A former stream ecologist and environmental educator for Fairfax County, Tanya Paull moved to Rappahannock County in 2011 with her husband, Steve. 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. Tanya has been a Realtor® at Cheri Woodard Realty in Sperryville since 2014 and has worked on Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s Give Local Piedmont campaign since its inception in 2014. She also organized the wine tasting and cocktail hour at Headwaters’ annual Taste of Rappahannock fall event for its last five years. In her spare time, she enjoys riding 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, on horseback, working in her gardens, or doing anything outdoors. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Biology from George Mason University.