Board of Directors

Presentation of painting to Fran  Cecere

2022-2023

Tammy Buckalew Tammy Buckalew, President, holds a bachelor’s degree in English from James Madison University. After a 19-year career as an elementary school teacher, Tammy recently became the Program and Communications Coordinator at Culpeper Presbyterian Church. She is a flute player with the Piedmont Community Band and helps to manage the band’s activities. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys reading, writing, crafts, and spending time with her family and dogs. She is excited to be part of all the great things going on at Windmore!
Contact: pres@windmorefoundation.org or pcb@windmorefoundation.org
Amanda Reck Amanda Reck, Vice President, worked for a large telecommunications company before becoming a stay-at-home parent and active volunteer. She served as Producer for the Windmore summer camp and youth productions of Seussical JR, The First Leon, and Yes, Virginia. You will even find her on the center stage acting (The Emerald Heist) now and again. She brings over 20 years of experience to the board with her vast expertise in volunteering for many organizations and nonprofits, serving as a board member, coordinator, and president.
Contact: vp@windmorefoundation.org and YouthFineArts@windmorefoundation.org
L. Davis, Director Lakesha DavisSecretary, obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from James Madison University and master’s degree in Education from the University of Phoenix. Lakesha took 24 hours of dance technique classes from JMU as a student and is currently dancing competitively with the Orange School of Performing Arts.
Over the past six years, Lakesha has been heavily involved in the fine arts programs at Floyd T Binns and Eastern View. She helped choreograph most of the shows and choir showcases. For the past four years, she has also been the front house manager organizing volunteers and fundraising. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and parents.
Lakesha believes that every child has a place within the arts. They need programs and opportunities to explore to find their strengths and their voice. She brings new ideas and experiences to the Board and the communities Windmore serves. Contact: ldavis@windmorefoundation.org or sect@windmorefoundation.org
Jessy Mahr Jessy Mahr, Treasurer, is the Artistic Director of StageWorks. Jessy has a bachelor’s degree from Radford University in Technical Theater and a master’s degree from George Mason in Theater Management.  She has over 20 years’ experience in professional, educational, and community theatre.
Contact: treasurer@windmorefoundation.org or stageworks@windmorefoundation.org
New Board Member Bill Bradford
William (Bill) Bradford, Director, retired from a 22-year career at TE Connectivity, most recently as Senior Global Supplier Quality Manager. He has held numerous manufacturing management positions in finance, supply chain, procurement and planning over a 46-year career in the oil and gas, telecom, aerospace, and industrial markets, all at TE Connectivity, Associated Materials, Huber + Suhner AG, and Hercules.
 
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College of Vermont, an Associate of Science degree from Champlain College, a professional certification from the Institute of Supply Management, and a manufacturing Six Sigma Black Belt.
 
Bill is an administrative volunteer at Culpeper Wellness Foundation (Free Clinic), a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, a past President of Junior Achievement of Vermont, a past mentor for the local Lego Mindstorms/Robotics team, and a former manager/coach of Little League Baseball here in Culpeper. Bill plays acoustic guitar and keyboards, and in his spare time had brief stints with 3 different rock/blues cover bands to earn his “stage experience”.  His hobbies include home landscaping, small woodworking projects, minor auto repair, traveling, photography, golf, and cataloging his collection of LPs and CDs.
Contact: billbradford@windmorefoundation.org
New Board Member Casey Brooks Casey Brooks, Director, Casey grew up in Fauquier County and has lived in Culpeper for 20 years. She and her husband live in Jeffersonton, with their daughter.  Their oldest child lives in Colorado and works as a software developer.  Casey graduated from James Madison University in 1998 and has worked in Finance/ Accounting for over 25 years.  Since 2010 she has worked for TE Connectivity and is currently the Director of Finance for the Application Tooling Business Unit.  Casey served as a girl scout leader for several years and is a member of 100 Women Who Care – Fauquier, Rappahanock, and Culpeper.
Contact: caseybrooks@windmorefoundation.org
Dawnn Fletcher Dawnn Fletcher, Director, has twenty-one years of experience playing music: violin, viola, and cello. She has been teaching for eleven years.  Currently, she teaches private lessons locally and online. Dawnn has a Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music and Music Theory and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College. Contact: dfletcher@windmorefoundation.org
Gail Matthews, Director, has a Master of Arts in Education degree, emphasizing Instructional Technology from George Mason University. Gail is the webmaster for Windmore’s presence online at
http:// Windmorefoundation.org   

 

Contact: webmaster@windmorefoundation.org

 

Executive Director WFA Kevin Brandriff, Executive Director, started as Executive Director at the end of June 2021. He holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy from Bay Path University, Long Meadow, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ. Kevin brings over twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including over a decade in nonprofit administration and fundraising, most recently as executive director for the Headwaters Foundation in Rappahannock County.
Contact: exec@windmorefoundation.org

 

Mailing Address:

Windmore Foundation for the Arts
P.O. Box 38
Culpeper, VA 22701

Office Phone:

540-547-4333

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