Board Members

Steph Ridder, Chair

Steph Ridder, Chair

Steph grew up in Fairfax County and has lived with her husband, John Beardsley, on their farm in Rappahannock County for the past 34 years. They board horses, raise organic hay and are creating a pollinator meadow on the farm. Steph got her B.A. from Harvard...

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Dr. William Dant, Vice-Chair

Dr. William Dant, Vice-Chair

Dr. William Dant of Boston, VA has over 40 years’ experience in educational programs and projects, specializing in the international arena. Dant has held public sector management positions for the US Department of State and the Peace Corps….

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Kat Habib, Secretary

Kat Habib, Secretary

Kat Habib has made her home in Rappahannock since 2012, fulfilling a life-long dream that began during her childhood over the mountain on a farm in Warren County. Kat served as program manager Headwaters Next Step College & Career Guidance Program from…

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Kees Dutilh, Treasurer

Kees Dutilh, Treasurer

Kees (pronounced Case) and his wife Kathi retired to Rappahannock County about four years ago. With twenty years’ experience as a real estate developer and residential general contractor in the Washington D.C. area, he quickly became interested in issues related to...

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Dave Bailey

Dave Bailey

Dave Bailey and his wife, Beth, moved from DC to a small farm in the Flint Hill area of Rappahannock in 2018. A native of Tifton, GA, Dave earned a B.S. in Management Studies from the University of Maryland and a Master of Military Operational Arts and Sciences from...

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Hope Dunn

Hope Dunn

Hope Dunn is a native of Rappahannock County. She and her daughter, a student at Rappahannock County Elementary school, reside in Amissville. Hope attended Rappahannock County schools from Kindergarten to twelfth grade. She graduated…

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Priscilla Goodwin

Priscilla Goodwin

Priscilla Goodwin has advocated for youth programs for many years with a passion for helping young people develop into their best selves. She has served as Board Chair of the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, AVID tutor at T.C. Williams High School, PTA president at the...

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Kelsa Knick

Kelsa Knick

A native of Rappahannock County, Kelsa Knick attended RCES and graduated from RCHS in 2013. She earned her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, then her M.A. in Teaching, both from James Madison University. After college, Kelsa and her husband returned to live...

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Bruce Loth

Bruce Loth

Bruce Loth and his wife, Missy McCool, bought their house in Rappahannock’s Harris Hollow outside of little Washington back in 2002 and soon made it their full time residence. Starting with 25 acres and a garage for the old ski area, they built a barn, added fences,...

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Tanya Paull

Tanya Paull

A former stream ecologist and environmental educator for Fairfax County, Tanya Paull moved to Slate Mills in 2011 with her husband, Steve, who works as a biologist for the Shenandoah National Park. She was a teacher at Belle Meade School for five years, where she also...

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Dr. Edith Tatel

Dr. Edith Tatel

Dr. Edith Tatel joined the Headwaters board in Spring 2022, and brings an extensive career in the field of education with her. Dr. Tatel began as an English teacher in the public schools of Chicago, and later became employed by American University's School of...

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