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
757-622-1964
Directions
hamptonroads@cbf.org

Christy Everett
Hampton Roads Director
757-644-4112
ceverett@cbf.org
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

Laura Bayer
Administrative Assistant
757-644-4116
lbayer@cbf.org
Laura 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.

Tanner Council
Hampton Roads Grassroots Manager
757-644-4113
tcouncil@cbf.org
Tanner focuses on connecting thousands of residents with the CBF mission by developing relationships with the public and rallying advocates for Bay water-quality issues. He also coordinates several signature programs, including the VoiCeS adult education course, Speaker's Bureau, Brock Environmental Center Learning Series, Decision Makers’ Experiences, and Clean the Bay Day.

Karen Jacklich
Clean the Bay Day Coordinator
757-644-4117
kjacklich@cbf.org
Karen works from January through July planning and executing Clean the Bay Day. She works with all departments to ensure our biggest annual event is a success.

Chris Gorri
Brock Center Manager
757-644-4110
cgorri@cbf.org
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!

Chris Moore
Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist
757-644-4109
cmoore@cbf.org
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.

Erica Park
Brock Environmental Center Coordinator
757-644-4108
epark@cbf.org
With a special events background working in nonprofits from Washington, D.C. to Virginia Beach, Erica oversees all meeting and event coordination for CBF’s Brock Environmental Center as well as community outreach opportunities. She simultaneously works with the building manager on day-to-day building management, including water testing, monitoring energy production/consumption, and handling a variety of quirks that come with operating a living building!

April Strickland
Director of Major Giving—Hampton Roads
757-644-4115
astrickland@cbf.org
April works with individual donors, corporate partners, and foundations to build financial support for CBF's work to Save the Bay.

Jay Ford
Virginia Voices Outreach Coordinator
757-971-2600
jford@cbf.org
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.

Virginia Oyster Restoration Center

Jackie Shannon
Virginia Oyster Restoration Manager
757-644-4125
jshannon@cbf.org
Jackie manages the Virginia Oyster Restoration Center (VAORC), where 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. 

Heather Lockwood
Virginia Oyster Restoration Specialist
757-644-4125
hlockwood@cbf.org
Heather helps run the VAORC by building and deploying reef balls, producing spat-on-shell and managing volunteers. She also takes volunteers out on our restoration vessels to plant oysters and coordinates our shell recycling program.

Peyton Mowery
Virginia Oyster Restoration Outreach Coordinator
757-644-4125
pmowery@cbf.org
Peyton works with volunteers to coordinate CBF’s Oyster Gardening Program in Virginia and helps to promote the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance. She also assists at the VAORC 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
757-644-4124
ypowell@cbf.org
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
757-622-1964
jsollner@cbf.org
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.

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