J. Christopher Chamblin
Chris is a Loudoun County native and graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a B.S. in Mathematics. He received his M.S. in accounting from the University of Virginia in 2003 and is also a graduate of the T.C. Williams School of Law (University of Richmond). Since 2004 Chris has practiced as an attorney in Leesburg and is also a licensed CPA. He is also active in the community as Treasurer of the Leesburg Host Lions Club and as an Attorney Volunteer for Northern Virginia Legal Services. Chris and his wife Lyndsay currently reside in Leesburg with their two dogs “Maggie” and “Sophie”!
Julie has a BA in Communications from James Madison University. She spent her first few years working in advertising sales for cable TV in Portland, ME. Shortly after her marriage to her husband Jim she moved to Leesburg and purchased The Potomac Gallery, a fine art gallery and custom frame shop, with her sister and parents. While owning and running The Potomac Gallery for 16 years Julie wore many hats, one being, Director of marketing. Julie is currently working as the PR and Marketing coordinator at The Wine’ing Butcher in Ashburn which is known for their Southern New Hampshire marinated meats and full service butcher shop. Julie and her husband Jim have three children and have lived in Leesburg since 1992.
Sheryl Martin is a Loudoun County native and graduate of National Louis University in Business Management. She spent 15+ years in the telecommunications industry, primarily at Sprint International in Marketing, Sales Support & Customer Service. She began a gift basket business in 2003 and it has evolved into a promotional products company, Quail Creek Promotions. She is very involved in the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and is one of their Ambassadors within the community. She is also a member of the Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club. Sheryl resides in Hamilton with her two sons.
Susan F. McMunn
Before settling in Northern Virginia, Susan spent 26 years living around the world with her husband Dave, who was in the Navy. She graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Psychology, and has held “informal” teaching jobs over the years in such varied fields as English as a second language, telecommunications, science, and horseback riding. Susan has owned several horses of her own, and has always enjoyed riding, especially dressage. When she came to LTR as a volunteer in 2003, she quickly decided she would like to be an instructor, and went on to become certified. She enjoyed teaching in the program for 5 years, and since she retired has been helping LTR with fundraising and program development.
Susie began her involvement with LTR as a volunteer which reflects her love of children and horses. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Communications, and worked for Penton Publishing in Stamford, CT as a Production Assistant. Susie is a best-selling author having had 6 “gift” books published by Sourcebooks, Inc. Susie and her husband Garrett live in Leesburg and have two sons, Christopher who lives in NYC and Garrett who lives in Boston. They also have 3 GRANDchildren; Genevieve, Andrew, and Caden!
Jody Ruth – Treasurer – Bio Coming Soon
Bonnie Sewell – President
Bonnie A. Sewell, CFP®, AIF®, CDFA™, the Principal of American Capital Planning, LLC, has been working in financial services since 1981, and in wealth management since 1992. A fee-only financial planner and asset manager, Bonnie writes a column for the industry’s Journal of Financial Planning, was interviewed on CNBC in October 2010, presented “Discipline Determines Destiny” at the College of Charleston in November 2010 and spoke at Investment News Retirement Summit “The Golden Fears” in NYC, March 2009. Bonnie served as Georgia’s Secretary of State Cathy Cox’s Retirement Planning Speaker in her Investment Education Series, “Money Counts” with letters of commendation, 2004-2006. She holds a Masters degree in Financial Planning and donates up to 10% of her annual hours to pro bono work reflecting her commitment in helping create a world where everyone thrives and prospers.
Bonnie Taylor is the VP of Strategic Marketing with the NOVA based marketing firm, CCS Innovations, LLC. Her close to 20 years of experience spent growing companies and generating large-scale awareness has included working with some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Coca-Cola, Revlon, Deloitte, as well as countless mid-size and smaller companies in local, national, and international markets. Ms. Taylor has taken two companies from a single office without a marketing program to worldwide growth in just a few years, earning Inc. 500 and Business Journal “Fastest Growing Company” awards along the way. Not one to always work behind the scenes, she is an internationally published authority on marketing, branding, and corporate growth. A native Washingtonian and avid horsewoman, Bonnie has spent the last 30 years showing hunter / jumpers and caring for her own horses. She and her husband live in Loudoun and share their “farmette” with their horses and donkey.
Rick is the Chief Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Telos Corporation in Ashburn, VA. He established the information security practice within Telos in 1996 and launched Telos’ security brand, Xacta, in 2000. Rick is the principle inventor listed on five security patents and has authored numerous papers and articles in the fields of computer networking, information security, information warfare, and cloud computing. Rick is also the co-chair of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Cybersecurity and Privacy Committee.
Rick resides in Leesburg, VA with his wife and two children.
Katy Tyrrell, CFRE
Katy has Bachelors of Arts degrees from Indiana University in English and Anthropology and a Graduate Certificate in Philanthropy and the Non-Profit Sector from Loyola University Chicago. She is a certified fundraising executive, and currently serves as Assistant Director, Corporate Relations at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Prior to her position at Wolf Trap she was the Development Manager at Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation, and Assistant Development Director at the American Institute for Cancer Research. She has volunteered with many organizations including serving in the Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa.
Raised in McLean, Virginia. Katy has lived in Loudoun County since 2008 and currently resides in Leesburg with her two rescue dogs, Boss, and HoneyLove.
Tony is a Vice President of Commercial Lending for John Marshall Bank in Leesburg, Virginia. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College where he received a BA with Honors in Economics and Political Science. Just out of college in 1995, Tony served as a financial advisor with Dean Witter in Virginia Beach and went on to own his own financial services business. He moved to Northern Virginia in 1999 with First Union Bank. Tony went through several mergers and acquisitions with large banks before finally settling in as a true community banker with John Marshall Bank. He serves his community as a member of the Board of Directors for Door of Hope in Ashburn, VA and as a member of the Sterling Rotary Club. Tony is also known for his work as a Senior Correspondent and financial columnist for The Analyst, an international publication covering global financial crises. He lives in Sterling, VA with his wife and two children. One of his daughters has special needs and enjoys horseback riding on a therapeutic level as well as a favorite past time. Tony can testify to the great impact that therapeutic riding has on the disabilities community.