Contact CBF's Hampton Roads, Virginia Office

Mailing Address:
CBF Hampton Roads Office
The Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Christy Everett
Hampton Roads Director
Christy builds relationships with government and agency representatives, community leaders, conservation partners, and others who are working to protect and improve local water quality. She plays a leadership role in the development of CBF's Hampton Roads program plans from local outreach efforts to partnership initiatives and manages some of the programs and staff of the Hampton Roads office.
Photo credit: Coastal Virginia Magazine

Jay Ford
Virginia Policy and Grassroots Advisor
Jay focuses on Eastern Shore issues and works with CBF staff throughout the Commonwealth to advance the Blueprint. He works primarily from the Shore, with regular visits to both the Brock Center and CBF’s Richmond office.

Chris Gorri
Brock Center Manager
Chris, an upstate New York native, joined CBF in 2005 in Annapolis where he launched the special events program at CBF’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center. In 2011, he became an integral part of the team charged with designing and constructing the Brock Environmental Center to achieve the USGBC’s LEED Platinum certification and full-petal Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. Since then, he has focused on community and outreach programming to educate the public about green building and the Bay while managing the daily operations of the facility. Chris can always be found helping out, whether it’s setting up for an event, painting walls, or on a ladder making repairs!

Kati McCarter
Hampton Roads Program Assistant & Restoration Specialist
Kati's focus is on installing small, green infrastructure practices such as living shorelines, rain barrels, rain gardens, and tree plantings.

Chris Moore
Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist
Chris leads policy development and technical support for Chesapeake Bay water quality and fisheries restoration efforts. His water quality work involves a wide range of activities, from on-the-ground restoration to working with elected officials through all levels of government to support legislative decisions that ensure enhancement of the Bay watershed. Chris also works to build sustainable fisheries issues through oyster restoration efforts and proactive management of important Bay fisheries such as blue crab and Atlantic menhaden. He is also a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain and runs educational and restoration boat trips for volunteers, media, elected officials, and decision makers.

April Strickland
Director of Major Giving—Hampton Roads
April works with individual donors, corporate partners, and foundations to build financial support for CBF's work to Save the Bay.

Kristin Webb
Administrative Assistant
Kristin is the Administrative Assistant to the staff of CBF’s Environmental Protection and Restoration, and Major Giving Departments in Hampton Roads. She works closely with staff, interns, and volunteers on many of our local programs; assists with daily office needs, and ensures an updated database related to all events, donors, contacts and volunteers.

Virginia Oyster Restoration

Jackie Shannon
Virginia Oyster Restoration Manager
Jackie manages CBF's Virginia oyster restoration efforts. She works with hundreds of volunteers to produce and deploy reef balls and up to 10 million spat-on-shell oysters on protected reefs annually. She also works with local, state, and federal restoration partners to plan, implement, and monitor oyster restoration projects throughout tidal Virginia. 

Peyton Mowery
Virginia Oyster Restoration Outreach Coordinator
Peyton works with volunteers to coordinate CBF’s Oyster Gardening Program in Virginia and helps to promote the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance. She also assists building and deploying reef balls and producing spat-on-shell.

Hampton Roads Education Field Teams

Hampton Roads Boat Program

Yancey Powell
Manager of Education, Jenny S Workboat Education Program
Yancey takes more than 2,500 students and their teachers on the water each year, educating them on the environmental health of Hampton Roads waterways.

Jimmy Sollner
Senior Captain/Educator
Jimmy is Captain of the Jenny S and works with Yancey Powell on the CBF Hampton Roads boat program. Senior captain educator with over 40 years of marine experience, Jimmy educates students, donors, elected officials and CBF members. For 23 years, Jimmy worked as a waterman and has been with CBF for 19 years.

The Bay Needs You

The 2020 State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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