Photojournalist Douglas Graham
Douglas Graham’s award-winning career spans over 40 years and well over 150 publications as a staff and freelance photographer. Early in Graham’s career he was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year and Wildlife Photographer of the Year both in the State of Virginia. A National Gold ADDY for design and photography was awarded to the staff of America’s Routes for a promotional brochure and later that year Graham won “Best in Show” for news photography by the Virginia Press Association. In 2019 he shared two prestigious awards with Jay Korff of ABC News for their work on the America’s Routes project. The duo shared a Edward R. Murrow award for “Excellence in Video” and also an Emmy award for the story “The Long Road Home.” Graham has called Loudoun and Clarke County’s home for the past 38 years.
Journalist and Author Danielle Nadler
Danielle Nadler is an award-winning journalist who has covered education, politics and general news for newspapers in Minnesota, California, Las Vegas and Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. In 2015, she helped launch Loudoun Now, a community newspaper where she serves as managing editor. She released her first biography “Without a Trace: The Life of Sierra Phantom” in 2016.
Educator and Author Richard Gillespie
Richard Gillespie is the former director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, and is now serving as its historian emeritus. A 30-year veteran history teacher in Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, he retired to pursue a second career in museum education. He’s expanded MHAA’s classroom program to reach 5,000 students a year and written four books on scavenger hunts and driving tours.
Preservationist Jane Covington
Jane Covington is an award-winning historic preservationist whose 25 year career has led her to London, Italy, Tanzania and, most recently, Virginia. Her Middleburg-based preservation firm specializes in renovation of historic properties as well as providing consulting services for Rehabilitation Tax Credit and National Register nominations.
Preservationist Mitch Diamond
Mitch Diamond, a retired business executive, has received multiple awards for his work in historic preservation. He is a leading figure in numerous groups dedicated to honoring and preserving our heritage and has been a driving force in the efforts to recognize and preserve Loudoun County’s unique collection of historic roads.
Editor Emily Houston
Emily Houston worked in publishing for many years and is a lifelong equestrian. She is the editor of Horse Times magazine, a member of the Loudoun County Equine Alliance Board and the Rural Roads Committee. She lives on a small horse farm bisected by a gravel road in Paeonian Springs, Virginia.