ODLC Mission Statement
Old Dominion Land Conservancy works with landowners and other stakeholders to protect in perpetuity Virginia’s land and waterways as well as to assist environmental stewards through scholarships and educational opportunities.
The ODLC Team
Henry Stribling has served as Executive Director of Old Dominion Land Conservancy since 2008. As Executive Director, Henry leads conservation easement acquisition and management efforts. Henry also works closely with public and private partners to enhance local efforts to protect lands for public use. Growing up in a family of hunters and campers and rooted in family, his love the of the outdoors continues to propel his work in the preservation of Virginia’s array of landscapes. In addition, he’s been a psychotherapist in a private practice in Purcellville, VA for the past 23 years. When there is spare time, Henry enjoys hunting, hiking, and golf.
Kathleen Elder is a writer, baker, and mother living in Waterford, Virginia. She began her professional career in Washington DC working for a professional trade organization before heading to Capitol Hill where she worked for both the Senate and House of Representatives focusing on natural resource policy. After leaving the Hill she spent some time lobbying in the same field. She has also served on the board of The Waterford Foundation and volunteered with local non profits. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Forest Resource Management from The University of Montana. She is excited to join the board of ODLC, helping landowners and the community come together to conserve our vital natural resources.
Matt, a 30+ year environmental steward and historic preservationist, has a wealth of experience in cultivating citizen engagement and historic building restoration. His experiences comes from various positions on the town council and historic preservation associations. Matt received his BA from Kutztown University and a MA from the University of Arkansas. Matt live in Purcellville, VA with his three daughters. When able, they enjoy spending time in the outdoors (bike, hiking, skiing) with the kids and traveling.
As a Conservation Associate, Geoffrey assists with community outreach, property assessments, and easement management and monitoring. He is a graduate of William and Mary with a strong background in biology, environmental science, entomology, and finance. Geoffrey and his family are long-time residents of the Commonwealth, having farmed its lands since the 1700s. He believes in conservation as a pathway to preserving important wetlands and waterways as well as protecting threatened and endangered species. In his spare time, he helps manage his family farm and enjoys hiking local trails, gardening, and birdwatching.