Candidate Statements

These are statements from each candidate in the 2020 PATC election. For more information about the election, including how to vote, go to the Election page.


President
Joe Lombardo
Don White
Vice President for Operations
Jim Tomlin
Vice President for Volunteerism
Anstr Davidson
Treasurer
Michael Filchock
Secretary
Steve McLaughlin
Supervisor of Facilities
John Hedrick
Supervisor of Trails
John Stacy
Supervisor of Lands
Tom Taylor
Supervisor of Membership
Jeff Monroe
Supervisor of Outreach
Kristine Villatoro
Supervisor of Marketing
Nancy Doyle
Supervisor of Communications
George Neighbors

Election Page

Kristine Villatoro
Supervisor of Outreach

 

I have been a silent member of the PATC for most of my adult life. In 2019 that changed as I became involved with being a “Trail Talker” for the first time at the First Annual Round Hill AT Festival. I was instrumental in helping to start and establish the newest PATC chapter, The Blue Ridge Chapter which became official in December 2019 and I was honored became its first president.

I have been an outdoor enthusiast all my life from camping, hiking, to just enjoying nature. In 2018, I started the Wandering Sole Sisters, a women’s hiking group and recently became an Ambassador for the Hikerbabes: Central VA hiking community.

In my role as the Supervisor of Outreach, I will  work with fellow executive committee members, council members, Chapters, Sections, AT Communities, and other groups within PATC to help promote the club in various outreach opportunities.

My goal as Supervisor of Outreach would be to help expand PATC's membership community by reaching out to new potential members while retaining PATC's commitment to its current members and overall goals.

Look forward to seeing you out on the trail!