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 taught horseback riding and ran the vegetable garden—introducing her young students to the benefits of farm-to-table living. For the past six years, she’s been a Realtor® at Cheri Woodard Realty in Sperryville. Paull has been the Project Manager for the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s Give Local Piedmont campaigns since the first one in 2014. She has also organized the wine tasting and cocktail hour at Headwaters’ annual Taste of Rappahannock fall event. In her spare time, she enjoys fox hunting with the Thornton Hill Hounds or just taking a morning off to squeeze in a trail ride. An avid naturalist, she’s perhaps happiest when immersed in natural surroundings, working in her gardens, or doing anything outdoors.