net

Sue Ailstock, part-time BMP Coordinator

e-mail: mswcdsue@tds.net

Chris Swecker, Conservation Specialist

e-mail: mswcdchris@tds.net