Deanna Fehrer, District Manager
Deanna has been employed at the Piedmont District since 2002. She started her District career as the education coordinator and financial specialist. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Concord University and is a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Deanna and her husband Damien live in Prince Edward County. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking, bird watching, and reading.
Robin Buckalew, Administrative and Public Information Specialist
Buckalew hails from Colorado where her family has lived for five generations. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from University of Northern Colorado. Her husband David is a Professor of Biology at Longwood University. They practice small-scale, sustainable gardening on their homestead with the help of mini-mules Peanut and Popcorn.
Charlie Wootton, Senior Conservation Specialist
Charlie is a native of Nottoway County. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1972 with a degree in Agricultural Education. He is a former USAF pilot and has over 40 years of experience raising beef cattle on the family farm. He is a certified Nutrient Management Planner and a Level 3 Conservation Planner.
Kevin Dunn, BMP Conservation Technician
Kevin Dunn is a native of Buckingham County and a 2000 Graduate of Virginia Tech. Since 2008 he has worked for Piedmont SWCD as the BMP Technician helping local farmers install conservation practices on their farms. He is a fourth generation farmer and has installed many of the same conservation practices on his family’s poultry, beef, and goat farm.
Stephen Reames, Equipment Program Manager
Stephen resides on the family farm in Amelia County. The farm has been in the family for four generations. Currently Stephen, his father, and two brothers raise commercial beef cattle, small grain, and hay for sale. Stephen is a graduate of Amelia Academy.
Amanda Hancock, Education Specialist
Amanda is a 2012 graduate of Southside Community College with a degree in Business Administration. She is working full-time with the District and is looking forward to her involvement with the youth outreach program.
Emily Gibbs, Urban and Program Support Coordinator
Emily graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2015 with degrees in environmental science and Spanish. She works part-time with the District as the coordinator for the residential septic grant program.