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The ODLC Team

Henry Stribling ODLC

Henry Stribling

Executive Director

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.

Chris Fielding

Board CHAIR

As ODLC Board Chair, Chris Fielding’s primary role is to set the strategic direction for the organization. Once the Board of Directors reaches a consensus on an initiative, he then works closely with the Executive Director to ensure implementation. He has been in banking for over thirty years, is a graduate of the University of Richmond, and holds a Certified Financial Planning Certificate from Georgetown University. From an early age Chris had a keen interest wildlife and habitat conservation, and high school summers spent working on farms gave him an appreciation for the vital role they play in maintaining open spaces.
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Robert Leahey

Board Treasurer

Robert currently serves as the Board Treasurer of ODLC. He has over thirty years professional experience in technology and consulting with a significant focus on the Healthcare industry. In addition to Robert’s pursuit of using technology to improve the overall health outcomes and experience of Americans, he is dedicated to preserving the environment in which we all share. Robert grew up in Virginia and preserving it for future generations is one of his top priorities. In his spare time, Robert enjoys spending time with his horses, skiing, hiking, and fishing.

Mike Ray

Vice Chair

As the ODLC Vice-Chair, Mike leverages his 28 years of experience in the legal field to keep the organization in compliance with conservation and non-profit laws. Throughout his career as an attorney in the Northern Virginia area, he has committed his focus and expertise on land and natural resource issues. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and participates in local programs like Virginia Adopt-A-Highway and construction projects to improve Virginia parks as part of Eagle scout programs. In his spare time, Mike likes to take his wife and two kids to visit parks and the local wineries throughout the Commonwealth.

Michael Mastroberti

Board Secretary

Michael Mastroberti has had a diverse career including contract work with the Maryland Department of Resources Fisheries Dept. He is currently the Sr Manager of Global Trade and Tax at Tesla Inc. and serves as Board Secretary for ODLC. He believes that land perseveration is critical for future generations to enjoy and to benefit from the environment. Michael likes to take full advantage of the Chesapeake Bay and is an enthusiastic sailor and fisherman. He also volunteers time to participate in beach and waterway clean ups.

Edward Karppi

Board Member

Edward Karppi has over 30 years of professional experience in a variety of financial, investment, consulting, and management roles. As a board member, he draws on his financial background to help keep ODLC on a firm financial footing. Edward is a keen and lifetime lover of the outdoors. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, fishing, golfing, conserving efforts and visiting our wonderful National Parks across the country.
Geoffrey Nichols | ODLC Board

Geoffrey Nichols

Conservation Associate

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.
Old Dominion Land Conservancy

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.

About ODLC

All forms of life need food and water. We get our food from the land and our clean water from run offs, springs, streams, and rivers. Life cannot be sustained without access to uncontaminated land and water. Our small farms, gardens, parks, forests, trails, wetlands, grasslands, and yes…large commercial farms, local, state, and federal forests and parks are all part of the ecosystems that most people simply take for granted.

Our goals are to protect the land and water, and provide for future generations.

Originally formed in 2001 as International Partners in Education, Inc. we changed our name in 2008 to the Old Dominion Land Conservancy, Inc. to more appropriately reflect our focus on the preservation of Virginia’s beautiful, historic, countryside and valuable water resources.

Founded to protect land and water resources for their natural, scenic, recreational, historic, and agricultural values, the Old Dominion Land Conservancy, Inc. (ODLC) also seeks to educate the public on why land conservancy is so very important and so easily overlooked.

Under the leadership and guidance of ODLC, many properties with a total of nearly 4,690 acres have been successfully designated and preserved as in land conservancy.

ODLC accepts land donations, but also tailors conservation easements to meet the specific needs and conservation purposes of each landowner and our organization. ODLC is a Virginia nonprofit corporation and qualifies as a federally recognized public charity under IRS Section 501 (c) (3).