2018 Board of Directors: Bios

Sharon Angle (2018-2020)

Sharon was the Director of Planning for the City of Staunton from 1987 until her retirement in 2016. She brings good knowledge of the City, its Codes, and the background of historic preservation and corridor overlay regulations to the board.

Her previous board experience includes 12 years on the board of SAW Habitat for Humanity and current service on the board of the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission.

A native of Roanoke, it was a job with the Central Shenandoah Planning District, where she worked for nine years as Planner and Executive Director, that originally brought her to Staunton.

Sharon holds two degrees from Virginia tech; her undergraduate degree in Local and State Government and her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.


Bobby Barron (2017-2019)

Bob worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation for 21 years, 13 of those years as Publisher of Preservation magazine. He is the co-author of Sense of Place and the author of Gold Mines of Fauquier County, VA. He also served as a park ranger.

An extrovert, Bob has skills and interests in sales and fundraising and is an educator.

Bob is originally from Warrenton, VA and chose Staunton for retirement. His spouse, Frederick Blanton, works from their new infill home in the Newtown Historic District.

Bob holds a B.A. in History from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA.


Ingrid Blanton (2016-2018)

An attorney, Ingrid has had a long career in development and non-profits, and currently works for The Nature Conservancy.

A job at JMU for her husband, Dennis, brought them to this area and they both immediately fell in love with Staunton. Ingrid grew up mainly in NYC, Japan, and Illinois. Prior to two years in Costa Rica, the Blanton’s lived in Williamsburg where she worked for Colonial Williamsburg and Dennis taught archaeology at William and Mary. They recently restored their home in the Newtown Historic District. The Blantons have one grown son.

Ingrid received her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from William and Mary.


Paul Borzelleca (2013-2018)

A preservation contractor, Paul grew up in both Philadelphia and Richmond. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. His wife, Marlena Hobson is an art historian at Mary Baldwin University. Paul and Marlena live in the Newtown Historic District.


Dorothy Holden Bumgardner “Deedy” (2018-2020)

Deedy brings a love of Staunton and a wealth of organizational experience to the board. For approximately 15 years, she was very involved with the Garden Club of Virginia, including two years as its president and one term as chair of the Restoration Committee, among many other posts. During that time, she did not accept other opportunities to serve on boards or committees but did continue her weekly volunteer position with the Augusta Regional Clinic.

Deedy’s family moved to Staunton from Charlotte, NC, when she was a teenager.  Her  husband, Rudolph Bumgardner III (Duke), is a native Stauntonian and has recently retired from the Virginia Court of Appeals. They have two grown children and five grandchildren. Deedy holds a BA in History from Limestone College.


Rish Capps (2014-2019)

After a career in interior design and interior construction, Rish and her husband Ron moved to the Staunton area where they restored a historic home in Augusta County. She brings her design and organizational skills, as well as an interest in historic properties to the board.

Rish holds a B.S. in Interior Design. Her husband, Ron, had a career in marketing, and shares her interest in history.


Kathy Denney (2015-2020)

Kathy brings an interest and knowledge of local history and historic preservation to the board. Her family came to Augusta County in the mid 1700’s and her great grandfather, Elijah Coiner, was Chairman of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors when the court house was built in 1901.

A career librarian, Kathy and her husband, Ron, an attorney, moved to Staunton when they downsized. They have recently completed a mixed-use rehabilitation of a historic building in the Wharf Historic District. Kathy received a B.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro and a Masters in Library Science from Emory University. Ron and Kathy have two grown children.


William T. Frazier (2018-2020)

Bill has had a lifelong interest in historic preservation and the preservation of Staunton’s historic resources. He was director of Historic Staunton Foundation from 1976-1982, Director of the Western Regional Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1983-1986, co-founded Frazier Associates with his wife Kathy, a Historic Architect, in 1987. Bill has been active in the community with service on the board of Staunton Augusta Art Center, Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation, Staunton Downtown Development Association, Staunton United Revitalization Effort, Staunton Planning Commission, Staunton Creative Community Fund, and the Virginia Downtown Development Association, in addition to his service on the board of Historic Staunton Foundation.

Born in Norfolk, Bill called Alexandria home before attending the University of Virginia. He holds a B.A. in Political Science, and Masters in both Planning and Architectural History, all from The University.

The Fraziers have two adult children and live in Staunton. Their offices are located in an early 19th century building in the Stuart Addition Historic District.


Jane Fuller (2016-2018)

Jane brings her interest in history and architecture and her skill in event organizing to the board. Prior to her retirement, she was the office administrator for a law firm and assistant director for Continuing Education and Workforce Training at Blue Ridge Community College.
Originally from Springfield and Columbus, Ohio, Jane’s husband, Rex, was offered a teaching job at James Madison University. They relocated to Augusta County and then retired here.

Jane has an undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and a Masters from James Madison University. She serves as a board member of the Frontier Culture Museum and has taken on leadership roles in The Augusta Garden Club. The Fullers have two adult children.


Jane Hanger (2015-2020)

A Staunton native, Jane has a wealth of knowledge specific to Staunton’s neighborhoods and Augusta County. She has been in the antique business for 32 years and has also renovated a 1890s house in the Sears Hill neighborhood.

Jane has been active with fundraisers for the SPCA, Staunton Downtown Development, and Save the Bridge (Sears Hill). She has a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Virginia Intermont College.

She lives in Augusta County with her partner, Darrell Miller, and has two grandsons.


Paul Kazarov (2017-2019)

Before moving to Staunton, Paul managed the printing and publishing operations for the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. In addition to his interest in historic preservation and restoration, he brings skills in photography, videography, computers, and sound reinforcement/public address systems to the board. From 2010-2015, Paul served as vice-president and as a committee chair for the Staunton Music Guild.

Paul attended Queens College (NY). He is married to Barbara Whipple, whose background is in dance and dance management. They have two grown children. Paul and Barbara live in the Newtown Historic district and have family country property nearby.


Carol Kipp (2014-2019)

Carol has had a lifelong passion for architecture, design, and historic preservation. After teaching English and journalism for 20 years, she became associate editor for a Delaware monthly magazine and a freelance writer specializing in real estate marketing.

In 2012, she moved to Staunton with her husband, Les, a photographer. After experiencing the hypnotic allure of Staunton on a one-night sleepover, the couple spent two years searching for the right house, eventually finding it in the Newtown Historic District.

When she’s not busy finding or working on her next historic house restoration, Carol serves on the Events Committee of the Beverley Street Studio School and is a member of the Newtown Neighborhood Association board, in addition to her work on the Historic Staunton board.

A native of Buffalo, NY, Carol and Les moved here from Wilmington, DE. Carol received her B.A. in English from the University of Buffalo and her M.A. in English Education from Canisius College. The Kipps have four grown daughters (in CT, PA, MI and CA) and seven grandchildren.

 


Jacqueline Kurtz (2017-2019)

Jackie is an area native and a lifelong volunteer. She really enjoys working with organizations to help them achieve their goals and objectives. Her community involvement includes being an Elder at Covenant Presbyterian, Chair of the Shenandoah Women’s Alliance, Education Chair for the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, and membership in the Valley Alliance for Education, Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic, and Shenandoah Valley Partnership.

Since 2015, Jackie has been a Client/Financial Advisor with Union Bank and Trust. She has a B.B.A. in Finance and Economics and a Master’s in Education and Leadership, both from James Madison University. She is the mother of two grown children.


Seth Liskey (2016-2018)

Seth grew up on a beef and chicken farm in Bridgewater, VA. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Economics and Systems Engineering (concentration in Economic Modeling). A Certified Financial Planner with Edward Jones Investments, he moved to Staunton to offer complete financial planning services.

The rehabilitation of Seth’s office in the Wharf Historic District recently received the Commercial Rehabilitation Award from Historic Staunton. He is currently working on two large-scale preservation projects, the Steam Plant on Richmond Road (Western State Hospital Historic District), and the Stratton Building, located in the Wharf H.D.

Seth is married to Amy Moon and has a young daughter.


Nancy McDaniel (2018-2020)

A native Virginian, Nancy lived in New England for 40 years. On a visit to see the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, she fell in love with Staunton, in large part because the 19th century fabric has been preserved and the wires on Beverley Street had been buried. It was then that it occurred to her that it was time to come home to Virginia. She has not regretted her choice.

Formerly an administrator for the Ridgefield (CT) Historical Society and the Ridgefield Conservation Commission and a member of the Historic District Commission there, she brings to HSF a passion for historic preservation. Her organized and orderly approach to projects and experience in grant writing, being a treasurer and secretary for other organizations, communication and computer skills and interest in learning and working with like-minded people are all assets to HSF.

Nancy has three grown children, two in CT and one in NYC. Her brother, Hunter Moss, lives in the Gospel Hill Historic District.


Ed Miska (2017-2019)

Ed is a strong advocate for preservation and has renovated several houses. He retired after teaching at R.E. Lee High School for 31 years. A downtown storeowner for the past 11 years, he has served on the boards of the Newtown Neighborhood Association, the Children’s Art Network, and the Claybrook Owners Association. Ed is a graduate of James Madison University.


Davidson A. Perry-Miller (2017-2019)

A graduate of Washington & Lee, Dave moved back to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia from Dallas, TX, where he was the founder of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. He has recently completed a full rehabilitation of Waverley Hill, individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He has served on numerous boards including Tucson Botanical Gardens, Institute for Classical Art and Architecture, and as President of U.S.A. Film Festival.


Paula Rau (2013-2018)

Paula moved to the area in 1974. She holds an undergraduate degree from Duke, a master’s in Museum Studies, and a PhD in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked as a professor of art history and as executive director of the Staunton Augusta Art Center.

She has rehabilitated four residences, including her home in the Newtown Historic District. The skills she brings to the HSF board include non-profit management, grant writing, strategic planning, and budgeting. Her interests in the arts and architecture are well represented through her service on the boards of the Virginia Quilt Museum (President), American Shakespeare Center (VP), Virginia Commission for the Arts, and Virginia Association of Museums.

Paula has three grown children and three grandchildren.


Karen Santos (2015-2020)

Karen has an extensive background in education. Originally from White Plains, NY, she came to Staunton to be a teacher at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She also taught in the Augusta County schools before spending 20 years in higher education teaching at James Madison University. She shares with the Historic Staunton board her love of Staunton and experience in education and planning.

Karen received her B.S. from Northwestern, and her M. Ed. and Ph. D. are from the University of Virginia. Her husband, Victor, is an attorney and they have grown sons and four grandchildren.


Beth Scripps (2013-2018)

Born in Old Town Alexandria, Beth is a second-generation historic preservationist. She grew up volunteering for various house museums and graduated from Mary Washington College with a double major in Historic Preservation and American Studies.

Her varied professional experience includes non-profit management, kitchen and interior design, writing, publishing, and project management. For 10 years, she worked with Frazier Associates where she prepared historic tax credit applications, National Register nominations, historic district guidelines, and conducted research on numerous historic structures for feasibility studies and historic structures reports.

Beth and her husband, Prewitt, a graphic designer and photographer, moved to Staunton almost 20 years ago from Charlottesville. The reason: a historic home in the Gospel Hill Historic District, which they have completely rehabilitated.

Her community service includes the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Foundation (Chair, Buildings and Grounds), the Augusta Regional SPCA, and the SAW Steering Committee for the Valley Program for Aging Services. She also is a certified instructor for a number of VPAS self-management programs to which she volunteers her time. As a member of The Augusta Garden Club, she has served on the board, as the local chair for Historic Garden Week, and as chair of various committees.


Lynne Turner (2017-2019)

Lynne is a human resource information systems (HRIS) professional with Bon Secours Health System in Richmond. She splits her time between Richmond and Staunton, and is passionate about promoting and preserving our “gem” of a city. She credits her spouse, Robin Miller (historic rehab), for bringing her to Staunton.

Lynne, a Pittsburgh native, has a B.A. in Business Management from Westminster College and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She brings her organizational and interpersonal skills, and finance/accounting/ IT background to the board.

Lynne has a twin sister and two other sisters, along with many nieces and nephews – most of who live in Richmond.


Marion Ward (2015-2020)

A native of Woodstream, NJ, and Lancaster, PA, Marion came to Virginia to attend graduate school at the University of Virginia. A job at Mary Baldwin University brought her to Staunton, and real estate prices on this side of the mountain convinced her to move here.

Marion has a couple of decades of renovation experience, including a commercial building that was a historic rehabilitation tax credit project. Her hands-on approach and nitty-gritty local small project investment perspective are valuable to the HSF board.

A counselor by profession, Marion has a B.A. in History, and two counseling degrees, an M. Ed and Ed. S. She is nationally certified by the NBCC and is a LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor.


Tom Watson (2015-2020)

Almost a native, Tom moved from Bedford County to Staunton when he was two years old. He has had a lifelong interest in historic preservation and the preservation of Staunton’s historic resources. A former Treasurer and President of the American Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers, his financial acumen is beneficial to HSF.

Tom has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and a masters in the same from West Virginia University. He and his wife, Audrey, have two grown children.