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Staff 2018-01-31T17:27:07+00:00
Anne Coates

Anne Coates
(District Manager)
706 Forest Street, Suite G
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B: 434-975-0224, Ext. 100
anne.coates [@] tjswcd.org

Anne has over twenty-five years of land use, management, and environmental planning experience on private land, as well as with local, state, and federal agencies. While she has spent about 19 years working in California, she is a Virginia native. She spent six years as Executive Director of the Resource Conservation District located in Santa Barbara, CA, serving over 1.9 million acres. Prior to that, Anne was the Conservation Director on a 14,000 acre working cattle ranch located along a 9-mile stretch of the Gaviota Coast in CA, and a Land Use Planner with the County of Santa Barbara. Before moving to CA, she was wrangler in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and a contract US EPA Clean Air Act Inspector and Auditor for Region 1 (Virginia to Maine). Anne received her Emergency Medical Technician training in Crozet, VA and volunteered as an EMT at Wintergreen and in Petersburg, Alaska. She graduated with a BA and Honors from UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) in Geography and is a member of Class 42 from the California Agricultural Leadership Program. Anne also attended Virginia Tech and Randolph Macon Women’s College. Anne’s coursework has included such diverse topics as Urban Planning, Animal Production, Conservation Ecology, Urban Sustainability, GIS, Environmental Planning, Environmental Law, and Watershed Policy.

Lauriston DaMitz

Lauriston DaMitz
(Outreach/Education Coordinator)
706 Forest Street, Suite G
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B: 434-975-0224, Ext. 107
lauriston.damitz [@] tjswcd.org

Lauriston has been with the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District since April 2012. She began getting her feet wet in the Moormans River, facilitating a variety of stations for the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) program at Camp Albemarle. Her position has since expanded to coordinating the MWEE program with Albemarle County and Charlottesville City Schools. Throughout the year, Lauriston provides in-school soil & water conservation programs. She is the point of contact for the District’s local Virginia Dominion Envirothon, a natural resources competition for high school students. Additionally, she provides community outreach and adult education presentations including rainwater harvesting via rain barrel workshops, and urban and agricultural BMPs along with the many cost-share incentive programs TJSWCD has to offer in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson counties and the City of Charlottesville. Lauriston is a certified Watershed Educator, a Virginia Master Naturalist, Leave No Trace certified and serves as a member of the Camp Albemarle Board of Directors.

Mary Eiserman

Mary Eiserman
(Conservation Technician)
706 Forest Street, Suite G
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B: 434-975-0224, Ext. 102
mary.eiserman [@] tjswcd.org

Mary joined the TJSWCD team in August 2016. Mary’s passion for discovery and the natural world led her to major in Biology at Christopher Newport University. Following graduation, Mary worked as an independent contractor for several wind energy companies before switching to a more agricultural path. Her experience working on several farms led Mary to work with the Rodale Organic Agricultural Institute in PA leading no-till weed-management studies. Mary and her husband are Nelson county residents. She is a self-described Naturalist, working for the last several years as an event designer and coordinator. Mary is excited to be jumping back into the agricultural world and is looking forward to working with area producers.

Lisa Hyatt

Lisa Hyatt
(Ag Admin Assistant)
706 Forest Street, Suite G
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B: 434-975-0224, Ext. 110
lisa.hyatt [@] tjswcd.org

Lisa moved to Orange County in 2010 after growing up in snowy New Hampshire. After working in the professional horse industry for most of her adult life. In 2015, Lisa graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a BA degree in Sustainable Business. While at UMass she became increasingly interested in the vital role that agricultural producers play in communities and how the local food economy impacts rural areas. After graduation she worked for the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello where she became interested in the use of native plants in the landscape. She joined the TJSWCD team in 2016. When free time allows, Lisa enjoys tending to her ever expanding vegetable, herb and flower gardens as well as hiking and kayaking with her two rescued dogs from Puerto Rico.

Martin Johnson

Martin Johnson
(Urban Conservation Specialist)
706 Forest Street, Suite G
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B: 434-975-0224, Ext 105
martin.johnson [@] tjswcd.org

Martin joined the TJSWCD in October 2004. He holds a BS in Biology from Bates College and a M.Ed. from UVA. As a Peace Corps volunteer he taught middle school science and math for two years in Liberia, West Africa and Intercultural Communication for 21 years at a non-profit educational institute in Tokyo, Japan. Martin’s responsibilities with the TJSWCD include inspections and mapping for Charlottesville’s and Albemarle County’s Illicit Discharge programs, coordinating the Rivanna Stormwater Education Partnership, preparing baseline reports and inspecting easements held by the District, and reviewing E&S and stormwater management plans. Martin and his wife, Hiromi, have lived in Albemarle County since 1998.

Lexi Monteleone

Lexi Monteleone
(Conservation Technician)
706 Forest Street, Suite G
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B: 434-975-0224, Ext. 103
lexi.monteleone [@] tjswcd.org

Lexi moved to Charlottesville and joined the TJSWCD in July 2017. She is originally from Davis Creek, West Virginia, but has spent the last 6 years in Morgantown, WV studying at West Virginia University. First she received her bachelor’s degree in environmental protection and minored in environmental microbiology and sustainable design. Then she earned her master’s degree in agronomy while simultaneously working on a reforestation reclamation research project on mountaintop removal coal mines throughout West Virginia. Her role with the TJSWCD includes involvement on projects of all disciplines including both agricultural and urban. She is excited to get started working with the district. Additionally to explore Charlottesville and to hike and rock climb in the surrounding areas.

Luke Longanecker

Luke Longanecker
(Conservation Programs Manager)
706 Forest Street, Suite G
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B: 434-975-0224, Ext. 106
luke.longanecker [@] tjswcd.org

Luke graduated from Nelson County High School and went on to major in Fisheries Science and minor in Watershed Management at Virginia Tech. After graduation, Luke interned for USGS before getting a job with the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District as a Conservation Technician. After spending a year over in the valley, Luke moved back to Nelson County and began working for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. Luke is very happy to be back in the area he grew up in and enjoys working in the place he calls home. Luke manages all of the agricultural programs for the TJSWCD, and his focus continues to be working with landowners to improve water quality throughout the TJSWCD.

Tim Talley

Tim Talley (Louisa Office)
(Conservation Technician)
39 Industrial Dr.
Louisa, VA 23093
B: 540-967-5940
tim.talley [@] tjswcd.org

Tim was raised on his grandfather’s farm in Spotsylvania County. Following his graduation from Spotsylvania High School, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech, majoring in in Crop and Soil Environmental Science. Prior to joining the District staff in June of 2016, Tim worked at Dominion Power as an electrician. Tim works out of the TJSWCD Office in Louisa County, providing agricultural conservation assistance throughout the County. He also manages dam maintenance for the flood control structures owned by the TJSWCD. He resides with his wife in Louisa County.

Brian Walton

Brian Walton
(Conservation Specialist)
706 Forest Street, Suite G
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B: 434-975-0224, Ext.104
brian.walton [@] tjswcd.org

Brian began working with the TJSWCD in 2012 as an intern, drafting Dam Inundation Emergency Action Plans for Louisa County. He now is a Conservation Specialist, whose responsibilities include implementing agricultural programs, primarily in Fluvanna County, and helping staff with a variety of projects District wide. Brian holds a BS in Geography from Radford University.

Brian Viglione

Brian Viglione
(Management Analyst)
706 Forest Street, Suite G
Charlottesville, VA 22903
B: 434-975-0224, Ext. 101
brian.viglione [@] tjswcd.org

Brian is a native of Staunton, Virginia. He studied Political Science and International Relations as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University. After college Brian moved to Miami, Florida to pursue a career in wealth management. In 2010 Brian decided to further his education by attending the University of Durham School of Business, Economics and Finance in England. In returning from England, he continued to work in wealth management for both Merrill Lynch and BB&T’s private wealth division. After over 10 years in the financial services sector, Brian went to work for a multi-national start-up manufacturing company where he served as an accountant and financial analyst. Brian decided to exit the private sector and join The Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District as a Management Analyst in August 2017 where he feels he can make more of an impact with his knowledge of accounting, financial analysis and business administration. In his spare time Brian enjoys playing golf, playing guitar and spending time with his family and friends.