Meet the Staff

Full Time Staff

Mike Ellsworth

Director of Outdoor Recreation

Hometown: North East, Pennsylvania

Degree:  B.S. in Biology: Secondary Education (Minor: Chemistry); M.A. in Human Services Counseling: Executive Leadership  
(434) 582-7014

As the Director of Outdoor Recreation, I oversee our entire calendar of events, the Liberty Mountain Trail System, as well as the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center.  I am responsible for creating and communicating the overall vision of our department.

Mariah Herring

Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation

Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Degree:  B.S. in Business Administration: Financial Planning  
(434) 592-3225

As the Assistant Director of Outdoor Recreation, I help to oversee the Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Facility's normal operations.  I also oversee the website, promotional materials and help organize the logistics of the facility and major events.