This past December my family celebrated our twelfth anniversary of moving into our home in Sully Station. My husband, Ed, and I have three children, Zack (22), Zane (19) and Andi (16). Zack is a senior at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Zane is a freshman at George Mason University, and Andi is a junior at Westfield High School. We have been extremely happy with our choice to live in the Sully Station community! We have great neighbors, nice common areas and bike/walking trails, a wonderful community pool and wooded spaces.
I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in microbiology then did graduate work in Animal Nutrition at West Virginia University. After my husband and I were married we moved to South Carolina where initially I worked as an analytical chemist for an environmental laboratory and later as the manager of that laboratory. After moving to Virginia I worked as the client relations manager before becoming the lab manager at Environmental Systems Service in Culpeper.
When my oldest was born in January 1994 I became a full time, stay-at-home mom. Since moving into Sully Station I have been involved with both Bull Run and Cub Run Elementary schools. At Cub Run I chaired the Spring Fling fundraiser in 2009 and 2010. It was important to me to keep within our budget for expenses, which we successfully accomplished, as well as raising money for the school both years. I then served as PTA President at Cub Run from the fall of 2010 through spring of 2012. I was the team manager for the Westfield Ice Dogs Hockey team during the four years Zack played high school hockey, and I have been the team manager for Andi's travel soccer team for two and a half years. In 2013 I started a home-based design business.
Since being elected to the Board of Trustees in 2014, I have been involved in the initiation of an Amendments Committee, of which I am chair. The Amendments Committee's charter is to review and update the current founding documents of the Sully Station Community Association. The goal of the Amendments Committee will be to bring our documents in line with the Best Practices for POA (Property Owners Association) Declarations as adopted by the State of Virginia in 2015. One of the many benefits of updating the Association's governing documents will be to provide the community with a way to more easily monitor and enforce association regulations. As an off shoot of the Amendments Committee, the Parking Committee was formed to review, assess and provide suggestions on possible changes to the many parking issues facing Sully Station. I served as the point-of-contact between the Parking Committee and the Board. Additionally, I have been an integral part of the Events Committee over the past year working closely with the current committee chair to bring events such as the Book Swap, 4th of July Party, National Night Out, Midnight Swim, Fall Fest and the annual Dog Swim to the community.
Sully Station is a beautiful community. I am impressed with how well the community has been maintained and this is in no small part due to the diligence of past and present HOA and ARB boards. My desire is to see Sully Station remain a desired place to live and to continue to attract young families to the community.