Meet Our Team

Tidewater Trails Alliance Board of Directors

Chairman: Reed Nester – Retired Williamsburg Planning Director, Chair of Historic Triangle Bicycle Advisory Committee, Certified Instruction for League of American Bicyclists. Past President of Williamsburg Area Bicyclists. Represents Williamsburg, Virginia.

Co-Chairman: Katherine “Kitty” Preston – Professor Emerita at College of William & Mary; Past Member and Chair of Historic Triangle Bicycle Advisory Committee, representing James City. Charter member of Williamsburg Area Bicyclists. Represents James City County, Virginia.

Treasurer: F. Thomas “Tom” Carmine – Retired CPA with a career in corporate finance. Represents Newport News, Virginia.

Secretary: Beverly McLean – Communications & Technology; Marketing Director at Covington Travel; Past Vice President of Peninsula Bicycling Association (PBA). Represents Newport News, Virginia.

Communications & Technology: Aaron Bull – Owner of Bull & Company MediaWorks; Past Vice-President of Tidewater Bicycle Association (TBA); Facebook Administrator for South Hampton Roads Trail; Board Member of Virginia Bicycling Federation. Represents Chesapeake, Virginia.

Thomas Cosgrove – Legislative liaison for Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding and former member of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation Board during its formative years. Represents James City County, Virginia.

Richard “Rich” Thompson – Associate Director-Office of Community Engagement, College of William & Mary; Member of Historic Triangle Bicycle Advisory Committee representing College of William & Mary. Represents James City County, Virginia.

Benming “Benny” Zhang – Commercial Real Estate Attorney with Kaufman & Canoles; Past Williamsburg City Council member. Represents Williamsburg, Virginia.

Tidewater Trails Alliance Advisors to the Board

Cat Anthony – Executive Director of Virginia Capital Trail

Helen Gabriel – Former Assistant Director, Parks & Recreation, City of Suffolk

Kyle Gilmer – Senior Transportation Planner, Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

Kindra Greene – Executive Director of Elizabeth River Trail

Steve Lambert – Active Transportation Planner, City of Virginia Beach

Carolyn Poissant – Senior Planner, City of Newport News

Elliot Caldwell – East Coast Greenway

Liz Schleeper – Bike Norfolk

Donald Whipple – Chief Planner, City of Hampton