Board Members

Tara Kelly

Tara Kelly is the Region Technical and Regulatory Director with RES, the country’s largest provider of ecological restoration. Tara provides technical input and oversight for wetland and stream mitigation projects, water quality nutrient banks, and aquatic resource consulting. She has over 20 years of experience with the management of more than 100 wetland and stream mitigation bank sites and project-specific mitigation sites. Tara holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University. She resides in Fairfax, VA with her husband and two children.

Darin Strickland

Growing up in Waynesboro, VA Darin watched the power of conservation management with the restoration of the South River. He has managed and consulted on numerous quail restoration projects.  He is the Outdoor Operations Manager of Little George Rod and Gun in Buckingham, VA.

Kerry Hutcherson

Kerry Hutcherson is a real estate, land use, and conservation attorney who serves clients statewide on a variety of transactions involving one of our most precious resources: land.  Upon receiving his law degree from the University of Richmond and a master’s degree in land use planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, Kerry began his legal career as staff counsel for Virginia’s leader in land conservation, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, in 2007.  Since 2015, he has been in private practice at the firm of Rudy, Coyner & Associates.  Kerry and his wife, two boys, and fourteen chickens live in rural Hanover County.

Kyle Hart

Kyle Hart grew up near Farmville, VA where he spent his free time hunting, fishing, and roaming the woods with his parents, younger brother, and their English Setter. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 2016, and has spent the past 4 years working for several conservation nonprofits. He currently lives in Washington DC where he works as the Mid Atlantic Field Representative for the National Parks Conservation Association.